Naval Piranha's Castle

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Level
Naval Piranha's Castle
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World-Level 3-8
Game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Notes This is the only level where Hootie the Blue Fish appear.
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Naval Piranha's Castle is a stage located in Yoshi's Island and found in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. The stage is located in the depths of a sewer, which is really a maze, where various types of Piranha Plants appear. The boss of this stage is a common Piranha Plant on which Kamek casts a spell, turning him into Naval Piranha. If the player throw the egg at the bandaged navel three times, it will be defeated.

Overview[edit]

Yoshi will start off in a sunset jungle area outside of the castle, with smiley hills, palm trees and bushes in the background. At the end of this small area is a Warp Pipe, where Yoshi can enter the castle, which takes place in the sewers. Inside the castle, Yoshi will have to cross a narrow corridor, with a Caged Ghost blocking the way. Since the ghost spits Shy Guys or Woozy Guys, Yoshi can eat them to lay eggs and throw them at the ghost, eventually opening the wall. Then, Yoshi will pass through a One-Way Flipper, leading to a small maze infested by Hootie the Blue Fish and Ravens. This maze also has Red Coins, and corridors with water flows, pushing Yoshi to the direction of the water. There are also Piranha Plants in the water, sometimes being pushed by the water in Yoshi's direction. After this, Yoshi will get to an area, where he'll get advise on how to make eggs bounce off walls to reach out-of-reach items. A Hint Block tells Yoshi on how to do so. He can throw eggs in the walls, thus making them skip on the surface of the water, reaching the items. Yoshi will also have to reach a Flower by using this move. Progressing through the level, Yoshi will find more humid corridors, infested by Hootie the Blue Fish and Ravens, and some Wild Ptooie Piranhas. Nipper Plants can also be found here. Yoshi can find various Red Coins, and two Flowers in this maze. Some Aqua Lakitus can also be found here. Yoshi will also have to hit Caged Ghosts and Piranha Plants in his way with eggs. After passing through an area with Nipper Plants, a Wild Ptooie Piranha, and a Tulip, Yoshi will find the red door leading to the boss.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグパックンの どかん
Biggu Pakkun no Dokan
Naval Piranha's Pipes
Spanish Fortaleza de la Piraña Ombligona Belly-Button Piranha's Fort. Oddly, the name refers to a fort and not a castle, which is usually the eighth level of every world. The same happens with the spanish name of Prince Froggy's Fort.
French Égoûts de l'Ultra Piranha Naval Piranha's Sewers
German Audreys Festung Naval Piranha's Fortress
Chinese 大食人花水管
Dà Rhírénhuā shuǐguǎn
Naval Piranha Pipes


Trivia[edit]

Kamek's reaction to Yoshi prematurely ending the boss battle.
  • An Easter Egg can be executed in this level: when Yoshi enters Navel Piranha' room, if he stands on the very edge of the platform that Naval Piranha's unmodified form rests on, without triggering the cutscene that initiates the battle, and fires an egg at her (or fires an egg at her from a similar area in the water), she will be instantly defeated before the boss battle even starts. Kamek will fly in and notice this, screaming "OH, MY!!!" before flying off. Yoshi will then clear the level as normal.