- This article is about the eel enemies. For information about other uses, see Unagi (disambiguation).
Mario approaching several Unagis in New Super Mario Bros.
|First appearance||Super Mario 64 (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D All Stars (2020)|
The Unagis are a species of eels that first appeared en masse during the events of New Super Mario Bros. (although the first known Unagi was Super Mario 64's Unagi the Eel). Their name comes directly from the Japanese word for Eels, "うなぎ" (Unagi). During underwater levels, Unagis would swim around in a predictable pattern trying to hit Mario or Luigi. Some Unagis also live in small underwater coves, attacking anything in its vicinity. There is also a subspecies called the Mega Unagi.
Several Unagis reappear in Mario Kart Wii, where they can be seen while traveling through the underwater tunnel in Koopa Cape, poking their heads out of various Pipes. Another, perhaps a Mega Unagi, can be seen swimming outside of Chain Chomp Wheel. They also reappear again in Mario Kart 7, making a cameo in the underwater zones of Daisy Cruiser and Koopa Cape. In Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, one appears in Dolphin Shoals and can be driven along. This Unagi looks more menacing than a standard Unagi.
Names in Other Languages
|French||Anguy||From "Anguille", the French word for Eels, and "Guy", a masculine name.|