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
|From「おたま」(Otama, Cloud Drop) or possibly「魂」(tamashii, spirit), and「ボーボー」(bōbō, onomatopoeia for burning sound)
||Derived from pabilo (candlewick)