Bowling Goonie

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Bowling Goonie
Bowling Goonie.PNG
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Variant of Hefty Goonie
Flightless Goonie

Bowling Goonie[1] are wingless Hefty Goonies that first appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. Instead of flying, they slowly roll on the ground as their method of travel.


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

Many Bowling Goonies are found directly on Yoshi's path, but some are the result of hitting a Hefty Goonie with an egg or swallowing it and then spitting it out. Bowling Goonies cause damage if they roll into Yoshi, but can be defeated with a Ground Pound or an egg. Yoshi can also walk on a Bowling Goonie as on a platform. Unlike Hefty Goonies, Bowling Goonies cannot be eaten. They are capable of rolling at the same speed on both horizontal and inclined surfaces and will roll off any edge that they encounter, continuing to roll on the surface underneath.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Data-rendered model from Yoshi's New Island

Bowling Goonies return in Yoshi's New Island in the level Fine Feathered Friends or Foes?. They behave and can be interacted with almost exactly like in their original appearances, the only difference being that natural Bowling Goonies will turn the other way when they encounter an edge of any kind, but those that are spat out by Yoshi will still roll off edges.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でぶあほーどり[2][3]
Debu Ahō Dori
Debu Aho Mushi[4]
Same as Hefty Goonie

Romanization of 「でぶあほーむし」 (Debu Ahō Mushi), effectively meaning "Fat Goon Bug"
German Kuller-Birdie[citation needed] From "kullern" (roll) and "Birdie" (the German name of Goonie)


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 126.
  2. ^ りすぎてべなくなったあほ一どり。タマゴをてたり、べてはきすと、つばさがれてがってく。がっているも、たればイタいぞ。」 ("An Aho Dori that became too fat to fly. When hit by an egg, or when eaten, the wings are taken off and it will roll along. While rolling, it is also vulnerable to hits.") - 「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 17.
  3. ^ 「ボールのようにまったあほーどり。はずむように移動するものと、地箇がるものの2種類がいる。はずんで移動するタイプだけ、べてむことができる。」 ("A rolling Aho Dori that looks like a ball. Those that bounce to move, and those that roll on the ground consist of the two varieties. For the bounce movement type, it can fit in your mouth and be eaten.") - 「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 21.
  4. ^ Yoshi's New Island, internal filename G:/