Special Item (Yoshi's Island series)

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Special Items[1] are a class of items that appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its GBA port, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. Unlike standard items, they are stored for later use and can be selected for immediate use during a level via the pause menu. They can be collected by winning them in Bonus Challenges and Mini Battles. The Anytime Egg, Anywhere POW, and Magnifying Glass can be acquired only through Bonus Challenges. Up to 27 Special Items can be saved in both the SNES and GBA versions.

The Special Items and their effects are as follows:

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スペシャルアイテム[2]
Supesharu Aitemu
Special Item


  1. ^ Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 English instruction booklet, pg. 31
  2. ^ Super Mario: Yossy Island Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 21