Prince Froggy

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This article is about The boss character from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. For the Wario Land 3 enemy known as Prince Froggy, see Lumpy (enemy).
Prince Froggy
Prince Froggy's art from Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Species Frog Pirate
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (2002)
“Ribbet, ribbet, Froggy here!”
Prince Froggy, Tetris Attack

Prince Froggy (also known as simply Froggy) is a regal Frog Pirate who lives in a large swampy area on Yoshi's Island.


Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

Yellow Yoshi and Baby Mario inside of Froggy

Froggy is the midpoint boss of World 3 in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, and offers a unique challenge. When Yellow Yoshi engages the Frog Pirate in combat, Kamek swoops in and shrinks Yoshi, allowing Froggy to swallow the Yoshi whole. The actual battle is between Yoshi and Froggy's uvula, with hazardous stomach acid dripping from the top. Shy-Guys (which appear larger due to Yoshi's diminished size) fall into the stomach, and can be turned into large eggs. Yoshi must throw the eggs at the prince's uvula. After each hit, the stomach becomes progressively redder. After enough hits, the stomach flashes various colors as Yoshi escapes through Froggy's intestines, and he reverts to his normal size while Froggy lays defeated.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

Froggy in Super Mario-kun

In the adaptation of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island from volume 14 of Super Mario-kun, Prince Froggy swallows Yoshi, Mario, Luigi, and Baby Mario. Shy Guys fall on the group, but they are avoided. Yoshi attempts to hit the uvula, and although the egg bounces many times in the stomach, it misses the uvula. Finally, a big Shy Guy lands on them. Yoshi eventually finds a star, which turns Baby Mario into Superstar Mario. Baby Mario then runs up the walls and gives the uvula a beating. This causes Froggy to defecate the characters out.

Tetris Attack[edit]

Prince Froggy reappears in Tetris Attack with a Clawdaddy for a partner, and is known simply as Froggy. He replaces the water fairy, Elias, from Panel de Pon. He is a friend of Yoshi's who needs to be rescued from Kamek's spell.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

  • Player's Guide: His Royal Highness doesn't like to work up a sweat in the jungle heat, so Kamek will have to shrink Yoshi and Mario down to a bite-sized morsel. Once inside Froggy's stomach, Yoshi will have to fight his out way by using the primary food in Froggy's diet: Shy-Guys![1]

Tetris Attack[edit]

In-game Character profile
Sprite of Froggy's icon from the SNES version of Tetris Attack.

Ribbet, ribbet. Froggy here!

For frogs, a lot of rain is good. But... ribbet. Not everyone is so happy about it, ribbet. Well... ribbet. I don't care! Ribbet!

Japanese language selected

ゲロゲロ ゲロゲーロだゲロ

カエルの オレにはあめが つづくのはありがたいことなんだゲロ
でも ヨッシーアイランドのみんなは めいわくしてるみたいだゲロ
ま かんけいないゲロ

(Ribbet, ribbet. It's Froggy, ribbet.)
(I'm a frog, and I'm just grateful that the rain keeps coming, ribbet. But, everyone in Yoshi's Island seems to be a nay-sayer, ribbet. I don't care, ribbet.)

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide (shared with Frog Pirate): 長い舌をのばして、赤ちゃんをさらう大ガエル。タマゴを当てると気絶するので、その間に食ベてしまおう。ワールド3-4ではボスとしても登場。[2]

(A large frog snatches babies by stretching out its long tongue. If you hit it with an egg, it faints, so eat it while it's still alive. It also appears as a boss in World 3-4.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲロゲーロ
Same as Frog Pirate
Chinese 呱呱蛙王子
Guāguāwā Wángzǐ
Prince Frog Pirate
French Couac le Goinfre Croak the Glutton (couac is a French onomatopoeia for the sound a frog makes)
German Börk Börk Croak Croak (börk is the German onomatopoeia for the sound a frog makes)
Italian Sir Ranocchio Sir Froggy
Spanish Príncipe Rana Frog Prince


  • The name "Prince Froggy" is a reference to a fairy tale involving a princess kissing a frog and turning it into a prince. However, in the original Japanese version, his name is "Gerogēro," the same name as ordinary Frog Pirates, tying in with how the rest of the bosses are given generic names that are typically just an identifier for their size and their species name; as he is not resized, he remains a generic member of the species.
  • He is the only boss that is not affected by Kamek's magic. In turn, he is also the only boss that does not explode, signifying defeat - Yoshi does the explosion effect instead. Accordingly, the effect might just signify the reversion of Kamek's spells. The latter is supported with Hookbill the Koopa's defeat, where after the explosions occur, Hookbill bursts out of the destroyed shell in his original size, as well as the defeat of Big Baby Bowser, where upon exploding, he is clearly restored to his original size.
  • Despite Prince Froggy possessing one, real-life frogs lack uvulas entirely.
  • Although Prince Froggy's boss fight in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island takes place inside his stomach, Toadies still appear to abduct Baby Mario if Yoshi is harmed and unable to retrieve the lost baby.


  1. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 17.
  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 16Media:Advance 3 Shogakukan P16.png.