CLOSE RELATIVES: Skeleton Goonie, Bowling Goonie, Very Goonie.
SKILLS AND ATTACKS: swoops down, Shy Guy drop
STRENGTHS: They fly very high so it's hard to reach them.
BACKGROUND: Goonies are an abundant species of seagull that live on Yoshi's Island. They aren't really enemies, real enemies (like Shy Guys) hitchhike on Goonies. If the Goonie flies over over a Yoshi, the Shy Guy lets go, therefore falling down on the Yoshi.
Goonies first appeared in Yoshi's Island where they look like sketchy seagull creatures that are more head than body.
They returned in Yoshi's Story where they had a slightly more realistic, three-dimensional look, although they still had fat, round bodies that were mostly head.
In Yoshi's Island DS, they go back to a more traditional look.