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Egg-Plant SMW2.png
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
Related species
Sanbo Flower

Egg-Plants[1] are flowers that are found in the Yoshi franchise. These flowers normally spit out normal Yoshi Eggs, and are very common and appear in almost every level in their respective games. They spit out Yoshi Eggs one at a time, but if a Yoshi Ground Pounds near one, the plant will either shoot out several at once or start shooting them out more quickly. The Yoshi can also lick the eggs to catch them. Since the Yoshi can only carry six eggs each, the Egg-Plant won't produce more eggs anymore until the Yoshi uses one of the Yoshi Eggs on something.

The Egg-Plant's name comes from the eggplant, a type of fruit. It also shares its name with a type of nightshade (hence the appearance).

Some Egg-Plants known as Sanbo Flowers will spit out Needlenoses, but as long as a Yoshi has six eggs, it can't spit any out. There are four of these plants in the Island Museum. They can be viewed in the botanical enemy exhibit.

An unused variaton that spits out Bubbles was intended to appear, but was removed for unknown reasons.[2] Like the Bull's-Eye Bill, it is fully functional.

An Egg-Plant appears in the Super Mario-Kun volume 14, where it helps Mario, Yoshi, and Luigi by providing eggs in their fight against Burt the Bashful.

In Yoshi's Woolly World, Egg-Plants are knitted, and in replacement for eggs, they shoot out Yarn Balls of multiple colors. Egg-Plants appear less frequently in the game, with only a few appearances, including the Bonus Game. Notably, the game does not feature the variation that spits out Needlenoses due to the fact that they were replaced by Pokey Poms.

Egg-Plants are set to reappear in Yoshi's Crafted World.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タマゴフラワー[3][4][5]
Tamago Furawā
Egg Flower


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 128.
  2. ^ The Cutting Room Floor
  3. ^ 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 5.
  4. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 17.
  5. ^ Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo Dream Book, page 10.