Loch Nestor

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Loch Nestor
A Loch Nestor model from Yoshi's New Island
Model from Yoshi's New Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
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Loch Nestor[1] is a porcupinefish enemy encountered in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 and Yoshi's New Island. They only appear in stages where Yoshi must morph into a Submarine. When Yoshi touches one, he briefly sinks to the bottom. If hit by a torpedo, Loch Nestors simply grow larger and chase Yoshi, but explode after being hit multiple times. In the original game, they take a total of three hits to defeat; in Yoshi's New Island, they only need to be hit twice.

Loch Nestor derives its name from Nestor, a given name, and the Scottish lake Loch Ness, which is the home of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. The lips on the Loch Nestor are exactly the same as the ones on Piscatory Pete.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

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

  • Official Nintendo Player's Guide: Dangerous as a depth charge to submarine Yoshi. Flush him out with your endless supply of torpedoes.[1]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハリボンボン[2][3]
Derived from「ハリセンボン」(harisenbon, porcupinefish) and「ボン」(bon, Japanese onomatopoeia of explosion); shared with Spined Puffer
German Feuer-Wiesel[citation needed] Fire Weasel
Spanish Lago Néstor Loch Nestor


  1. ^ a b 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 7.
  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 19.