Artwork of an Item Balloon from Yoshi's Crafted World
|First appearance||Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)|
|Latest appearance||Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)|
- “EEEEEEEK! That tears it! Time to end your journey with my handy balloon bombs!”
- —Kamek, Yoshi's New Island
Item Balloons (or Items Balloons), also known as Baron von Zeppelins, balloon bombs, or Balloons, are different-colored balloons with smiley faces that appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi Topsy-Turvy, Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's New Island, Yoshi's Woolly World, and Yoshi's Crafted World. Item Balloons usually carry harmful or helpful items ranging from coins and extra lives to bombs, Pokey projectiles, and Shy Guys, which are dropped if the balloons are popped with an egg (yarn ball in Yoshi's Woolly World), with Yoshi's tongue, by direct contact, or if a Yoshi goes under one if the item is harmful. A trio of Item Balloons also carries crates together. They also help in the final battle against Baby Bowser by dropping Giant Eggs. In Yoshi's Crafted World, these balloons can also be popped by Go-Go Yoshi's punches in the level named after it and the Triceratops skull in Dino Smash.
Yoshi's Island series
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- Shogakukan guide: 爆弾をぶら下げた風船。下を通ると、爆弾を落としてくる。 (A balloon with a bomb dangling from it. When you pass under it, it drops the bomb.)
- Player's Guide: Bombs away! The Baron always pauses before releasing his payload, so dash for cover!
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
- Shogakukan guide:
爆弾をぶら 下げた 風船。ヨッシーの 真上で 爆弾を 投下する。 (A balloon with a bomb dangling from it. The bomb is dropped right above Yoshi.)
Names in other languages
|Balloon Bomb (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island)|
Balloon Coin (Yoshi Topsy-Turvy)
Enemy Balloon / Pokey (Yoshi's Island DS)
Enemy Balloon / bomb (Yoshi's Island DS)
Balloon bomb (Yoshi's New Island)
|Italian||Bomba palloncino (bomb variant)
Palloncino (in Poochy Dash missions)
- Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island DS Player's Guide. Pages 15, 36, 55, 96, and 98.
- Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island DS Player's Guide. Pages 6 and 9.
- Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 126.
- Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Player's Guide. Page 38.
- Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Player's Guide. Page 12.
- 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 7.
- 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 21.
- 「ヨッシーの万有引力任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi Banyū Inryoku Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 21.
- 「ヨッシーアイランドDS任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 22.