Balloon Bully

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Balloon Bully
Balloon Bully
A Balloon Bully in Yoshi's Story
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Air Bag

A Balloon Bully,[1] or Mr Clown,[2] is a helpful character found in Yoshi's Story. Balloon Bullies are large blue balloons, which are found in mechanical crates or ? Bubbles. Three of them are found in the game: two in Surprise!! and one in the Lift Castle. When a Yoshi fires an egg at a ? Bubble containing a Balloon Bully, the ? Bubble falls and expands into a balloon-like creature with a log on its head. The Yoshi can ride a Balloon Bully to reach otherwise inaccessible items. When the Yoshi stands on its log, the player can use the Control Stick to control the Balloon Bully's movement. If the Yoshi leaves a Balloon Bully's lift, it will remain stationary for a few seconds, then it will slowly sink to the ground.

Artwork for Balloon Bully is used in Mario Artist: Paint Studio.


  • Shogakukan guide: ビヨ〜ンとのびたりちぢんだり。オバケ界のクシャおじさん。[3](It bouncily stretches and shrinks. A foolish old man of the obake world.)
  • Nintendo 64 Spieleberater: Er ist etwas scheu und verbirgt sich meist hinter Fragzeichenbällen. Habe ich ihn aber befreit, freut er sich so sehr, daß er sich erkenntlich zeigt und mich als lebender Lift in luftige Hohen transportiert, wo es meist etwas Leckeres oder gar Wertvolles zu finden gibt. Doch wie gesagt, er ist sehr scheu, oft werde ich ihn nicht zu Gesicht bekommen. [4] (He is a bit shy and usually hides behind ? Bubbles. But when I have freed him, he is so happy that he shows his gratitude and transports me as a living elevator to lofty heights, where there is usually something tasty or even valuable to find. But as I said, he is very shy, often I will not get to see him.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リフトさん[3]
German Doglihot


  1. ^ Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland. Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Page 119.
  2. ^ Official UK Nintendo Magazine Issue 67, page 29. "MR CLOWN"
  3. ^ a b 「任天堂公式ガイドブック ヨッシーストーリー」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Yoshi's Story), page 4.
  4. ^ Nintendo 64 Yoshi's Story Spieleberater. Page 17Media:Yoshis Story German Guide Allies.png.