Lava Drop

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Not to be confused with Lava Bubble.
Lava Drop
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
Variant of Cloud Drop
Lava Bubble

Lava Drops[1] are small, floating, fireball-like enemies found in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's New Island, Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, seemingly resembling Lava Bubbles from Mario games. They move either up and down, or left and right. The player can't destroy them with regular attacks, and as a result, they have to be avoided completely. They appear in various cave levels and in groups. They can be defeated by passing through a Checkpoint Ring, or with a Winged Cloud item.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイアおたま[2][3]
Faia Otama
Fire Tadpole
French Goutte de lave Lava Drop
German Lava-Drossel[citation needed]
Lava-Schleimi (Yoshi´s Woolly World)
Lava Thrush
Lava Slime (Yoshi´s Woolly World)
Italian Goccia di Lava[citation needed]
Magmagoccia (Yoshi´s Woolly World)
Lava Drop


  1. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 127.
  2. ^ 「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 5.
  3. ^ 「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 21.