Yoshi's Island (SSBB)
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Yoshi's Island as it appears in Smash.
|Maximum players||8 (Ultimate only)|
Bolded tracks must be unlocked
|Brawl||Obstacle Course (100%)|
Ending (Yoshi's Story) (40%)
Yoshi's Island (15%)
Flower Field (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)
|Smash 4||Singles: Starter|
|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.
A Blarggwich randomly rises from either of the side pits, creating a temporary platform that can save recovering characters. It is commonly referred to as the Support Ghost, or Randall due to its similarity to Randall the Cloud from Yoshi's Story in Melee.
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
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.
With hazards off in Ultimate, the Fly Guys and Blarggwich don't appear, and the soft platform doesn't tilt. The seasons still change as usual.
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. The soft platform above the stage represents a general platform design seen all throughout Yoshi's Island, while the see-saw movement pattern of it loosely resembles the Super FX tilting effects used for a variety of objects throughout the source game, particularly the animation of the spiked flipping platforms in Salvo the Slime's Castle, though the functionality is very different.
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: the summer season somewhat resembles the levels of Hit That Switch!! and Visit Koopa and Para-Koopa, the autumn season might been inspired by the levels GO! GO! MARIO!! and Chomp Rock Zone, and the winter season looks similar to levels Ride The Ski Lifts and also Danger - Icy Conditions Ahead. Chomps and Goonies are recurring enemies, with the prior's large appearance on the stage resembling the Chomp Sharks which chase Yoshi and destroy terrain in Marching Milde's Fort and KEEP MOVING!!!!, and the smiling flowers which appear in the Summer version resemble the collectible Smiley Flowers which contribute to the final score in each level. A moon can be seen off-screen, only visible without mods through either Olimar's Final Smash or Ultimate's camera - this moon was the location of the battle against World 5's boss Raphael the Raven, and can also be seen in the final boss battle against Baby Bowser.
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 Blaster. 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.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mario is about to throw a Crate on Kirby
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Yoshi on the stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Names in other languages
- 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 counterpick.
- 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 the 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. However, in the original Japanese version of Ultimate, the two Yoshi's Island stages in have different names.
- 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.
- In Ultimate, this is one of the few stages where every Assist Trophy can appear.
- In Ultimate, the following Poké Ball Pokémon can only be summoned on the Battlefield and Omega forms of this stage: Moltres, Kyogre, Palkia, Giratina, Arceus, Victini, Kyurem, Dedenne, Xerneas, and Marshadow.
- Lunala cannot be summoned at all on this stage.
|Fighter||Yoshi (SSB · SSBM · SSBB · SSB4 · SSBU)|
|Stages||Super Happy Tree · Yoshi's Story · Yoshi's Island (SSBM) · Yoshi's Island (SSBB) · Woolly World|
|Enemies||Shy Guy · Fly Guy|
|Trophies, Stickers, and Spirits||Trophies (SSBM · SSBB · SSB4) · Stickers · Spirits|
|Music||Brawl · SSB4 · Ultimate|