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Yoshi using a Chomp Rock to destroy the thorns in Yoshi's New Island
Thorn from Yoshi's New Island
“Do not touch the thorns. They will knock you out! You can destroy the thorns by hitting them with eggs.”
Message Block in The Potted Ghost's Castle, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Thorns are spiky obstacles found in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 and its sequels, Yoshi's Island DS and Yoshi's New Island. They are found mostly in castles. If Yoshi touches a thorn, he will immediately lose a life. A Yoshi Egg destroys a single thorn, but since thorns are found usually in groups and Yoshi can carry only six Yoshi Eggs at a time, most thorn groups are impossible to destroy. However, in Yoshi's Island DS, Baby Donkey Kong's explosive eggs can easily destroy a group of them in one shot. Sometimes, after they are destroyed, the thorns reveal Winged Clouds, and in The Potted Ghost's Castle, one specific thorn reveals even a door.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲトゲ
A Japanese term meaning "spiky"; shared with an object from Wario Land 4
Italian Aculei Thorns