Blindfold Boo

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Blindfold Boo
Artwork of a Blindfold Boo from Yoshi's Story
A Blindfold Boo in Yoshi's Story
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Super Princess Peach (2005)
Variant of Boo
Boo Man Bluff from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
“Walk softly around this ghost. He won't find you if you're quiet.”
Message Block in Ghost Castle, Yoshi's Story

A Blindfold Boo[1], also known as Blindfolded Boo[2] or Boo Man Bluff[3], is a species of Boo encountered in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, its remake, Yoshi's Story, and Super Princess Peach. As their name suggests, these Boos are blindfolded. They were originally depicted with peach-colored shading with a green mouth, but were colored white with a pink mouth in later appearances. Since it cannot see, the Blindfold Boo relies on sound to guide it. When it hears a sound, such as a Yoshi gathering coins, it will home in on the sound. In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, only one is found in Bigger Boo's Fort.

In Yoshi's Story, they were redesigned to have light blue blindfolds, rather than black, and appear to have pink ears rather than arms. They only appear in Level 6-3, Ghost Castle, and act just as they do in their first appearance. Much like in the previous game, they're invulnerable to attacks, and when pursuing a Yoshi, they can move faster than a Yoshi can run.

In Super Princess Peach, their appearance was changed once again to closer resemble their original sprite, but they only come as an advancing swarm wall this time. If Peach is hit by the swarm, she will have to go back to the start of the room she is in. The chase ends when the princess leads them into light, causing them to vanish. They first appear in Shriek Mansion. Fast versions are introduced in Bowser's Villa, and can only be outrun through use of the Gloom vibe. Like Beach Koopas, blue Podoboos, and Security Thwomps, they do not appear in the in-game glossary.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

  • Official Nintendo Player's Guide: Another Boo who goes bump in the night in Bigger Boo's Castle. Found near the Blue Boos.[4]

Yoshi's Story[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 目隠しされて耳がダンボ。気づかれないように、めき足、さし足。

Blindfolded and ears dumbed down. Unnoticed, meek steps and shuffling feet.[5]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese めかくしテレサ[6][7][5]
Mekakushi Teresa
Blindfold Boo
German Gruft Buu[citation needed] (Yoshi's Island)
Blinde-Buu[citation needed] (Yoshi's Story)
Crypt Boo
Blind Boo. Pun on the game name Blinde Kuh (blind cow)
Spanish Boo Ciego Blind Boo


  • Boo Man Bluff is named after the tag-related game, blind man's bluff, which also involves blindfolds.


  1. ^ Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "Blindfolded Boos: These ghosts are undefeatable and can track you by movement. Walk very slowly and try to avoid their attacks." - Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 110.
  3. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 126.
  4. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 126.
  5. ^ a b 「ヨッシーストーリー 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Story Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 7.
  6. ^ 「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.
  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 23.