Fishin' Lakitu

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Fishin' Lakitu
Artwork of a Fishin' Lakitu from Yoshi's New Island.
A Fishin' Lakitu's artwork from Yoshi's New Island
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Variant of Lakitu
Notable members
Lakitu (Mario Kart referee)

Fishin' Lakitus (alternatively Fishing Lakitus)[1][2] are a variant of Lakitu that attacks via use of a fishing pole. 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[edit]

Fishin' Lakitu's sprite for Super Mario World

Super Mario World is the first appearance of Fishin' Lakitus. Only one Fishin' Lakitu ever appears, in Forest of Illusion 4. The Fishin' Lakitu dangles a 1-Up Mushroom from a fishing pole; when Mario or Luigi grabs the mushroom, it becomes a normal Lakitu and throws Spinies at him. Mario or Luigi 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.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Main article: Lakitu (Mario Kart referee)

Throughout the Mario Kart series, a Fishin' Lakitu appears as a referee for the races, serving various roles.

Yoshi's Island series[edit]

A Fishin' Lakitu from Yoshi's New Island
In Yoshi's New Island

In the Yoshi's Island series, Fishin' Lakitus first appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its Game Boy Advance version. Fishing Lakitusare 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 Fishing Lakitus fly away from Yoshi with their catch, making it harder to save him. Fishin' Lakitus return 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[edit]

A Fishin' Lakitu appears in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars in Rose Way on the overworld, but not in battle as it is too high to reach. This Lakitu uses Shy Guys as bait.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

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.


Artwork of a Fishin' Lakitu from a Kellogg's poster from 1993.

Artwork of a Fishin' Lakitu can be seen on a Nintendo poster offered by Kellogg's as a promotion for Cinnamon Mini Buns. This artwork is based on promotional artwork from Super Mario World and depicts the Fishin' Lakitu dangling a mushroom.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

フィッシングジュゲム (JP) / Fishin' Lakitu (EN)
Image of a Fishin' Lakitu
Original text (Japanese) Translation
出身しゅっしん カメ族 Place of origin Turtle clan
性格せいかく いやみなヤツ Disposition Obnoxious person
登場とうじょうゲーム ワールド Game appearances World


Trying to catch Mario with mushrooms...

A Lakitu with a fishing rod trying to catch Mario with 1-Up Mushrooms. If you take the 1-Up Mushrooms, it turns him into a normal Lakitu (P90) and throws Spiny Eggs one after another. If you take it willingly, you will be in trouble.

Yoshi's Island series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 雲の上からつり針をたらし、赤ちゃんをさらってしまう。攻撃は最大の防御。[4] (It dangles a hook from its cloud and snatches the baby. Attack is the best defense.)
  • Player's Guide: Always angling for a catch, these cloud-riders should be busted for fishing without a license.[2]
  • Shogakukan guide (Game Boy Advance version): 雲の上からつり針をたらし、赤ちゃんをさらってしまう。倒し方はジュゲムと同じで、雲に乗ることもできるぞ。[5] (It dangles a hook from its cloud and snatches the baby. The way to beat it is the same as Lakitu, and you can also ride on its cloud.)

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 雲に乗って空を漂い、釣りざおでべビィマリオを釣り上げようとする。見かけたらタマゴを当てて早めに倒そう。ジュゲムと同様に、本体を倒すと雲が残る。[6](They drift through the sky on a cloud and try to catch Baby Mario with their fishing rod. When you see it, hit it with an egg to defeat it as soon as possible. Like Lakitu, the cloud will remain after the main body is defeated.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フィッシングジュゲム[7][4][5]
Fisshingu Jugemu
Fishing Lakitu; officially romanized as "Fishing Jugem"

Chinese (simplified) 垂钓朱盖木[8]
Chuídiào Zhūgàimù
Fishing Lakitu

French (NOA) Lakitou pêcheur
Fisher Lakitu
French (NOE) Lakitu pêcheur
Fisher Lakitu
Italian Lakitu pescatore
Fisher Lakitu


  1. ^ August 1991. Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 50.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson (1995). Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 126Media:SMW2 Guide 126.jpg.
  3. ^ 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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 181.
  4. ^ a b 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 7Media:Super Mario Yossy Island Shogakukan P7.jpg.
  5. ^ a b 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 21Media:Advance 3 Shogakukan P21.png.
  6. ^ 「ヨッシー New アイランド 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's New Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 24Media:Yoshi New Island Shogakukan P24.jpg.
  7. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオワールド」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario World). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 29.
  8. ^ 无敌阿尔宙斯 (August 28, 2013). 神游 超级马力欧世界 敌人官译. Baidu Tieba. Retrieved February 2, 2017.