Mole Tank

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Not to be confused with Mole Yoshi or Monty Tank.
Mole Tank
Mole Tank artwork for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Applies to Yoshi
Item needed Morph bubble
Power(s) given Turns invincible and is able to break through walls.
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Island DS (2006)

The Mole Tank, also known as Mole-Yoshi,[1] is one of the several morph bubble transformations a Yoshi can undergo in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Although the Mole Tank is yellow in its artwork, the Yellow Yoshi never gets the opportunity to morph into a Mole Tank.

The Mole Tank can dig through soft rocks and can be rotated into four directions (up, down, left and right) with the D-pad. One of its main advantages is its ability to drive along walls and the ceiling without falling down. It is also smaller than a regular Yoshi, enabling the tank to fit through small openings.

Mole Tanks also appear in Yoshi's Island DS, in which they have a similar role.

Yoshi morphs to a Mole Tank after eating a morph bubble in volume 14 of the Super Mario-kun. This allows Yoshi, Mario, Baby Mario, and Luigi to dig underground. While underground, Yoshi nearly eats a Monty Mole before quickly going further underground, but upon doing so, Kamek gives the Mole Tank a beating with his hammer. Unlike in the game, the Mole Tank power-up stays for a set period of time and does not transport Yoshi back to where Yoshi got the morph bubble.


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

  • Instruction booklet: Operate with the +Control Pad.[2]
  • Shogakukan guide: 土の中のお宝もいただきだい。[3] (I would like to have the treasures in the soil.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モグラタンク[4][3]
Mogura Tanku
Mole Tank
Chinese 挖土机
German Wühlyoshi From "wühlen" (to burrow) and "Yoshi"
Italian Carrotalpa Tankmole
Spanish (NOA) Mole Tank[5] -


  1. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue 31, page 66.
  2. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island English instruction booklet, page 19.
  3. ^ a b 「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 4Media:Super Mario Yossy Island Shogakukan P4.jpg.
  4. ^ Super Mario: Yossy Island instruction booklet, pg. 18
  5. ^ Club Nintendo (Mexico) Año 4 No. 10, page 10.