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Kamek

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This article is about the individual Magikoopa named Kamek. For the Magikoopa species, which is named Kamek in the Japanese version, see Magikoopa.
Kamek
NSMBW Kamek.png
YoshiSymbol.svg
Kamek in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Universe Yoshi
Mario
Debut Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Smash 4
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Mario Party Superstars (2021)
Console/platform of origin Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Magikoopa
Gender Male
Place of origin Mushroom Kingdom
Voice actor Atsushi Masaki
Article on Super Mario Wiki Kamek

Kamek (カメック, Kamek) is an antagonist from the Yoshi and Mario series.

Origin[edit]

Kamek casting a spell before the boss battle with Roy in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Kamek made his debut in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island as the main antagonist and has become a recurring antagonist in the Yoshi and Mario series. He is a Magikoopa, a high-ranking Koopa, and is a caretaker to Baby Bowser and later his personal advisor.

Kamek is known for assisting the bosses of the Yoshi and in the New Super Mario Bros. series starting with New Super Mario Bros. Wii by using his magic. In Yoshi's Island, Kamek uses his magic to make the bosses gigantic (or in the case of the Prince Froggy boss, shrinking Yoshi and Baby Mario). In the New Super Mario Bros. series, Kamek uses his magic to alter the elements of the Koopalings' boss stages and make Bowser gigantic.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Kamek appears as two stickers.

Stickers
Name Game Effect Characters
Kamek Yoshi Touch & Go AttackSpecialsIndirect+005SpecialsIndirect.png Attack +5 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Kamek Yoshi's Island AttackMagic+011TypeIcon(Magic).png Attack +11 Peach ZeldaPeachHeadSSBB.pngZeldaHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Kamek (Yoshi Touch & Go).png
Kamek
(Yoshi Touch & Go)
Brawl Sticker Kamek (Yoshi's Island).png
Kamek
(Yoshi's Island)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a stage element[edit]

Kamek appears as a stage element on the Mushroom Kingdom U stage. When he appears, he casts a spell which switches the stage between its possible layouts. He doesn't interact directly with the fighters.

In Smash Tour[edit]

Kamek appears as a random event in Smash Tour. He appears at the beginning of a turn and uses his magic to change the position of the checkpoints.

Trophy[edit]

Kamek's trophy is part of the Yoshi's Island Trophy Box.

Kamek's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Kamek
NTSC Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSKamek is a magic-wielding, robed figure usually seen riding on a broomstick in the Mario series. He teleports around the stage, looking for fighters. When he finds one, he'll cast spells at them. If he hits you with one, your stats will drop. That's no good, since you'll need some power to deal with Kamek's high stamina!
PAL Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSKamek is a magic-wielding, robed figure usually seen riding on a broomstick in the Mario series. He teleports around the stage, looking for fighters. When he finds one, he'll cast spells at them. If he hits you with one, your stats will drop, which, given that Kamek also has high attack power, is the last thing you need.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii UThis magical menace is one of Bowser's henchmen and shows his face in plenty of titles, even outside of the Mario series. In the Mushroom Kingdom U stage, he swoops onto the screen every so often to transform the stage with his magic. Now and then, though, he'll tease you by not casting any magic at all. He's a sly one, that Kamek.
SNES: Super Mario World (08/1991)
SNES: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (10/1995)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a stage element[edit]

Kamek reprises his role in the Mushroom Kingdom U stage.

Spirit[edit]

Kamek also appears as an Advanced-class primary spirit.

In Adventure Mode: World of Light, Kamek is presumably one of the countless spirits captured by Galeem during his takeover of the universe. Kamek's spirit is located in the Molten Fortress sub-dungeon of The Light Realm.

Kamek's Spirit Battle uses an army of Inkling puppet fighters and is and is fought on the Mushroom Kingdom U stage's Slide Tower layout. Each of the puppet fighters start off with a Star Rod, referencing Kamek's magic scepter. During the battle, an army of Inklings appear after the first Inkling is defeated, referencing Kamek's ability to teleport and duplicate himself.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
61
SSBU spirit Kamek.png
Kamek
Grab
★★ 1 1639 6583 673 2702 874 3509 Magic Attack ↑ Super Mario Series

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese カメック, Kamekku
UK English Kamek
France French Kamek
Germany German Kamek
Spain Spanish Kamek
Italy Italian Kamek
China Chinese 卡美克, Kǎměikè
South Korea Korean 마귀, Magwi
Netherlands Dutch Kamek
Russia Russian Камек
Portugal Portuguese Kamek

Trivia[edit]

  • In a Nintendo Japan questionnaire, Kamek was included as a popularly requested character for Super Smash Bros. Melee.[1]
  • Kamek's trophy in the 3DS version depicts him as a generic Magikoopa, due to Magikoopas being called "Kameks" in Japanese.
  • Despite being a Mario trophy in both versions of Super Smash Bros. 4, the Kamek trophy is part of the Yoshi's Island Trophy Box in the Wii U version, which makes sense considering he is Yoshi's arch nemesis.
  • Kamek's spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is listed under the Mario series, despite the fact that he made his debut in the Yoshi series, as well as being a primary antagonist of these games, likely because he appears in Super Smash Bros. on a Mario series stage.

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