- Not to be confused with Prince Froggy.
A sprite of a Frog Pirate from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, also used for Prince Froggy
|First appearance||Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)|
|Latest appearance||Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (2002)|
Frog Pirates are a species of frog in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. Frog Pirates live in the swamps and wetlands of Yoshi's Island, and they are primarily encountered in World 3. If a Yoshi gets too close to a Frog Pirate, it lashes out its tongue to try and steal Baby Mario. Stepping on a Frog Pirate's head only disables it for a moment, so Yoshi should instead throw an Egg at the frog or swallow it. Spitting out a Frog Pirate causes it to fall off the screen, although it later respawns.
A notable Frog Pirate member named Prince Froggy serves as the mid-boss of World 3. Unlike the other bosses, Prince Froggy has no visible differences to his species. In the Japanese version, Prince Froggy and Frog Pirates have the same name (Gerogēro).
Profiles and statistics
Yoshi's Island series
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- Shogakukan guide (page 8): なが～い舌をのばして赤ちゃんをさらう大ガエル。タマゴを当てるとしばらく気絶するので、そのスキに食ベてしまおう。 (A large frog that snatches the baby by stretching out its long tongue. If you hit it with an egg, it faints, so eat it while it's still unconscious.)
- Nintendo Player's Guide (page 127): These larcenous amphibians have tongues even longer than Yoshi's, and they'd love to steal Baby Mario!
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
- Shogakukan guide (page 16)*: 長い舌をのばして、赤ちゃんをさらう大ガエル。タマゴを当てると気絶するので、その間に食ベてしまおう。ワールド3-4ではボスとしても登場。 (A large frog that snatches the baby by stretching out its long tongue. If you hit it with an egg, it faints, so eat it while it's still unconscious. It also appears as a boss in World 3-4.)
Names in other languages
|Elongated version of「ゲロゲロ」(gerogero, onomatopoeia for frog's croaking); same as Prince Froggy|
|German||Börki||Based on "Börk Börk" (Prince Froggy)|