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

Fishing Boos (alternatively Fishin' Boos) are ghostly Fishin' Lakitus that ride a cloud without a face. They attempt to hit the player character with a blue flame at the end of their fishing lines. The name "Fishin' Boo" was localized from an early Japanese name, "Fishing Telesa".[1]


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

Fishing Boo SMW sprite.png Fishin' Boo
A Fishin' Boo in the original Super Mario World, shown left, and in the Game Boy Advance remake, shown right

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. Due to using 3D models, their turning animations are much smoother than before, making the flame's movement more predictable.

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.

Unused appearances[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

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.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

スプーク (JP) / Fishing Boo (EN)
A Fishin' Boo from Super Mario World.
Original text (Japanese) Translation
出身しゆつしん / 種族しゅぞく ゴースト族 Place of origin/tribe Ghost clan
性格せいかく のんびり屋 Disposition Easygoing
登場とうじょうゲーム ワールド Game appearances World


A jerk who enjoys fishing

It moves from side to side with a fireball dangling 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[3]
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


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