Winged Yoshi

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Winged Yoshi
Sprite of Green Winged Yoshi's team image, from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition.
Sprite of Winged Green Yoshi from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
Applies to Yoshis
Item needed Blue Shell / Yoshi's Wings (Super Mario World)
Wings (Super Mario 64 DS)
Flutter Wings / Golden Flutter Wings (Yoshi's New Island)
Power(s) given Ability to fly
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)

Winged Yoshi is a power-up form of the Yoshis that first appears in Super Mario World. In this form, Yoshi gains wings and the power of flight.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

Artwork of Yoshi flying from Super Mario World.
Mario riding Yoshi with the power of flight in Super Mario World

In Super Mario World, Winged Yoshi can be accessed in one of two ways: by having any Yoshi eat a Blue Shell (or by having a Blue Yoshi eat any shell), or by grabbing Yoshi's Wings. The latter incidentally turns any Yoshi into a Blue Yoshi after the player finishes the current stage, though only in the SNES version. The Yoshi's flight is controlled differently, depending on Mario or Luigi's current form. If he is in Cape form, the player needs to simply hold B Button (or A Button in the GBA reissue) to fly; if not, the player has to tap the button, as with Raccoon Mario or Tanooki Mario in the previous game.

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Winged Yoshi returns in the multiplayer mode of Super Mario 64 DS as Yoshi's answer to the other characters' Wing forms.


Winged Yoshi in Yoshi

Winged Yoshi makes its debut in the Yoshi franchise in the title Yoshi, where it makes a small appearance. A Winged Yoshi will hatch from a Yoshi Egg depending on the number of enemies sandwiched between the two halves (5 or 6 on NES and 4 or 5 on Game Boy) and reward the player 200 points.

Yoshi's Cookie[edit]

After clearing the 10th round of Puzzle Mode in the SNES version of Yoshi's Cookie, the player is taken to a congratulations screen with Cape Mario and a Winged Yoshi.

Super Mario World cartoon[edit]

Winged Yoshi
Winged Yoshi from the Super Mario World animated series

In the Super Mario World cartoon episodes "Ghosts 'R' Us," "The Night Before Cave Christmas," and "Born to Ride," Yoshi transforms into Winged Yoshi after gaining a pair of Magic Wings.

Super Mario Adventures[edit]

In Super Mario Adventures, after eating a Koopa Troopa wearing a Blue Shell, Yoshi becomes Winged Yoshi, which allowed him to fly with Mario and Luigi on his back. Yoshi accidentally spat out this Blue Shell later, causing him to lose his Winged form.

Mario Strikers Charged[edit]

The Winged Yoshi form makes an appearance in Mario Strikers Charged, where Yoshi briefly gains it while using his Mega Strike.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Yoshi's Super Dragon Final Smash turns him into a Winged Yoshi capable of breathing fire.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Artwork of Yellow Yoshi using the Flutter Wings, from Yoshi's New Island.
Winged Yoshi in Yoshi's New Island

Winged Yoshis appear in Yoshi's New Island, after a Yoshi grabs a pair of Flutter Wings or Golden Flutter Wings, which are made available either after losing three lives in a level or by losing another one with the Flutter Wings, respectively. Clearing all levels without using either wing power-up lets the player fight Bowser before saving Baby Luigi and the Stork, and the player also views a post-credit scene where Mr. Pipe reveals his true identity.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Winged Yoshis appear in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition as Helpers by unlocking them in the Special Worlds. Winged Green Yoshi is a Wood/Dark attribute team member that is unlocked by clearing ★World 3-Tower; Winged Red Yoshi is a Fire/Wood attribute team member that is unlocked by clearing ★World 4-Tower; Winged Light-Blue Yoshi is a Water/Light attribute team member that is unlocked by clearing ★World 5-Tower; Winged Yellow Yoshi is a Light/Fire team member that is unlocked by clearing ★World 6-Tower 2, and Winged Purple Yoshi is a Dark/Water team member that is unlocked by clearing ★World 7-Tower 2.

Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Yoshi's Woolly World
Winged Yoshi in Yoshi's Woolly World
A screenshot of World 6-7: Kamek's Last-Ditch Flyby
Mellow Mode in Kamek's Last-Ditch Flyby.

Winged Yoshi appears in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. Players can switch to a new Mellow Mode, where they can choose to play levels as a Winged Yoshi. After jumping, the jump button must be held down to keep Yoshi flying. It replaces the Flutter Jump ability.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

Winged Yoshi returns in Yoshi's Crafted World. In addition, there are five shrunken plastic Winged Yoshi crafts depicted as Green Yoshis found in the course Under Siege.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はねヨッシー[1]
Hane Yosshī
Wing Yoshi

Chinese (simplified) 飛行的耀西[2]
Fēixíng de Yàoxī
Flying Yoshi

Chinese (traditional) 有翅膀的耀西[3]
Yǒu Chìbǎng de Yàoxī
Winged Yoshi

Italian Yoshi alato[4]
Winged Yoshi