Snake (Yoshi's Story)

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A blue snake from Yoshi's Story

Snakes, also called air snakes[1] or Aerosnakes[2], are creatures that float in the air and can be used as moving platforms in Yoshi's Story. When a Yoshi steps on one, the snake will start flying in the air. They are only encountered in the first area of Stage 3-1: Cloud Cruising, in which they are found en masse.

Snakes come in two types: blue snakes[3] and red snakes[3]. When stepped on, both will play carnival-esque music, but the music is slightly different depending on the snake and plays either forward or backwards, depending on the snake's path. Should a Yoshi lose a snake, the Yoshi can always find it again at its original spot. Otherwise, once a snake moves, it never stops. Blue snakes are encountered first, and move in a horizontal zig-zagging motion, while red snakes move in a vertical zig-zagging motion, necessitating jumping to stay on board; both change direction when landed upon. The incline that the snakes travel in varies between each.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘビリン
From 「蛇」hebi, meaning snake.
German Lakratzo (Blue)
Lakritzo (Red)
From Lakritz, meaning liquorice.


  1. ^ Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Official UK Nintendo Magazine Issue 67, page 28. "AEROSNAKES"
  3. ^ a b Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland. Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Page 56.