Train (form)

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Train SMW2 art.jpg
Artwork of the Train form in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
Used on 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)

Train 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.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the Train appears in the background in Baby Park, at some point going 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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese きかんしゃ[1]
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
Chinese 火车


  1. ^ Super Mario: Yossy Island instruction booklet, pg. 18