Huffin Puffin

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Huffin Puffin
Adulthuffin puffin.jpg
An adult Huffin Puffin.
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)

“We're here to help! My kids are eager to help you on your quest!”
Huffin Puffin, Yoshi's Story

Huffin Puffins[1][2] (also formatted as Huffin’ Puffin[3]) are chubby birds that appear in a few levels of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3.


Yoshi franchise[edit]

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

In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Huffin Puffins are always in a group of one parent and a couple of juveniles. If Yoshi hits the mother, she will run in the opposite direction, and Yoshi is able to take the children. They act the same as Eggs, so Yoshi can pick them up by walking into them. If Yoshi loses one, he can return to the area where the mother is walking to claim more. Sometimes if the Huffin Puffin chick throw is canceled, they attempt to run away.

The young ones are extremely useful, as when Yoshi throws one, it circles about in boomerang fashion, eventually returning. It can only hit a surface three times, any more and it falls off the screen. When Yoshi jumps through the goal at the end of the level, the puffin kids will fly away.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

The Huffin Puffin family returns in Yoshi's Story. They are only found in Stage 1-2: Surprise!! and Stage 3-4: Frustration. They act exactly like they did in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. The Baby Yoshis growl at the Huffin Puffin as if it were an enemy. This could be because they have never seen a Huffin Puffin and are not certain if they're friend or foe.

Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Huffin Puffins reappear in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, acting differently this time and renamed Fluffin' Puffins.[4] The adult Fluffin' Puffins can be destroyed, whilst the Fluffin' Puffin chicks were redesigned and no longer come back when thrown; instead, they create a fluffy, cloud-like platform that follows their movement.[5] They appear only in Fluffin' Puffin Babysitting.

Mario Party Advance[edit]

Huffin Puffin and its children make a small cameo in Mario Party Advance. In Bowser Lab, Bowser and Koopa Kid will ask the player what kind of opponent they want to face in a duel minigame, if the player chooses "A very scary monster," Huffin Puffin will appear out of nowhere, simply say "Huffin Puffin" and walk away. Bowser will then chastise the player and say next time they should just challenge "A scary monster". The game's end credits say Huffin Puffin disappeared and that not even Bowser knows where it went.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かるがーも[6]
Watagāmo (Yoshi's Woolly World)
From 「軽鴨」karugamo, the Japanese name for the spot-billed duck (Anas poecilorhyncha)

A pun on 「綿」wata (cotton), and 「ケワタガモ」kewatagamo, the Japanese name for the king eider (Somateria spectabilis)
French Cot, Cot From the onomatopoeia for a chicken clucking, "cot".
Italian Pienotto Chubby


  • While the Japanese name of Huffin Puffins are based on species of ducks, the English name states them to be puffins. Additionally, they have been called chickens by Prima Games.[3]


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 128.
  2. ^ "SuperMarioDude64". Mario Party Advance in-game cast reel. YouTube. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Playing With Super Power: Nintendo Super NES Classics eGuide, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Confidential Information Tab.
  4. ^ Scrapbook Theatre, Yoshi's Woolly World
  5. ^
  6. ^ 「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 15.
  7. ^ Omoide Theatre, Yoshi Wool World (Japanese)