Egg Throw is Yoshi's Up Special Move in all three of the Super Smash Bros. installments. Yoshi launches 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, it does help with recovery in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, 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!


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.

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