Burt the Bashful

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Burt the Bashful
Burt the Bashful's art from Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Species Burt
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)
“Fine! Burt, hitch up your pants and GO BUST UP THAT YOSHI!”
Kamek, Yoshi's Woolly World

Burt the Bashful, also spelled Bert the Bashful,[1] is a recurring boss in the Yoshi franchise. He started out as a normal Burt, which Kamek grows to a massive size in the events of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.


Yoshi franchise[edit]

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

Burt the Bashful is the first mid-boss seen in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its remake, where he is found in Burt The Bashful's Fort half-way through World 1. At the end of the fort, Yellow Yoshi encounters a Burt which is enlarged by Kamek, turning it into Burt the Bashful. To defeat him, Yoshi must hit him with eggs six times; with each hit, Burt's pants continue to fall off. When he is defeated, his pants entirely fall off and he turns red, blasts off and eventually implodes.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

During the introduction of Yoshi's Island DS, Burt the Bashful makes an appearance alongside Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island's castle bosses and Tap-Tap the Red Nose. Additionally, the mid-bosses of World 1, the Big Burt Bros., are based on him.

Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Burt the Bashful's appearance in Yoshi's Woolly World.

Burt the Bashful later appears in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World as the boss of World 1 in Burt the Bashful's Castle. Here, Burt has three phases. First, he jumps as in Yoshi's Island. He occasionally summons two Shy Guys as ammo. To damage Burt, Yoshi must first hit him with a yarn ball to stun him, then unravel his pants at the string. For the second phase, he gets two ball look-alikes, which jump around. During his final phase, he gets a third and fourth ball and summons three Shy Guys. Once Burt is entirely naked, the battle ends. In this game, not including Baby Bowser's second form, Burt the Bashful is the only boss that does not need to be Ground Pounded to be defeated.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

While Burt does not appear in Yoshi's Crafted World, the player fights a similar boss called Burt the Ball, which is a rubber version of him.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Burt the Bashful also appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Super Mario Kun[edit]

Burt the Bashful's appearance in the Super Mario-Kun.

In volume 14 of the Super Mario-Kun, the volume based on Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Burt the Bashful is the first boss Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi encounter. He bounces around, smashing Mario in the process. Yoshi also attacks and ends up failing. An Egg Plant assists them, but the Yoshi Eggs simply bounce off Burt. Finally, Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi grab and pull down Burt's pants, revealing his genitals. Ashamed, he shrinks and starts flying off as a deflated balloon, causing havoc to Mario and Luigi.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Image Game Effect
A Sticker of Burt the Bashful. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island [Bite] - Attack +6
Usable by: Yoshi, Wario, Pokémon Trainer, Wolf

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Burt the Bashful Burt the Bashful's art from Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Yoshi Series Primary (2) Novice Shield
Speed ↓
Spirit Board Giant PAC-MAN
  • The enemy deals damage when falling
  • The enemy is giant
  • The enemy has increased defense
Super Happy Tree (Ω) Fortress Boss - Super Mario World

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグドンブリ
Biggu Donburi
Big Burt
Chinese 大海碗
Derived from "大海碗", with meaning big bowl.
French Gros Bélixo Big Burt
German Xilebo Burt
Italian Goffry Pallone Gonfiato Braggart Burt
Korean 거대덮밥
Big Burt
Russian Барт Брюква
Bart Bryukva
"Burt the Swede", "Swede" being referred to the turnip, which shares its color.
Spanish (NOA) Inflonte el Tímido Bashful Burt
Spanish (NOE) Inflón
Don Inflón (Yoshi's Woolly World)
Don Burt