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 Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)

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, its GBA remake, 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 can be 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.


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[3]
Hatena Kumo
? Cloud
French (NOA) Nuage ailé -
German Flügel-Wolke Wing cloud
Italian Nuvoletta Alata Small winged cloud
Russian Крылатое облако
Krylatoe oblako
Winged Cloud
Spanish Nube con alas
Nube aladas
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