Fire watermelon

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Fire watermelon
Red watermelon in Yoshi's New Island
A hot red watermelon
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
Effect Allows a Yoshi to shoot fire

Fire watermelons, also referred to as red watermelons[1][2] (or Red Watermelons) or Fire Melons,[3] are hot fiery red watermelons in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (and its reissue) and Yoshi's New Island. If a Yoshi eats one, it will allow him to shoot fire thrice in the original game and five times in Yoshi's New Island, and it can be used to defeat enemies, melt Ice Blocks, and deal more damage than a regular green watermelon in the Mini Battle called Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. In Yoshi's New Island, red watermelons appear in Harry Hedgehog's Labyrinth and Fire Watermelon Wonderland.

The Super Red Watermelon[4] Special Item is available in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, and the All-you-can-eat fire watermelon! Power Badge is available in Yoshi's Woolly World. Using them automatically places a fire watermelon in a Yoshi's mouth, allowing him to have its ability at nearly any point. In Yoshi's Island, using a Super Red Watermelon allows a Yoshi to spit fire nine times instead of the usual three.

In Nintendo Puzzle Collection, fire, ice, and regular Watermelons cascade down the screen when a stage of Round 9 is cleared in the Action Mode of Yoshi no Cookie.


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

  • Instruction Booklet description: Places a Red Watermelon in Yoshi's mouth. Allows Yoshi to breathe fire.[4]

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

  • Nintendo 3DS digital manual description: Puts a red watermelon in Yoshi's mouth, allowing him to breathe fire.


Names in other languages[edit]

Fire watermelon[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いスイカ[5]
Akai suika
Honō suika
Red watermelon

Fire watermelon
Dutch Rode watermeloen Red watermelon
French (NOA) Pastèque rouge Red watermelon
French (NOE) Melon d'eau pyro Fire watermelon
German Rote Wassermelone Red watermelon
Italian Cocomero rosso (Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3)
Focomero (Yoshi's New Island)
Red watermelon
Compound of "foco" (Latin for "fire") and "cocomero" (watermelon)
Korean 파이어수박
Paieo subak
Fire watermelon
Portuguese Melancia vermelha Red watermelon
Russian Красный арбуз
Krasniy arbuz
Red watermelon
Spanish (NOA) Sandía roja Red watermelon
Spanish (NOE) Sandía de fuego Fire Watermelon

Super Red Watermelon[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スペシャルスイカ([6]
Supesharu Suika (aka)
Special Watermelon (red)
Spanish (NOE) Supersandía roja Super Red Watermelon


  1. ^ Yoshi's New Island digital manual
  2. ^ Yoshi's New Island Message Block hint
  3. ^ Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Player's Guide. Page 88. "Because many of the items are encased in ice, Fire Melons are an essential part of your diet."
  4. ^ a b Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island English instruction booklet, pg. 24
  5. ^ Super Mario: Yossy Island instruction booklet, page 17.
  6. ^ Super Mario: Yossy Island instruction booklet, page 23.