Blimp Yoshi

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Blimp Yoshi
Mario on Blimp Yoshi from Super Mario Galaxy 2
Applies to Yoshi
Item needed Blimp Fruit
Power(s) given Expands like a balloon and flies upwards temporarily
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Battle Card cameo) (2015)
Blimp Yoshi floats upward in the Tall Trunk Galaxy
Blimp Yoshi floats upwards in the Tall Trunk Galaxy.

Blimp Yoshi is one of Yoshi's power-ups in Super Mario Galaxy 2, along with Dash Yoshi and Bulb Yoshi. When Yoshi eats a Blimp Fruit, he turns light blue and expands like a balloon. In this state, Yoshi can float upwards for a brief period of time. Blimp Yoshi has a small meter that tells how long his powers will last, similar to that of Bee Mario, but the meter does not stop when Blimp Yoshi stops, unlike with Bee Mario. Blimp Yoshi has very limited actions in comparison to Dash Yoshi or Bulb Yoshi; Blimp Yoshi cannot open his mouth to eat enemies or items, but he can eat fruits if he floats over and touches them. By doing this, Blimp Yoshi can refill his flight meter. He cannot use Launch Stars, enter pipes, or flutter-jump. When floating, Blimp Yoshi can float without moving up if the A Button button is held, but this does not affect the meter and it continues to run out but at a slower rate. If the Wii Remote is shaken, Yoshi will return to his normal form.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バルーンヨッシー
Barūn Yosshī
Balloon Yoshi

Chinese 氣球耀西[1]
Qìqiú Yàoxī
Balloon Yoshi

French Yoshi Ballon
Balloon Yoshi
Italian Yoshi Bolla
Bubble Yoshi
Spanish Yoshi Globo
Balloon Yoshi


Light-blue Yoshi under the Balloon Transformation Wonder Effect.
  • Although Blimp Yoshi is blowing air out of his body, his size remains the same.
  • Balloon Light-Blue Yoshi under the effects of a Wonder Flower in Super Mario Bros. Wonder resembles Blimp Yoshi.


  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 website. Nintendo HK. Retrieved May 18, 2018.