Yo Bro

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Yo Bro
A Yo Bro from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
Variant of Hammer Bro

The Yo Bro is a Hammer Bro variant that appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. It is encountered at Woohoo Hooniversity, where it only appears in battle alongside other enemies such as Laser Snifits. Its name and appearance reference hip-hop culture, with "yo" and "bro" being commonly-used slang; the name is also a pun on "yo-yo" and Hammer Bro. It sports a fez with a small plant on the front, a medallion on its neck, and two yo-yos based on Koopa Shells, one red and one green.

Battle[edit]

The Yo Bro will spin one of its colored yo-yos to indicate whether it attacks Mario or Luigi; the yo-yo will audibly whir before it strikes. It may also charge-up, which lets it deal more damage and also feint attacks, which is indicated when the "spinning" sound is not heard. Like many other Koopa-like enemies in the game, Yo Bros. are healed by fire, though they are weak to thunder.

In the Japanese version, Yo Bros had a chance to drop Shroom Bells upon defeat; the remake makes this possible in all versions.

Statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Yo Bro
A Yo Bro from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. HP 40 (30) POW 44 Defense 50 Speed 45 Experience 30 (25)
Fire Heal Thunder Critical Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 10 (8)
Stat Down? 100% Stun? 60% Burn? 30% Hand Normal Item Drop Syrup Jar – 9.68% (None - 0%)
None – 0% (Shroom Bells - 32.26%)
Level           17 Location(s) Woohoo Hooniversity Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Yo Bro
A Yo Bro from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP: 70 POW: 50 DEF: 48 SPEED: 48 Experience: 25
Fire: Heal Thunder: Critical Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Coins: 14
Stat Down: 100% Dizzy: 100% Burn: 30% Speed down: 60% Item Drop: Super Mushroom (16%)
Shroom Bells (5%)
Shroom Bells (40%)
Level:           15 Location(s): Woohoo Hooniversity

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヨーヨーブロス
Yō Yō Burosu
Yo-Yo Bros
French Frères Yoyo Yoyo Brothers
German Jojo-Bruder Yoyo Brother
Italian Elastelli Compound of elastico (elastic band) and fratelli (brothers).
Spanish Hermano Yoyó Yoyo Brother