Cave of the Nipper Plants

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Cave of the Nipper Plants
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World-Level 1-3
Game Yoshi's New Island
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Cave of the Nipper Plants is the third level of World 1 in Yoshi's New Island. It takes place mostly underground and features a large number of Nipper Spores and Nipper Plants.


The level starts on a field with Shy Guys, Item Balloons, Nipper Spores and Nipper Plants. Further ahead lies a pipe that leads into an underground section. On the way to the Checkpoint Ring, there are a number of mushroom platforms, Shy Guys (both on the ground and carried by Item Balloons) and Piranha Plants. Past the ring are more Shy Guys and several Nipper Plants, followed by a wide gap with mushroom platforms and a pipe that leads back above the ground. Here, there are a few more Nipper Plants, a Shy Guy floating with an Item Balloon and a Whirly Fly Guy before a stretch leading to the level's Goal Ring.

Smiley Flowers[edit]

  • Smiley Flower 1: The first Smiley Flower is inside a hidden Winged Cloud located among the Item Balloons at the start of the level. A trail of coins leading to it will appear if Light-Blue Yoshi hits another Winged Cloud at the right.
  • Smiley Flower 2: After a pipe that produces yellow Shy Guys, there are three Winged Clouds, the middle of which contains the second Smiley Flower. There is a row of blocks under it; after revealing it, Light-Blue Yoshi must hit it with an egg or jump off an enemy to collect it.
  • Smiley Flower 3: The third Smiley Flower is in an area accessed via a pipe just after the previous area. Here, Light-Blue Yoshi must be navigated through a series of Nipper Spores and missile-dropping Item Balloons and reach a dead end, where he can reveal a hidden Winged Cloud by tossing an egg into a trail of coins that reflects off the wall. He must then hit the cloud to reveal the Smiley Flower.
  • Smiley Flower 4: In an area with four mushroom platforms over a pit, before the pipe that leads above the ground, Light-Blue Yoshi must step on the red mushroom platform to make the fourth Smiley Flower appear under the adjacent blue mushroom. He can then ricochet an egg off the ledge in front of him to hit and collect the flower.
  • Smiley Flower 5: The fifth Smiley Flower is in a block enclosure above the pipe near the end of the level. Light-Blue Yoshi must first drop a nearby spring ball onto the ground, either by popping the Item Balloons that carry it with eggs or simply jumping off an enemy to it. He must then bounce off the spring ball to reach the Smiley Flower.


Name Count
Shy Guy 10a
Nipper Spore 6
Nipper Plant 7b
Piranha Plant 5
Fly Guy 1
Whirly Fly Guy 1

a - Not counting additional Shy Guys produced by a pipe
b - Not counting Nipper Plants created by Nipper Spores

Message Block information[edit]

When tossing an egg, press L Button or Y Button to pause the cursor. This makes it easier to aim!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プチパックンの洞窟
Puchi Pakkun no Dōkutsu
Cave of the Nipper Plants
Russian Пещера грызоцветов
Peshchera gryzotsvetov
Cave of the Nipper Plants
Korean 새끼뻐끔의 동굴
Saekkippeokkeum'ui Donggul
Cave of the Nipper Plants