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A Poink
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“Poinks get all full of water and then they go BOOM! Hee hee!”
Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine

Poinks, also known as Popo,[1][2] are small floating pig-like creatures found in Super Mario Sunshine. They almost always appear in groups. When Mario gets near them, one of the Poinks will attach itself to FLUDD's nozzle. If the player then squirts water, they will start to expand, and if the player releases the R button, the Poink will shoot off in the direction Mario was facing. They are helpful in one of the episodes against Petey Piranha in Bianco Hills. Jumping on a Poink will also cause it to explode.

This Poink is as full as it can get

In the battle with King Boo in Hotel Delfino, one of the ghost's 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 R button is released.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポポ
Possibly from「ポンプ」(ponpu, pump); shared with Orb User, but with a different origin
German Oink The onomatopoeia for the sound that a pig makes
Italian Pallonchio (MGTT)
Glu glu oinc[3]
From palloncino (balloon) and oink
From glu glu (the onomatopeia of drinking) and oink
From the Japanese name



  1. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 5.
  2. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 18.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 100
  4. ^ Prima Guide; pag 18