Mole Tank

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Not to be confused with Monty Tank.
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 Island DS (2006)
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
Chinese 挖土机


  • 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