Cactus Jacks are large beige Pokeys with a target on their chest. They can be moved if Yoshi throws a Yoshi's egg at them. If they come into contact with anything when rolling, they explode and shoot out coins. Cactus Jacks appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. They are named after politician John "Cactus Jack" Garner. Cactus Jack's English name may also be a reference to Mick Foley's professional wrestling alter-ego.
While Cactus Jacks do not appear during gameplay of Yoshi's New Island, they have an unused model with a set of animations. Its eyes and coloration look more similar to standard Pokeys.
- Shogakukan guide (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island): からだの的にタマゴを当てても、ニコニコしながら転がり落ちる。 (When you hit the target of its body with an egg, it rolls away smiling.)
- Player's Guide (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island): This sharp guy is always on the lookout for someone to stick up.
- Shogakukan guide (Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3): からだのマトにタマゴを当てると、ニコニコしながら転がり落ちる。 (When you hit the target of its body with an egg, it rolls away smiling.)
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