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This article is about the generic unnamed jellyfish enemy. For information about Sheik's custom move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, see Bouncing Fish. For the jellyfish-like enemy from Super Mario Bros. 3, see Jelectro.

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Artwork of the bug-eyed Jellyfish of Yoshi's Story.
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2014)
Related Species
Preying Mantas
Notable Members
Jellyfish Sisters

Jellyfish are giant water-dwelling creatures.


Mario & Wario[edit]

In Mario & Wario, Wario uses a jellyfish on one stage to obscure Mario's view.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

Blue and Red Jellyfish.
Green Jellyfish.

In Yoshi's Story, Jellyfish[1] only appear in the level Lots O'Jelly Fish. They are impervious to all methods of defeat, and come in blue, red, and green. Blue Jellyfish simply move up and down. Red Jellyfish chase Yoshi. Green Jellyfish simply float in place, and don't appear until the third part of the stage. Red Jellyfish can sometimes have an item like a Fruit or a Heart Fruit, and will chase prey.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

A Jellyfish in Super Mario Galaxy

In Super Mario Galaxy, Jellyfish[2] appear in a few galaxies, in the Deep Dark Galaxy and the Bigmouth Galaxy. In this game, they are blue, and are very large. If Mario comes in contact with one, he will be shocked. They can only be defeated by hitting them two times with a Koopa Shell, and will give one Coin when defeated.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, a Jellyfish appears in the Cosmic Cove Galaxy. It behaves the same way as in the predecessor, but instead of giving a Coin when defeated, it will give ten Star Bits.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

Jellyfish that light up a tenebrous tunnel in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Jellyfish[3] appear as common enemies in the water levels.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラゲボン (Yoshi's Story)[4]
From kurage (jellyfish).


  1. ^ Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  2. ^ Black, Fletcher. Super Mario Galaxy PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 264.
  3. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 13.
  4. ^ Scan of 「ヨッシーストーリーパーフェクトブック」 (Yoshi's Story Perfect Book). Retrieved July 26, 2015.