Spray Fish

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Spray Fish
A Spray Fish from Yoshi's Island DS.
A Spray Fish in Yoshi's Island DS
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
Hot Lips
Big Cheep Cheep

Spray Fish[1] are purple fish in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS and Yoshi's New Island. They appear in several fortresses and castles, and also appear in the Island Museum. They shoot out a diagonal jet of water that is impossible to go through. To get past it, the player must wait for them to submerge, or shoot an egg at their head. They themselves can hurt Yoshi, but the water merely pushes Yoshi back. As of Yoshi's New Island, they squint while spitting out the water.

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A Spray Fish attacking

Spray Fish are based off the real life archerfish, which spits water to make insects fall into the water to eat. Hot Lips has an identical (though much more dangerous) attack pattern to the Spray Fish.

Wool-based Spray Fish appear in World 5 of Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. They are made of yarn to match the games' aesthetics, and the water they spray is symbolized as a piece of string.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese てっぽーうお[2][3]
Literally means "archerfish", but flipping the spelling to be in hiragana with the elongated "o" written with 「ー」
French Crach'eau From crache (spit) and eau (Water)
German Spuckfisch Spitfish
Italian Pesce Spruzz Sprayy Fish
Spanish Pezpersor Portmanteau of "pez" (fish) and "aspersor" (sprinkler)


  1. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 128.
  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 6.
  3. ^ 「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 17.