Fearsome 5

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Fearsome 5
All members of the Fearsome 5
“We're the Fearsome 5! When we arrive, it's live at 5! We always stick together! Even when we're being bad...”
Fearsome 5, Paper Mario

The Fearsome 5 are a group of five differently-colored young Yoshis that first appear in Paper Mario. They live on Lavalava Island with their Yoshi caretakers, and are renowned for their mischief.


Paper Mario[edit]

The Fearsome 5 are very good friends and are constantly found together, save for when they are in the middle of playing hide and seek. They are also very mischievous and rebellious, which causes great dismay and stress for their strict babysitter, Sushie. The Fearsome 5 are found in the area of Yoshi's Village nearest to Jade Jungle and Mt. Lavalava, which contains Yoshi's Cabana and the local Toad House. When talked to, each of the Yoshi children mention a mysterious plan they are planning to set in motion soon.

After Mario returns from Mt. Lavalava, he finds Yoshi's Village in chaos, eventually learning that the Fearsome 5 had somehow managed to sneak into Jade Jungle to play hide-and-seek. The Village Leader persuades Mario and his partners to find the Yoshi children before they get hurt. After some searching, the crew eventually finds a treebound Sushie, who had been looking for the wayward children and fell into one of their traps. Upon rescuing her from the tree, she decides to temporarily join the party, and they eventually find the Fearsome 5 scattered within the jungle, saving them from harm. The Fearsome 5 decide it wiser to respect Sushie's wishes and accept their punishment, and travel back home with the group, though they still find the jungle exciting.

Later, Mario and Parakarry can deliver a letter to the Red Yoshi Kid member of the Fearsome 5 from his pen pal Dane T., inviting him to Toad Town for an adventure to Boo's Mansion with Dane and Mini T., and also includes instructions on how to play a new game. The Red Yoshi Kid has to decline the offer to go to Toad Town, and asks Mario and Parakarry to deliver a letter to them. Additionally, a letter found on Lavalava Island and addressed to Russ T. was apparently written by one of the island's Yoshi Kids, presumably a member of the Fearsome 5.[1] The Fearsome 5 also write to Mario himself at a later point in the game.

During Paper Mario's ending sequence, Sushie is yelling at the Fearsome 5 for getting up to mischief yet again when she receives an invitation to Peach's Castle from Parakarry; the green Yoshi kid of the group is also invited. The Fearsome 5 appears in the ending parade, where they partially devour Huff N. Puff and his Tuff Puffs, shocking them and disappointing a hungry Gourmet Guy, who had seemingly planned to do the same thing.


  • "He's a yellow Yoshi kid. Whoa! He's cheery, huh? This kid is full of pep. I was the same back in the days when I was small. What? I'm still small? Well, yeah, compared to you, I guess I'm still wet behind the ears."
  • "He's a green Yoshi kid. He's an excitable rascal, huh? Yoshi kids get pretty big. All he wants to do is explore beyond his village. I know how he feels."
  • "He's a purple Yoshi kid. Not a care in the world! Very cute. He seems to like you, Mario."
  • "He's a blue Yoshi kid. He thinks he's different from other Yoshi kids. What a cute little guy! I can see how he might get on your nerves, though."
  • "Yoshi kids are so cheerful. This red Yoshi kid, though, looks pretty mischievous. He looks like a little scamp. I bet he gets into all sorts of trouble and doesn't regret it a bit. What? That's like me? Marioooo! C'mon! Take it back!"


Yoshi Kids's Letter from Paper Mario.
The letter sent to Mario by the Fearsome 5

Dear Mario, The volcano stopped erupting! Please come back and visit!

The village leader wants to see you, too. Everyone does! And we want to play with you!
We bet you've been on all kinds of wild adventures! Remember to bring your stories!

The Yoshi Kids

Super Mario-kun[edit]

The Fearsome 5 also appear in Super Mario-kun during its adaptation of the Paper Mario storyline. In volume 26, Mario and his partners first find the Fearsome 5 sleeping. Mario carries one of them and has Kooper carrying the rest, much to his chagrin. When a group of Putrid Piranhas and a White Magikoopa attack Mario, Goombario, and Kooper, the Fearsome 5 awakens and help them by taping the Putrid Piranha's mouths shut while using a Thunder Rage on the White Magikoopa. Mario and his partners then take the Fearsome 5 home.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Chinese (simplified) 可怕5人组[2]
Kěpà 5-rénzǔ
Fearsome 5-person group

Spanish (NOE) 5 Sinmiedo[3]
Fearless 5


  1. ^ Russ T.'s quote upon receiving the letter: "It's from Lavalava Island. ...Yes, yes. It's a question from a curious kid there."
  2. ^ https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1RP4y1H751?p=7 (8:58)
  3. ^ "Paper Mario | Walkthrough Español |Part 17".