Fooly Flower

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Fooly Flower
Fooly Flower
A Fooly Flower from Yoshi's Crafted World
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)

Fooly Flowers,[1] originally known as Dizzy Dandies,[2] are flowerhead enemies that appear in every Yoshi's Island game to date. At first sight, they look like the collectible Smiley Flowers, floating in midair, but with menacing grins. However, when a Yoshi approaches them, they drop to the ground, rolling very quickly, squashing any enemies, and hurting the Yoshi upon contact. They disappear after hitting a wall. The Yoshi can also cause one to laugh and prematurely attack by shooting an egg at it from a distance.

Outside the Yoshi's Island games, Fooly Flowers also appear in Yoshi's Woolly World, Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, and Yoshi's Crafted World. In the latter game, Fooly Flowers have a different role. When a Yoshi hits a Time Cloud with an egg, the challenge provided could possibly be for the Yoshi to find the real Smiley Flower among a large group of Fooly Flowers, and throw an egg at the collectible before time expires. Here, if a Fooly Flower gets hit, it simply disappears.

List of appearances[edit]

Title Description Release date System/format
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Enemy 1995 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Enemy 2002 Game Boy Advance
Yoshi's Island DS Enemy 2006 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's New Island Enemy 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Yoshi's Woolly World Enemy 2015 Wii U
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Enemy 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Yoshi's Crafted World Enemy 2019 Nintendo Switch


Yoshi's Island series[edit]

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

  • Shogakukan guide: 目つきが悪いので、ニセモノだってことはすぐわかる。近づくと転がってくるぞ。[3] (It's easy to tell it's a fake because of its evil eyes. They'll roll over if you get too close.)
  • Player's Guide: The best way to deal with this fake flower is to jump when it rolls underneath.[2]
  • Shogakukan guide (Game Boy Advance version): 目つきが悪いので、ニセモノだってことはすぐわかる。近づくか、タマゴを当てると転がってくるぞ。[4] (It's easy to tell it's a fake because of its evil eyes. If you approach it or hit it with an egg, it will roll away.)

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: スペシャルフラワーにそっくりの姿をした敵。近づいたりタマゴを当てたりすると、地面を転がって突進してくる。アイテムと間違えないようにすること。[5](An enemy that looks exactly like a Special Flower. If you approach or hit it with an egg, it will roll on the ground and rush toward you. Do not mistake it for an item.)

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

  • North American website bio: "These enemies look a lot like collectible Smiley Flowers, but don’t be fooled."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニセフラワー[3][4]
Nise Furawā
Fake Flower

Chinese (simplified) 冒牌的花朵[6]
Màopái de Huāduǒ
Counterfeit Flower

French Persifleur
Lost flower
German Fies-Blume
Italian Fiorbeffa
Spoof Flower
Spanish (NOA) Malvarita
Pun on malvada ("evil") and margarita ("daisy")
Spanish (NOE) Malgarito
Pun on mal ("evil") and margarita ("daisy"), combined with male suffix "-o"


  1. ^ Scrapbook Theatre, Yoshi's Woolly World
  2. ^ a b Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 126.
  3. ^ 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). Page 5.
  4. ^ 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). Page 18.
  5. ^ 「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). Page 22Media:Yoshi New Island Shogakukan P22.jpg.
  6. ^ Official simplified Chinese Yoshi's Crafted World website. Retrieved July 4, 2021.