Fishing Boo

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Fishing Boo
SMR Fishin Boo.png
In-game artwork of Fishing Boo from Super Mario Run
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario Run (version 3.0.4) (2017)
Variant of Fishin' Lakitu
C. Fishing Boo

Fishing Boos (alternatively Fishin' Boos) are ghostly Fishin' Lakitus that ride a cloud without a face.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

Fishing Boo SMW sprite.png
A Fishin' Boo

Fishin' Boos debut in Super Mario World. They carry a fishing rod and ride a cloud similar to Lakitu's Cloud but without a face. Also, instead of a 1-Up Mushroom, Fishin' Boos carry a blue flame and follow the player in a way that makes it hard for them to jump. They have the same immunities as a normal Boo and therefore can only be Spin Jumped on. Their sprite depicts their hair as light blue, instead of black, possibly to make it distinguishable from the background.

Super Mario Run[edit]

Fishing Boos reappear in Super Mario Run as of the version 3.0.4 update, where they are found in the level Fishing Boo Taunts You. Although they are still found carrying harmful blue flames, they can also carry items such as Super Mushrooms, coins, color coins, and Super Stars. In this game, despite the flames they carry, the enemies themselves are completely inoffensive, and can be defeated with a stomp attack, which reveals that they appear to be wearing sheets and brown shoes.

Nintendo Puzzle Collection[edit]

A Fishin' Boo makes another appearance in the Nintendo Puzzle Collection version of Yoshi's Cookie, where they appear as the fourth non-player opponent in the game's VS. Mode if the player plays on the Hard difficulty.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

Fishing Boos also make an appearance in Super Princess Peach, and a calmer variety called C. Fishing Boo also appears. Both types reside in Shriek Mansion on Vibe Island, and only Rage can defeat them.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 ゴースト族
性格 のんびり屋
登場ゲーム ワールド

Fishing Boo
Tribe: Ghost clan
Disposition: Easygoing person
Game appearances: World
A jerk who enjoys fishing
It moves from side to side with fireballs streaming from its fishing rod. It does not move fast, but it will suddenly change its direction, so be careful. It is impossible to defeat it, so you must get away from it.

Super Mario Run[edit]

  • Notebook bio: A ghost that rides a cloud looking for a good fishin' spot. They dangle items from their rods.

Item description[edit]

  • Fishing Boo Statue: A statue of a Fishing Boo. It's hiding quite the variety of bait in that cloud.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スプーク
Chinese (Simplified) 垂钓鬼[2]
Chuídiào Guǐ
Fishing Ghost
Chinese (Traditional) 垂釣鬼
Chuídiào Guǐ
Fishing Ghost
Dutch Fishing Boo Fishing Boo
French Boo pêcheur Fisher Boo
German Lakitu-Buu Lakitu Boo
Italian Bookitu pescatore From Boo and Lakitu pescatore (Fishing Lakitu)
Korean 낚시부끄
Naksi Bukkeu
Fishing Boo
Portuguese (NOA) Bu pescador Fisher Boo
Russian Бу-рыбак
Fisher Boo
Spanish (NOA) Bú pescador Fisher Boo
Spanish (NOE) Boo Pescador Fisher Boo


  • The name "Fishin' Boo" was localized from an early Japanese name, "Fishing Telesa".[3]
  • Fishing Boos were also likely going to appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, as an unknown object was named similar to Fishing Boo, but the idea was scrapped.


  1. ^ 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 98.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ TCRF. Prerelease:Super Mario World (SNES)/Background Graphics and Tilemaps#Enemy Cast List. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved August 6, 2020.