Blue Yoshi

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Blue Yoshi
SMR Blue Yoshi.jpg
Super Mario Run artwork of a Blue Yoshi
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)

Blue Yoshis (also called Dark Blue Yoshis) are a color variation of the Yoshi species.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

Artwork of Mario mounted on a flying Blue Yoshi, which is holding a Koopa Shell in its mouth.

In Super Mario World, any Koopa Shell (regardless of color) held by a Blue Yoshi will give him the ability to fly; the abilities gained from holding Yellow and Red shells are also granted.

If a Yoshi of any color manages to find Yoshi's Wings, it will turn into a Blue Yoshi and fly up to a bonus stage. After Mario and the now-Blue Yoshi complete the bonus stage, the wings will be lost, though the Blue Yoshi will retain its new coloration.

Additionally, a baby Blue Yoshi can be found in the underwater Star World 2 stage.

In the Game Boy Advance remake, Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, a Yoshi will not change its color upon finding Yoshi's Wings. Also, once the Baby Blue Yoshi from Star World is found, Blue Yoshis can be found in lieu of where Green Yoshis normally are if Cape Mario hits a ? Block containing a Yoshi Egg.

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

In Super Mario 64 DS, the third player in VS. Mode controls a Blue Yoshi. Blue Yoshis don't have any unique ability in the game, as all Yoshis have the same abilities.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

A Blue Yoshi was set to appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but he was scrapped and then replaced by a Light Blue Yoshi.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Though general Blue Yoshis don't appear in New Super Mario Bros. U, blue-colored Baby Yoshis known as Bubble Baby Yoshis do. They have the ability to spit Bubbles at enemies, turning them into Coins, a Power-Up or a 1-Up Mushroom.

Super Mario Run[edit]

Blue Yoshi was made available as a playable character in Super Mario Run following the release of the version 2.0.0 update on March 22, 2017. It can be unlocked after purchasing Blue Yoshi's House from the Kingdom Builder shop for 800 coins, which only becomes available if the player has collected 50 Red Toads and 50 Blue Toads.

Yoshi franchise[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, a Blue Yoshi is playable on the Castle of every world, except for level 6-8, King Bowser's Castle, in which a Green Yoshi takes his place. This makes Blue Yoshis the least used of the Yoshis.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

A young Blue Yoshi appears as a playable character in Yoshi's Story. His favorite fruit is Grapes.


Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Blue Yoshi appears in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World as an unlockable Yoshi design. It is unlocked along with other plain-colored Yoshi designs after defeating Mega Baby Bowser in King Bowser's Castle.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Blue Yoshis also appear in the Super Smash Bros. series. Although not playable in Super Smash Bros., a Blue Yoshi appears with the Yoshi team in 1-Player Mode. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Blue Yoshis appear as a recolor for the regular Yoshi. A Blue Yoshi also represents the blue team in team battles. A Blue Yoshi also appears as a Sticker in the third installment of the series.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Blue Yoshis are also present (and live) in the Yoshi's Village on Lavalava Island, featured in the first game of the series. One blue Yoshi is the parent of the blue Yoshi kid of Fearsome 5; the other is the shopkeeper of Yoshi's Cabana.

In the sequel, one of the Yoshi Kid's colors is blue. The Blue Yoshi Kid will be obtained if the amount of time that passes between the point where its egg joins Mario's party atop the hot dog stand to when Mario eventually meets the newborn dinosaur after running from the Armored Harriers is between nine and eleven minutes.

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

In Mario Power Tennis, Yoshi can change colors every time he performs a Rolling Egg Return, provided the player has completed the Flower Cup with any character. One of the colors that Yoshi can turn into is blue.

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

Blue Yoshi's icon in Mario Tennis Open.
The QR Reader code used to unlock Blue Yoshi in Mario Tennis Open.

Blue Yoshi appears in Mario Tennis Open as an downloadable QR code character. Like Yoshi, Diddy Kong, Baby Mario, and Light-Blue Yoshi, he is a Speed-type character.[1]

Mario Tennis Aces[edit]

In Mario Tennis Aces, a Blue Yoshi appears as a spectator.

The game's version 2.1.0 update added Blue Yoshi as a playable color swap of Yoshi. This variant is used by the second player in the Yoshi's Ring Shot co-op challenge, although it can be unlocked for use in other modes by accumulating 20,000 points in the aforementioned co-op challenge. Unlike in Mario Tennis Open, Blue Yoshi has the same green racket as the green Yoshi. Also, Blue Yoshi's Egg Roll uses a blue Yoshi Egg.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

In Mario Super Sluggers, a Blue Yoshi makes its baseball debut as a color variant for Yoshi. In Challenge Mode, a Blue Yoshi can be found in Yoshi Park. It gives the player several questions in order to figure out the combination for the gate. Afterwards correctly answering the questions, it will join Mario on his quest. The Blue Yoshi has the weakest batting abilities among all Yoshis, but that is compensated by its pitching, where it ranks first among the Yoshis (being tied with the team captain Yoshi).

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

A Blue Yoshi also appears in Mario Sports Mix as a non-playable character. It appears in the Dodgeball game, where it assists the blue team on the sidelines. Its red team counterpart is a Red Yoshi.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

In Mario Kart 8, Blue Yoshi appears as an alternate skin for Yoshi. It is available through purchasing both the Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing DLC packs. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Blue Yoshi is available from the start. Blue Yoshi is the 200cc staff ghost for Super Bell Subway.

Physical appearance[edit]

In Super Mario World, Blue Yoshis had dark blue skin, orange gloves, brown shoes, and a brown saddle. For the sequel, Blue Yoshis' look remained almost the same, but the shoes were recolored purple while the saddle was recolored red. The shoes' color was changed again for the Game Boy Advance port, this time to pink.

From Yoshi's Story and on, Blue Yoshis have appeared with magenta shoes and a red saddle. In Yoshi's Island's sequel, Yoshi's Island DS, and Yoshi Touch & Go, the skin tone for Blue Yoshis was darkened.

Notable Blue Yoshis[edit]

Official profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sticker information[edit]

Image Game Effect
Sticker Yoshi Blue.png Yoshi Touch & Go [Arm, Leg] - Attack +8
Usable by: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Bowser

Mario Super Sluggers profile[edit]

Name Bio Ability Bat Glove Stats
Blue Yoshi A speedy Yoshi with a decent arm. Tongue Catch Left Right Pitch 4/10
Bat 2/10
Field 6/10
Run 8/10

Super Mario Run description[edit]

"Yoshi is Mario's loyal adventuring buddy. He can Flutter Jump, and he's got no fear of spikes! Popular with Blue Toads."

List of game appearances[edit]

Title Role Release Date System/Format
Super Mario World Supporting Character 1990 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Playable Character 1995 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Yoshi's Story Playable Character 1997 Nintendo 64
Mario Party Non-Playable Character 1998 Nintendo 64
Super Smash Bros. Non-Playable Character 1999 Nintendo 64
Mario Golf Non-Playable Character 1999 Nintendo 64
Paper Mario Non-Playable Character 2000 Nintendo 64
Super Smash Bros. Melee Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 2001 Nintendo GameCube
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Supporting Character 2001 GameBoy Advance
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Playable Character 2002 GameBoy Advance
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Non-Playable Character 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Power Tennis Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Super Mario 64 DS Playable Character (Multiplayer) 2004 Nintendo DS
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Non-Playable Character 2005 Nintendo DS
Yoshi Touch & Go Playable Character 2006 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS Playable Character 2006 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Playable Character (Palette Swap of Yoshi) 2008 Wii
Mario Super Sluggers Unlockable Playable Character 2008 Wii
New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2009 Wii
Mario Sports Mix Non-Playable Character 2010 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Non-Playable Character 2011 Wii
Mario Tennis Open Downloadable QR Code Playable Character 2012 Nintendo 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U Supporting Character 2012 Wii U
New Super Luigi U Supporting Character 2013 Wii U
Sonic Lost World Cameo in Yoshi's Island Zone (DLC) 2013 Wii U
Mario Kart 8 Downloadable Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2014 Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 2014 Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Yoshi's Woolly World Unlockable Playable Character 2015 Wii U
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Unlockable Playable Character 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario Run Unlockable Playable Character (version 2.0.0) 2017 iOS / Android
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2017 Nintendo Switch
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Non-Playable Character 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Tennis Aces Playable Character (alternate color for Yoshi; as of version 2.1.0), Non-Playable Character 2018 Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 2018 Nintendo Switch


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Blue Yoshi.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブルーヨッシー
Burū Yosshī
Blue Yoshi
Spanish Yoshi azul Blue Yoshi
French Yoshi bleu
Yoshi bleu foncé
Blue Yoshi
Dark Blue Yoshi
Dutch Blauwe Yoshi Blue Yoshi
German Blauer Yoshi Blue Yoshi
Italian Yoshi blu Blue Yoshi
Portuguese Yoshi azul Blue Yoshi
Russian Синий йоши
Siniy yoshi
Blue Yoshi


  • In the SNES version of Yoshi's Island, there is a map error that displays King Bowser's Castle's Yoshi as Blue. This only happens when the level is played for the first time, and resets to green upon resetting the Yoshi's locations.


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