? Bubble

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Not to be confused with Magic Ball.
The ball, outside its bubble
? Bubble

? Bubbles,[1] also called Mystery Balls,[2][3] or Question Mark Balloons[4][5] are objects that are found in Yoshi's Story. Like with ordinary bubbles, a Yoshi can pop a ? Bubble by simply throwing a Yoshi Egg at it or by touching it about 15 to 30 times. When the Yoshi bumps into it once, it simply gets knocked around, without popping. ? Bubbles occasionally just float or move around the area of the level above the ground. They can hide walking coins, a Shy Guy, a melon in a parachute, a Surprise Ball, or a Heart Fruit.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ?シャボン
? Shabon
? Soap


  1. ^ Yoshi's Story instruction manual, page 16.
  2. ^ Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland. Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Page 16.
  3. ^ Nintendo (December 2, 1998). Yoshi's Story official website (Internet Archive). Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  4. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 102. "BALLOONS These items come in two varieties: Clear and Question Marked. The clear ones act as lofty receptacles for the different fruits on the island, while the Question Mark Balloons hold a myriad of different items. The most frequent enclosures include melons, switches, and those five-Coin Challenges. To unleash the stuff hidden within, merely smack the balloon with an egg."
  5. ^ Prima Bath. Ultimate Nintendo 64 Pocket Power Guide, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 76. "SWITCHES Switches appear in two forms: as a stompable unit or as tiles. The actual switch box is found out in the open or hidden in Question Mark Balloons. Stepping on it causes a variety of actions to occur—from the appearance of melons or Special Hearts to the beginning of Timer Races."