Bocci Ball

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Bocci Ball
Bocci Ball Sprite of a Bocci Ball in Yoshi's Story
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)

Bocci Balls,[1] or balls,[2] are huge objects that appear in Yoshi's Story. Bocci Balls are named after the sport of bocci, which involves rolling balls around.

Wooden Bocci Balls appear in Blargg's Boiler, where they are partially submerged in lava, and Piranha Grove, where they are placed above thorny stalks that will damage the Yoshis if they touch them. The Yoshis use them to traverse the lava or stalks by balancing on them and rolling them forward.

Larger, cloth Bocci Balls appear at The Tall Tower, where they are suspended in the air. Here, they do not change position, but they still spin with a Yoshi's movements. Ravens often circle them, which does not affect their spinning or vice-versa.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese [3]


  1. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Pages 104, 111.
  2. ^ Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland. Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Pages 44, 86, 87.
  3. ^ 「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), pages 40, 80, 81.