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A Fishin' Lakitu (alternatively Fishing Lakitu) is a variant of Lakitu that attacks via use of a fishing pole. Starting with Super Mario Kart, it has become common for standard Lakitus to also be depicted with fishing poles, though they generally use them for helpful purposes.
Super Mario World
Super Mario World marks the first appearance of Fishin' Lakitu. Only one appears in this game, in Forest of Illusion 4. In this game, the Fishin' Lakitu dangles a 1-Up Mushroom from a fishing pole; should Mario grab the mushroom, it becomes a normal Lakitu and throws Spinies at Mario. Mario can defeat it the same way he can a normal Lakitu. It will respawn as a normal Lakitu from there on in.
This game also introduces ghostly versions known as Fishin' Boos.
Yoshi's Island series
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its remake, they are present only in Hookbill The Koopa's Castle, where they attempt to steal Baby Mario from Yoshi's back with a baitless fishing pole ending in a hook. If they snatch Baby Mario, the Countdown Timer will start. However, these Fishin' Lakitus fly away from Yoshi with their catch, making it harder to save him.
Yoshi's New Island
Fishin' Lakitu returns in Yoshi's New Island, unchanged from their appearance and abilities in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Super Smash Bros. series
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Super Mario World incarnation of Fishin' Lakitu appears in the Super Mario World-themed Yoshi's Island stage.
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