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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, the Purple Yoshi is playable on the fifth stage of each eight-stage world.
Purple Yoshi, with Brown Yoshi, were originally intended to be in Yoshi's Story, but both were removed in the final version. A Purple Yoshi still appears in the intro of Yoshi's Story. Artwork for the Purple Yoshi was also released alongside the game leading people to believe that they were an unlockable character that could be unlocked by collecting every coin in the game and was covered by numerous websites but this rumor was eventually debunked.
Yoshi's Island DS
Yoshi's New Island
In Yoshi's New Island, Purple Yoshis are again playable on the fifth level of each world. Also, if a Grim Leecher touches any Yoshi color, the Yoshi will turn purple, and the controls will be reversed.
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Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario Run
Purple Yoshi was made available as a playable character in Super Mario Run following the release of the version 2.0.0 update on March 22, 2017. It can be unlocked after purchasing Purple Yoshi's House from the Kingdom Builder shop, which only becomes available if the player has collected 150 Blue Toads, 150 Green Toads, and 100 Purple Toads.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Paper Mario: Color Splash
A Purple Yoshi appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash in The Emerald Circus, where it is found in a cage along with other wild Yoshis. Once the Yoshis break out of their cage, the Purple Yoshi can attack Mario with its tongue, eating one of his Battle Cards if he doesn't block the attack.
In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Purple Yoshi has purple skin and wears shoes and a saddle that are both orange. These traits were carried over into Yoshi's Island DS and have been the most consistent aspects of its design ever since. However, Purple Yoshi has slight altered appearances for a few games; the Game Boy Advance port of Yoshi's Island and beta artwork of Yoshi's Story feature Purple Yoshi wearing pink shoes, Yoshi's New Island features it wearing red shoes, and Super Mario Run features it wearing light brown shoes.
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