Ball (Yoshi Topsy-Turvy)

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Ball sprite
Artwork of a ball in Yoshi Topsy-Turvy
Artwork of a ball

A ball[1] is a silver sphere with a red treble clef on it. It is also an item found only in Yoshi Topsy-Turvy. Balls help Yoshi get through levels. Sometimes, a ball rolls over a xylophone, causing a rising note to appear, and Yoshi can use it as a platform. Yoshi can jump onto the ball, and when the Game Boy Advance is tilted (Tilt motion control), the ball rolls in the corresponding direction. Balls are also found in Shuffle Mode.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 鉄琴(玉と鍵盤)[2]
Tekkin (tama to kenban)
Metallophone (ball and keyboard)
Italian Palla Rintocco Chime Ball


  1. ^ "What a Sweet Sound If you find a xylophone... ...roll the ball that's nearby to hit the notes." — Text box, Yoshi Topsy-Turvy
  2. ^ 「ヨッシーの万有引力任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi Banyū Inryoku Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 21.