Winged Cloud

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Winged Cloud
Winged Cloud
Artwork from Yoshi's Crafted World
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (Yoshi Tour) (2023)

Winged Clouds,[1] or Question Mark Clouds,[2] are objects that are found in almost every level of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (and its GBA reissue), Yoshi's Island DS, and Yoshi's New Island. When a Yoshi hits a Winged Cloud with any projectile, such as a Yoshi's Egg, it disappears and reveals its contents or triggers an effect. Winged Clouds can contain objects such as flowers, five stars, extra lives, and ! Switches, but they sometimes also create stairs or bridges or make coins appear instead of revealing an item. There are Winged Clouds that contain even Bandits. When being hit, a Bandit pops out and chases a Yoshi around to steal Baby Mario. Due to their function, Winged Clouds are considered Yoshi's Island's equivalent to ? Blocks. There also exists a Special Item in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island called a Winged Cloud Maker, which turns enemies into Winged Clouds.

Winged Clouds reappear in Yoshi's Woolly World, Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, and Yoshi's Crafted World, acting the same as in previous games. In Yoshi's Crafted World, there is a Time Cloud variant that flips the stage when hit.

Winged Clouds appear in volume 14 of Super Mario-kun, also providing items when they are hit, such as a blue watermelon. Unlike in the games, however, Yoshi does not need to hit them with an egg to make them spawn items.

A Winged Cloud appears in the Booster Course Pass DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Yoshi's Island course, which would later appear during the 2023 Yoshi Tour in Mario Kart Tour. Racers can hit the Winged Cloud while gliding to make a bridge appear.


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

  • 3DS Virtual Console manual bio: "Hit with an egg to receive an item or trigger various special events."

Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio: "Hit it with a yarn ball or an enemy to make all sorts of things happen--like revealing a hidden item!"

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio: "Hit it with a yarn ball or an enemy to make all sorts of things happen."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハテナぐも[3]
? Cloud
Chinese (Simplified) ?云[4]
? Yún
? Cloud
Chinese (Traditional) ?雲朵
? Yúnduǒ
? Cloud
French Nuage ailé Winged cloud
German Flügel-Wolke
Wing cloud
Italian Nuvola alata
Nuvoletta alata[5]
Winged cloud
Small winged cloud
Korean ?구름
? Guleum
? Cloud
Portuguese Nuvem alada Winged Cloud
Russian Крылатое облако
Krylatoe oblako
Winged Cloud
Spanish Nube con alas
Nube alada
Cloud with wings
Winged cloud


  1. ^ Yoshi's Island DS instruction booklet, page 17.
  2. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #30, page 15.
  3. ^ Super Mario: Yossy Island instruction booklet, pg. 16
  4. ^ 腾讯NintendoSwitch (May 22, 2023). 《马力欧卡丁车8 豪华版 新增赛道通行证》“水果杯”赛道介绍. Retrieved May 22, 2023.
  5. ^ Yoshi's Island DS Italian manual, pag. 65