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A Wik from Yoshi's Woolly World.
First appearance Yoshi's Woolly World (2015)
Latest appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)

Wiks are tiny undead fireballs that first appear in Yoshi's Woolly World. Their name is derived from "candle wick", the string that holds the flame of a candle. They are only found in World 4-6, Spooky Scraps! Don't Get Spooked!, flying up and down, making them very similar to Cloud Drops from previous Yoshi's Island games. If a Wik is covered by a Spooky Scrap, it will appear much more aggressive, move slightly faster and become invincible. As a result, they can hurt Yoshi if he touches it in this state, although they can be defeated by throwing a yarn ball at them while they are uncovered. Wiks turn into white yarn balls if Yoshi eats them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たまぼー[1]
From「おたま」(Otama, Cloud Drop) and「ボーボー」(bōbō, onomatopoeia for burning); it may involve「魂」(tamashii, spirit)

German Kerzen-Schleimi
Candle Slime
Italian Gocciabonzo
Spanish (NOA) Pabililo
From "pabilo" (candlewick) and possibly "hilo" (thread)
Spanish (NOE) Llama espectral
Ghostly Flame