Helicopter Yoshi

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Helicopter Yoshi
Yoshi's New Island - Yoshi Helicopter.png
Used on Yoshis
Item Needed Morph Bubble (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island DS), Whirly Gate (Yoshi's New Island)
Power(s) Given Flight
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Battle Card cameo) (2015)

Helicopter Yoshi[1], also known simply as the Helicopter[2], is a form the Yoshis can transform into in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island by touching a Morph Bubble with its picture inside.

The Helicopter's appearance in the Super Mario-Kun

In this form, the Yoshi can fly around the level until he reaches the Yoshi Block or until his time as a helicopter runs out. As with other transformations, the latter sends him back to the position where the Morph Bubble was touched . The Helicopter can be controlled with the D-pad. Touching an enemy while in this form makes the Yoshi fall a short distance, unable to be controlled, which can cause the player to lose time and a life if he falls into a pit. The form returns in Yoshi's Island DS and Yoshi's New Island.

The Helicopter makes a cameo in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! in the courses Yoshi Circuit and Baby Park. It appears flying over the course, and appears on the track's icon in the menu. The Yoshi Circuit course in Mario Kart DS removes the helicopter altogether, while in the course in Mario Kart 8, it is rebranded into being a Mario Kart TV themed helicopter.

In volume 14 of the Super Mario-Kun, Yoshi eats a Morph Bubble and turns into the Helicopter. He carries Mario and Luigi; Mario then makes the Helicopter eat a Watermelon. This causes the Helicopter to spit seeds at Kamek, the Toadies, and even Baby Mario who was getting carried by the Toadies in the process. Unlike in the games, the Helicopter runs on a timer and ends whenever, causing Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi to fall to the ground.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘリコプター[3]
German Heliyoshi From Helikopter (helicopter)
Italian EliYoshi
Eliyoshi (Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 manual only)
Compound of elicottero (helicopter) and Yoshi.


  • The Helicopter is one of the two forms of Yoshi that appear in all three Yoshi's Island games, the other being the Submarine.


  1. ^ Yoshi's New Island in-game
  2. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS and official website of Yoshi's New Island
  3. ^ Super Mario: Yossy Island instruction booklet, pg. 18