White Yoshis are a variety of Yoshi. As with Black Yoshis, White Yoshis have some powers other Yoshis don't, such as eating Red Peppers and not losing happiness in Yoshi's Story.


Yoshi franchise

Yoshi's Story

A White Yoshi first appeared as a playable character in Yoshi's Story. One can be found in Stage 3-2: The Tall Tower or in Stage 3-3: Poochy and Nippy.

In this game, they, like the Black Yoshis, can eat things that normal Yoshis cannot, like Red Peppers and Black Shy Guys. White Yoshis can also flutter further when they're a Super Happy Yoshi, and fire eggs that explode when their happy meter is full. Also, while the Black Yoshi has the lowest pitched voice, White Yoshi has the highest pitched voice. If White Yoshi is lost, White Shy Guy cannot bring him back unless the game has been completed with White Yoshi in the party at least once.

If one of the Blurps in Jungle Puddle eats a White Yoshi, they will display an upset emotion bubble, suggesting that White and Black Yoshis taste bad to enemies.


  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Black Shy Guys
  • Grapes
  • Melons
  • Peppers
  • Power Bees
  • Durians
  • Watermelons

Yoshi Touch & Go

In Yoshi Touch & Go, after completing a 1,000 yard run when using a Black Yoshi in Marathon mode, a White Yoshi may appear randomly, which can hold an infinite number of eggs, but can only be used for one 1,000 yard run.

Yoshi's Island DS

White Yoshis appear in Yoshi's Island DS, playable in the Extra stage in each world.

Paper Mario series

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, it is possible to obtain a white Yoshi Kid from the egg that hatches in the Glitz Pit.

Mario Tennis series

Mario Power Tennis

In Mario Power Tennis, Yoshi can change colors every time he performs a Rolling Egg Return, provided the player has completed the Flower Cup with any character. One of the colors that Yoshi can turn is white.

Mario & Sonic series

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

White Yoshi appears alongside various other Yoshis in Dream Equestrian.

Mario Kart series

Mario Kart 8

In Mario Kart 8, a White Yoshi appears as an alternate skin for Yoshi through DLC. It is available only through purchasing both the The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 DLC packs.

Physical appearance

In Yoshi's Story, White Yoshi debuts with white skin and cyan shoes with a red saddle. This design has gone unchanged. They were also in Yoshi's Island DS, where they could be played in each world's unlockable Extra Level.



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