Blow Hard

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This article is about an enemy from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. For the similarly-named Duel Board from Mario Party 3, see Blowhard.
Blow Hard
SMW2 Yoshis Island Blow Hard.png
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Parent species Pokey
Derived species
Drool Hard
Hanging Blow Hard

A Blow Hard[1] 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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 砲台サンボ[2]
Hōdai Sanbo
Cannon Pokey


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 126.
  2. ^ 「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 22.