Orange Yoshi

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Orange Yoshi
Orange Yoshi Artwork - Yoshi's New Island.png
Yoshi's New Island artwork of Orange Yoshi carrying Baby Mario with a trail of Yoshi Eggs behind them.
First appearance Game & Watch Gallery 2 (Game Boy Color version) (1998)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)

Orange Yoshis are color variants of Yoshi, first appearing in the Game Boy Color version of Game & Watch Gallery 2, in the Vermin game. Like with the other Yoshis, Orange Yoshi has a unique color scheme and abilities, which vary between games. Occasionally, Orange Yoshi is an alternate palette of Yoshi and shares the same abilities. In Super Mario Sunshine, Orange Yoshi has orange skin and shoes with a red saddle, though it wears blue shoes in other appearances.


Mario Golf[edit]

Yoshi's alternate colors, one of which is an Orange Yoshi.

An Orange Yoshi appears as one of Yoshi's alternate color schemes in Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64.

Game & Watch Gallery 2[edit]

In Game & Watch Gallery 2, an Orange Yoshi appears as a playable character in the Modern version of Vermin, colored as such in the Game Boy Color version. In this game, it has to defend a nest of six eggs from incoming Fly Guys, Koopa Paratroopas, and Boos by whacking them with a mallet.

Game & Watch Gallery 3[edit]


In Game & Watch Gallery 3, an Orange Yoshi appears as a playable character in the Modern version of Greenhouse. In this game, it has to defend the plants from the incoming Fly Guys and Grinders. Despite this, however, the actual Yoshi is used for the image representing the game in the key art.

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Orange Yoshi in Super Mario Sunshine.

Mario can ride Orange Yoshis in Super Mario Sunshine. In this game, all Yoshis are green and become a different color only after eating fruits. If Yoshi eats a Pineapple or a Papaya, he turns orange. While he is orange, Yoshi's juice turns enemies into platforms that remain stationary.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

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In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its 3DS remake, an Orange Yoshi is seen in the Yoshi Theater as an NPC. After feeding him a Bean Fruit, he lays an orange Neon Egg.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

One of the colors that the Yoshi Kid can hatch as is orange with blue hair and green pants. This color of Yoshi can be obtained if the player waits 11-15 minutes after getting the egg, then hatches it by batting the Armored Harriers.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

An Orange Yoshi appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash in The Emerald Circus as one of the Yoshis that can attack Mario. It uses its tongue to attack, and can eat one of Mario's cards.

Yoshi franchise[edit]

Yoshi Touch and Go[edit]

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In Yoshi Touch & Go, an Orange Yoshi will appear if the current Yoshi reaches 10,000 yards in Marathon mode. It can hold up to 50 eggs.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

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An Orange Yoshi later reappears in Yoshi's Island DS, and is only playable on the sixth level of each world, replacing the Brown Yoshi from the original game.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Orange Yoshi reappear in Yoshi's New Island. Like in the DS game, he is only playable on the sixth level of each world.

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

Orange Yoshi, in Yoshi's Woolly World.

Orange Yoshi appears in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World as an unlockable Yarn Yoshi design. Orange Yoshi can be unlocked, along with five other Yarn Yoshis, by completing World 6-8: King Bowser's Castle.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]


In Mario Kart 8, Orange Yoshi appears as an alternate skin for Yoshi. It becomes available if the player buys both the Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing DLC packs. It is also the staff ghost for GBA Cheese Land, riding the Pipe Frame with Monster Tires and the Parafoil.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Orange Yoshi is included as an alternate color for Yoshi within the base game. Orange Yoshi reappears as the Staff Ghost for GBA Cheese Land in the 150cc class, but now has a marginally faster time.

List of game appearances[edit]

Title Role Release date System
Game & Watch Gallery 2 (Game Boy Color version) Playable Character 1998 Game Boy Color
Mario Golf Playable Character (alternate color for Yoshi) 1999 Nintendo 64
Game & Watch Gallery 3 Playable Character 1999 Game Boy Color
Super Mario Sunshine Supporting Character 2002 Nintendo GameCube
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Non-Playable Character 2003 Game Boy Advance
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Playable Character 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Yoshi Touch and Go Playable Character 2005 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS Playable Character 2006 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's New Island Playable Character 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Downloadable Playable Character (alternate color for Yoshi) 2014 Wii U
Yoshi's Woolly World Unlockable Playable Character 2015 Wii U
Paper Mario: Color Splash Non-Playable Character 2016 Wii U
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Unlockable Playable Character 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Playable Character (alternate color for Yoshi) 2017 Nintendo Switch
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Non-Playable Character 2017 Nintendo 3DS


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Yoshi orange Orange Yoshi