Bessie Bass

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This article is about the boss from Yoshi's Island DS. For information about the cannon with a similar name, see here.
Bessie Bass
Sprite of Bessie Bass in Yoshi's Island DS.
Full Name Bessie Bass
Species Boss Bass
First Appearance Yoshi's Island DS (2006)

Bessie Bass is a giant Boss Bass (or possibly a Big Bertha), and the mid-boss of World 3 in Yoshi's Island DS.

When first encountered on her Battleship, Bessie Bass is only slightly larger than a Yoshi; though through the use of his magic, Kamek was able to grow Bessie Bass to monstrous proportions.

In battle, Bessie Bass attempts to attack Yoshi by crushing him with several small leaps out of the water or by making a giant jump out of the water. Then, she falls downward towards Yoshi with her jaws wide-open, trying to engulf him and leave Yoshi with Baby Mario floating away. It is only when Bessie Bass makes one of these large leaps that she is vulnerable to an attack. While Bessie Bass is in the air, Yoshi must hit her on the lips to injure her; hitting Bessie Bass three times on the lips will be enough to defeat her.

In her battle against Yoshi, Bessie Bass is assisted by several Toober Guys, who Yoshi can swallow for eggs to fight her.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグバクバク
Big Cheep Chomp
French Lili Petiton "Lili" is a given name, "Petiton" is a compound of the words "Petit" ("small") and "Thon" ("tuna")
German Berta Breitbarsch "Berta" is a given name, "Breitbarsch" is a compound of the words "breit" ("broad") and "Barsch" ("perch")


  • Unlike the original Big Berthas, Bessie Bass cannot does not shoot young fish out of her mouth. This, along with her jumping abilities, shows that she behaves much more like Boss Bass in terms of their appearance together in Super Mario Bros. 3.