From the Super Mario Wiki
“Poinks get all full of water and then they go BOOM! Hee hee!”
—Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine
Poinks are small floating pig-like creatures found soley in Super Mario Sunshine. They almost always appear in groups. When Mario gets near them, one of the Poinks will attach itself to F.L.U.D.D.'s nozzle. If the player then squirts water, they will start to expand, and if the player releases the R button, the Poink will shoot off in the direction Mario was facing. They are helpful in one of the episodes against Petey Piranha in Bianco Hills. Jumping on a Poink will also cause it to explode.
This Poink is as full as it can get.
In the battle with King Boo in Hotel Delfino, one of the ghost's attacks can cause Poinks to appear.
Switching to any nozzle except the Squirt Nozzle prevents Poinks from attaching themselves to F.L.U.D.D..
- Poink's name is probably derived from "oink", which is an onomatopoeia for pig sounds, and "pink".
- Poink's name appears as one of the default high scores in the game Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour and Mario Golf: Advance Tour.
- If Mario presses the X button to change from the Squirt Nozzle to the Hover Nozzle (or any other nozzle for that matter) while a Poink is attached to F.L.U.D.D.'s nozzle, the Poink will explode in a small puff of white smoke.
- They have a similar appearance and function to Smeeches from Super Mario Galaxy 2.