Tehee Butterfly

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Tehee Butterfly
A Tehee Butterfly
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Latest appearance Super Mario-kun Volume 19
Power Bee
Sprite of a pink Tehee Butterfly from Yoshi's Story

Tehee Butterflies (also spelled Teehee Butterflies[1] and called Tehee Trampolines[2] in the context of jumping on them as a springboard) are flying spherical insects that appear in Yoshi's Story and the Super Mario-kun manga. They fly around and change color from pink to blue. Eating a pink one restores a Yoshi's health, but eating a blue one depletes it due to bitterness, as indicated by a Message Block.

In Super Mario-kun, the Baby Yoshis set out to find the legendary Tehee Butterfly so they can use its fabled restorative after Mario becomes exhausted. It seems harmless at first, but as the Yoshis attempt to catch it, it turns vicious and retaliates. It repeatedly plays cruel pranks on the Yoshis and giggles afterwards. After Green Yoshi gets the upper hand and defeats the Tehee Butterfly, the Yoshis feed it to Mario. However, just before he eats it, the butterfly turns blue and has adverse effects.

The name of this enemy comes from the noise it makes when it changes colors.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウフフちょう / うふふチョウ[3]
Ufufu Chō
From 「ウフフ」 (ufufu, a type of laughter) and 「蝶」 (chō, butterfly)


  1. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 102. "Choosing not to take the shortcut means that you’ll have to scale the mountain and defeat many Teehee Butterflies on your way."
  2. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 112. "For a good start, jump from the top of the Message Box and then use both of the Tehee butterflies as springboards to vault Yoshi back into the upper reaches of the sky.[...]At the end of the Tehee Trampolines is a Warp Vase."
  3. ^ 「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 13.