Purple Yoshi

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Purple Yoshi
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition sprite of Purple Yoshi.
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)

Purple Yoshis are a variety of Yoshi that first appeared in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.


Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Purple Yoshi in Super Mario Sunshine.

Purple Yoshis appeared in Super Mario Sunshine. Yoshis can turn purple by eating a Durian or a Pepper. While purple, they can spit juice, turning enemies into Yoshi Platforms that move horizontally.

Yoshi series[edit]

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

The Purple Yoshi of this game is playable on the fifth stage of each eight-stage world.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

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[edit]

They reappear in Yoshi's Island DS, with an identical role to that of Yoshi's Island. At the end of the game, Purple Yoshi, along the other Yoshis, with Baby Wario on the back, help defeat Bowser.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

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.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Purple Yoshi makes their Smash Bros. debut in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U as an alternate color for Yoshi. They now wear orange shoes, similar to their appearance in Super Mario Sunshine.

Physical Appearance[edit]


In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Purple Yoshi debuted with purple skin and orange shoes with an orange saddle. In the Game Boy Advance port, however, Purple Yoshi wears pink shoes.

Although Purple Yoshi has artwork for the game Yoshi's Story, and is even in the intro sequence, they are absent. Their artwork depict them with dark pink shoes and a red saddle, which would remain their design from then on, except for Super Mario Sunshine, where it wore orange shoes as the other Yoshis in that game.

In Yoshi's Island DS, Purple Yoshi wears dark red shoes; in Yoshi's New Island, they are hot red.


Game Appearances[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Playable Character 1995 SNES
Yoshi's Story Cameo 1998 Nintendo 64
Paper Mario Non-Playable Character 2001 Nintendo 64
Super Mario Sunshine Playable Character 2002 Nintendo GameCube
Yoshi Touch & Go Playable Character 2005 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS Playable Character 2006 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's New Island Playable Character 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Playable Character 2014 Nintendo 3DS, Wii U
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Helper teammate 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Yoshi's Woolly World Playable Character 2015 Wii U
Paper Mario: Color Splash Non-Playable Character 2016 Wii U
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Playable Character 2017 Nintendo 3DS