Egg Block

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Three kinds of Egg Blocks

Egg Blocks, also called Egg Boxes,[1] are blocks in the Yoshi franchise that dispense Yoshi's Eggs for Yoshis to throw.


Yoshi franchise[edit]

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

Egg Blocks are commonly green, but in Yoshi's Story, they are the color of the current Yoshi (in the Japanese version, the color is always green). When a Yoshi hits this block from the bottom, a Yoshi's egg will be dispensed, provided he has space to carry more eggs. If the Yoshi is already holding six eggs, no more eggs will be dispensed. Aside from green Egg Blocks, in the Yoshi's Island series, there are also Yellow and Red Egg Blocks, which, when hit, turn into a single Yellow Egg or a Red Egg, respectively.

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 Expansion Blocks). The earlier variety is white, while the latter is black.

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 will 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.

In most games, hitting an Egg Block from a certain side will push eggs out in the opposite direction. However, in Yoshi's Crafted World, the direction in which eggs are dispensed depends on the direction that Yoshi is facing.

Sonic Lost World[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 will come out regardless of how many eggs are currently following Sonic.


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.


Square Egg[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French (NOA) Bloc Oeuf Egg Block
Italian Blocco uovo Egg Block
Russian Яйцеблок
Egg Block



  1. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Pages 103, 105, 111, 113, 115, 116.