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Super Happy Tree

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For other stages with this name, see Yoshi's Island (SSBM) and Yoshi's Island (SSBB).
Yoshi's Story
Yoshi's IslandSuper Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Happy TreeSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Super Happy Tree as it appears in Smash.
Universe Yoshi
Appears in SSB
Home stage to SSB:
Availability Starter (SSB and Ultimate)
Unlockable (Melee)
Unlock criteria Hit the Sandbag 1,312.4 ft (400m) in the Home Run Contest.
Crate type Presents
Maximum players 4 (SSB, Melee)
8 (Ultimate)
Bolded tracks must be unlocked
Super Smash Bros. Yoshi's Island Stage
Melee Yoshi's Island N64
Ultimate Yoshi series music
Main: Yoshi's Story (64)
Alternate: Yoshi's Story (Melee)
Tournament legality
Super Smash Bros. Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned(sometimes legal for cloudless variant)
Melee Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Ultimate Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Article on Super Mario Wiki Super Happy Tree
You can land on the clouds that float on either side of the stage, but if you do, they won't hold up for long.
—Super Smash Bros.'s instruction manual

Super Happy Tree (スーパーしあわせのツリー, Super Happy Tree), previously referred to as Yoshi's Island (ヨッシーアイランド, Yoshi Island), is a stage in Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In Ultimate, it is renamed to distinguish it from the similarly-named Melee and Brawl stages.

Stage overview[edit]

Visually, the stage looks like it's made of cardboard. The main platform is an open book, and as such it has a V shape instead of being completely flat. Over the main platform hover three soft platforms; the bottom two slightly slope inwards, while the top one is flat.

In the sky surrounding the main stage float three clouds, one on the left side and two on the right. After standing on a cloud for about four seconds it will disappear; this can be prevented by repeatedly jumping instead of standing continuously on it. Disappeared clouds reappear after seven more seconds. Message Blocks hover in the background above the clouds, but they have no gameplay effect.

Goonies and Fly Guys occasionally fly in the background, but do not interact with the players.

The version of this stage in Super Smash Bros.'s 1P Game is slightly smaller and lacks the clouds.

Ω form and Battlefield form[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the main platform of the Ω form and Battlefield form is a completely flat version of the main platform of the normal form and is resized and reshaped to match Final Destination and Battlefield, respectively. The three soft platforms of the Battlefield form resemble the ones in the normal form.


The Super Happy Tree in Yoshi's Story.

This stage is loosely based on Yoshi's Story, in which Baby Bowser turns Yoshi's Island into a storybook and steals the Super Happy Tree. This causes the environment to be turned into various materials such as cardboard, yarn, and fabric. This stage is an amalgamation of the cardboard theme of the first level (Treasure Hunt), and the fabric and cloth theme of the second and third levels (Surprise!! and Rail Lift, respectively); however, the sky was colored blue in those levels, whereas, in this stage, the sky is light orange. The Super Happy Tree is also in the background of the main platform. Yoshi's Story also features clouds that can be used as platforms, some of which have to be activated by pressing a switch and disappear when the switch's timer runs out; however, their design is different from the ones in this stage.

Message Blocks appear in some Mario and Yoshi games, and give hints to the player when hit. Also from the Yoshi games are Goonies and Fly Guys where they appear as flying enemies. The aforementioned elements are also based on their designs from Yoshi's Story and are seen in the background.

The Super Happy Tree itself appears in the final level, Magma Castle during the fight with Baby Bowser.

Tournament legality[edit]

Super Happy Tree is banned in every appearance, primarily because the clouds can promote camping. In particular, the rightmost cloud is very far from the stage and is a very powerful camping spot; additionally, some characters such as Link in Smash 64 are unable to make it back to the stage from said cloud. The cloudless variant from Smash 64's single player is sometimes legal in doubles, but as it requires modifying the game, it is rarely seen outside of specialized rulesets (such as GENESIS 6).


No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
Super Happy Tree Spirit.png
Super Happy Tree Support ★★★★ 2 Invincibility After Eating Yoshi Series


Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]


  • In Ultimate, this stage is referred within game files with the term "yoshi_cartboard" [sic], referring to its arts-and-crafts nature.
  • In Smash 64 the background with the sun, clouds, and ocean remains still no matter which direction the camera faced, giving the appearance of a Green screen, but in Melee and Ultimate the background is rendered in 3D.
  • In Smash 64, eggs spawn on this stage instead of capsules.
  • This is the only stage in Smash 64 to have an orange background in Training mode.
    • Interestingly, the game's Stage Select screen is arranged in a checkerboard fashion regarding stage background colors, with all other stages featuring sky blue (with a lighter blue smash logo) or black (with a red smash logo) backgrounds. The Yoshi's Island icon lines up symmetrically with the Random Stage button, presumably for aesthetic purposes.
  • Yoshi's Island is the only Smash 64 stage to return in Melee, but not in either version of Super Smash Bros. 4.
  • Yoshi's Island is the only content from the Yoshi series to have been unlockable, as it was unlockable in Melee.
  • Oddly, on or before November 10, 2018, the "Stages" portion of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site in the U.S. updated this stage's name to "Árbol de la superfelicidad", its Spanish name. This error has since been fixed.
  • This stage and Halberd are the only stages to have spirits based off of them.
  • Oddly in Ultimate, when a character puts up their shield while standing on one of the clouds and facing right, they will transition into their tumbling state once the cloud disappears.
  • In Ultimate, the Moon cannot be summoned here due to it interfering with the cardboard-style background. Also, Shadow the Hedgehog cannot be summoned, so that fighters will not be unfairly trapped on the disappearing clouds during his time freeze. Additionally, Lunala and Marshadow cannot be summoned here.

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