Train (form)

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Artwork of the Train form in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Artwork of the train form in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
Applies to Yoshi
Item needed Morph bubble
Power(s) given Can move on drawn train tracks.
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Mario Super Sluggers (2008)

The train, also known as Loco-Yoshi,[1] is a temporary form in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its remake, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. The Yoshis can take on this form by touching a morph bubble containing its icon. While in this form, Yoshi's snout gains a distinct red color. Trains with Yoshi's visage, similar to his train form in Yoshi's Island, also appear in other games.


Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

This form allows the Yoshis to move along railtracks that are drawn with chalk on walls in the background. While on the ground, the train can only move from side to side. By standing in front of a railtrack and pressing "up" on the direction pad, the train will shrink down and attach to the railtrack, whereafter it can start moving along it. The train can be controlled with the direction pad and sped up by holding the Y Button button or the B Button button on the controller. While moving on rails, Train Bandits, Shy Guy-like enemies apparently painted on the walls, come to life to attack the train, making the player briefly lose control of the train when they touch them.

Morph bubbles for this form can be found in the following stages: Watch Out For Lakitu, The Potted Ghost's Castle, and Raphael The Raven's Castle. In the remake, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, this form also appears in the Secret Stage Go! Go! Morphing!.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the train appears in the background in Baby Park, where it runs on the roller coaster. At one point, the train goes right over the track, damaging any kart that makes contact (except in Time Trials mode).

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

The Train also makes an appearance in Mario Super Sluggers on the Yoshi Park field during the day. It moves along the northern side of the field, stunning any player that it collides with. At night, the Yoshi train is replaced by a Wiggler train.


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

  • Instruction booklet: Put on steam with either the Y or B Buttons.[2]
  • Shogakukan guide: レールに沿って走ってゆこう。[3] (Let's run along the rails.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese きかんしゃ[4] / 機関車きかんしゃ[3]
Chinese 火车
German Lokoyoshi From Lokomotive (locomotive)
Italian Treno (Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 in-game)
Locomotiva di Yoshi (Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 manual)
Yoshi's locomotive
Spanish Tren Train


  1. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue 31, page 66.
  2. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island English instruction booklet, page 19.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Super Mario: Yossy Island instruction booklet, pg. 18