Cactus Jack

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Cactus Jack
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First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Parent Species Needlenose

Cactus Jacks[1] are large, spike covered Pokeys with targets on their chests. They are a paler sub-species of Needlenoses. They can only be moved by being shot by a Yoshi Egg. If they come into contact with anything when rolling, they explode and shoot out coins. Cactus Jacks appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, and Yoshi's New Island. They are named after politician John "Cactus Jack" Garner.[2]


Cactus Jack's English name more than likely comes from Mick Foley's professional wrestling alter-ego.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マトサンボ[3]
Mato Sanbo
Target Pokey


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 126.
  2. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved July 4, 2008.
  3. ^ "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island From Japanese to English". The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved October 5, 2015.