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Artwork of Smeech from Super Mario Galaxy 2
Artwork from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Variant of Poink

Smeeches[1] are flying enemies in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are pink spherical creatures with a pair of beady eyes and plump lips, and they are related to the Poink enemy from Super Mario Sunshine. Their name is a portmanteau of the words "smooch" and "leech." Smeeches are first encountered in the Yoshi Star Galaxy, starting with the first mission, Saddle Up with Yoshi. They are encountered later on in the Hightail Falls Galaxy, the Haunty Halls Galaxy, the Sweet Mystery Galaxy, and the Starshine Beach Galaxy. Smeeches flee from Mario and Luigi if they encounter them. However, if either brother is riding Yoshi, they float towards him, eventually kissing Yoshi and attaching to his mouth. This prevents Yoshi from using his tongue or eating fruits, and Smeeches also latch on to his mouth if he tries to eat one. A Smeech remains attached to Yoshi's mouth for as long as it can, even when the player uses a Launch Star. The Smeech can be defeated with a spin or a jump from the unmounted Mario or Luigi; Yoshi can also perform a Head Shake to remove the Smeech, causing it to vanish and drop Star Bits. If Mario or Luigi dismounts or is knocked off Yoshi, the Smeech detaches from Yoshi's mouth and begins to hover away.

Smeeches behave similarly to the Leaps from the Kirby series and Bucculus from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy 2 ObjectData/Popo.arc Popo Transliteration of below
Super Mario Galaxy 2 SystemData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl ポポ (Popo) Poink

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブッチュン[2]
From「ブチュッ」(buchu, onomatopoeia for smooching sound)

French Podkol
From the idiom pot de colle ("jar of glue"), used to refer to someone who leeches off others
German Knutsch-Poink
From knutschen ("to smooch") and "Poink"
Italian Sbaciotto
Diminutive form of sbaciucchiare ("to smooch")
Spanish (NOE) Ventusito


  • If the player goes into first-person mode while riding Yoshi with a Smeech attached, they are able to see inside the Smeech, though only its lips are visible.
  • If the player collects a Power Star while riding Yoshi with a Smeech on his mouth, it appears in the "You got a Star!" scene.


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine (May 23, 2010). Super Mario Galaxy 2: PRIMA Official Game Guide. Roseville: Random House Inc. ISBN 978-0-30746-907-6. Page 29.
  2. ^ Sakai, Kazuya (Ambit), kikai, Akinori Sao, Junko Fukuda, Kunio Takayama, and Ko Nakahara (Shogakukan), editors. (October 19, 2015). 『スーパーマリオブラザーズ百科: 任天堂公式ガイドブック』. Tokyo: Shogakukan (Japanese). ISBN 978-4-09-106569-8. Page 161.