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Not to be confused with Cloud Drop or Wind Spirit, also referred to as Gust.
Artwork of Gusties, from Yoshi's New Island.
Two Gusties flying from Yoshi's New Island.
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)
Cloud Drop
Wind Spirit

Gusties[1][2] (also erroneously referred to as Blusties[3]) are long, smiling ghost-like creatures that appear in the Yoshi franchise. They always travel in huge packs, allowing the Yoshis to eat them and get extra eggs. They can be used as stepping stones to reach higher areas. In addition to possibly knocking the baby off Yoshi's back, they can spawn endlessly in some areas.

They appear in levels where the terrain is bumpy and uneven. Gusties are prominently featured in the levels What's Gusty Taste Like? and Gusty Glory.

In Yoshi's New Island, their model has a separate face on each side,[4] likely due to the position of their faces in the artwork coupled with the exact way their transparency works.

In Yoshi's Woolly World, Gusties are made from a spiral of string, which can be eaten by Yoshi to create a yarn ball.

In Yoshi's Crafted World, they have no arms, and are defeated in the usual methods, along with running into the wall.


Yoshi's Island series[edit]

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

  • Shogakukan guide: 空中をつむじ風のように横切って行く。うじゃうじゃいるので、けっこうじゃま。[5](They cross the sky like a whirlwind. They are so numerous that they are quite a nuisance.)
  • Player's Guide: If it's a blustery day, you'd better watch out for these gale-riding ghosts both in and out of doors.[1]

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

  • Shogakukan guide: ふれるとヨッシー背中にとりつき、ヨッシーの操作を左右逆にしてしまう。赤ちゃんを取りもどせば、すぐに回復する。[6](They cross the sky like a whirlwind. They come out in droves, so it's quite a jam. If you encounter one in front of you, eat it quickly to avoid it.)

Yoshi Touch & Go[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 画面の左右どちらかから現れ、かなりのスピードで一直線に飛び去っていく。下画面に現れたときは、雲で行く手をさえぎってからシャボンで包むとよい。[7](They appear from either side of the screen and fly away in a straight line at a considerable speed. If it appears on the lower screen, block its path with a cloud and then wrap it with a bubble.)

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 空中を水平に飛んでくる敵。群れになって現れることが多く、高いところへ進むための足場として使う糖会が多い。食べてタマゴにすることも可能だ。[8](Enemies that fly horizontally through the air. They often appear in swarms and are often used as footholds for advancing to higher ground. They can also be eaten and turned into eggs.)

Yoshi Topsy-Turvy[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 空中をゆっくり飛んでくる。倒すには、食べるか踏むかすればよい。また、本体を傾ければ、つむじくんの飛行コースを変えることができる。[9](It flies slowly through the air. To knock it down, simply eat it or step on it. You can also change the flight course of the Gusty by tilting the device.)



Sprites and models[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese つむじくん[5][6][7]
From「旋風」(tsumujikaze, whirlwind) and honorific「~くん」(-kun); shared with Tweester from the Mario Party series
Chinese (Simplified) 阿风
Little Wind
French Poisson
Same as Tweester
German Grinse Schleier
Tornadino (newer games)
Grin Veil
Diminutive of "tornado"
Italian Folino Diminutive of "folata" (gust)
Korean 바람도리[11]
From "바람" (baram, wind) and "~돌이" (-dol'i, a Korean suffix that refers to a man)
Russian Ветриль
From "ветер" (veter, wind)
Spanish Fantáfago From "fantasma" (ghost)


  1. ^ a b Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 127.
  2. ^ Scrapbook Theatre, Yoshi's Woolly World
  3. ^ Yoshi Touch & Go Australian instruction booklet, page 25.
  4. ^ Supper Mario Broth. February 18, 2023. Twitter.
  5. ^ 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 7.
  6. ^ 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 17.
  7. ^ a b 「キャッチ!タッチ!ヨッシー!任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Catch! Touch! Yoshi! Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 14.
  8. ^ 「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 21Media:Yoshi New Island Shogakukan P21.jpg.
  9. ^ 「ヨッシーの万有引力任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi Banyū Inryoku Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 23Media:YUG Shogakukan P23.jpg.
  10. ^ Yoshi Touch&Go instruction booklet, French side. Page 86
  11. ^ "바람 같은 바람도리여" (Gusty Glory) - Level 2-6 of Yoshi's New Island