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Yoshi's Island (SSBM)

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Super Mario World
Yoshi's Island: Yoshi's IslandSuper Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Wii U
Yoshi's Island (Melee)Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Yoshi's Island as it appears in Smash.
Universe Yoshi
Appears in Melee
SSB4 (Wii U)
Availability Starter
Crate type Presents (Brawl)
Normal (Wii U and Ultimate)
Maximum players 4 (Melee and Brawl)
8 (Wii U and Ultimate)
Bolded tracks must be unlocked
Melee Main: Yoshi's Island
Alternate: Super Mario Bros. 3
Brawl Yoshi's Island (Melee)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (Melee)
for Wii U Super Mario World Medley
Ground Theme (Super Mario Bros. 3)
Yoshi's Island (Melee)
Title/Ending (Super Mario World)
Yoshi's Story
Ultimate Yoshi series music
Main: Athletic Theme - Super Mario World
Alternate: Obstacle Course - Yoshi's Island
Tournament legality
Melee Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Brawl Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Smash 4 Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Ultimate Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Article on Super Mario Wiki Yoshi's Island (place)
For other stages with this name, see Super Happy Tree and Yoshi's Island (SSBB).

Announced at E3 2001, Yoshi's Island (ヨースター島, Yoster Island) is a starter stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee, also available as a Melee Stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and a Familiar Stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In Ultimate, it is renamed Yoshi's Island (Melee) to distinguish it from the similarly named Brawl stage.

It acts as Yoshi's home stage in all games, and players face Bowser and his teammates on the stage in Melee's All-Star mode.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, both the normal form and Ω form of this stage are available in 8-Player Smash.

Stage overview[edit]

On the far right of the stage there is a hill sloping upwards which reaches the right blast line. On the left there is a large, oblique Warp Pipe supported by two smaller ones. Between them there is a flat stretch of land at whose center there is a pit covered by three Rotating Blocks. Six more blocks float over the stage in two blocks of three.

If characters attack a block or jumps into it from below, the block starts spinning and can be passed through, becoming solid again after a short while. This can cause fighters to get trapped in the pit in the middle with little chances of recovery, especially in Ness's case.

The background features hills, moving clouds, berry trees and, occasionally, a Banzai Bill and a Fishin' Lakitu carrying a 1-up Mushroom with their Super Mario World sprites (in Ultimate, they appear using unpixelated versions of said sprites). They have no effect on gameplay.

In Brawl, playing as Fox, Falco, or Wolf and activating the Landmaster Final Smash when at least one of the three Turning Blocks in the middle rotates causes the Landmaster to fall through the resulting hole, causing a Self-destruct, despite the fact that the Landmaster is much bigger than the opening. This is because the programming means the actual character is still on the field and the characters cannot stand in midair. The Pokémon Trainer also occasionally moves above the hole, even though there is clearly nothing under him.

Ω forms and Battlefield form[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the Ω form only contains a flat grassy platform that extends below the blast line. The blocks, pipes, and the walk-off are removed, but the Fishin' Lakitu and Banzai Bill still appear.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Ω form and Battlefield form are suspended in the air with the main platform no longer extending below the blast line. The main platform is a completely flat version of the grassy ground of the regular form that is resized and reshaped to match Final Destination and Battlefield, respectively. The three soft platforms of the Battlefield form are made of yellow blocks that are unique to this form.

Hazards Off[edit]

With hazards off in Ultimate, the Rotating Blocks do not have a hurtbox, making it impossible to pass through them or fall into the center pit.


A portion of Yoshi's Island 1 from Super Mario World.

Despite being classified as a Yoshi stage, this version of Yoshi's Island originated from a Mario game, being Super Mario World. This stage is based on the grassland levels located on Yoshi's Island, which feature round-topped mountains, berry trees, long rounded clouds, and diagonal Warp Pipes.

Rotating Blocks are Super Mario World's replacement of the usual Brick Blocks seen in Mario games. If hit from underneath, with a throwable object, or with a cape spin, they start spinning and allow Mario to pass through them, returning solid after a short while. However, they can also be destroyed with a Spin Jump.

The trees in the background carry Berries, which Yoshis can eat in Super Mario World and later games. Also in the background are two enemies from Super Mario World in their original designs: Banzai Bill and Fishin' Lakitu with a 1-Up Mushroom.

Tournament legality[edit]

In all games in which it appears, Yoshi's Island is universally banned in competitive play due to its overall layout being detrimental in a serious setting, as well as the advantages it gives to already powerful characters in certain situations.

In all cases, the close blast zones and the walk off blast line to the right of the stage can easily cause quick KOs; the frequent absence of a bottom blast line also marginalizes edgeguarding skills. The rotating blocks interfere significantly by extending and blocking hitboxes, and they can be used as a cave of life.

Both of the ramps that border this stage also allow Melee Fox to easily and quickly shine combo characters to an unavoidable KO, giving the top-tier character an obscene advantage.


Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヨースター島 Yoster Island
UK English Yoshi's Island Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Wii U
Yoshi's Island (Melee) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
France French Île des Yoshi Super Smash Bros. Melee
Île de Yoshi Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Wii USuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Yoshi's Island
Germany German Yoshi's Island
Spain Spanish Yoshi's Island Super Smash Bros. Melee
Isla de Yoshi Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Wii USuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Yoshi's Island
Italy Italian L'Isola Yoshi Yoshi's Island
China Chinese Yoshi's Island (Melee)
South Korea Korean 요스타 섬 Yoster Island
Netherlands Dutch Yoshi's Eiland Yoshi's Island
Russia Russian Остров Йоши Yoshi's Island
Portugal Portuguese Ilha do Yoshi Yoshi's Island


The early version of Yoshi's Island.
  • During the development of Melee, the whole stage was originally going to be a big stage with the pit being larger, nearly covered by three Note Blocks, and would have a stack of five jumping blocks on the right side of the pit. There were originally three platforms (one made of five rotating blocks and two made of three rotating blocks) inserted in completely different areas of the stage, and there were no trees in the background.
  • The trophy of Metal Mario in Melee, if inspected closely, reflects a still image of this stage.
  • Super Mario World did have large diagonal pipes like the one on the left of this stage; however, all of them are angled up and to the right, unlike this one which angles up and to the left.
  • The Spinning Blocks, when inert, have a three-dimensional look; however, when they are hit and start spinning, they become two-dimensional. The blocks are also two-dimensional before the match starts.
  • In Brawl, if Pit performs his Final Smash, Palutena's Army, on this stage, the clouds will continue to move in front of Palutena's face.
  • Although Super Mario World was part of the main Mario series, in the Smash Bros. series this stage is part of the Yoshi universe. However, all Yoshi universe properties can also be considered part of the Mario universe, due to Yoshi having first appeared in a Mario game, and appearing in various others (especially sports titles and the Mario Party series) since then. In addition, the game most often considered first mainline Yoshi game, Yoshi's Island, was also billed as "Super Mario World 2", meaning World could be considered the genesis of Yoshi's spinoff series. Consequently, some of the stage's music tracks are from the main Mario series, and it is used as a home stage for some of the Mario characters in Melee. With Ultimate grouping music tracks according to the universe they come from, however, tracks from the Mario universe can no longer be played in this stage.
  • If a player hangs on to one of the edges of the middle hole, the spinning block whose space they occupy will not stop spinning until the player leaves the space.
  • In Melee, if AI players in Training mode are set to Walk when standing on the spinning blocks, they won't move and instead spin in circles changing directions, as if dancing. When walking right on the right side of the middle blocks, they will also walk into the blast line and self-destruct.
  • In Ultimate, Devil and Rathalos can only be summoned on the stage's Battlefield and Omega forms. Additionally, Abra and Marshadow can only be summoned on the Battlefield and Omega forms.
  • In Ultimate, the ground's collision on the right side of the stage starts going up and diagonally right to match the stage's geometry, however the collision becomes less steep about halfway between the camera bounds and the blast line while the geometry maintains its angle. This results in characters appearing to be inside the ground and can be seen by angling the camera to look to the right. [1]

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