Fireball Boy

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Fireball Boy
Artwork of an Fireball Boy, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Variant of Fire (100m)

Fireball Boys[1] are Fire children[2] that appear in Pumpkin Zone Level 2 in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Only two of them are found in that area and float erratically in the sky over certain sections of the stage. They are not aggressive, but will harm the player if they come into contact with them. They also cannot be defeated unless the player runs into them while invincible.

As with many other Pumpkin Zone enemies, Fireball Boys are based on Japanese folklore, in this instance hitodama, which are lost souls that appear as a ball of fire at night.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族しゅぞく ゴーストぞく
性格せいかく きがない
登場とうじょうゲーム ランド2

Fireball Boy
Tribe: Ghost clan
Disposition: Restless
Game appearances: Land 2
What is this small increase in fireballs?
He is a Fireball Boy of the Fire tribe, although he has a slightly different shape. As with all Fires of the past, they cannot be defeated, so it is safer not to touch them. Don't get too close.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Fエフ・ボーイ[3] / Fエフボーイ[4]
Efu Bōi
From an abbreviation of "fire" and "boy"
German F-Boy -
Italian Baby Fiammetto[5] Baby Lava Bubble


  1. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via
  2. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins), page 14. 「ヒトダマのように見えるが、じつはドンキーコング時代から登場しているファイアの子供。さて、どごどこにいる?」 (It looks like a hitodama, but it is actually a child of the Fire that appeared from the Donkey Kong age. Now, where is he?)
  3. ^ a b Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 48.
  4. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Mario Vol. 18: Super Mario Land 2 Part 1. Page 7.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 76