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♥s are the collectible points in Yoshi's Story. They are symbols of happiness and essential to improving Yoshi's Mood. They also recover petals on the Yoshi's Smile Meter. ♥s are earned by eating Fruit, defeating enemies, and collecting special Heart Coins. Additionally, one hundred extra ♥s apiece are awarded for each Melon eaten, each Special Heart collected, and for each Baby Yoshi that survived the current stage.