Jean de Fillet

From the Super Mario Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about an enemy in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. For information about a similar enemy from Super Mario World, see Fishbone.
Jean de Fillet
Jean De fillet.PNG
A Jean de Fillet, from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
Species Origin Cheep Cheep
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Related Species
Notable Members
Fred de Fillet

Jean de Fillet[1] is a skeleton fish that lives in both water and lava. It appears in two levels of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, as well as Yoshi's New Island. Jean de Fillets stick their heads out of the water or lava, then jump out. They can be defeated with a well timed egg throw. A boss version of a Jean de Fillet, known as Fred de Fillet, appears in World 4-8: Furious Fred de Fillet's Castle in Yoshi's New Island.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ほねプクプク
「骨」hone (bone) + 「プクプク」pukupuku (Cheep Cheep)
Spanish (NOA) Cheep Malaespina Lit. Badbone Cheep, though the term "Mala espina" is also used to denote mistrust.
German Skelett-Fisch Skeleton fish


  • Jean is a French name, and fillet is a boneless slice of meat.
  • Jean de Fillets look and act very similar to Fishbones.


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 127.