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
Fishing Boo

A Fishin' Lakitu (alternatively Fishing Lakitu[1][2]) 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[edit]

Fishin' Lakitu's sprite for Super Mario World

Super Mario World marks the first appearance of Fishin' Lakitus. 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; 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.

Yoshi's Island series[edit]

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

Fishing Lakitu

In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its remake, Fishing Lakitus 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 Fishing Lakitus fly away from Yoshi with their catch, making it harder to save him.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

A Fishin' Lakitu from Yoshi's New Island

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.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

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

  • Official Nintendo Player's Guide: Always angling for a catch, these cloud-riders should be busted for fishing without a license.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フィッシングジュゲム[3]
Fisshingu Jugemu
Fishing Lakitu; officially romanized as "Fishing Jugem"
Chinese 垂钓朱盖木[4]
Chuídiào Zhūgàimù
Fishing Lakitu
French (NOA) Lakitou pêcheur Fisher Lakitu
French (NOE) Lakitu pêcheur Fisher Lakitu
Italian Lakitu pescatore Fisher Lakitu


  1. ^ Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 50.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 126.
  3. ^ Super Mario World Shogakukan Book 1 (pg. 29)
  4. ^ 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.