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Official art of a Slugger for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Art of a Slugger from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)
Variant of Bandit
Green Glove
Baseball Boys
Slugger's first appearance in The Baseball Boys

Sluggers, also referred to as a Baseball Boy Slugger,[1] are a type of yellow Bandit that first appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island that often appear alongside Green Gloves as part of the Baseball Boys. Sluggers use their baseball bats to return eggs that Yoshi throws at them, which will push Yoshi backwards upon contact, but can also be jumped on. This mechanic is occasionally used as a method of obtaining certain Smiley Flowers. As well as returning any eggs thrown at them, Sluggers will also return Chomp Rocks and seeds spat from a Watermelon. Sluggers cannot be grabbed by Yoshi's tongue, but can be defeated by Ground Pounding or jumping on them thrice. Sluggers later appear in the remake of the original game, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, and also in Yoshi's Island DS, in which they act identically to the first game.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a Slugger and a Green Glove appear as a spirit.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Yoshi franchise[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: タマゴを投げると打ち返してくる。倒し方はミットさんと同じ。[2] (When you throw an egg, it hits it back. The way to beat them is the same as Green Glove.)
  • Player's Guide: This Ken Griffey Jr. wannabe loves it when you throw an egg right across the plate.[3]

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: タマゴを投げると打ち返す。このタマゴに当てってもダメージは受けないが、強くはじき飛ばされてしまう。3回ふむか、ヒップドロップで倒そう。[4] (If you throw an egg at it, it will hit it back. If the egg hits you, it will not damage you, but it will bounce off you strongly. Step on it three times or use a Hip Drop to take it down.)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Slugger & Green Glove Slugger & Green Glove spirit from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Yoshi Series Support (1) Novice Beastball Equipped Spirit Board Ness, Lucas Rule: Item: Beastball Yoshi's Island Obstacle Course - Yoshi's Island


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バットくん
Bat Kid
Chinese 击球小子
Jīqiú Xiǎozi
Hitter Guy
Dutch Slugger -
French Frappeur Hitter
German Schlag-Jason[citation needed] From "schlagen" (to bat) and "Jason", the original German name of the Bandits
Italian Ragazzo del baseball[citation needed] Baseball boy
Korean 배트씨
Mr. Bat
Russian Биттер
From "бита" (bita, baseball bat)


  1. ^ Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Player's Guide. Page 104. "Pitch an Egg to a Baseball Boy Slugger so you can burst one of the Winged Clouds."
  2. ^ 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 7.
  3. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 128Media:SMW2 Guide 128.jpg.
  4. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 23.