Pak E. Derm

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Pak E. Derm
Pak E Derm.png
Full Name Pak Elephant Derm
Species Elephant
First Appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Latest Appearance Super Smash Bros. Brawl (as a Sticker) (2008)

Pak Elephant Derm is an elephant-like creature that first appears in Yoshi's Story.


Yoshi series[edit]

Yoshi's Story[edit]

Yoshi downs Pak E. Derm with a ground pound in Yoshi's Story.

In Yoshi's Story, this little elephant holds up his stop sign and won't let Yoshi pass. To pass, Yoshi has to Ground Pound the ground, and the Pak E. Derm would fall away, letting Yoshi pass. Yoshi had to act quickly, because the Pak E. Derm would get up soon. Yoshi encounters Pak E. Derm three times throughout the first level. After that, he's absent in all the other levels. Pak E. Derm's Message Block stated the poem that is thought of synonymously with the character: "Pak E. Derm will not let you by, unless you give something special a try."

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Pak E. Derm also appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a trophy and in the background of the Yoshi Story stage. According to the trophy, there is only one; also according to the trophy, he's been practicing the skill of holding the sign for years. It is unknown why he would take so long, but it could refer to him having no arms and being able to hold the sign anyways, or a joke to give him a more in-depth explanation for his trophy other than something simpler.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Pak E. Derm is one of the many characters to appear as a Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Game Appearances[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Yoshi's Story Enemy 1997 Nintendo 64
Super Smash Bros. Melee Cameo in background of Yoshi's Island and as Trophy. 2001 Gamecube
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Cameo as Sticker 2008 Wii

Trophy Information from Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Pak E. Derm Trophy169.PNG Yoshi's Story
This pesky pachyderm bars Yoshi's path by sticking poles high into the air. Pak E. Derm has been practicing this skill for years, and he's so masterful that he can even block Yoshi's high-flying Flutter Jump. Pak E. Derm is a little unstable, however, and he tends to topple over if Yoshi pounds the ground anywhere nearby.

Sticker Information from Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Image Game Effect
Pak E Derm Sticker.jpg Yoshi's Story [Tail] - Attack +9
Usable by: Yoshi

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese とうさんぞう
From 「象さん」 zousan, meaning elephant.
Spanish Pak I. Dermo From paquidermo, meaning pachyderm.
French Pash I. Derm From pachyderme, meaning pachyderm.
German Tröti From tröten (to trumpet)
Italian Pak I. Derm from pachiderma, pachyderm


  • Pak E. Derm's name is a pun on the word pachyderm, an order of animals, which includes elephants, which the Pak E. Derm is based on.