Tatami Block

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“Don't just stand there! Slam that block's switch to make a platform extend.”
Message Block, Yoshi's New Island
Tatami Block
Tatami Block in Yoshi's New Island
First appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)

A Tatami Block[1] is a large block that appears in the World 5 fort and castle levels in Yoshi's New Island, in both Ready, Steady, Go! and Punkey the Pokey Prince's Castle. When ground pounded on, it causes more blocks to spawn from it, unfolding and going in a certain direction. After a particular amount of time has passed, the platforms despawn, flipping back inside. The block is named after tatami mats, named after their ability to fold.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おりたたみブロック[2]
Oritatami Burokku
「おりたたみ」is a portmanteau of「折り」(ori, folding) and「畳」(tatami), and「ブロック」means "block"


  1. ^ Yoshi's New Island, internal filename G:/content0.game/romfs/obj_blk_tatami.bch.z
  2. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック ヨッシー New アイランド」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Yoshi's New Island), page 214.