Submarine Yoshi

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This article is about the transformation of Yoshis after touching a morph bubble. For other uses, see Submarine.
Submarine Yoshi
Artwork of Submarine Yoshi, from Yoshi's New Island.
Applies to 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)
Submarine form artwork for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
Brown Yoshi as a submarine in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Submarine Yoshi, also known as the Submarine[1] or Sub-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 form has a discrepancy between the official artwork and its sprite in the first two Yoshi's Island games it appears in: the official artwork portrays the submarine having Yoshi's face on it while the sprite of the submarine is designed to be more realistic with simply Yoshi's eyes on it. In Yoshi's New Island, the discrepancy is gone as the model matches the official artwork. The Submarine is one of the two forms of Yoshi that appear in all three Yoshi's Island games, the other being the helicopter.

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, appearing exclusively in the Island of Peril level of World 3. 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.

Although the torpedoes the Brown Yoshi launches in the Submarine's official artwork from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island resemble Yoshi faces with a propeller on the back, the torpedoes seen in the game resemble regular torpedoes. Despite its artwork being brown, Brown Yoshi never gets the opportunity to morph into a submarine.


Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: Shoot a torpedo with either the Y or B Buttons.[3]
  • Shogakukan guide: 水中にもぐって、追擊ミサイルも使えるぞ。[4] (You can also use tracking missiles while underwater.)


Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese せんすいかん[5] / 潜水艦せんすいかん[4]
Dutch Duikboot-Yoshi Submarine Yoshi
French Yoshi sous-marin Submarine Yoshi
German U-Yoshi From U-Boot, short for Unterseeboot (submarine)
Italian Yoshimarino
Yoshi sottomarino (Yoshi's New Island)
Submarine Yoshi
Portuguese Yoshi Submarino
Submarino (Yoshi's New Island)
Yoshi Submarine
Russian Йоши-подлодка
Submarine Yoshi
Spanish Submarino Submarine


  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. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue 31, page 66.
  3. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island English instruction booklet, page 19.
  4. ^ a b 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 4Media:Super Mario Yossy Island Shogakukan P4.jpg.
  5. ^ Super Mario: Yossy Island instruction booklet, pg. 18