Fwip

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Fwip
Fwip5OA defeated.png
The Legendary Starfy artwork}
Japanese Name スイン, Suin
Located Lobber's Villa, Hotcha Springs
First Appearance Densetsu no Starfy 4
Latest Appearance The Legendary Starfy

Fwips (Suin in Japan) are fish enemies in the Nintendo DS games. They can puff themselves up, and create a shield in front of them if Starfy or Starly is too slow to defeat it using a Star Spin. If Starfy or Starly performs a Star Spin on a Fwip's shield, he/she will bounce back. When a Fwip has its shield up, it is only possible to defeat it by attacking it from behind. However, instead of trying to defeat it, Starfy or Starly can back off and wait. In a few moments, the Fwip's shield will go away, and the Fwip will be still gasping for air.

Artwork note

In The Legendary Starfy, official artwork (from the game's boxart and Starfy.com) depicts them as a bright orange fish with blue fins instead of being a darker orange fish with teal fins as in Densetsu no Starfy 4.

The sprite for a Fwip in both Densetsu no Starfy 4 and The Legendary Starfy is orange/red with teal fins.

Densetsu no Starfy 4 artwork

Toy description

"These guys can repel a Star Spin, so watch it when they dart around. With such sleepy eyes, you'd think this little fish would dart slower." (#010)

TLS sprite

In the The Legendary Starfy Video Game Magazine manga

Fwips using the bright orange and blue design from The Legendary Starfy appear in the Video Game Magazine manga Defeat the Enemy! from the November 2008 issue. In it, two of the Fwips swam after Starfy, Starly and Moe, but Starfy was too scared to attack them. Starly then slapped Starfy causing him to spin and defeat the Fwips.

Two Fwips from the manga Defeat the Enemy!