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 are small floating fireball-like enemies found in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (and its reissue), Yoshi's New Island, Yoshi's Woolly World, and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, seemingly resembling Lava Bubbles from games of the Super Mario franchise. They move either up and down or left and right. The player cannot 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, by using a Winged Cloud, or by using an Anywhere POW.


Yoshi's Island series[edit]

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

  • Shogakukan guide: おたまも火の玉になると食べられない。よけて通ること。[1](Even Cloud Drop cannot be eaten if it becomes a fireball. Dodge and pass.)
  • Player's Guide: Definitely inedible. Like all good dinos, Yoshi knows not to play with Lava Drop.[2]

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

  • Shogakukan guide: 火の玉状態のおたま。暑いので、とてもじゃないが食べられない。[3](A Cloud Drop in a state of fireball. It's too hot to eat.)

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: おたまと同じように、一定の区間を上下または左右に往復移動する。炎をまとっているために食べたり踏んだりできないので、タマゴをぶつけて倒そう。[4](Like the Cloud Drop, it moves up and down, left and right, and back and forth over a fixed section. Because they are covered in flames, they cannot be eaten or stepped on, so you must hit them with an egg to knock them down.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイアおたま[1][3]
Faia Otama
Fire Cloud Drop
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
Magmadrop (Yoshi's Woolly World)
Spanish (NOA) Gota de lava Lava Drop


  1. ^ 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 5.
  2. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 127Media:SMW2 Guide 127.jpg.
  3. ^ 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 21.
  4. ^ 「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 23Media:Yoshi New Island Shogakukan P23.jpg.