Mole Tank

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Mole Tank
Used on 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 Woolly World (2015)
Yoshi as a Mole Tank

Mole Tanks are mole-shaped tanks that a Yoshi can transform into in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island by touching a Morph Bubble with its picture inside.

The Mole Tank can dig through soft ground 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 reappear in Yoshi's Island DS.

The Mole Tank in the Super Mario-Kun

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, 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モグラタンク[1]
Mogura Tanku
Mole Tank
German Wühlyoshi From wühlen (to burrow, to dig)
Italian Carrotalpa Tankmole


  • Despite the Mole Tank's official artwork being yellow, the Yellow Yoshi never gets the opportunity to morph into this type of vehicle.


  1. Super Mario: Yossy Island instruction booklet, pg. 18