Loch Nestor

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Loch Nestor
Loch Nestor model.png
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)

Loch Nestor[1] is a puffer fish enemy encountered in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, its remake Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, and Yoshi's New Island. It only appears in stages where Yoshi must morph into a Submarine. It's the underwater counterpart of Boo Balloon, but whereas the Boo always chases the player, Loch Nestor merely retaliates if struck first. If it is hit by a torpedo, it simply grows two times larger and chases Yoshi. After it is hit three times, it explodes.


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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハリボンボン[2]
German Feuer-Wiesel[citation needed] Fire Weasel


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 127.
  2. ^ 「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.