The Naginata (薙刀［なぎなた] ) is a pole weapon that was traditionally used in Japan by members of the samurai class.
In Mortal Kombat
Seidan Guardsman Hotaru uses a Naginata as his weapon of choice in Mortal Kombat: Deception and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Li Mei is also seen wielding one in Mileena's Deception ending and somewhat ironically she is also impaled with Hotaru's own naginata in the intro to MK: Armageddon.
Masked Guards were shown wielding Naginatas in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks and Mortal Kombat (2011). In MK11's Shang Tsung's Island Ruins stage, a naginata is seen impaled on the body of a dead Masked Guardsman. It is also an stage interactable that is ripped out of the body of said dead Guardsman and used to strike then impale the opponent.
Tanya is equipped with a Naginata in her Dragon Naginata variation in Mortal Kombat X, as well as her Treacherous Card in MK Mobile. The Naginata would return as Kollector item in Mortal Kombat 11, called as an Edenian Naginata.