A Lucky Fruit is a game mechanic in Yoshi's Story. Before each playthrough in Story Mode and Trial Mode, a roulette wheel with the four regular fruits (apples, bananas, watermelons, and grapes) appears onscreen. Pressing or slows down the roulette wheel until it stops on a fruit. The selected fruit becomes the Lucky Fruit, which serves as the Baby Yoshi's "yummiest" fruit until the game is completed. The Lucky Fruit rewards the Yoshi with eight ♥s (versus three for the Favorite Fruit and 100 for melons) and recovers all of the petals on the Yoshi's Smile Meter, even if the selected Yoshi color does not like the fruit.
In each level, there are twelve of the selected Lucky Fruit to find, while there are six of each of the other three "ordinary" fruits. When a Yoshi does a ground pound in Super Happy mode, any Shy Guy onscreen is turned into the Lucky Fruit.
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