Fruit (Yoshi food)

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Artwork of a fruit from Super Mario Odyssey.
A red fruit, as it appears in Super Mario Odyssey
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)

Fruits[1][2] (also referred to as berries,[3] Apples,[4] Nuts,[5] and Yoshi Fruits[6][7]) are a type of food originally found in Dinosaur Land, but they have also made appearances elsewhere. Like various other fruits, these grow on trees and bushes. Yoshis can eat them and, depending on the color of the fruit, get some kind of item. Fruits were first seen in Super Mario World.

In many appearances, such as their in-game appearance in Super Mario World and nearly all appearances as of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, these fruits are pome-like, closely resembling red apples with a yellow underside, with the colors separated by a wavy fringe. In a couple appearances, however, such as the artwork of Super Mario World and in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, they look like perfectly round red berries with orange spots and T-shaped stems.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World / Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2[edit]

Red Berry
Pink Berry
Green Berry

In Super Mario World, Yoshis can eat berries for a value of one coin. Yoshi eats them when he is in contact with them or grabs them with his tongue. Three kinds of berries can be found in this game. Red Berries[8] (or Red Apples)[9] make Yoshi lay an egg that hatches a Super Mushroom if he eats ten in the same stage (in Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, a Red Yoshi gets a Fire Flower, a Blue Yoshi gets a Cape Feather, and a Yellow Yoshi gets a Super Star). Pink Berries[8] (or Pink Apples)[9] cause a coin-throwing Yoshi Cloud to appear if he eats two in the same stage. The cloud gives a 1-Up Mushroom if he collects all ten of the smiley-faced Bonus Coins it drops. The rare Green Berries[8] (or Green Apples),[9] found only in Funky (and in the introductory Tourist Tips), add 20 seconds to the timer. Returning to the same location through a Warp Pipe restores all berries, but the count of how many berries eaten is reset to zero. It is also possible to softlock the game by eating a berry and collecting a power-up at the same time.

Berries are found in nine levels:

*In Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, Yoshi's House has 10 Red Berries.
**In the Japanese version, Funky has 14 Red Berries and three Green Berries.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

The sprite of a Fruit in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Red fruits also appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, where they serve the same role, though they do not add to the coin count. Every time Yoshi eats a fruit, a counter appears, keeping track of how many fruits he has eaten. When the counter reaches five, Yoshi lays an egg containing an item. The item that Yoshi yields depends on the form that Mario is in when Yoshi eats the fifth fruit: Small Mario and Mini Mario yield a Super Mushroom, Super Mario yields a Fire Flower, Fire Mario yields an Ice Flower, Ice Mario yields a Propeller Mushroom, and Propeller Mario and Penguin Mario yield a 1-Up Mushroom. The early elements feature a Yoshi Cookie, equivalent to five fruits. Pokeys also transform into a non-spiked form with every single "paah" in the music. When Pokeys are in this form, Yoshi can eat them for coins, Super Mushrooms, Fire Flowers, or 1-Up Mushrooms, depending on how many segments he swallows at once.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

A fruit
A fruit as seen in Super Mario Galaxy 2

Fruits reappear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, where they are more peach-colored than red. They are grown on the ground instead of shrubs as in previous games, and they can be squashed and destroyed by Mario with a Ground Pound. Yoshi can eat fruits to earn Star Bits. If ten fruits are eaten, the player receives an extra life. The game also features large golden fruits that are more difficult to pull, and Yoshi has to hold on to them with his tongue for a few seconds before he can eat them. A golden fruit gives a Launch Star and five Star Bits when eaten. This game also has power-ups based on fruits: the Dash Pepper, Blimp Fruit, and Bulb Berry.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

A fruit being eaten and a new meter in New Super Mario Bros. U

Red-colored fruits reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, and their port New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, where, like in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, they make Yoshi lay an egg containing an item when five are eaten. However, a circular meter replaces the counter from the previous game. The item that Yoshi yields depends on the form that Mario is in when Yoshi eats the fifth fruit: Small Mario and Mini Mario yield a Super Mushroom, Super Mario yields a Fire Flower, Fire Mario yields an Ice Flower, Ice Mario yields a Super Acorn, and Flying Squirrel Mario, P Flying Squirrel Mario, Propeller Mario, and Penguin Mario yield a 1-Up Mushroom.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Yoshi, captured by Mario, is standing on a platform surrounded by pink lava and Fruits on the Dark Side.
Yoshi, surrounded by fruits in a sub-area on the Dark Side
Fruits in Super Mario Odyssey
Mario near fruits in the Mushroom Kingdom

Fruits reappear in Super Mario Odyssey, where they are found in the Mushroom Kingdom and in secret areas reached from the Dark Side. Mario can capture Yoshi, allowing him to eat fruits. Whenever a fruit is eaten, a meter appears, and a Power Moon appears when the meter fills up. More than one fruit can be collected at once if Yoshi's tongue is extended towards them. Upon the player returning to an area with fruits, fruits that were collected previously are replaced by translucent fruits, which give the player a coin when collected. Fruits can also be found in Warp Pipes, and Yoshi must eat them so Mario can enter the Warp Pipe.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

In Super Mario Maker 2, fruits can be seen in the trees in the background of the forest level theme in the Super Mario World style, with two isolated red ones per screen.

Super Mario World television series[edit]


Berries also appear in the Super Mario World animated series in the episode "Gopher Bash," though they simply appear as red circles instead of having a stem or spots.

One also appears in "A Little Learning," where Yoshi eats it from a bush while he and Oogtar are fighting with Iggy and Lemmy, though it appears closer to its in-game sprite than previously.

Yoshi's Safari[edit]

Sprite of a Nut from Yoshi's Safari.

Nuts reappear in Yoshi's Safari. When they are used during boss battles, Yoshi flashes gray and takes half damage for a limited time. When nuts are not used at all, 2,000 bonus points are added to the player's highscore.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Fruit Cup Emblem
The emblem for the Fruit Cup in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

In Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, fruits make small appearances in N64 Yoshi Valley and GCN Yoshi Circuit, in which they can be seen growing on trees in the background. A cup represented by a fruit, the Fruit Cup, appears in the Booster Course Pass of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe; in keeping with this Yoshi-related theming, the cup ends with Yoshi's Island.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Fruits return on some trees in N64 Yoshi Valley in Mario Kart Tour.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Sprite of a Fruit, from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition.

Fruits appear in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and are referred to as Fruit in the American English version and as Berries in the British English version. They are special Skill Items that raise the Skill levels of all Yoshi and Winged Yoshi colors, and all types/forms of Koopa Troopas, Koopa Paratroopas, Buzzy Beetles, and Para-Beetles. Fruit can be earned by opening ? Blocks or won from the minigame Lucky ? Blocks at Toad Houses, or earned from Para-Beetles and all Koopa Paratroopas with a 10+ Combo attack. A rare version of Fruit exists as Rare Fruit.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

A different type of berry appears in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. Rather than being red with a yellow underside or apple-like, these berries are light orange with a red gradient and have white sepals. In this game, Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario must give a berry to a famished Wiggler in Gloomy Woods, allowing him to get enough energy to break through trash in the forest. The trio must then collect ten more berries spread around the area, along with a melon, after Wiggler becomes worn out after rampaging through the trash. A Paper Paratroopa tells Mario that Bowser loves berries. At the beginning of the mission titled Yoshi Rush, the Yoshi eats three berries, creating Yoshi Eggs.

WarioWare: Get It Together![edit]

Fruits make a cameo in WarioWare: Get It Together!, where they appear on trees in level 2 of the Super Mario World microgame. Pyoro can eat them with his tongue, although this has no effect on gameplay.

Mario Golf: Super Rush[edit]

Fruits appear as part of Wiggler's Special Shot in Mario Golf: Super Rush. In his Special Shot, he stomps and causes fruits to drop down, and swings the fruits away.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

In a promotional clip for The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Toad is shown fighting off a Goomba by throwing random items out of his backpack at it, one of which is a Fruit.[10] In the travel montage in the movie, as the heroes travel through Yoshi's Island, Mario is shown eating a red fruit as a Yoshi looks at them in the background.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese [11]
Yosshī Furūtsu
Tree Fruit

Yoshi Fruit

Dutch Fruit
French Fruit
French (NOA) Petit fruit [12]
Small fruit
German Früchte
Italian Frutta; Bacca
Fruit; Berry
Portuguese Fruta
Russian Фрукты

Spanish Fruta



  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 instruction booklet, page 16.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U digital manual, page 18.
  3. ^ Super Mario World English instruction booklet, page 22.
  4. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 28, page 14.
  5. ^ Yoshi's Safari instruction booklet, page 18.
  6. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 13.
  7. ^ Super Mario Odyssey internal filename (YoshiFruit)
  8. ^ a b c M. Arakawa. Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 42.
  9. ^ a b c Nintendo Power Volume 28, page 9.
  10. ^ Puffen (March 20, 2023). Toad fights goombas New Super Mario Movie Ad. YouTube. Retrieved April 11, 2023.
  11. ^ Super Mario World Japanese instruction booklet (fold-out)
  12. ^ Super Mario World Canadian instruction booklet
  13. ^ Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Spanish instruction booklet