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Official art of two Burts
Burts from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)
Beach Burt
Notable members
Big Burt Bros.
Burt the Bashful

Burts[1], also known as Burt Jr.'s[2] or Burt Brothers (alternatively Burt Bros.[3][4]), are round, peach-colored enemies with large red noses and blue and white striped pants that go up above their hands. They appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's Woolly World and Yoshi's Crafted World. Burts attack in pairs. After jumping on its partner, a Burt will get a big boost, and the same goes for a Yoshi if it jumps on a Burt. If one was defeated, the other would jump non-stop, but if one falls into a pit or lava, the other will be motionless forever. Notable Burts include Burt the Bashful, the Big Burt Bros., and Burt the Ball. If defeated, they will give two stars or three coins. They can be disposed with an egg or a ground pound; however, they cannot be eaten. Burt the Bashful and the Big Burt Bros. were originally normal-sized Burts but were made bigger by Kamek.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドンブリブロス[5][6]
Donburi Burosu
Donburi Bros. (donburi literally means "bowl" but more often refers to a meal served in it)
French Bélixo Anagram of Obélix, whom the Burts resemble.
German Xilebo Backwards spelling of Obelix.
Italian Goffry Goffry may come from goffo (clumsy), or alternatively from the Italian name Goffredo.
Korean 덮밥
Rice Bowl[7]
Spanish Inflón Inflón comes from inflar (inflate). It means "big inflate".


  • Sprites found in the source code of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island prototypes include a smiling, nightcap-wearing creature otherwise closely resembling Burts, but appears to walk normally.[8]


  1. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 126.
  2. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (UK) #41, page 69. "Drop down the first gap to get the flower and face two Burt Jr’s."
  3. ^ Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island DS Player's Guide. Page 20.
  4. ^ Black, Fletcher. Yoshi's Island DS PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 40, 42.
  5. ^ 「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 6.
  6. ^ 「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 18.
  7. ^ "거대덮밥의 성" (Burt the Bashful's Castle) - Level 1-8 of Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
  8. ^ Twitter post showing early Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island tiles. Retrieved July 25, 2020.