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Yoshi is a Dinosaur that has a long tounge, the original Yoshi is the color Green.

Yoshi will eat about everything thats food, fruit or any food realtives. Yoshi can spit you out, throw eggs, roll into an egg, butt stomp and many more.

While green is considered the standard color for Yoshi, his brethren appear in different colors, including blue [18], red [19], yellow [20], brown, orange, pink, purple, azure, turquoise, dark blue [21], silver, bronze and, more rarely, black and white. Black and white Yoshis in the Nintendo 64 game Yoshi’s Story have the distinct ability to digest chili peppers, which others Yoshis cannot. Generally, a Yoshi’s shoe color is dependent on its color: red Yoshis wear blue shoes, for example. In Super Mario World for the SNES, different colors of Yoshis had different abilities, such as fire-breathing and flying.

Yoshi's Island, with Baby Mario perched on his back.

Yoshi in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, with Baby Mario perched on his back.

Yoshis also can make a variety of sounds. In Super Mario World, hopping onto Yoshi’s saddle made one of a few sounds of affirmation; these were Yoshi’s trademark noises until Yoshi’s Story, when the character (voiced by Nintendo musician Kazumi Totaka) began muttering its name and unintelligible words (such as “gong” and “hup”), usually when idle or jumping.[22] In Mario Kart 64, it also makes a squeaking sound. Nonetheless, Nintendo 64 games like the Mario Party series, Mario Golf, and others, still feature Yoshi with the same sounds as in Super Mario World.

Yoshis have a limited social structure, shown in multiple RPGs as living in villages with a few wooden constructions. Yoshis inhabit many areas of the world, from the Mushroom Kingdom to Isle Delfino.

During the localization of Panel de Pon for the U.S., when the game was renamed Tetris Attack, Nintendo of America replaced the fairy-like characters with characters from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, with Yoshi stepping in for the Pon main character Lip.

Yoshi’s appearances in video games, usually Mario sports games, typically portray him as an agile character. In Mario Kart games, Yoshi has excellent acceleration, but he is more likely to skid off the track than other characters. In Mario Golf, his shot is straight and average in height. In Mario Tennis and Mario Power Tennis, he is the fastest tennis player. In Mario Superstar Baseball, Yoshi is the speediest runner and can use his tongue to catch faraway balls. In Super Mario Strikers, Yoshi is a balanced captain. When he performs his Super Strike, green and yellow bubbles surround the character as he kicks the ball into the back of the net, usually hitting the goalie in the stomach and taking him into the net with it. Most recently, in Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Yoshi is an All-Around character, in contrast to his speedy nature in other sports games. His Special Shot is the Flutter Dunk, performed by tapping an “M” pattern on the touch screen twice. At close range, he holds the ball as he hovers toward the hoop in typical Yoshi style, leaving a rainbow trail. When he is outside the three-point line, he throws the ball to another teammate, with another rainbow trail behind the ball.

Yoshi’s name may be derived from the typical Japanese interjection Yoshi!, whose equivalent in English language would be “yes!”, reflecting Yoshi’s general upbeat nature.

The only Yoshi that’s considered “bad” is Boshi, a blue Yoshi with a spiked collar, and the only one not wearing traditional shoes, as the shoes he does wear have the toes removed. Boshi has only appeared in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

Also, Yoshi seems to be the originator of the “ground pound” or “hip drop”, a move where a character jumps into the air, flips and then slams into the ground. Yoshi first performed the move in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. The move has been performed many times in later games, such as Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and various entries in the Mario Party franchise. Yoshi have been around a long time. According to the game “Yoshi’s Island” A green Yoshi went on an aventure with a little friend, Baby Mario, to save Mario’s younger brother lugi and free the stork. Also Yoshi can breathe ice and watermellon seeds in the game.

Despite having the same general appearance throughout the course of his existence, it should be noted that Yoshi’s appearance has slightly changed over the years. Originally, his features resembled much more of a dinosaur, having a long neck, small arms, and a wider back (conveniently for Mario to ride on). The first game to have Yoshi’s appearance altered is Yoshi’s Island, with him being much shorter, chubbier, and having larger arms and hands (he could also hover slightly for a small time and throw eggs at enemies or targets). It is possible that this new look was intended to be his “younger” form, as the storyline takes place years before his first appearance in Super Mario World. This design was again used in Yoshi’s Story, which had much more noticeable changes to his new look, due to the game being 3-D, as well as their being infantile hatchlings. It showed him having much more human-like features (i.e.: standing up straight instead of curved, swinging his arms while running.)

This new look for Yoshi has been used for the remaining Mario games ever since. Games such as the Mario Party series, the Mario Sports series, and even the Paper Mario series used this new appearance for Yoshi, likely making this his final design. It should also be noted that Yoshi’s design was changed for the remake of Super Mario 64 for the DS, from his original “dinosaur” look, to his new shorter, stubbier, fatter look (so that he looked similar to the other characters), he also inherited hovering and egg-throwing from the previous games, but he could only keep one egg with him as opposed to being able to carry much larger amounts (for example in Yoshi’s Island, he was able to carry 6 eggs at one time).

The number of orange, plate-like scales on Yoshi’s back vary between games. In Super Mario World and Yoshi’s Island, Yoshi has four plates, but in cases where he’s given a chubbier, more anthropomorphic appearance and walks erect, he will usually only have three plates.

As with other Mario characters, Yoshi’s design in Super Smash Bros. Melee is unique to the game, but borrows elements from all his previous designs. Yoshi will generally walk with a posture much like in his earlier games, but will stand somewhat erect while taunting, mimicking the gesture he made in Yoshi’s Story upon sniffing out a hidden item. He also has a long neck comparable to earlier designs, but retains the large, useful hands of later games.

In both Super Mario Sunshine and Yoshi’s Island DS, when someone (Mario in Super Mario Sunshine; the babies in Yoshi’s Island DS) rides a Yoshi, the Yoshi is exactly like the “classic Yoshi”, with a longer back for the character to sit on. However, when no one is on Yoshi, Yoshi has his modern appearance. This may have been done to give Yoshi his modern appearance while still being able to give various characters a ride.

In his adventures, Yoshi is aided by a host of different characters:

Poochy, as depicted in promotional artwork for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

Poochy, as depicted in promotional artwork for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island.

  • Poochy, a dog-like character who is friendly with the Yoshi clan. Poochy aids in Yoshi’s Story by helping Yoshi find hidden items.
  • Muddy Buddy, a purple blob with eyes and feet that helps Yoshi cross spikes in the castle of Sluggy the Unshaven.
  • Huffin Puffin, a white puffin whose chicks Yoshi can use as boomerang style projectiles in lieu of eggs; acting like boomeranging eggs, these tubby little birds circle back after Yoshi throws them.
  • Melon Bugs, harmless insects that turn into melon-shaped balls that can be kicked or eaten.
  • Miss Warp, a race of chubby, multicolored creatures with numbered bellies who teleport Yoshi from one Miss Warp to another. Slumbering throughout each stage are four roly-poly Miss Warps. Jumping on her wakes her and saves the player’s progress. If players leap off her head, they will warp to the next Miss Warp who is awake. Miss Warp 1 will take players to 2, 2 will take them to 3, 3 will take them to 4 and 4 will return them to 1.
  • Boo, a ghost from the Mario games, was Yoshi’s assistant in Mario Party 3.
  • Birdo, originally an enemy from Super Mario Bros. 2 who spat eggs and occasionally fireballs. She has reappeared in many games since, sometimes as a foe, but - especially in the Mario sports series (Such as Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Kart: Double Dash!!) - has served as a partner to Yoshi. They also teamed up in Mario Party 7.
  • White Shy Guys - Shy Guys do not just work for evil. In Yoshi’s Story, if players have lost a Yoshi, they might come across a small, pale Shy Guy, who will dutifully follow them around and cannot be eaten. If the stage is completed, the White Shy Guy will appear on the Yoshi select screen. If players pick him, he will fly to Baby Bowser’s castle and bring back the player’s lost Yoshi.
  • Power Bee - Many enemies, when eaten, partially restore Yoshi’s Smile Meter. Players can eat a peaceable Power Bee, though, and they will instantly restore all eight petals to the Smile Meter.
  • Power Flower - Gardeners and dinos alike treasure this fast-growing perennial for its ability to restore two Smile Meter petals with a simple lick. No matter how many times Yoshi licks a Power Flower, it always grows back.
  • Turbo Tulip - Players can eat a Turbo Tulip to transform Yoshi into a giant egg. They can then aim their cursor, pull down their Control Stick, and release it to catapult Yoshi into the air. They can press a C Button at any time to restore Yoshi to his dino form.
  • Spirit of Surprises - A Spirit of Hongo the Book Spirit’s council that strongly resembles a clown. He gives Yoshi the Universal Gravitation Device, allowing Yoshi to tilt and alter his surroundings in order to free Yoshi’s Island from the magic pop-up book within which it was trapped.
  • Neurons - Big, multicolored, tentacled jelly creatures that help you reach new heights. Some act as a trampoline, whereas others let players raise them up and down as they please.
  • Long Dragons - A friendly, docile dragon species that Yoshi can ride through the air or across lava pits.
  • Sky Snakes - Windsock/Balloon snakes; ascending these winding snakes takes players to the clouds high above. Simply pound their heads and they change direction. The Sky Snakes rise differently depending on their color.
  • Little Yoshi - A young yellow Yoshi, somewhat resembling a Super Mario World baby Yoshi, who only appeared in Tetris Attack. He appeared to be Yoshi’s friend.
  • Platform Ghost - A ghost with big, black eyes and bushy eyebrows beneath a platform worn for a hat. In two castle stages of Yoshi’s Island, this fellow helped Yoshi move through rooms.
  • Koopa - Yoshi’s partner in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour.





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