Fuzzy (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island)

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This article is about the dizzying Fuzzies from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. For the small, black enemies seen in some Mario platformer games with the same name, see Fuzzy.
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First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (2002)
Red Yoshi dizzy with dilated pupils after touching a Fuzzy
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A Fuzzy is a floating, furry, spore-like creature found in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, and is the sole member of the Dudim Phreykunoutonthis enemy group. When Yoshi makes contact or eats a Fuzzy, he gets dizzy, and the whole level is affected. While in this state, Yoshi may have a hard time walking and aiming eggs, the music is slowed down and distorted, and it will be especially difficult to understand the map well, as the whole background will flash rainbow colors, move and twist around. Fuzzies always appear in large groups and hover all over the field. Yoshi can avoid the dizzy effects by crouching.

They have their own level named after them, "Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy", which is also the first level to feature them. Fuzzies also appear in "GO! GO! MARIO!!", "Beware The Spinning Logs", and "Fight Toadies w/ Toadies" (the latter being in the remake). Their effects there are more hazardous, due to the abundance of abysses in those levels.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワタボー[1]
Portmanteau of 綿 (wata, cotton) and ボー (, suffix that roughly means "boy")
French Cotonou Pun on "cotonneux" (fluffy)
German Sporky[citation needed] From "Spore" (spore)
Italian Stordino[2] From "stordire" (to make dizzy), it's also the name of the normal Fuzzy.
Chinese 棉毛球[3]
Miánmáo Qiú
Cotton ball


  • A Sammer Guy in Super Paper Mario is called "Staggering Dizzy Fuzzy" as a reference to Fuzzies.
  • The effects of touching Fuzzies may parody the stereotypical visual, mental and physical effects of popular psychedelic drugs such as LSD or psilocybin mushrooms.
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