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Not to be confused with Vine Slime.
Artwork of a Slug from Yoshi's Story
A slug in Yoshi's Story
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
“This slimy creep likes the dark. He hides away from fireworks.”
Message Block in Jelly Pipe, Yoshi's Story

A slug[1] is a giant colorful creature that appears in Yoshi's Story. It also has two bulging eyes. In Stage 2-3: Jelly Pipe, a Yoshi can go into a vase and enter a room with a slug crawling up, down, and horizontally on the walls. According to the Nintendo Power guide, this one coated the Jelly Pipe with slime.[2] Two slugs also appear in Stage 6-4: Magma Castle, where they are both fought in the same room.

To defeat slugs, the player must throw Yoshi's eggs close to their eyes such that the explosions touch their eyes and cause damage. When a slug takes damage three times, it is defeated. Once a Yoshi does destroy a slug, he will get a special prize. In the Magma Castle, any defeated slugs do not respawn; should the player run out of eggs after defeating one, they may leave the room to restock from an Egg Block nearby and return to defeat the other.

The artwork depicts slugs slightly differently from their in-game sprite in which they are depicted with red-and-yellow pupils in the artwork, but they have green pupils in-game. Slugs are one of the few mini-bosses in the game.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 〜いぐらにみついてン十年るいはごカンベン。[3]

Has it been living in a DARK hole for decades? No bright light, please.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おおナメクジボ
Ō Namekujibo
Ō Namekuji
Big Slug, with variation of suffix「ボー」(, guy)

Big Slug
German Die Glibrions[4]
Spanish Babosa Slug


  1. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Pages 105 and 117.
  2. ^ Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland. Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Page 37. "Jelly Pipe The Yoshis stumble across a pipe that leads underground. If they decide to enter the Jelly Pipe, they’d better be ready to take on the thing that coated the entire tunnel with slime—a giant slug."
  3. ^ a b 「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 4.
  4. ^ Nintendo 64 Yoshi's Story Spieleberater. Page 21Media:Yoshi's Story German Guide Pg. 20-21.png.