Submarine (form)

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This article is about the transformation of Yoshis after touching a Morph Bubble. For information about other uses, see Submarine.
Submarine (form)
Yoshi Submarine Artwork - Yoshi's New Island.png
Used on Yoshi
Item Needed Morph Bubble (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island DS), Whirly Gate (Yoshi's New Island)
Power(s) Given Move through water, shoot torpedoes.
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Battle Card cameo) (2015)

The Submarine,[1] also known as Submarine Yoshi,[2] is a form that the Yoshis can transform into in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island by touching a Morph Bubble containing its picture.

The Submarine form can be used to dive through bodies of water, since normal Yoshis are unable to dive, and fire homing torpedoes at enemies. Getting hit in this form causes the player to briefly lose control of the Submarine, making it more difficult to reach the Yoshi Block before the transformation's time runs out.

The Submarine reappears in Yoshi's Island DS. It is no longer able to launch torpedoes, however. In Yoshi's New Island, the Yoshi must enter a Whirly Gate with its picture to become Submarine. It works similarly to the original, except that the player must tilt the system to steer it.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
German U-Yoshi From U-Boot, short for Unterseeboot (submarine)
Italian Yoshimarino Yoshimarine
Portuguese Yoshi Submarino Yoshi Submarine


  • Although the torpedoes the Brown Yoshi launches in the Submarine's official artwork resemble Yoshi faces with a propeller on the back, the torpedoes seen in the game resemble regular torpedoes.
    • Despite the Submarine's artwork shown above being brown, Brown Yoshi never gets the opportunity to morph into a submarine.
  • The Submarine is one of the two forms of Yoshi that appear in all three Yoshi's Island games, the other being the Helicopter.


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS and official website of Yoshi's New Island
  2. ^ Yoshi's New Island in-game