Yoshi Island Spirits

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Group sprite of the Yoshi Island Spirits
Group sprite of the spirits.

The Yoshi Island Spirits,[citation needed] also referred to as the tiny spirits, are characters that only appear in the game Yoshi Topsy-Turvy. Each spirit gives Yoshi a mission, and if Yoshi completes the mission, they give him a Happiness Medal. Their leader is Hongo, the book spirit. The spirits include:


The Yoshi Island Spirits celebrating Yoshi's victory in locking away Bowser
Several of the spirits celebrating Yoshi's victory in locking away Bowser.
Main article: Hongo

Hongo is the leader of the spirits and the spirit in control of the Forbidden Pop-Up Book. He is responsible for accidentally sealing Yoshi's Island in the Forbidden Pop-Up Book and for the banishment of the Spirit Who Loves Surprises. He is elderly and pious, because he wanted to help Yoshi but accidentally sealed Yoshi's Island in the Forbidden Pop-Up Book, and did not bring Yoshi's Island back to normal because Bowser would attack the island again. Another example of this, when Yoshi defeats Bowser, he gets very grateful for Yoshi and makes him a meal, and accepts the spirit Who Loves Surprises to work with him again.

Spirit Who Loves Surprises[edit]

Main article: Spirit Who Loves Surprises

The Spirit Who Loves Surprises is a lively spirit who gives Yoshi the power to rotate the entire world, helped him throughout the game, explained what he must do to have Yoshi's Island turn back to normal, and hosted the Bonus Mission!. He was fired by Hongo, because he did not know how to keep secrets. At The Tale of Bowser's Fields, he controls a fake Bowser to attack Yoshi as a test to see if he is ready to battle with the real Bowser. At the end of the game, the spirit Who Loves Surprises returns to work with Hongo.

Spirit of Cuteness[edit]

Main article: Spirit of Cuteness

The Spirit of Cuteness loves cute things more than anything else and is very friendly. She cares very much about the Egglings and explained to Yoshi what Bowser did with the Egglings and asks Yoshi to save them. The spirit awards Yoshi with a Happiness Medal if he finds a certain amount of Egglings in each stage. She is a round, flying pink creature with white wings.

Spirit of Money[edit]

Main article: Spirit of Money

The Spirit of Money loves money and gold and judges people on how much money they have. He only allows Yoshi to go to the next level if he gave him a certain number of Coins. He has a pouch full of his gold and money, and resembles a golden mouse.

Spirit of Power[edit]

Screenshot of the Spirit Who Loves Surprises in the ending cut-scene
All of the spirits, seen during the ending cut-scene.
Main article: Spirit of Power

The Spirit of Power is the strongest of the spirits and likes mighty and strong people. He only allows Yoshi to go to the next level if he defeats a certain number of enemies. This trial is almost the exact opposite of the Spirit of Kindness. He resembles an obese purple genie.

Spirit of Speed[edit]

Main article: Spirit of Speed

The Spirit of Speed is very fast, energetic and despite being so competitive, she is very friendly. She loves to challenge others to races, and does not like people who just stand without doing anything.

Spirit of Kindness[edit]

Main article: Spirit of Kindness

The Spirit of Kindness is a benevolent and gentle spirit that likes kind people. Her tasks for Yoshi always involve defeating the least amount of enemies in a level as possible, unlike the Spirit of Power. She resembles a rose.

Spirit of Fright[edit]

Main article: Spirit of Fright

The Spirit of Fright likes to scare people. To satisfy himself, he sets up a giant rolling spindle with spikes to scare Yoshi. Yoshi must reach the goal and avoid being sucked in the spikes. He resembles a mummy.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プチ精霊[1]
Puchi seirei
Chiisana seirei
Petit spirits

Tiny spirits


  1. ^ 「通してもらうために、プチ精霊の出す課題(=ミッション)をクリアしてヨッシーの力を認めてもらいましょう。」- Official Japanese Website