High speed and mobility both on the ground and in the air.
Flutter Kick does high damage to large targets.
Very combo oriented.
Capable of crawling.
Forward Aerial can Meteor Smash.
Down Aerial deals the highest damage of all aerials in the game, dealing around 30%, assuming all hits connect.
Egg Lay is great for setting up traps and reads.
Egg Throw is a powerful spacing and edge-guarding tool.
Egg Roll has surprisingly high priority.
Yoshi Bomb inflicts a good deal of shield damage.
Poor vertical recovery, lacking a proper recovering Special Move.
Predictable recovery, relying heavily on his midair jump.
All Smash Attacks have considerable ending lag.
Very punishable grab if it misses, as it has long starting and ending lag.
Very weak throws, none of them capable of KO'ing or comboing reliably.
Has second longest dodge-roll in the game, after Samus.
Changes from SSBWU/3DS
Excluding initial dash, dash animation has been altered.
Yarn and Crafted Yoshi from Yoshi's Wooly World and Yoshi's Crafted World, respectfully, are palette swaps.
Forward tilt has an altered animation.
Yoshi has a new up aerial animation.
Grabs and Throws
Yoshi's mouth now appears swollen when holding an opponent, forcing him to hold it closed with his hands.
Yoshi's Egg Roll side special now bounces along the ground rather than rolling.
The eggs thrown by Yoshi via Egg Throw now bounce once if they hit the ground before exploding.
Yoshi's Final Smash has been changed completely; instead of Super Dragon, Yoshi teleports the fighter to an open desert, where a Yoshi stampede tramples over them, damaging them and knocking them back, referencing a part of Melee's intro.
Neutral Attack: Yoshi kicks once, and then kicks a second.
Forward Tilt: Yoshi swipes forwards with his tail.
Up Tilt: Yoshi swipes overhead with his tail.
Down Tilt: Yoshi swipes his tail across the ground.
Dash Attack: Yoshi kicks forwards with one foot.
Forward Smash: Yoshi performs a headbutt forwards.
Up Smash: Yoshi does a back flip, kicking overhead.
Down Smash: Yoshi swipes low to the ground with his tail on one side, then to the other side.
Floor Attack (Front): A tail sweep.
Floor Attack (Back): Headbutts on both sides of himself.
Floor Attack (Trip): A tail sweep.
Ledge Attack: An inward tail sweep.
Neutral aerial: Yoshi does a sex kick.
Forward aerial (Noggin Dunk): Yoshi headbutts in a downwards arc; spikes when sweetspotted.
Back aerial: Yoshi swings his tail backwards three times.
Up aerial: Yoshi swings his tail upwards.
Down aerial (Flutter Kick): Yoshi rapidly kicks below himself with both feet.
Grabs and Throws
Pummel: Yoshi chews on the opponent.
Forward Throw: Yoshi spits the opponent forward.
Back Throw: Yoshi spits the opponent backward.
Up Throw: Yoshi spits the opponent upwards.
Down Throw: Yoshi spits the opponent into the ground.