Loch Nestor

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Loch Nestor
A Loch Nestor model from Yoshi's New Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
A Loch Nestor from Yoshi's New IslandAn angry Loch Nestor from Yoshi's New Island
Before and after being hit in Yoshi's New Island

Loch Nestor[1] is a puffer fish 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 three times.

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.


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); shared with Needle Poppo
German Feuer-Wiesel[citation needed] Fire Weasel
Spanish Lago Néstor Loch Nestor


  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 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.