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Yellow Yoshi
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A Yellow Yoshi.
First Appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)

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


Super Mario series[edit]

Screenshot of Yellow Yoshi using sand clouds to defeat a Rex, in Super Mario World.

Super Mario World[edit]

In Super Mario World Yellow Yoshis have the ability to create sand clouds 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.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, there is a single Yellow Yoshi in Yoshi Theater. It is also one of the seven hungry Yoshis within the theater who are hungry, and thus must be fed a Bean Fruit. Once the Yellow Yoshi is fed a Bean Fruit, he creates a Yellow Neon Egg.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, a Yellow Yoshi is among the initial group of Yoshis hiding from Yoob in Yoshi's Island. After the group is discovered by Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, and Baby Luigi, all of the Yoshis run away and end up being eaten by Yoob. Later, after the heroes end up eaten by Yoob, they find the Yellow Yoshi, who is now lying on the floor with hunger. There is a nearby piece of fruit that can be given to the Yellow Yoshi, who immediately feels rejuvenated and runs to help the other Yoshis push a Chomp Rock down Yoob's stomach. Later, Yellow Yoshi helps the other Yoshis push the Chomp Rock out of the way of a doorway, and run into it once a path has been cleared. The Yoshis then take refuge in a side room, where the Yellow Yoshi only complains about wanting more food. Once Sunnycide is defeated, all of the Yoshis immediately escape Yoob. The Yellow Yoshi, along with the other Yoshis, briefly believe that Baby Bowser saved them until Toadbert explains the situation to them, who promptly thank the heroes.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

A Yellow Yoshi appears in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam in the Gloomy Woods village. He has found a huge melon the Mario Bros. want to feed a Wiggler blocking their path. When they ask for the melon, the Yoshi challenges the brothers to a race, with the winner getting the melon. During the race, the Yellow Yoshi flutter jumps to cross gaps, along with ground pounding when the Mario Bros. are nearby. When the Mario Bros. win the race, the Yoshi reluctantly gives up the melon.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Luigi riding a Yellow Yoshi in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Yellow Yoshis also appear in the Wii game, New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They hatch out of Yellow Yoshi Eggs, but only when two or more players are playing. They are intended to be Luigi's Yoshi, as he is depicted riding a Yellow Yoshi on the game's box art. Yellow Yoshis can only be found, like the other Yoshis, in the levels World 1-3, World 2-5, World 3-2, World 4-5, World 6-4 and World 7-6.

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]

Although fully grown Yellow Yoshis do not appear in New Super Mario Bros. U, as all Yoshis which can be ridden in the game are now green, Glowing Baby Yoshis are introduced instead. Glowing Baby Yoshis are infant Yellow Yoshis with the power to illuminate dark areas and briefly blind nearby Enemies, similar to Bulb Yoshis. Like the other Baby Yoshis, they wear orange shoes instead of the green ones a Yellow Yoshi normally wears.

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 franchise[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 a 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 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

In Mario Kart 8, Yellow Yoshi appears as an alternate skin for Yoshi, unlocked by purchasing both the Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing DLC packs. Yellow Yoshis can also be seen cheering at the sides of some of the courses, and certain ones may hum Totaka's Song. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Yellow Yoshi is available from the start, and also appears as the 200cc staff ghost for 3DS DK Jungle.

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]

In Fortune Street, two Yellow Yoshis make cameo appearances in the Yoshi's Island board.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

A Yellow Yoshi appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash in The Emerald Circus, where it is found in a cage along with other wild Yoshis. Once the Yoshis break out of their cage, the Yellow Yoshi can attack Mario with its tongue, eating one of his Battle Cards if he doesn't block the attack.

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.

Notable Yellow Yoshis[edit]

Official profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Run[edit]

  • Notebook bio: "Yoshi is Mario's loyal adventuring buddy. He can Flutter Jump, and he's got no fear of spikes! Popular with Yellow Toads."

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

List of Game Appearances[edit]

Title Role Release Date System/Format
Super Mario World Supporting Character 1990 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Playable Character 1995 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Yoshi's Story Playable Character 1998 Nintendo 64
Mario Golf Cameo 1999 Nintendo 64
Super Smash Bros. Non-Playable Character 1999 Nintendo 64
Paper Mario Non-Playable Character 2000 Nintendo 64
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Playable Character (Multiplayer) 2001 Game Boy Advance
Super Smash Bros. Melee Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 2001 Nintendo GameCube
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Non-playable character 2003 Game Boy Advance
Super Mario 64 DS Playable Character (Multiplayer) 2004 Nintendo DS
Mario Power Tennis Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Yoshi Touch & Go Playable Character 2005 Nintendo DS
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Non-playable character 2005 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS Playable Character 2006 Nintendo DS
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2006 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 2008 Wii
Mario Super Sluggers Playable Character 2008 Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Supporting Character 2009 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Supporting Character 2010 Wii
Mario Sports Mix Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2011 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Non-Playable Character 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
New Super Luigi U Supporting Character 2013 Wii U
Yoshi's New Island Playable Character 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Downloadable Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2014 Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 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
Super Mario Run Playable Character 2016 iOS / Android
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Playable Character 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2017 Nintendo Switch



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.