Light Blue Yoshi

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Light Blue Yoshi
A Light Blue Yoshi, in Yoshi's Island DS.
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)

“Yo-SHI! Yo-SHI! (Hey, can I come along? We've gotta get the ballpark back.)”
Light Blue Yoshi, Mario Super Sluggers

Light Blue Yoshis[citation needed] are a variety of Yoshi. They are also referred to as Light-Blue Yoshis in Mario Tennis Open, Pale Blue Yoshis in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Azure Yoshis in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.


Yoshi franchise[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

Light Blue Yoshis are used in the third level in each world in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, its port Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, its sequel Yoshi's Island DS, and Yoshi's New Island.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

A young Light Blue Yoshi also appears as a playable character in Yoshi's Story.


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

Light-Blue Yoshi as seen in Yoshi's Woolly World.

Light Blue Yoshi reappears as a playable character in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. If the player is playing on file three, Light Blue Yoshi will be the default playable character, alongside Red Yoshi, who is always playable. It does not play differently when compared to other Yoshis. If the game is not played on file three, Light Blue Yoshi may be unlocked as a playable character by finishing the game or by scanning a Light-Blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Light Blue Yoshi appeared as an alternative color scheme for Yoshi in every Super Smash Bros. game. In Super Smash Bros., the Light Blue Yoshi is in the Blue Team. However, the Blue Yoshi replaces it for the Blue Team in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

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Light Blue Yoshi is playable in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. However, he can't be played as in single player modes, and is instead played as by player 3 in the VS multiplayer mode when a Game Boy Advance link cable is used.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

In Mario Kart 8, Light Blue Yoshi appears as an alternate skin for Yoshi. It is available through purchasing both the The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 and the Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 DLC packs. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Light Blue Yoshi is available from the start.

Game & Watch series[edit]


A Light Blue Yoshi appears in the Modern mode of Egg, where it has to eat cookies. It also appears as the default playable character in the Modern mode of Ball, where it has to bounce Yoshi Eggs off tennis rackets without letting them hit the ground.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

An "Azure" Yoshi is one of the guests at the Yoshi Theater in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. It lays an azure Neon Egg when Mario and Luigi feed it a Bean Fruit.

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

In Mario Power Tennis, Yoshi can change colors every time he performs a Rolling Egg Return, provided the player has completed the Flower Cup with any character. One of the colors that Yoshi can turn is light blue.

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

Light Blue Yoshi reappears in Mario Tennis Open as a downloadable QR code character. Like Yoshi, Diddy Kong, Baby Mario, and Blue Yoshi, he is a speed type character.

Mario Hoops 3-on-3[edit]

One appears as an alternate color of Yoshi in Mario Hoops 3-on-3, unlocked by achieving a silver trophy in the Flower Tourney, Hard Mode. The player must hold the +Control Pad right or A Button while putting normal Yoshi in the hoop during character selection.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

A Light Blue Yoshi appears in Mario Super Sluggers, where it is an alternative team player. It is the balanced member of the team player Yoshis, with its batting, pitching, and running being slightly weaker than that of the team captain Yoshi.

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Light Blue Yoshi also appears in the minigame Tox Box Shuffle. The minigame involves three Tox Boxes, one of them trapping Yoshi underneath itself. The Tox Box then shuffles around with the other Tox Boxes, and the player must guess which box the Yoshi is under. As the game goes on, the Tox Boxes go faster, and Light Blue Yoshi gets trapped as well as Green Yoshi. As both Yoshis get trapped, the player will have to get the correct Yoshi, requiring to keep track of all Yoshis.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Light Blue Yoshi appear also in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, where it is rideable like the other colored Yoshis.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Blimp Yoshi has the same color scheme as a Light Blue Yoshi, except that his shoes are the same color as Yoshi's shoes.

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

The Light Blue Yoshi also appears in Mario Sports Mix as an alternative coloration of Yoshi. It can be unlocked by playing 15 matches with Yoshi or completing the Light Blue Yoshi mission at the Star Cup (only if the player didn't unlock Green Toad). To reach Light Blue Yoshi, the player has to win the first and second rounds and be on the right side.

Fortune Street[edit]

Two Light Blue Yoshis made cameo appearances on the Yoshi's Island board of Fortune Street.

Physical appearance[edit]

Light Blue Yoshi debuted with orange shoes and an orange saddle in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, and wore yellow shoes in the Game Boy Advance port. From Yoshi's Story and on, Light Blue Yoshis have been portrayed with purple shoes and red saddles. However, in Super Smash Bros. Melee, the Light Blue Yoshi was shown with magenta shoes.

Mario Super Sluggers profile[edit]

Name Bio Ability Bat Glove Stats
Light Blue Yoshi A speedy Yoshi with a decent glove. Tongue Catch Left Right Pitch 3/10
Bat 3/10
Field 6/10
Run 8/10

List of game appearances[edit]

Title Role Release Date System
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Playable Character 1995 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Yoshi's Story Playable Character 1997 Nintendo 64
Game & Watch Gallery 2 Playable Character 1997 Game Boy, Game Boy Color
Super Smash Bros. Non-Playable Character 1999 Nintendo 64
Game & Watch Gallery 3 Playable Character 1999 Game Boy Color
Paper Mario Non-Playable Character 2000 Nintendo 64
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Playable Character (Download play only) 2001 Game Boy Advance
Super Smash Bros. Melee Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 2001 Nintendo GameCube
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Playable Character 2002 Game Boy Advance
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Non-Playable Character 2003 Game Boy Advance
Mario Power Tennis Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Super Mario 64 DS Non-Playable Character 2004 Nintendo DS
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Non-Playable Character 2005 Nintendo DS
Yoshi Touch & Go Playable Character 2006 Nintendo DS
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2006 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS Playable Character 2006 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 2008 Wii
Mario Super Sluggers Unlockable Playable Character 2008 Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Supporting Character 2009 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Supporting Character 2010 Wii
Mario Sports Mix Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2011 Wii
Fortune Street Cameo 2011 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Non-Playable Character 2011 Wii
Mario Tennis Open Downloadable QR Code Character 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Downloadable Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2014 Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 2014 Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Non-Playable Character 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Yoshi's Woolly World Playable Character 2015 Wii U
Paper Mario: Color Splash Non-Playable Character 2016 Wii U
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Playable Character 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2017 Nintendo Switch



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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Yoshi Azul Claro Light Blue Yoshi
French Yoshi Bleu Clair
Yoshi Bleu Ciel
Yoshi Bleu Pâle
Yoshi Azur
Light Blue Yoshi
Sky Blue Yoshi
Pale Blue Yoshi
Azure Yoshi