Red Yoshi

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Red Yoshi
SMR Red Yoshi.jpg
Super Mario Run artwork of a Red Yoshi
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)

Red Yoshis are a variety of Yoshi. In Super Mario World, when it eats any shell, it gains the ability to spit Yoshi's Fireballs plus the shell power. They can be found in Star World 1 and Star World 4.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

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In Super Mario World, a Red Yoshi has the ability to shoot fireballs no matter what color Koopa Shell is in its mouth. Blue and yellow shells still retain their normal effects until the fireballs are shot. The first Red Yoshi can be found as a Baby Yoshi in either Star World 1 or Star World 4.

A Red Yoshi in this game has red skin, but orange gloves, brown shoes and a brown saddle.

In the Game Boy Advance remake Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, once a Red Yoshi has been found in the Star World, it possible to find them in lieu of Green Yoshi if Fire Mario hits a ? Block containing a Yoshi Egg.

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

In Super Mario 64 DS, the second player in multiplayer VS. mode can play as a Red Yoshi. In this game, it has a light red color.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

The Red Yoshi was going to appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but it was replaced by a Pink Yoshi.

Super Mario Run[edit]

Red 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 Red Yoshi's House from the Kingdom Builder shop, which only becomes available if the player has gathered a total of 9999 Toads, of which at least 1000 must be Yellow.

Game & Watch Gallery 2[edit]

Although Red Yoshi itself doesn't appear in any of the available Modern versions of each of the Game & Watch games, it was used as the representing icon for if the player fails to catch Yoshi in the game Parachute, despite the Yoshi NPCs being Green.

Yoshi franchise[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Red Yoshi looks about the same as it did in Super Mario World, but with orange shoes and an orange saddle. However in the Game Boy Advance port, Red Yoshi wears teal-colored shoes.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

A Red Yoshi holding an umbrella

From Yoshi's Story onwards, Red Yoshi has blue shoes and a red saddle.


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

Red Yoshi reappears as a playable character in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. Unlike Green Yoshi, Pink Yoshi, and Light Blue Yoshi, Red Yoshi is always unlocked as a playable character by default. It does not play differently from other Yoshis.

Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bōken Land[edit]

A Red Yoshi was one of the main characters in Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bōken Land in which he aids Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi to save Princess Peach and Dinosaur Land.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

The Red Yoshi has also made an appearance in the Super Smash Bros. games as an alternative color scheme for Yoshi. Oddly, in Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, it appeared with a bright red skin tone and purple shoes. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, though, it appears with its normal coloration. This coloration is also present in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Red Yoshi reappears as an alternative color scheme for Yoshi.

Paper Mario series[edit]

A Red Yoshi appears in the Yoshi's Village in Paper Mario, and red is one of the colors that the Yoshi Kid can be in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. One Red Yoshi can attack Mario in The Emerald Circus in Paper Mario: Color Splash.

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Mario Power Tennis / New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis[edit]

In Mario Power Tennis, Yoshi can change colors every time he performs a Rolling Egg Return, provided the player has completed the Flower Cup with any character. One of the colors that Yoshi can turn is red. Red Yoshi is also a cameo in the minigame Artist On the Court.

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

Red Yoshi in Mario Tennis Open

Red Yoshi appears in Mario Tennis Open as a downloadable QR code character. Like Peach, Daisy, Luma, and Pink Yoshi, he is classified as a technique type character.

Mario Tennis Aces[edit]

Mario Tennis Aces's version 2.1.0 update added Red Yoshi as a playable color swap of Yoshi. This variant is used by the third player in the Yoshi's Ring Shot co-op challenge, although it can be unlocked for use in other modes by accumulating 50,000 points in the aforementioned co-op challenge. Unlike in Mario Tennis Open, Red Yoshi has the same green racket as the green Yoshi. Also, Red Yoshi's Egg Roll uses a red Yoshi Egg.

Mario Hoops 3-on-3[edit]

One appears as an alternate color of Yoshi in Mario Hoops 3-on-3, unlocked by achieving a silver trophy in the Flower Tourney, Hard Mode. The player must hold the D-pad +Control Pad up or down, X Button, or B Button while putting normal Yoshi in the hoop during character selection.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

In Mario Super Sluggers, the Red Yoshi is a team player. Among all the playable Yoshis though, it has the weakest fielding abilities.

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

Red Yoshi also makes an appearance in Mario Sports Mix, as a non-playable character. It appears in the Dodgeball game, where it assists the red team on the sidelines.

Fortune Street[edit]

In Fortune Street, two Red Yoshis make cameo appearances on the Yoshi's Island board.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX[edit]

In Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, Red Yoshi appears as a downloadable alternate color scheme for Yoshi.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Red Yoshi with King Boo in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

In Mario Kart 8, Red Yoshi appears as an alternate skin for Yoshi. It is available though purchasing both The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 DLC packs. Red Yoshi is also the staff ghost of GCN Yoshi Circuit. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Red Yoshi is available from the start.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[edit]

Red Yoshis occasionally appear as team members exclusively in the Mario league in the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Official profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Name Bio Ability Bat Glove Stats
Red Yoshi A speedy Yoshi with all-around skills. Tongue Catch Left Right Pitch 3/10
Bat 4/10
Field 4/10
Run 8/10

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

Character Type: Technique

Site Bio: N/A

Super Mario Run[edit]

  • Notebook bio: "Yoshi is Mario's loyal adventuring buddy. He can Flutter Jump, and he's got no fear of spikes! Popular with Red Toads."

List of game appearances[edit]

Title Role Release Date System
Super Mario World Supporting Character 1990 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Playable Character 1995 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Yoshi's Story Playable Character 1997 Nintendo 64
Super Smash Bros. Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 1999 Nintendo 64
Mario Golf Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 1999 Nintendo 64
Paper Mario Non-Playable Character 2000 Nintendo 64
Super Smash Bros. Melee Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 2001 Nintendo GameCube
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Non-Playable Character 2003 Game Boy Advance
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Non-Playable Character 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Power Tennis Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Super Mario 64 DS Playable Character (Multiplayer) 2004 Nintendo DS
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Non-Playable Character 2005 Nintendo DS
Yoshi Touch & Go Playable Character 2005 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS Playable Character 2006 Nintendo DS
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2006 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 2008 Wii
Mario Super Sluggers Playable Character 2008 Wii
New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2009 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Supporting Character 2010 Wii
Mario Sports Mix Non-Playable Character 2010 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Non-Playable Character 2011 Wii
Fortune Street Cameo 2011 Wii
Mario Tennis Open Downloadable QR Code Playable Character 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Non-Playable Character 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2013 Arcade
Sonic Lost World Cameo in Yoshi's Island Zone (DLC) 2013 Wii U
Mario Kart 8 Downloadable Playable Character 2014 Wii U
Yoshi's New Island Playable Character 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 2014 Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Supporting Character 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Yoshi's Woolly World Playable Character 2015 Wii U
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Non-Playable Character 2016 Wii U
Paper Mario: Color Splash Non-Playable Character 2016 Wii U
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Playable Character 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario Run Playable Character (as of version 2.0.0) 2017 iOS / Android
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
Mario Tennis Aces Playable Character (alternate color for Yoshi; as of version 2.1.0) 2018 Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 2018 Nintendo Switch


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Red Yoshi.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レッドヨッシー
Reddo Yosshī
Red Yoshi
Spanish Yoshi rojo Red Yoshi
French Yoshi rouge Red Yoshi
Dutch Rode Yoshi Red Yoshi
German Roter Yoshi Red Yoshi
Italian Yoshi rosso Red Yoshi
Portuguese Yoshi vermelho Red Yoshi
Russian Красный йоши
Krasnyy yoshi
Red Yoshi