Yoshi

Yoshi
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Species Dinosaur
Role Sidekick, playable character
Relations Unknown
First Appearance Super Mario World
Latest Appearance Mario Party: Island Tour

Contents

[edit] Character Bio

[edit] Early History

Yoshi (also referred to as Green Yoshi to distinguish from other Yoshis) is a dinosaur who makes appearances in many Mario games. He gained popularity after starring in Super Mario World for the SNES as a means of transport for Mario. It was also the game he made his debut in. He later started playing the main role in several platform games like Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. In which he, along with the other Yoshis, helped Mario, and his friends find their homes when they were babies.

[edit] Appearance and Personality

Yoshi is a green dinosaur, with white cheeks, and a white stomach. He has red spikes running on his back to his red shell with a white border. He wears brown shoes that have a yellow border near the bottom. His eyes have sockets sticking slightly above his large round nose. Yoshi is kind, gentle, and warm, though he can get nasty if called for from enemies.

The name Yoshi also refers to a whole species, with a similar appearance to the Green Yoshi and they come in different colors, including, but not limited to red, orange, blue, purple and black.

[edit] Game History

[edit] Super Mario Series

[edit] Super Mario World

During the events of Super Mario World, Bowser launches an assault on Dinosaur Land. In this game, Yoshi will appear in four colors, Yoshi(who is green), Blue Yoshi, Red Yoshi and Yellow Yoshi. In order for Bowser to eliminate the Yoshis, he would encase them in Yoshi Eggs and give them to his children, the Koopalings, to look over. Yoshi would also be trapped in an egg and could be found in a block in the field on Yoshi's Island.

The Mario Bros., alongside Princess Peach would be vacationing on Dinosaur Island when Bowser attacks. The Mario Bros. would be napping on the beach when Bowser's forces would kidnap Princess Peach. The plumbers would go in search for Peach before coming across Yoshi's egg and they would free him from his prison. When released, Yoshi would tell them of what is happening and all three would set out to rescue the imprisoned Yoshis and save the Princess.

Yoshi would be a quick and powerful form of transportation for the Mario Bros. He could use his tongue to eat most types of enemies, including those that cannot be defeated by Mario or Luigi. When he is hit, he will run away and the Mario Bros. will need to jump back on to calm him down. Yoshi is not able to enter Ghost Houses, Fortresses, or any of the castles that contain the Koopalings, or Bowser himself. Yoshi will wait patiently outside of them while the Mario Bros. take on the level.

When the Koopalings and Bowser have been defeated and the seven Yoshi Eggs and Princess Toadstool have been rescued, they all will return to Yoshi's House to celebrate their victory. During the celebrations, all seven of the Yoshi Eggs will hatch into Baby Yoshis and peace would be restored.

[edit] Mario Kart Series

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Yoshi would be one of the playable characters in every game of the Mario Kart series. He would first appear in Super Mario Kart. He would be a lightweight driver(except in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii), so he would have high acceleration, but a low top speed. In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, he would partner with Birdo, and his special item would be the Yoshi Egg. While the relationship between Yoshi and Birdo is implied in the English versions, the Japanese site of Mario Kart: Double Dash would confirm it. On Birdo's profile, it would say "Appears to be Yoshi's girlfriend.... or is that boyfriend?!"

Yoshi would be a medium-sized racer, and featured an off-road bonus and have a small weight and drift boost. He would return in Mario Kart 7 as a light racer.

[edit] Mario Tennis Series

[edit] Mario Tennis Open

Yoshi would be one of the starting participants in Mario Tennis Open. Yoshi is a Speed type character in the game and players could unlock equipment with his emblem for their Mii after they become available. A costume could also be unlocked after scanning a QR code.

[edit] Video Game Appearances (Excluding Cameos)


[edit] Comic, Cartoon, and Movie, Appearances

In the comic Super Mario Adventures, (Created by Nintendo Power.) Yoshi, along with other Yoshis, appear though they only could say the word "Yoshi", Yoshi decides to help Mario, track down Bowser, (Or King Koopa as he is called in the comics and cartoons.) mostly due to the fact that Yoshis had been disappearing from Yoshi Village. Later Yoshi appeared in the Super Mario World Television Series, his role was minor and his personality was of a child's, much different than it is in the video games. Yoshi also appeared in the Super Mario Bros. Movie, as Bowser's pet, though he looks much different than his usual cute appearance, in the movie.

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Last edited by Gotenks on 31 December 2013 at 22:25
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