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Quotation1.svg Yoshi! Quotation2.svg
— Yoshi

Yoshi is a major character in the Mario series. He is a cutsy-looking green Yoshi hailing from Yoshi's Island. For many years, he has been a loyal friend and ally to Mario and Luigi. Yoshi is known for his kindness, friendliness, cheerfulness and bravery as he has helped defend the world and rescue captives from the evil Bowser many times.

Yoshi has appeared in multiple crossover titles alongside Sonic the Hedgehog and his cast (in particular, the Mario & Sonic subseries).

Game appearances

Mario & Sonic series

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Quotation1.svg Yoshi is a green dinosaur with a big nose and sticky tongue. He's got serious wheels, and his awesome Speed will keep him near the front of the pack in all the racing events, while his quick reflexes will make him a strong table tennis competitor. Quotation2.svg
— Yoshi's profile, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games website

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Yoshi appears as one of the playable characters in both the Wii and Nintendo DS version of the game.

In both versions of the game, Yoshi has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Emblem
YoshiOlympicGames icon.png Speed Yoshi-Stats.png MS emblem yoshi.png

In the Mission Mode in both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of the game, Yoshi has to beat a set of five missions, which will unlock a final mission. Clearing all six missions will award the player with the Yoshi Emblem. These missions include:

  • Wii:
    1. Hammer Throw: Throw right in the center! - Build up as much power as you can to throw the hammer 1 time(s) right in the center when "!" appears.
    2. High Jump: Jump from the blue zone! - Jump from the blue zone 2 time(s) and clear the bar!
    3. Individual epée: Win after parrying! - Win after parrying your opponent's attacks 6 times!
    4. Singles: Continue a rally! - Continue a 15 shot rally with your opponent! (You fail if either of you miss.)
    5. 100m Freestyle: Aim for the specified time! - Finish with a time between 48 and 50 sec.!
    6. 4x100m Relay:; Win with a perfect relay! - Pass the baton at exactly the right moment (GREAT!) each time and finish in 1st place!
  • Nintendo DS:
    1. 10m Platform - Enter the water feet-first! Aim for an entry angle of around 170 to 180 degrees.
    2. Table Tennis - Win without giving away more than three points to your opponent!
    3. Trampoline - Enter 32 or more performance commands!
    4. Dream Basketball - Make five consecutive successful shots!
    5. Dream Canoe - Gather 20 coins within 60 seconds!
    6. 400m Hurdles - Beat Tails when he's in top condition!

in both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of the game, the player can also earn the Yoshi Crown by getting all gold and 1st medals using Yoshi.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Quotation1.svg Yoshi is Mario's friend living on Yoshi Island and usually accompanies Mario and Luigi on their Adventures. Yoshi will put forward great effort in the Olympic Winter Games with his Flutter Jump Ability on the Wii and DS and his Thrash Dash Ability on the DS. Quotation2.svg
Yoshi's profile, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games website

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Yoshi is a playable character in both the Wii and Nintendo DS version of the game. In the Wii and Nintendo DS version, Yoshi also has the special skill, the Flutter Jump, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.

In both versions of the game, Yoshi has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Special Skill Flag
Wii DS
Yoshiicon.png Speed Yoshi-Wii-Stats.png Yoshi-DS-Stats.png
  • Flutter Jump
  • Thrash Dash (DS only)
Yoshi flag.jpg

In the Wii version of the game, a Mii costume based on Yoshi can be unlocked in the game after winning five gold or/and 1st place medals in any Olympic/Dream Events with Yoshi and then buying the costume in the boutique.

Yoshi in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.

In Adventure Tours mode in the Nintendo DS version of the game, Yoshi appears as one of the unlockable characters who can take part in the mode's sports events. He can be found in Polastraits where he must be beaten in a Luge event. After that, Yoshi will join the player's team. Later in Sparkleton, Yoshi is needed for the "Light Five Lamps!" mini-game. Here, the player has to light five lamps with Yoshi's tongue within a time limit. After the lights are lit, a gate in the overworld will open. Also, in Cubyrinth, Yoshi will tell everyone that it is easy to get lost there. He then puts his Drift Board down and goes for a walk, only to get lost and loses his drift board soon after. Although Birdo find's Yoshi drift board, she claims it is hers in spite of Yoshi's consent. After insisting that the drift board has to belong to the top athlete though, Birdo gives the board back to Yoshi after he completes the Ski Cross Racing event.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Quotation1.svg Yoshi is Mario's friend living on Yoshi's Island and sometime accompanies Mario and Luigi on their adventures. Yoshi will put forward great effort in the London 2012 Olympic Games with his new abilities. Quotation2.svg
Silver the Hedgehog's profile, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, website

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Yoshi appears as one of the playable characters in both the Wii and Nintendo 3DS version of the game. In the Wii version, Yoshi also has the special skill, the Flutter Jump, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.

In this game, across both versions, Yoshi has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats (Wii) Class (3DS) Special Skill Flag
Yoshiicon.png Speed Yoshi stats.png Challengers Flutter Jump Yoshi flag.jpg

In the Wii version of the game, Yoshi also appears as an interactable character in London Party Mode. Here, the player can speak to him in order to play minigames and earn stickers. Also, a Mii costume based on Yoshi can be unlocked in the game by either winning it through a Scratch Card or paying ten blank cards.

Yoshi meeting Bowser Jr. at Stonehenge.

In the Nintendo 3DS version, Yoshi belongs to the Challengers class and can only take part in sports events selected for this group. In the game's story mode, before the Olympics, Yoshi came to Stonehenge to train. Here, he met Bowser Jr., and the two of them challenged each other to a few event after being persuaded by a pair of Shy Guys. After being defeated, Yoshi congratulated Bowser Jr. and decided to train some more in preparation for a rematch during the Olympic Games. Some time after, a strange fog enveloped London. Arriving at the fogged up London Bridge, Yoshi was not able to cross the bridge due to the fog. He later found Sonic and Tails, and explained his predicament. Immediately after though, they were found by Fog Imposters of Shadow and Silver, whom Yoshi challenged when he mistook them for the reals ones. After defeating the Fog Imposters, Yoshi realized they were fake when they faded away. The real Silver and Shadow soon after showed up though, and the gathered group told them what they knew. Soon after, Jet flew overhead. After the group cornered Jet, they convinced hin to show them where the local Fog Machine was on the bridge. When everyone got to the Fog Machine however, Bowser Jr. appeared, who was protecting the machine. Yoshi, Shadow, and Silver managed to defeat him however. Shadow subsequently destroy the Fog Machine, which made the fog disappear and causing the bridge to be lowered. After Bowser Jr. then fled the scene, Yoshi decided to chase after him. Some time after however, the fog returned, except now more intense, to London. In response, Yoshi, Silver, Shadow, and Jet cleared the London Bridge of the fog, which the group later reported back to Sonic and Mario about to support them during their showdown with the masterminds behind the fog: Dr. Eggman and Bowser. After everything had been resolved, Yoshi came to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, a badge of Yoshi can also be obtained from the badge machine.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Yoshi appears as one of the playable characters. In this game, Yoshi has the special skill, the Flutter Jump, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.

In this game, Yoshi has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Special Skill Biography Flag
Yoshiicon.png Speed Flutter Jump Yoshi has been a faithful friend to Mario and Luigi for many years. Impressive speed is Yoshi's greatest asset. Yoshi flag.jpg

In Legends Showdown, Yoshi is on the first team, along with Sonic, Tails and Donkey Kong. Also, a Mii costume based on Yoshi can be unlocked in the game by getting over 90% perfect in a single Mario’s Figure Skating Spectacular. .

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Yoshi returns in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He remains a speed type character. In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Yoshi is playable in the 100m Dash and Football events. Just like from Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Yoshi and Silver maintain their special trophy animation and friendship.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Yoshi makes an appearance as a playable character.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, making his 3rd playable appearance in the Super Smash Bros. Series, Yoshi is a fast and heavy fighter with strong smash attacks and amazing jumping ability.

In addition to being a playable character, Yoshi also appears as two trophies and some stickers in this game.

Trophy
Name Image Game Description
Yoshi TrYoshi.jpg
  • SNES - Yoshi's Safari
  • N64 - Yoshi's Story
A creature that hails from Yoshi's Island. Yoshis come in a variety of colors, and all possess gentle personalities. No matter what problems they face, they always look like they're having fun. Yoshis use their long tongues to grab and swallow fruit and enemies. They can convert what they swallow into eggs, which they then lay. They also give Mario rides.
Super Dragon Super Dragon - Brawl Trophy.png
  • Wii - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Yoshi with wings on his back that give him the power to fly freely across sky. In this state, he can spew giant fireballs. He is more mobile and powerful, but the inertia makes movement quirky, so it takes some skill to master flight. Yoshi returns to a normal state after a set period time has passed.
Stickers
Name Image Game Effect
Yoshi Sticker Yoshi MP2.png Mario Party 2 Launch Resistance +35

Usable by: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Bowser

Yoshi Sticker Yoshi Kid.png Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

[Throwing] - Attack +5

Usable by: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Bowser

Yoshi Sticker Yoshi Blue.png Yoshi Touch & Go [Arm, Leg] - Attack +8

Usable by: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Bowser

Yoshi Ship Sticker Yoshi Ship.png Yoshi Topsy Turvy [Throwing] - Attack +32
Yoshi Egg Sticker YoshiEgg.png Yoshi Touch & Go [Body, Spin] - Attack +12

Usable by: Yoshi

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Yoshi returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. He maintains his high speed, mobility and agility. He also maintains a more upright posture. On the downside, most of his attacks became weaker.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Yoshi returns as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Sonic Lost World

In the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World, there is a downloadable Zone based off of Yoshi's Story, titled Yoshi's Island Zone. The location, music and artstyle are based off the Yoshi's Story areas in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, and the Red Star Rings have been replaced with Flowers from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Yoshi Eggs are collectible, and bringing them to the goal will hatch the eggs making different colored Yoshis come out of them and grant Sonic 1-Ups.

Powers and abilities

Yoshi and his species are famous with their long tongues. They can also do the Flutter Jump which can go higher than Mario's Jump. His Flutter Jump can be done by jumping and running in thin air but in a few seconds, Yoshi can get weary and fall to the ground.

Trivia

  • Yoshi was first introduced in Super Mario World around the same time that Sonic the Hedgehog made his game debut.
  • In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Yoshi was among the only characters to not receive new artwork (Along with Wario and Waluigi).
  • Yoshi appears in the fake screenshot of Sonic and Tails in Super Smash Bros. Melee, printed in Electronic Gaming Monthly as an April Fools joke.
  • Interestingly, Naoto Ohshima, the character creator of Sonic the Hedgehog and Dr. Eggman, moved on to form Artoon and later, Arzest, who created Nintendo titles such as Yoshi's Island DS and Yoshi's New Island.
  • Yoshi has the same eye color as his rival Tails, except that Yoshi's eyes are a darker blue while Tails' eyes are a lighter blue.

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