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)|
Sluggers, also referred to as a Baseball Boy Slugger, 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.
Profiles and statistics
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 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。 (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.
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
- 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。 (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
|Name||Image||Game||Type||Class||Effect||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|Slugger & Green Glove||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
|German||Schlag-Jason||From "schlagen" (to bat) and "Jason", the original German name of the Bandits|
|Italian||Ragazzo del baseball||Baseball boy|
|From "бита" (bita, baseball bat)|
- 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."
- 「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.
- Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 128.
- 「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.
|Characters||Bandy Andy • Eddy the Mask • Hand-It-Overs • Larson • Swindell|
|Species||Badge Bandit • Bandit • Big Bandit • Green Glove • Grunt • Slugger • Spooky • Zeus Guy|