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Igashira-kun official artwork from Yoshi Topsy-Turvy
First appearance Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (2004)
Screenshot of two Igashira-kuns
Screenshot of Yoshi with two Igashira-kuns.

Igashira-kun are round, spike-covered enemies that appear in Yoshi Topsy-Turvy. They are usually found sleeping on the ground or hanging from a rod. If the Game Boy Advance is tilted left or right, they will awaken, and roll or swing in the according direction. They deal three points of damage when Yoshi touches one. Igashira-kuns can also defeat other enemies, like Shy Guys and some that Yoshi cannot by himself, like Tap-Taps. Igashira-kuns can also be found in wire-like constructs floating in mid-air, where they regularly move across.

Profiles and statisticsEdit

  • Shogakukan guide: イガシラくん自体は倒すことができないが 他の敵を倒すのによく利用する。体が球形なので、本体を傾けるとコロコロと転がっていく。

Igashira-kun itself cannot be defeated, but it is often used to defeat other enemies. Since its body is spherical, it rolls around when the body is tilted.[1]

Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イガシラくん[1]
Portmanteau of「毬」(iga, burr) and「頭」(kashira, head), combined with Japanese honorific「~くん」(-kun)


  1. ^ a b 「ヨッシーの万有引力任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi Banyū Inryoku Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 24.