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Image Name Description
Fluffin' puffin.png Fluffin' Puffin When thrown, they create a platform of fluff that Yoshi can temporarily walk on.
YWW Poochy.png Poochy A dog that Yoshi can use as a platform to walk over unsafe terrain or to reach items in small gaps.
Nocoverart.png Egg-Plant Flowers that spit out Yarn Balls.




Image Name Description Location
YWW Big Montgomery.jpg Big Montgomery A large Monty Mole that attacks Yoshi by Ground Pounding World 1, 3, and 5 Midway
YWW Knot-Wing the Koopa.jpg Knot-Wing the Koopa A large Koopa Paratroopa that attacks Yoshi by Ground Pounding World 2, 4, and 6 Midway
Main Boss 1 Burt the Bashful.png Burt the Bashful A large Burt. Yoshi must defeat him by unraveling his pants. World 1
Main Boss 2 Bunson the Hot Dog.png Bunson the Hot Dog A large Hot Dog that spits fireballs at Yoshi. World 2
Main Boss 3 Miss Cluck the Insincere.png Miss Cluck the Insincere A large Miss Cluck that spits Spiked Balls at Yoshi. World 3
Main Boss 4 Naval Piranha.png Naval Piranha A large Piranha Plant that attacks the player with Bombs. World 4
SnifbergtheUnfeeling.jpg Snifberg the Unfeeling A large Ice Snifit that attacks Yoshi by spitting out Ice and smaller Ice Snifits. World 5
BabyBowser - YWW.png Baby Bowser Transformed by Kamek into Mega Baby Bowser. Yoshi must ground-pound him to defeat him. World 6 (Final)

Other characters

Image Name Description
Kamek YWW.jpg Kamek The main antagonist of the game who transforms nearly all the Yoshis into Wonder Wool and organizes boss battles.

Items and objects

Image Name Description
YWW Blue Yarn Ball.jpg Yarn Balls Balls that can be thrown by Yoshi to weave objects, attack enemies, and collect items.
Nocoverart.png ! Switches Reveal bonus areas or transform Dotted-Line Blocks into solid blocks, allowing Yoshi to reach otherwise inaccessible areas.
YWW Beads.jpg Beads Can be used to purchase Power Badges for use in other levels.
YWW Blue Chomp Rock.jpg Chomp Rocks Large balls that can be rolled by Yoshi to break soft rock, activate switches, and access otherwise-inaccessible areas.
Nocoverart.png Yarn Baskets Blocks that release Yarn Balls when hit.
Nocoverart.png Flippers One-way gates.
YWW Fruit Beads.jpg Fruit
Yoshi's Woolly World - E3 2014 screen 6.jpg Goal Rings A ring of Beads that marks the end of a level.
Nocoverart.png Hearts Usually released in groups from Winged Clouds and Checkpoints. They increase Yoshi's health meter when collected.
Nocoverart.png Number Platforms Small platforms marked with a number that Yoshi can only stand on a limited number of times before they disappear.
Nocoverart.png Paddle wheels Wheels that move when stood on. They consist of four small platforms arranged in a circle.
Clear-pbadge.jpg Power Badges Power-ups that can be purchased with Beads at the start of a level, granting Yoshi specific powers within that level.
PresentBox YWW.png Present Boxes Boxes that can be unraveled with Yoshi's tongue, releasing an item.
YWW Smiley Flower.jpg Smiley Flowers Five of these appear in each level. Collecting all of them in a world unlocks an extra level in that world.
Nocoverart.png Spring Balls Balls that bounce the player high in the air when jumped on.
StampPatch.png Stamp Patches Unlock new Miiverse stamps when collected.
Nocoverart.png Transformation Doors Doors that teleport Yoshi to another part of a level or a sub-area.
Nocoverart.png Warp Pipes Pipes that teleport Yoshi to another part of a level or a sub-area.
YWW Watermelon.jpg Watermelons Fruits that, when eaten, allow Yoshi to spit out seeds.
Nocoverart.png Winged Clouds Releases an item or triggers an event when hit with a Yarn Ball.
YWW Cyan Wonder Wool.jpg Wonder Wools Five of these appear in each level. Collecting all of them in a level knits together that level's Yoshi design.

Yoshi's Transformations

When Yoshi enters a Transformation Door, he is transported to another area of the level and transforms into one of the seven forms listed below, granting him extra powers, often within a time limit.

Image Name Description Location
UmbrellaYoshi YWW.jpg Umbrella Yoshi Allows the player to fly upwards by pressing A Button to open the umbrella. World 1-2, World 6-2
YWW MegaYoshiArtwork.jpg Mega Yoshi Enlarges Yoshi, allowing him to defeat enemies, break objects, and tail swipe using B Button World 1-6, World 5-5
YWW Moto Yoshi.png Moto Yoshi In this form, Yoshi continuously moves right, defeating any enemies in his path. It allows the player to climb walls. World 1-7, World 5-1
YWW Mole Yoshi.png Mole Yoshi Allows Yoshi to bore through rocks. World 2-2, World 3-6
PlaneYoshi YWW.jpg Sky Pop Yoshi Allows Yoshi to fly. The player can press B Button to fire missiles to defeat enemies. World 3-7, World 6-7
MermaidYoshi YWW.jpg Mermaid Yoshi Allows Yoshi to dive, jump higher, and climb waterfalls. World 4-3, World 5-2