Sea cactus

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Sea cactus
Official Artwork of a sea cactus from Yoshi's Story.
A sea cactus as it appears in Yoshi's Story
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Variant of Neuron
Sea cacti in different sizes in Neuron Jungle.
Not to be confused with Sea Urchin.

The sea cactus[1], also described as sea urchin[2] and spiky plant[3], is an aquatic species of Neuron that lives in Yoshi's Island oceans. The cacti only appear in the game Yoshi's Story for Nintendo 64 where they serve as obstacles in several levels.

Sea cacti have spikes all over their bodies and if a Yoshi collides with one, the Yoshi will take some damage. They come in three sizes: big, medium, and small, and are normally seen in groups. Sea cacti seem to be able to survive outside of water, although, the only time they are seen on dry land is near a body of water. Sea cacti also can hang off ceilings, and if Yoshi approaches one, it will detach from the ceiling. Sea cacti swing their bodies back and forth and cannot be harmed. If Yoshi throws an egg at one, it will harmlessly ricochet off the sea cactus. Sea cacti only appear in three levels of Yoshi's Story; Neuron Jungle, Lots O'Jelly Fish, and Lots O'Fish.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ちびニョロロン[4]
Chibi Nyororon
Chibi Neuron


  1. ^ Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland. Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Pages 11, 90, 92, 96, 98, 99.
  2. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Pages 112 and 113.
  3. ^ Prima Bath. Ultimate Nintendo 64 Pocket Power Guide, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 90. "When you reach the raft ride, go right until you reach a platform full of spiky plants—the final heart is floating above them."
  4. ^ 「ヨッシーストーリー 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Story Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 6.