Yoshi's Island (SSBB)

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Yoshi's Island

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Yoshi's Island as it appears in Smash.
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Universe Yoshi
Appears in Brawl
SSB4 (3DS)
Ultimate
Home stage to Brawl:
Yoshi
SSB4:
Yoshi
Ultimate:
Yoshi
Availability Starter
Crate type Presents
Maximum players 8 (Ultimate only)
Music
Bolded tracks must be unlocked
Brawl Obstacle Course (100%)
Ending (Yoshi's Story) (40%)
Yoshi's Island (15%)
Flower Field (15%)
Wildlands (15%)
for 3DS Main: Obstacle Course (Spring/Summer), Obstacle Course (Fall/Winter)
Alternate: Ending (Yoshi's Story)
Ultimate Yoshi series music
Main: Obstacle Course - Yoshi's Island
Alternate: Yoshi's Island (for 3DS / Wii U)
Tournament legality
Brawl Singles: Starter/Counterpick
Doubles: Starter/Counterpick
Smash 4 Singles: Starter
Doubles: Starter
Ultimate Singles: Counterpick
Doubles: Counterpick
Article on Super Mario Wiki Yoshi's Island (place)
For other stages with this name, see Yoshi's Island (disambiguation).

Yoshi's Island (ヨッシーアイランド, Yoshi Island) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and a familiar stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It could be considered the spiritual successor to Yoshi's Story from Melee, due to a similar structure and stage elements with a similar behavior and function.

Stage overview[edit]

The Blarggwich and Fly Guys in Brawl.

The stage consists of a main, slightly curved platform whose walls reach the bottom blast line. A long soft platform floats over it and periodically tilts during play.

A Blarggwich randomly rises from either of the side pits, creating a temporary platform that can save recovering characters. Some Fly Guys also randomly descend, carrying food unless it is turned off in the Item Switch. They can be hit and defeated by attacks, dropping their baggage, and are particularly prone to intercept projectiles.

The stage will also change between the four seasons during the match, playing a sound every time (no sound is played in Smash 3DS). These changes do not affect the gameplay in any way. The season at the start of the match is chosen randomly.

  • Spring: Scenery here distinctly resembles the pastel-drawn backgrounds of the Overworld stages in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Giant red tulips, like in the first level of Yoshi's Island, appear behind the stage.
  • Summer: Flowers, resembling the Special Flowers in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, sprout everywhere with the coming of summer.
  • Autumn: Fall colors take over and stationary Goonies appear, hovering in the sky with a four-frame animation. Wheat grass appears in the background.
  • Winter: Heavy snowfall is this season's main addition to the graphics. Like most weather effects in Brawl, the snow is not rendered in 3D: this can be seen by pausing and angling the camera.

Ω forms and Battlefield form[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, the Ω form of the stage, the stage will cycle through the seasons as normal; however, no sound effects will play, and only the Spring/Summer mix of the music will be heard. The base doesn't bend, the thin platform is absent, and the Blarggwich and Fly Guys don't appear.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Ω form and Battlefield form are similar to SSB4's Ω form; however, the stages do not extend below the blast line, and they are resized and reshaped to match Final Destination and Battlefield, respectively. In the Battlefield form, the top soft platform resembles the green platform on top of Blarggwiches, and the two bottom ones resemble the red soft platform of the normal form.

Origin[edit]

"Make Eggs, Throw Eggs," the first level of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

This stage is based on Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, which marked Yoshi's first appearance as a standalone playable character. Yoshi's Island has very distinctive graphics, designed to look like pastel drawings.

Blarggwiches are ghostly entities that act as moving platforms, which Yoshi has to ride in certain stages.

Fly Guys are one of the many varieties of Shy Guy in the game. They fly around carrying items, dropping them when attacked. Some float in a specific path, while others stay onscreen for a limited time before fleeing.

Each season represents specific levels, and several other graphic elements in this stage are directly taken from the source game: Chomps and Goonies are recurring enemies, and the smiling flowers which appear in the Summer version resemble the collectible Flowers which contribute to the final score in each level.

Tournament legality[edit]

In Brawl, Yoshi's Island is a starter stage in the vast majority of tournaments, primarily due to a lack of other, more neutral stages. The Shy Guys fly into random positions, and can disrupt projectiles, such as Falco's Blasters. The walls on the side of the main platform prevent characters such as Meta Knight and Pit from gliding underneath the stage and make it more difficult for characters to be stage spiked. The Blarggwich can also aid characters' recoveries by acting as a platform to land on; however, its arrival and departure is random, and comes without any prior indication, preventing players from doing so consistently. Ness and Lucas are especially disadvantaged on this stage due to its hazards, as both the Shy Guys and Blarggwich can intercept their recoveries at random with almost no time to react. Donkey Kong does notoriously well here, as the tilted ledges allow him to easily perform a completely invincible Spinning Kong by dropping ledge, jumping, and immediately pressing up-B while holding towards the stage.

In Ultimate, Yoshi's Island is a counterpick in most stagelists. Turning off stage hazards removes the Shy Guys and Blarggwich; however, the slants in the middle of the stage affect jab locks and projectiles, while also making smaller characters even more difficult to hit. Additionally, the steep slants at the edges of the stage affect ledge trapping, especially with regards to 2-framing, and the horizontal blast zones are rather close to the stage.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • While using Olimar's Final Smash, End of Day, a drawing of a moon can be seen in the sky. This moon was the location of the battle against World 5 boss Raphael the Raven in Yoshi's Island.
    • The moon can also be seen when using the Camera in Ultimate.
  • This is the third stage in the series that is named "Yoshi's Island". However, it is the first of these to be based on the game Yoshi's Island.
  • The Blarggwich can be seen off-screen by pausing while it isn't supporting the characters.
  • This is the only stage in Brawl from Mario or any of its sub-universes to not be restricted in any tournament, as Delfino Plaza, the only other Mario-related stage that is not banned, is almost always a counter-pick.
  • There is an extra track that can play in this stage. The Obstacle Course track that is listed in "My Music" and in the Sound Test is the variation that plays in the spring and summer seasons. There is another variation that plays during autumn and winter, but it is not available in the Sound Test, though it is available in the OST rip. However, in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, both versions of Obstacle Course are in the sound test, as Obstacle Course (Spring / Summer) and Obstacle Course (Autumn / Winter). In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, meanwhile, the songs play back to back.
  • Oddly, one of the pictures in the press kit for Ultimate of this stage has text in top left that reads "<DEBUG> SEASON=SUMMER".
  • This is only version of Yoshi's Island that has never been renamed, as Smash 64 and Melee's versions of Yoshi's Island are named "Super Happy Tree" and "Yoshi's Island (Melee)", respectively.
    • Because of this, it and the Yoshi's Island stage from Melee are the only two stages to share the same name in Ultimate. All other stages that share names, such as the "Kongo Jungle" stages from Smash 64 and Melee, were renamed for disambiguation purposes.
  • In Ultimate, there is a glitch involving the Smart Bomb that causes the music to stop playing. It is currently unknown, however, why this happens. It is also unknown if this glitch will work on other stages.
  • Dr. Mario is the only character to travel to this stage in his Classic Mode route.

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