Priscilla the Peckish

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Priscilla the Peckish
Priscilla the Peckish in Yoshi's Island DS.
First appearance Yoshi's Island DS (2006)
“You should learn how to take no for an answer! Now meet my dear friend Priscilla. You'll need some fancy footwork if you want to leave her castle!”
Kamek, Yoshi's Island DS

Priscilla the Peckish is an insect creature found on Yoshi's Island. She is the boss of World 3 in Yoshi's Island DS, and is fought in a castle named for her. Her name includes the word "peckish", a term used to describe someone who is hungry.

Priscilla the Peckish's arena

If the Yoshi jumps into or over the sand which she inhabits at the wrong time, Priscilla may eat him, causing him to lose all of his eggs. Yoshi can jump from platform to platform in Priscilla's path to lure her out of her sand pit and throw an egg at her. Alternatively, a Glide Guy may come out and lure her; however, this second method happens periodically and can therefore take quite some time. She also spits Needlenoses. Upon being defeated, she shrinks and hides herself back in the sand.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アリジゴクン
Pun on「アリジゴク」(arijigoku, antlion) and「ゴクン」(gokun, onomatopoeia for gulping); shared with the sand-dwelling creature from Mario Party 3
French Priscilla Peticreux Derived from "avoir un petit creux" (a French expression meaning "feeling a bit hungry")
German Hungrige Huberta Hungry Huberta
Italian Vilma Vorax Voracious Vilma
Korean 개미지옥군
From 개미지옥 (gaemijiok, antlion trap) and 군 (-gun, a Korean honorific for "young guy")
Spanish Priscila Tragona Priscila Guzzler


  • Priscilla's behavior is likely based on the larva of an antlion, a type of real world insect (these larvae are also known as doodlebugs). Antlion larvae are well-known for digging pits in sand and devouring any insects that fall into them.