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
Froggy's typical sly look
Full name Prince Froggy[1]
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 (or simply Froggy) is a regal Frog Pirate who lives in a large swampy area on Yoshi's Island.


Yoshi series[edit]

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 the Yellow 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 enough hits, Yoshi escapes through Froggy's intestines, and reverts back to his normal size.

Tetris Attack[edit]

He reappears in Tetris Attack as a partner to Clawdaddy, known as simply Froggy. Having apparently changed his evil ways, he was a friend of Yoshi's who needed to be rescued from Kamek's spell.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

Froggy in the Super Mario-Kun

Just as in the game volume 14 of the Super Mario-Kun is adapted from, 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 giant 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲロゲーロ
Onomatopoeia for the sound a frog makes.
Spanish Príncipe Rana Prince Frog
French Couac la 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
Chinese 呱呱蛙王子/呱呱蛙王子
Guāguāwā Wángzǐ
Croaking 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. This indicates that he is not truly royalty.
  • 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.
  • Real-life frogs lack uvulas entirely.


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