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A Blow Hard is a Pokey that fires yellow Needlenoses at Yoshi in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS, and Yoshi's New Island. Despite being a Pokey, it more closely resembles a Piranha Plant due to its spherical spotted head and large lips. It always has a blinking crosshair to tell where it is firing. It is near invincible, but the player can pound the ground nearby or throw an egg at it to temporarily knock it out, but it will wake up a few seconds later. Blow Hards will always be facing Yoshi, so the player has to be careful. Any solid objects and platforms can stop their projectiles, however. It can be defeated in the former with a blue watermelon.
Although Blow Hards spit yellow Needlenoses, their artwork for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island depicts them spitting green ones instead.
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