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Egg Plants (also parsed Egg-Plants or in lowercase) 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 will not 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 cannot spit any out. There are four of these plants in the Island Museum. They can be viewed in the botanical enemy exhibit.
In Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & 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 reappear in Yoshi's Crafted World.
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