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Yoshi is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. He debuted in Super Mario World (1990) on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System as Mario and Luigi's sidekick, a role he has often reprised. Following his debut, Yoshi later starred in platform and puzzle games, including Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Story, and Yoshi's Woolly World. Yoshi has also appeared in many of the Mario spin-off games, including Mario Party and Mario Kart, various Mario sports games, and Nintendo's crossover fighting game series Super Smash Bros. Yoshi belongs to the species of the same name, which appears in various colors.

History Edit

Role as Predator Edit

In almost every videogame that he has appeared in, he takes the role of predator, swallowing enemies alive, and often turning them into eggs to use as weapons. Due to the frequency of him swallowing characters alive, only a few notable examples will be listed, as well as the times when he finds himself as the prey.

Perhaps the only notable example of him eating a major character was in the final episode of the Super Mario World cartoon (Mama Luigi), when he is under the care of Luigi, and eats Mario after the latter threatens him. Luigi then asks Yoshi to spit him out, who admits that Mario didn't taste very good. There is also a glitch in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island that allows Yoshi to eat baby Mario.

Role as Prey Edit

In Yoshi's Island, Kamek shrinks Yoshi and Baby Mario down and Prince Froggy eats them. Inside his stomach, Yoshi must shoot eggs at his uvula while avoiding deadly drips of stomach acid. After each hit, the stomach gets smaller and more red until Yoshi is forced out. Prince Froggy is then seen lying on the floor in pain and Yoshi and Baby Mario are reverted to their normal size. There are enemies in the game called "Lunge Fish" which attempt to swallow Yoshi alive, causing an instant death. There are also piranha plants throughout the game that swallow Yoshi if he gets too close to them, but shortly spit him out after depriving him of baby Mario.

In Yoshi's Story, there are enemies like the Big Blurp and its counterpart, the Big Blue Blurp, which can also swallow Yoshi alive, causing a Yoshi to be lost.

In Mario and Luigi, Partners in Time, the Yoshis are also swallowed alive by an alien called Yoob, who traps them into Yoob eggs an transforms into other Yoobs if they aren't freed in time.

Characters Consumed Edit

  • Various minions/enemies throughout the Super Mario series
  • Mario (Super Mario World cartoon)

Consumed By Edit

  • Yoob (Mario and Luigi Partners in Time)
  • Prince Froggy (Yoshi's Island)
  • Big Blurp (Yoshi's Story)
  • Big Blue Blurp (Yoshi's Story)
  • Lunge Fish (Yoshi's Island)
  • Piranha plants (Yoshi's Island)

Video Edit

Yoshi's Island Boss Prince Froggy01:52

Yoshi's Island Boss Prince Froggy

Yoshi eats Mario00:23

Yoshi eats Mario

Yoshi's Island; Eat Mario00:59

Yoshi's Island; Eat Mario

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