Egg Block

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Egg Block
Egg Blocks
Three kinds of Egg Blocks
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)
Effect Releases eggs when hit
“Hit the bottom of the Egg Block to get all the eggs Yoshi can carry.”
Message Block, Yoshi's Story

Egg Blocks, also called Egg Boxes,[1] are spotted blocks that dispense Yoshi's Eggs for Yoshis to use, provided they have space to carry more eggs. Most Egg Blocks are depicted with green spots.


Yoshi's Island series[edit]

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A Yoshi about to throw an egg near an Egg Block in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

The spots on Egg Blocks are commonly green. When a Yoshi hits an Egg Block from the bottom, a Yoshi's egg is dispensed. If the Yoshi is already holding six eggs, no more eggs are dispensed. Aside from green-spotted Egg Blocks, there are also Yellow, Red, and Flashing Egg Blocks, which, when hit, turn into a single Yellow Egg, Red Egg, or Flashing Egg, respectively. Hitting an Egg Block from a certain side pushes eggs out in the opposite direction.

In Yoshi's New Island, two new Egg Block varieties are introduced. One of them releases Mega Eggdozers, while the other one releases Metal Eggdozers. Both of them are four times bigger than a normal Egg Block (looking like green-spotted Expansion Blocks). The earlier variety is white, while the latter is black.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

In Western releases of Yoshi's Story, the spots on Egg Blocks are the color of the current Yoshi, rather than just green like in the original version. In all releases, Egg Blocks have a light swaying animation.

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

In Super Mario Sunshine, Egg Blocks (localized as spotted blocks and spotted boxes)[2] appear as platforms in the secret courses of Pinna Park. Most have green spots, but there are some that have magenta, blue, and black ones.

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Although Egg Blocks do not appear in Super Mario 64 DS, if Yoshi swallows a Crate, the egg he creates will be in the shape of a cube, just like Egg Blocks.

Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

In Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, Egg Blocks are replaced by similarly designed objects known as Yarn Baskets, matching the game's aesthetics. Instead of Yoshi eggs, they release yarn balls, the game's equivalent to Yoshi eggs. Occasionally, they release bigger yarn balls for the Yoshis to use. Yarn Baskets can be hit from the bottom to release one yarn ball at a time or hit with a yarn ball from any side to release multiple at once.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

In Yoshi's Crafted World, the direction in which eggs are dispensed depends on the direction that Yoshi is facing. These blocks additionally can be stood upon.

Other appearances[edit]

In the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World, Egg Blocks appear in the DLC stage Yoshi's Island Zone, where Sonic must save Yoshis inside Yoshi eggs and bring them to the goal at the end of the level. Only three Yoshi eggs come out regardless of how many eggs are currently following Sonic.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

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

  • Instruction manual description: Bump it from below or shoot it with a yarn ball to make yarn balls come flying out.
    • You can hold up to six yarn balls.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タマゴブロック
Tamago Burokku
Egg Block

French (NOA) Bloc Œuf
Egg Block
French (NOE) Boite à Œufs[3]
Egg Box
Italian Blocco uovo
Dado uovo[4] (Yoshi's Story)
Egg Block
Egg cube
Russian Яйцеблок
Egg Block



  1. ^ Prima Bath (April 7, 1999). Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-2103-8. Page 103, 105, 111, 113, 115, and 116.
  2. ^ Averill, Alan; Villarreal, Jennifer (2002). Super Mario Sunshine: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Redmond, WA: Nintendo of America. ISBN 1-930206-23-2. Page 63 and 73.
  3. ^ Yoshi Story instruction booklet (French segment). Page 59.
  4. ^ (1998). Yoshi's Story manual. Nintendo of Europe (Italian). Page 123.