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Yoshi's best-known ability is his ability to eat enemies. He has a long tongue which he uses to grab enemies and eat them. In some games, after Yoshi eats enemies, they turn into eggs, which can be thrown. One of Yoshi's best friends is Mario who helps Yoshi throughout the dangerous situations. Sometimes, Mario can ride Yoshi.
In some games, Yoshi gains powers, like flying or shooting fireballs, by eating the shells of enemies known as Koopalings, which look like turtles.
Yoshi first appeared in the game Super Mario World (SNES), which was released in 1990 in USSR and Japan and 1991 in the United States.
Principal playable appearances
- Mario Kart 64 (N64)
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA)
- Mario Kart DS (DS)
- Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
- Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
- Mario Party series (N64, GCN, DS, and Wii)
- Super Mario 64 DS (DS)
- Super Mario Kart (SNES)
- Super Mario Sunshine (GCN)
- Super Smash Bros. (N64)
- Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN)
- Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GCN)
- Mario Power Tennis (GCN)
- Super Mario Strikers (Wii)
- Super Mario World (SNES)
- Yoshi's Island (SNES), (GBA)
- Yoshi's Island DS (DS)
- Yoshi Touch & Go (DS)
- Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (GBA)
- Yoshi's Story (N64)
- Mario Strikers Charged Football (Wii)
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
- New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
Yoshi is one of the more famous characters in the Mario series. Yoshi is also featured a lot in Mario merchandise; he is the subject of toys, shirts, and figures. Yoshi also appeared in two of the Mcdonald's Happy Meal promotion of Mario toys which only starred Mario, Donkey Kong and Yoshi himself. In a poll conducted in 2008, Yoshi was voted as the third favorite video game character in Japan, with Cloud Strife and Mario placing second and first, respectively.