Egg Throw is Yoshi's Up Special Move. Yoshi tosses an egg upwards in an arc, which can be angled along a variety of trajectories, hitting anywhere from far horizontally in front of Yoshi to slightly behind and above Yoshi.


The egg explodes upon contact or after moving along for a set air-time. The trajectory of the egg can be controlled by where the control stick is tilted while Yoshi is in the throwing animation, and the distance can be controlled by how long B is held. Yoshi's Up B is fairly unique in Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee in that it is not a triple jump, does not aid in recovery, and does not put Yoshi into a state of helplessness.

However, since Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it does help with recovery while still not causing helplessness. Yoshi can use Egg Toss many times in the air, gaining height each time; however, the height he gets decreases each time it is used in the air, and he will continue to lose height until it gives no height at all. Also, the Egg Throw's versatility was dampened substantially by the fact that Yoshi is now forced to choose between certain egg "routes", as opposed to before, where the eggs could end up anywhere.

Yoshi's Special Moves
SSB Melee Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Egg Lay
Side Special Egg Roll
Up Special Egg Throw
Down Special Yoshi Bomb
Final Smash Super Dragon Stampede!

Custom Variations

High Jump

High Jump is one of Yoshi's Up Special Moves that can be used via customizations. Yoshi jumps very high, he's able to jump more than once in midair. This gives Yoshi an unbelievable recovery, but he is not able to throw eggs anymore. It's possible to do a glitch that will make Yoshi jump even more high after using Yoshi Bomb.


  • Better for recovery
  • Can be used multiple times (up to 4)


  • No projectile
  • Doesn't deal damage
  • Left open to attacks

Timed Egg Throw

Timed Egg Throw is one of Yoshi's Up Special Moves that can be used via customizations. Yoshi throws an egg that pass through opponents and finally explodes, it has a shorter range than the default.


  • Players that can learn the timing could master this move


  • Less range
  • Less knockback
  • Less damage
  • Goes through opponents, dealing damage only when it explodes

The Timed Egg Throw only has the egg explode after a set time of being on stage, and even then it only deals damage and knockback when it explodes, harmlessly passing through opponents when in regular egg form. What knockback and damage it does inflict is less than that of the regular Egg Throw. The move is extremely unorthodox in its wacky behavior. Players that take time to learn the timing of the egg's explosion can use it effectively, though this will take quite a bit of time to master.

Yoshi's Custom Special Moves
Custom 1 Custom 2
Standard Special Lick Egg Launch
Side Special Heavy Egg Roll Light Egg Roll
Up Special High Jump Timed Egg Throw
Down Special Star Bomb Crushing Bomb


Starting in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi would eat enemies to turn them into eggs, and then throw the eggs at other enemies. The explosions of the Eggs seen in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl are based on Yoshi's Egg Toss in Yoshi's Story, where the eggs had larger explosions the happier Yoshi was.