Spirit of Money

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Spirit of Money
Artwork of the Spirit of Money from Yoshi Topsy-Turvy
The Spirit of Money
First appearance Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (2004)
“Money makes the world go 'round. MONEY is all that matters! Oh! Hey, you! You got lots of money or what? I'm the spirit who loves money more than anything!”
Spirit of Money, Yoshi Topsy-Turvy
Spirit of Money screenshot
The Spirit of Money meeting Yoshi

The Spirit of Money, also known as the Spirit of Greed,[citation needed] is the second of the Yoshi Island Spirits seen within the Forbidden Pop-Up Book in the Game Boy Advance game Yoshi Topsy-Turvy. He loves the riches and all things gold (he even has a golden shadow). He judges people on how much money they have, and even asks Yoshi how rich he is when they first meet. This spirit is found on the second page of the Forbidden Pop-Up Book, but he is not very keen on letting Yoshi pass to the third page. He demands Yoshi to collect a large, but certain amount of Coins within four different levels of the page. A Happiness Medal will be awarded to Yoshi if he satisfies the spirit. Collecting an amount near the set target will award Yoshi with a Silver Medal, while collecting an amount much above the target will award a Gold Medal. The Spirit of Money also appears in other pages of the Forbidden Pop-Up Book, where he and another spirit assign the Coin task to Yoshi in order to increase the difficulty of a stage.


The Spirit of Money appears to be a large, golden creature with a face resembling that of Tap-Tap the Red Nose and a red garment. He has four-fingered hands and a pouch which holds the many coins and gold bars he has.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese お金大好き精霊
Okane daisuki seirei
Money-loving spirit

Italian Spirito del Denaro
Spirit of Money