Yoshi (Japanese: ヨッシー, Yosshī, sometimes specified as Green Yoshi) is one of the heroes of the Mario series, an ally of Mario and Luigi, and the protagonist of his own series. He is a member of the Yoshi species and has aided his brethren in saving their homeland on multiple occasions. In his youth, Yoshi managed to rescue and protect Baby Mario and Baby Luigi from the wrath of Kamek and the Koopa Troop. According to Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Yoshi is one of the few members of his species who can speak the language of the other characters, though it seems that this is not his first language, since, as in other games, his statements are translated through parentheses. In the Mario series, he is a major character and often acts as The steed for Mario and other protagonists, while in most of the Mario sports and party games, he is The playable character.
Super Mario 64Edit
In Super Mario 64, Yoshi plays a very minor role. If Mario manages to acquire all 120 Power Stars, a cannon near the castle becomes accessible, which Mario can use to shoot himself to the roof of Princess Peach's Castle. There, Mario finds Yoshi, who congratulates the player for completing the game by delivering a message from the developers and then rewards Mario by filling his life meter to 100 lives and giving Mario an improved Triple Jump. After that, Yoshi jumps off of the castle roof and is not seen again until the game is restarted. However, if Mario does not visit Yoshi after collecting 120 Power Stars, Yoshi remains and can be seen on the roof during the end credits.
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Super Mario 64 DSEdit
Yoshi, alongside Mario, is one of the main protagonists in Super Mario 64 DS. At the beginning, Princess Peach invites Mario to her castle; when Mario, as well as Luigi and Wario, arrive at the castle, Yoshi is sleeping on the roof. During this time, Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach, steals the castle's Power Stars, placing them in the worlds inside the castle's paintings, and seals everyone inside. Yoshi, on the ground, is awakened by one of the Lakitu Bros., who informs him that Mario and company have not returned from the castle. After gaining access to the castle, Yoshi takes on the quest to save the castle and Mario, Luigi, and Wario. After saving Mario, Luigi, and Wario (the latter two being optional), the team reclaims the castle's Power Stars, and Mario ultimately defeats Bowser.
Yoshi is the only character that doesn't have any "power," according to the instruction booklet for the game; he isn't capable of lifting objects or punching/kicking enemies (though he can still jump on them, and he can punch if he eats a Super Mushroom). In place of this, Yoshi has the ability to eat certain enemies and either spit them out and defeat them or swallow them and create an egg, which can be used to defeat other enemies. In addition to swallowing enemies, Yoshi can also swallow coins, items, and even Stars to collect them.
Yoshi features average speed, as well as has the highest jump out of the four playable characters, tied with Luigi; while jumping, the player can hold the Template:Button to perform a Flutter Jump, giving him a boost while in the air (this does not work while triple jumping). Additionally, Yoshi's Power Flower ability is Fire Power, which allows him to breathe fire that can melt ice and destroy enemies on contact; he can also breathe a single breath of fire by eating a source of fire and spitting it out. Yoshi's fire breath can also destroy signs. Since Yoshi cannot punch or grab objects, like mentioned above, he cannot defeat bosses that require these moves without wearing a cap; in some cases, however, they toss objects that Yoshi can eat and use to attack. Additionally, when entering The course, if any of the other characters have been unlocked, Yoshi can enter a level wearing their cap by default by tapping the icon on the touch screen while on the mission select screen.