Yo Bro

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Yo Bro
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.


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.


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Yo Bro
MLSSYoBro.gif 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
MLSSBMYoBroIdle.gif 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
Spanish Hermano Yoyó Yoyo Brother
French Frères Yoyo Yoyo Brothers
German Jojo-Bruder Yoyo Brother
Italian Elastelli Compound of elastico (elastic band) and fratelli (brothers).