Cloudjin

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Cloudjin
Cloudjin.png
Artwork of Cloudjin from Yoshi's Story
Species Jinn
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
“My fiery breath is very hot! Those spiked balls are certainly not!”
Cloudjin, Yoshi's Story
Yoshi about to battle Cloudjin

Cloudjin is a cloud genie that was sent by Baby Bowser to patrol the mountains of Yoshi's Island in the game Yoshi's Story. As such, a Yoshi must fight him after collecting thirty fruits in Stage 3-3: Poochy and Nippy. He attacks by using large, spiked, iron balls and causes them to roll down slippery teeter-totters, and breathes fire at Yoshi. However, three shots in the stomach by a Yoshi Egg (while he is tangible) defeat Cloudjin, allowing Yoshi to continue. Cloudjin is one of the five bosses found in the game. His name is a combination of "cloud" and "djinn" which is the Arab word for "genie."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese にゅうどうさん
Nyūdōsan
「入道」 Nyūdō is a casual Japanese term for a bodybuilding monk, but it can also be short for 「入道雲」 Nyūdōgumo, meaning thunderhead, of which the shaved head of a monk was said to resemble and additionally named after 「大入道」 Ōnyūdō; essentially Cumulonimbus-san.
German Wolkendschinn Cloud genie

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