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
Blow Hard
Artwork of a Blow Hard from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Variant of Pokey

A Blow Hard[1] is a Pokey that fires smaller yellow Pokeys at a Yoshi in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (and its reissue), 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 faces a Yoshi and has a blinking crosshair to tell where it is firing. Any solid objects and platforms can stop its projectiles. It is nearly invincible, but a Yoshi can pound the ground nearby or throw an egg at it to temporarily knock it out; however, it wakes up a few seconds later. It can be defeated entirely in the first game with a blue watermelon or red watermelon.

Although Blow Hards spit yellow Pokeys, their artwork for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island depicts them spitting green ones instead.


Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: サボテンを吐き出すが、命中率はいまひとつ。タマゴをぶつけたり、近くでヒップドロップをすれば気絶する。[2] (It spits out cacti, but the hit rate is poor. If you hit it with an egg or do a Hip Drop near it, it will faint.)
  • Player's Guide: They spit prickly seeds with painful accuracy. Stun them with an egg, then dash before they can revive.[1]
  • Shogakukan guide (Game Boy Advance version): ちかづくと×印ばつじるし照準しょうじゅんあらわれ、サンボをはきして攻撃こうげきしてくる。たおすことはできないが、タマゴをてたり、ちかくでヒップドロップすれば気絶きぜつする。[3] (When you approach it, an X-shaped target appears, and it attacks by spewing out Needlenoses. It cannot be defeated, but if you hit it with an egg or Hip Drop it nearby, it will be stunned.)

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 水玉模様みずたまもようのサンボ。こちらにカーソルをわせてから、爆弾ばくだんばしてくる。ヒップドロップの衝擊しょうげきやタマゴをてることで、数秒間気絶すうびようかんきぜつさせることができる。[4] (A Pokey with polka dots. After placing its cursor on you, it will send bombs at you. You can stun it for a few seconds by striking it with a Hip Drop shock or an egg.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 砲台ほうだいサンボ[3]
Hōdai Sanbo
Cannon Pokey


  1. ^ a b Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 126.
  2. ^ 「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 5.
  3. ^ a b 「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.
  4. ^ 「ヨッシー New アイランド 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's New Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 25Media:Yoshi New Island Shogakukan P25.jpg.