Yellow Yoshi

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Yellow Yoshi
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A Yellow Yoshi.
First Appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Run (version 2.0.0) (2017)

Yellow Yoshis are one of the color variants of the Yoshi species.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

In Super Mario World Yellow Yoshis have the ability to make mini-earthquakes and fall faster when holding a Koopa Shell, in addition to spitting fireballs or flying if the shell is red or blue respectively. They can be found as Baby Yoshis in Star World 3 and Star World 5.

In the Game Boy Advance remake Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, once a Yellow Yoshi has been found in the Star World, it can be found in a ? Block in place of a Green Yoshi, provided it is Super Mario who hits a block containing a Yoshi Egg.

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

In Super Mario 64 DS, Yellow Yoshi is one of the playable Yoshis in VS. mode. The fourth player plays as Yellow Yoshi.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Yellow Yoshis also appear in the Wii game, New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They hatch out of Yellow Yoshi Eggs intended to be Luigi's Yoshi.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Yoshi's Bulb Yoshi form greatly resembles a Yellow Yoshi, except that his shoes are orange as opposed to green. No actual Yellow Yoshis make an appearance, though.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. U, Glowing Baby Yoshis are infant Yellow Yoshis with the power to illuminate dark areas and briefly blind nearby enemies. They closely resemble Bulb Yoshi in both appearance and ability. Like the other Baby Yoshis, they wear orange shoes instead of green ones.

Super Mario Run[edit]

Yellow Yoshi was made available as a playable character in Super Mario Run following the release of the version 2.0.0 update on March 22, 2017. It can be unlocked after purchasing Yellow Yoshi's House from the Kingdom Builder shop, which only becomes available if the player has collected 300 Blue Toads, 300 Green Toads, and 200 Purple Toads.

Yoshi series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Yellow Yoshi is playable for every world's mid-fortress.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

A young Yellow Yoshi appears as a playable character in Yoshi's Story.


Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Yellow Yoshi also appears as an alternate coloration for Yoshi in Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

In Mario Power Tennis, Yoshi can change colors every time he performs a Rolling Egg Return, provided the player has completed the Flower Cup with any character. One of the colors that Yoshi can turn is yellow.

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

Yellow Yoshi as he appears in Mario Tennis Open.

Yellow Yoshi appears in Mario Tennis Open as an downloadable QR code character. Like Bowser, Donkey Kong, Wario, and Metal Mario, he is a power type character.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

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Yellow Yoshi is playable in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. However, he can't be played as in single player modes, and is instead played as by player 4 in the VS multiplayer mode when a Game Boy Advance link cable is used.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

In Mario Kart 8, Yellow Yoshi appears as an alternate skin for Yoshi. It is available though pre-ordering the Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing DLC packs.

Mario Hoops 3-on-3[edit]

Yellow Yoshi appears as an alternate color of Yoshi in Mario Hoops 3-on-3. The alternate colors are unlocked by achieving a silver trophy in the Flower Tourney in Hard Mode. The player must hold the +Control Pad right or Y Button while putting normal Yoshi in the hoop during character selection.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

In Mario Super Sluggers, a Yellow Yoshi is a team player. Among all of the playable Yoshis though, it had the weakest running abilities. In Challenge Mode, it is found in Yoshi Park by ground pounding next to a tree near the rainbow bridge leading to Birdo.

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

Yellow Yoshi also appears in Mario Sports Mix, as an alternative coloration of Yoshi. The Yellow Yoshi can be unlocked by playing 20 matches with Yoshi or completing the Yellow Yoshi mission at Flower Cup.

Fortune Street[edit]

Two Yellow Yoshis make cameo appearances in the Yoshi's Island board.

Character Information[edit]

Physical Appearance[edit]

In Super Mario World, Yellow Yoshi had yellow skin, but had orange gloves, brown shoes and a brown saddle.

In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yellow Yoshi looked about the same as it did in Super Mario World, but with orange shoes and an orange saddle (as well as orange arms). However, in the Game Boy Advance port (and following games), Yellow Yoshi wore light green shoes.

From Yoshi's Story and beyond, Yellow Yoshi had light green shoes and a red saddle.


In the games Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island DS, Yellow Yoshi is a brave hero that helps Baby Mario rescue Baby Luigi from Kamek's clutches. Additionally, the Yellow Yoshi, along with Baby Donkey Kong, joined the other Yoshis and infant heroes to defeat an enlarged Bowser.

When not battling enemies or bosses, Yellow Yoshi enjoys eating, of course, and taking naps. In fact, it is implied that all members of the Yellow Yoshi race may share the inherent trait of extensive hunger and adjacent slothfulness. The yellow member of the Fearsome 5 in Paper Mario had a food obsession, focusing on Jade Jungle's fruit during his forbidden journey there, and another Yellow Yoshi on Lavalava Island will give Mario a melon in return for food made by the famous Tayce T. of Toad Town. The Yellow Yoshi of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time also loved eating, and was always complaining about hunger and even occasionally refusing to move on without food.

Notable Yellow Yoshis[edit]

Mario Super Sluggers Profile[edit]

Name Biography Ability Bat Glove Stats
Yellow Yoshi A speedy Yoshi with a decent bat. Tongue Catch Left Right Pitch 3/10
Bat 4/10
Field 6/10
Run 7/10

Game appearances[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Super Mario World Supporting Character 1990 SNES
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Playable Character 1995 SNES
Yoshi's Story Playable Character 1998 Nintendo 64
Mario Golf Cameo 1999 Nintendo 64
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Playable Character 2001 Game Boy Advance
Yoshi Touch & Go Playable Character 2005 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS Playable Character 2006 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Alternate Color 1999 Nintendo 64
Super Smash Bros. Melee Alternate Color 2001 Nintendo Gamecube
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Alternate Color 2008 Wii
Super Mario 64 DS Playable Character 2004 Nintendo DS
Mario Power Tennis Alternate Color 2004 Nintendo Gamecube
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Alternate Color 2006 Nintendo DS
Paper Mario Non-Playable Character 2001 Nintendo 64
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Cameo 2005 Nintendo DS
Mario Super Sluggers Playable Character 2008 Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Supporting Character 2009 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Alternate Form 2010 Wii
Mario Sports Mix Alternate Color 2011 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Cameo 2011 Wii
Fortune Street Cameo 2011 Wii
Mario Tennis Open Playable Character 2012 Nintendo 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U Supporting Character 2012 Wii U
Yoshi's New Island Playable Character 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Playable Character (DLC) 2014 Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Playable Character 2014 Nintendo 3DS, Wii U
Yoshi's Woolly World Playable Character 2015 Wii U
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Non-Playable Character 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Paper Mario: Color Splash Non-Playable Character 2016 Wii U
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Playable Character 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario Run Playable Character (version 2.0.0) 2017 iOS, Android



Sprites and models[edit]



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イエローヨッシー
Ierō Yosshī
Yellow Yoshi
Spanish Yoshi amarillo Yellow Yoshi
French Yoshi jaune Yellow Yoshi
Dutch Gele Yoshi Yelow Yoshi
German Gelber Yoshi Yellow Yoshi
Italian Yoshi giallo Yellow Yoshi
Portuguese Yoshi amarelo Yellow Yoshi
Russian Желтый йоши
Zheltyy yoshi
Yellow Yoshi


  • In StreetPass Mii Plaza for the Nintendo 3DS, a Yellow Yoshi Hat can be unlocked and worn by a Mii.