The Snorkel Snake as it appears in Yoshi's Story
|First appearance||Yoshi's Story (1997)|
The Snorkel Snake, also called the Snorkle Fish, is a serpentine enemy that appears in Yoshi's Story. It resembles a large white serpentine creature with green spikes and a large fin for a tail. Its head is a large ball with red eyes, flippers, and a spout for a mouth. Smaller variants of the Snorkel Snake, known as Mr. Eels, also appear in the game. While identified as a snake in English and an eel in Japanese, it more closely resembles a giant pipefish, particularly due to the mouth.
The Snorkel Snake can be seen swimming on the Ocean page, and it is found in a single area of the level Lots O'Jelly Fish, where it waits for a Yoshi to swim nearby. When it spots them, it swims in circles around them, attempting to enclose them within its spiky body; since Yoshis cannot throw eggs underwater, the Snorkel Snake is effectively invincible. However, its body is not long enough for it to make a complete circle, allowing the Yoshis to escape if encircled.
Profiles and statistics
- Website bio: Swimming in circles that grow ever-tighter, The Snorkle Fish is a prickly Yoshi-smiter.
- Shogakukan guide: 「長いからだはトゲだらけ。おまけにあとを追ってくる。なんてこった！」 ("Their long body is covered in thorns. In addition, it will follow you. What the heck!")
Names in other languages
|From「鰻」(unagi, eel) and「坊」(bon, Japanese affectionate suffix for "boy")|
- The Snorkel Snake bears a resemblance to the Dragoneel, which was introduced in New Super Mario Bros. U and also tries to encircle players with its body. The Snorkel Snake's Japanese name, "Unabon," is used as a file name for the Dragoneel, suggesting this resemblance may have been intentional.
- Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland. Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Page 11.
- Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved April 23, 2015.
- Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved April 22, 2015.
- 「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), page 6.