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Artwork of a slug.
Sprite of a Slug from Yoshi's Story
Not to be confused with Vine Slime.

A Slug[1] is a giant, colorful creature that appears in Yoshi's Story. They also have two bulging eyes. In Stage 2-3: Jelly Pipe, Yoshi can go into a pot 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] Slugs also appear in Stage 6-4: Magma Castle.

It is difficult to defeat Slugs in combat. Many eggs are required to destroy a single Slug, as they must first be stunned by eggs exploding in front of their eyes before they can be damaged. However, once Yoshi does destroy the Slug, he will get a special prize.

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

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おおナメクジ
Big Slug
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."