Jean de Fillet

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This article is about an enemy in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. For a similar enemy from Super Mario World, see Fish Bone.
Jean de Fillet
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A Jean de Fillet from Yoshi's New Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Parent species Cheep Cheep
Related species
Fish Bone
Notable members
Furious Fred de Fillet

Jean de Fillets[1] are skeleton Cheep Cheeps that live in both water and lava. Their name comes from "fillet", a boneless cut of meat (usually fish).


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

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Jean de Fillets appear in two levels of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and the exclusive Endless World of Yoshis stage in Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. Despite being a Cheep Cheep's skeleton, a Jean de Fillet is larger than the Cheep Cheeps of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Jean de Fillets stick their heads out of the water or lava, then jump out, knocking Yoshi away if they touch him. They can be defeated with an egg or another object thrown at them.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

In Yoshi's New Island, they are slightly smaller, and appear in Furious Fred de Fillet's Castle, along with a boss version named Furious Fred de Fillet.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホネプクプク[2]
Hone Pukupuku
Bone Cheep Cheep
Spanish (NOA) Cheep Malaespina[citation needed] Literally "Badbone Cheep"; the term mala espina is also used to denote mistrust.
German Skelett-Fisch[citation needed] Skeleton fish
Korean 뼈닥뽀꾸뽀꾸
Bone Cheep Cheep; 뼈닥 derives from 뼈다귀 (bone).