Yoo Who Cannon

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How to use the Yoo Who Cannon.

Yoo Who Cannon is a Special Attack that appears in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. Its name is a pun on the interjection "Yoohoo!" and the word "Who?".

Mario and Luigi using the Yoo Who Cannon.

When using this attack, Mario and Luigi will briefly appear in eight barrels on screen; the player has to remember where they are. After a barrel rises, the player has to press the A button or B button button, depending on which brother was sitting there but, the player has to press that button before the fuse reaches the barrel to damage the enemy. If the wrong button is pressed or if the player takes too long, the other barrels will be destroyed, and it will do less damage. It costs seven SP to use this attack. After teaching Mario how to use Blue Shells, the Blue Paratroopas will give Mario and Luigi the 10 Attack Pieces required to use this move. The move is called Yoo Who Cannon because Mario and Luigi say "Yoo Who!" when the attack starts while they poke their heads out of the barrels. It, Green Shell and Snack Basket are the only Attack Pieces that are required for the game.

This move is available for use in the Challenge Node. It becomes trickier when remembering the order becomes shorter.

It seems possible that this attack was derived from the Barrel Cannons from the Donkey Kong universe.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぶんしんタルたいほう
Bunshin Taru Taihou
Bunshin Barrel Cannon. Bunshin is an expression meaning "to divide and advance."
Spanish (NOA) Cañón Yuju Yoo Who Cannon
Spanish (NOE) Barrilazo Humano Mega Human Barrel
French (NOA) Canon Ya-hou Ya-hoo Cannon
French (NOE) Barils cloneurs Cloning Kegs
German Fass-Geballer Barrel-Bombardment
Italian BarilCannone "Barile" (Barrel),"Cannone" (Cannon)
Romanian Butoohoo Pun of "Butoi" (Barrel) and "Whoohoo" (truly written in Romanian as "Uuhu")