Pokey (Yoshi's Island)

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First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Parent Species Pokey

Pokeys[1] are enemies appearing in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, its remake Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, and Yoshi's New Island.

Pokeys bounce Needlenoses on their heads. If Yoshi defeats the Needlenose, the Pokey frowns and lies down, becoming harmless. However, it produces another Needlenose shortly afterwards. Pokeys cannot be defeated.

This variety of Pokey reappears in Yoshi's New Island, alongside normal Pokeys.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘディングサンボ[2]
Hedingu Sanbo
Heading Pokey


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 128.
  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 22.