Air Bags, also called Balloon-in-the-Boxes and once referred to as a Balloon Bully, are giant pink balloons that appear out of Mystery Crates in Yoshi's Story. Their name is based on the name of the real-life airbag, found in vehicles to prevent injury during a collision. An Air Bag can be revealed by shooting an egg at an unmovable crate. Air Bags attack by blowing air at a Yoshi. To defeat one, the Yoshi must throw an egg at the bandages on its belly. Air quickly rushes out of the Air Bag, which shrinks until it disappears, leaving a melon. Air Bags appear only in the level Surprise!!
An Air Bag also appears in the 19th volume of the Super Mario-kun manga as an obstacle protecting a Special Heart. Red Yoshi defeats it when one of his shoes accidentally flies off and impacts the Air Bag's bandage.
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