Spirit Who Loves Surprises

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Spirit Who Loves Surprises
The Spirit Who Loves Surprises
Artwork of the Spirit Who Loves Surprises
Species Spirit
First appearance Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (2004)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)
“I am the tiny book spirit, a spirit who loves surprises.”
Spirit Who Loves Surprises, Yoshi Topsy-Turvy

The Spirit Who Loves Surprises is one of the Yoshi Island Spirits in Yoshi Topsy-Turvy.


Yoshi Topsy-Turvy[edit]

The Spirit Who Loves Surprises
The Spirit Who Loves Surprises apologizes to Yoshi for his island being trapped in a Pop-Up Book.

In the first part, the Spirit Who Loves Surprises was fired by Hongo for speaking against him trapping Yoshi's Island in the Forbidden Pop-Up Book. The spirit soon finds Yoshi and asks him to travel to the last page of the Forbidden Pop-Up Book, where Bowser is. The Spirit Who Loves Surprises suggests that Hongo may free the island from the Pop-Up Book if Yoshi could defeat Bowser. Yoshi is unhappy at the state of Yoshi's Island, so the Spirit Who Loves Surprises tries to prove his apology by giving Yoshi a power which allows him to tilt the entire island using the force of gravity. Yoshi is encouraged to tilt a boulder to test his new power, but he accidentally hits the Spirit Who Loves Surprises and he goes flying into the distance. Afterward, Yoshi begins his journey.

The Spirit Who Loves Surprises makes semi-frequent appearances throughout the story. He hosts a Bonus Mission!, played if Yoshi wins a Bonus Chance!, and the reward for winning is 50 coins. In one of the levels, the Spirit Who Loves Surprises controls a fake cardboard Bowser who launches fireballs, which Yoshi only finds out at the end. Even as the Spirit Who Loves Surprises apologizes to Yoshi and claims to have been testing his ability to alter gravity, Yoshi is shown to be angry, to which the Spirit Who Loves Surprises tells Yoshi that his journey is far from over. In The Tale of Bowser's Cave, the Spirit Who Loves Surprises can be found at the end, congratulating Yoshi and telling him that he is convinced that the battle is ahead. After defeating Bowser, the Spirit Who Loves Surprises and the other spirits celebrate Yoshi's victory in locking Bowser away, and the Spirit Who Loves Surprises reunites with Hongo.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Spirit Who Loves Surprises appears as a Novice-class support spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When equipped, it boosts the player's PSI attacks. In World of Light, the spirit is located north-east on the Light Realm map. To obtain it, the player has to fight four pink Yoshis on the Super Happy Tree stage.

General information[edit]

Physical description and traits[edit]

The Spirit Who Loves Surprises dresses in a similar to a clown or jester. He wears clothing which has a striped pattern on the sleeves, yellow gloves, two large, blue buttons on his chest and a pink spot which surrounds his right eye. He has a large, red nose and white and red makeup around his lips. He also has two striped pink and purple horns on his head. He is capable of floating.


The spirit can often be seen giggling. As his name implies, the Spirit Who Loves Surprises is fond of surprising other people. The Spirit Who Loves Surprises is kind-hearted, since he feels sorry for Yoshi having his home trapped. He also does not appear very assertive, as he was not able to talk Hongo out of trapping the island, which he is remorseful for. Generosity is evident, as he gives Yoshi the power to tilt the entire world at the beginning of the game. The spirit compliments Yoshi on getting better at tilting things, showing his encouragement to reach the last page of the book. He also feels the need to test if Yoshi is "ready", as he puppets a cardboard Bowser to test Yoshi's skills.


  • "I am the tiny book spirit, a spirit who loves surprises."
  • "I did not wish for the whole island to be entrapped like this. But no one can stop Hongo one he makes up his mind. As you can see, I was fired for opening up my big mouth."
  • "We spirits have power, but not enough of it, I guess. We could not lock just Bowser away. I'm so sorry."
  • "Then again, if you can get to the last page in this book... And you find a way to lock Bowser away... Then maybe Hongo will think about changing his mind... He might just let your little island out of the book!"
  • "Other spirits are guarding the other pages of this book. If you want to turn the page, listen to what the spirits say. Then show them what you can do!"
  • "There are six spirits in all. If you convince all of them... they'll let you go to the final page, where Bowser waits."
  • "Hey, don't be so mad! As proof of my apology... I'll give you a truly amazing treasure! I'll give you the power to tilt this entire world! Look! See! Try it!
  • "Yes, that's it. That's how you use the power!"
  • "Sorry to frighten you! It's me! Me, remember? Uh-huh! You've gotten a lot better at tilting things....................Are you...mad?"
  • "Awwww! Come on now! Don't be so angry! You still have a long way to go to reach the last page. Good luck!"
  • "Well done! I knew that you could do it. Look! Bowser is just up ahead! In that cave! I know it!"


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

#318 Spirit Who Loves Surprises
The Spirit Who Loves Surprises Series/game Yoshi Series
Type Support
Slots 1
Class Novice
Strength / effect(s) PSI Attack ↑
How to obtain World of Light (Light Realm)
Spirit battle Opponent(s) Yoshi ×4
Conditions Hazard: Screen Flip
  • The screen will suddenly flip after a little while
Stage Super Happy Tree
Song Yoshi's Story (64)


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Spirit Who Loves Surprises.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビックリ大好き精霊
Bikkuri daisuki seirei
Surprise-loving spirit

Dutch De kleine boekengeest
The little book spirit
German Geist, der Überraschungen liebt
Spirit, Who Loves Surprises
Italian Spirito che ama le sorprese (Yoshi Topsy-Turvy)
Lo spiritello del libro (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Spirit how loves surprises
The [little] spirit of the book
Russian Дух сюрпризов
Dukh syurprizov
Spirit of Surprises