Boo Balloon

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Boo Balloon
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First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (2002)
Parent species Boo
Not to be confused with Balloon Boo.
Boo Balloons next to Light Blue Yoshi in 4-3: Don't Look Back!

A Boo Balloon,[1] also known as a Blue Boo,[1] is a Boo in the shape of a blue balloon in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They race about the screen, trying to deal damage to Yoshi. They will inflate when hit with a Yoshi Egg. After three hits, they will explode, yielding coins or sometimes a ! Switch.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ばるーんテレサ[2]
Barūn Teresa
Balloon Boo
Spanish Globo Boo[citation needed] Boo Balloon
German Buu Ballon[citation needed] Boo Balloon


  • The Nintendo Power SNES guide erroneously lists Blue Boos as separate from Boo Balloons, with Blue Boos exclusively appearing in Bigger Boo's Fort;[1] however, they are the same enemy, and as such also appear in Don't Look Back! This is likely due to the fact that the string isn't visible due to the background being black.