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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)
Cloud Drop

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 found in World 2-7, The Desert Pyramid Beckons!, and 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]
Possibly from「おたま」(Otama, Cloud Drop) or「魂」(tamashii, spirit or soul) and「ボーボー」(bōbō, onomatopoeia for burning sound)
German Kerzen-Schleimi Candle Slime
Spanish (NOA) Pabililo Derived from pabilo (candlewick)
Spanish (NOE) Llama espectral Ghostly Flame