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Not to be confused with Vine Slime.
Artwork of a Slug from Yoshi's Story
Artwork from Yoshi's Story
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
“This slimy creep likes the dark. He hides away from fireworks.”
Message Block in the 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 the 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 the Magma Castle, where they are both fought in the same room. Slugs can be defeated by throwing Yoshi eggs close to their eyes so that the explosions touch their eyes and cause damage. A slug is defeated after three hits, dropping a special prize upon defeat. In the Magma Castle, any defeated slugs do not respawn; should the player run out of eggs after defeating one, they can 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.)
  • Nintendo 64 Spieleberater: Eigentlich keine richtigen Blödewichte, dennoch bewachen sie manchmal Superherzen oder Schlüssel. Die Kerle sind extrem lichtscheu, daher könnt ihr sie mit den Explosionen Eurer Eier blenden. [4](They are not really jerks, but sometimes they guard Special Hearts or keys. The guys are extremely sensitive to light, so you can blind them with the explosions of your eggs.)


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 the affectionate suffix「坊」(, guy)

Big Slug

German Die Glibrions[4]
Spanish Babosa


  1. ^ Prima Bath (April 7, 1999). Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-2103-8. Page 105 and 117.
  2. ^ "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." – Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland (1998). Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 37.
  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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 4Media:Yoshi Story Shogakukan P4.jpg.
  4. ^ a b Nintendo 64 Yoshi's Story Spieleberater. Page 21Media:Yoshi's Story German Guide Pg. 20-21.png.