Egg Plant

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Egg Plant
Egg Plant
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)
Variants
Sanbo Flower
Relatives
Yarn ball
Yoshi's Egg

Egg Plants[1] (also parsed as Egg-Plants[2] or in lowercase[3]) are flowers that are found in the Yoshi franchise. These flowers normally spit out normal Yoshi's Eggs, and they are very common and appear in almost every level in their respective games. They spit out 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 carry only six eggs each, the Egg Plant will not produce any more eggs until the Yoshi uses one of them on something.

The Egg Plant's name comes from "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 Pokey projectiles, 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.

An unused variation that spits out Bubbles was intended to appear, but it was removed for unknown reasons.[4] Like the Missile Bill, it is fully functional.

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

In Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, Egg Plants are knitted and lack eyes, 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. The variation that spits out Pokey balls is absent due to the fact that they were replaced by Pokey Poms.

Egg Plants reappear in Yoshi's Crafted World, where they appear more frequently. In the Jungle Tour Challenge, two Egg Plants are set on the train.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

  • Official Nintendo Player's Guide: Growing in all sorts of odd places, these blow eggs into the air at random. Yoshi can grab the eggs with this tongue.[2]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タマゴフラワー[5][6]
Tamago Furawā
Egg Flower

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Player's Guide. Page 12.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 128.
  3. ^ Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island DS Player's Guide. Page 144. "Egg plants will provide you with ammo, and you’ll need plenty of it to carve your way through the stone."
  4. ^ TCRF. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island § Unused Sprites. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  5. ^ 「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.
  6. ^ 「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.