Egg Throw

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This article is about the move used in most Yoshi games. For information about the move from the Super Smash Bros. series, see here.
A Green Yoshi proceeding to use Egg Throw.

The Egg Throw is a move used by Yoshis. This is Yoshis' signature move and was first used in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. To use it, a Yoshi must first get a Yoshi Egg. Each throw uses one Yoshi Egg. The player must hold or press the aiming button to show a X-shaped cursor. It keeps going in the direction in which it is thrown until it hits a wall, ceiling, or the ground, at which time it bounces. When it hits an enemy or bounces too many times, the egg will break. When it hits a wall, ceiling, or ground it bounces, especially useful in underground stages. If it bounces multiple times, it will change color, going from green to yellow to red, after which it will break. Most bosses in the Yoshi series are defeated with this move.

In Super Mario 64 DS, Yoshi doesn't have to aim because it is automatically aimed toward the nearest enemy. If no enemies are around, it is just thrown toward Yoshi's front. It can also chain to a couple of enemies. If it does this, not only will Yoshi have cleared the path more, but he will get 2 Coins per enemy, rather than just 1. The move is useful in the mission Behind Chain-Chomp's Gate because it can paralyze the Chain Chomp for a few seconds. However, he can only carry one at a time, instead of six in the Yoshi series.