- "Popo" redirects here. For information about the male member of the Ice Climbers, see List of fighters debuting in Super Smash Bros. Melee § Ice Climbers.
|First appearance||Super Mario Sunshine (2002)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)|
Super Mario Sunshine
Poinks almost always appear in groups. When Mario gets near them, one of the Poinks attaches itself to FLUDD's nozzle. If the player then squirts water, the Poink will start to expand, and if the player releases the button, the Poink will shoot off in the direction Mario was facing. Poinks are helpful in one of the episodes against Petey Piranha in Bianco Hills. Jumping on a Poink also causes it to explode.
In the battle with King Boo in Hotel Delfino, one of his attacks can cause Poinks to appear. Here, they can be a hindrance, as they temporarily prevent Mario from using FLUDD to defeat other enemies King Boo spawns.
Switching to any nozzle except the Squirt Nozzle prevents Poinks from attaching themselves to FLUDD. Doing so while a Poink is already attached causes the Poink to explode in a small puff of white smoke. If a Poink attaches itself to FLUDD's nozzle while its tank is empty, it will still fill with water and fly off when the button is released.
Mario Golf series
Names in other languages
|Possibly from「ポンプ」(ponpu, "pump"); shared with Orb User, but with a different origin|
|French||Popo||From the Japanese name|
|German||Oink||The onomatopoeia for the sound that a pig makes|
|Italian||Pallonchio (Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour)
Glu glu oinc
|From palloncino ("balloon") and oink|
From glu glu (the onomatopeia of drinking) and oink
From the Japanese name
- Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 5.
- Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 18.
- Super Mario Encyclopedia, pag. 100
- Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 100.
- Prima Guide. Page 18.