Sand cloud

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Screenshot of Yellow Yoshi using sand clouds to defeat a Rex
A Green Yoshi using sand clouds to knock away a nearby Green Shell

Sand cloud,[1][2] also referred to as sand storm,[3] is an attack that Yoshis are able to perform in Super Mario World and Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. Any colored Yoshi who holds a Yellow Shell or flashing shell in its mouth is able to cause a small earthquake every time the player lands after a jump, which defeats any enemies who are on the ground nearby. After Yellow Yoshis become available in the game's Star World, the player is able to use a Yellow Yoshi to eat any colored Koopa Shell to attack using sand clouds.

The sand cloud ability will last as long as the player keeps the Koopa Shell in the Yoshi's mouth, but the Yoshi will eventually swallow the shell and lose this power.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 砂煙[4]
Sand smoke


  1. ^ Super Mario World English instruction booklet. Page 17.
  2. ^ Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 instruction booklet. Page 31.
  3. ^ A2_yossi-_sand_storm_ad.pctMedia:SMW Art - Yoshi Sand Storm.png was the artwork's official file name, used by Nintendo on the Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 press disc.
  4. ^ Super Mario World Japanese instruction booklet.