This article is about Yoshi's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Yoshi.
Yoshi is all about egg-related moves, like throwing eggs, swallowing opponents and turning them into eggs, or turning into an egg and charging toward an opponent. With a high jump, recovery is a piece of cake for Yoshi! And for his Final Smash, a Yoshi army stampedes through the stage.
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Yoshi is a veteran fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. He was confirmed to return on June 12, 2018 during E3 2018.



  • High speed and mobility both on the ground and in the air.
  • Flutter Kick does high damage if all of the hits connect.
  • Very combo oriented.
  • Capable of crawling.
  • Forward Aerial can Meteor Smash.
  • Down Aerial very high damage, dealing around 30%, assuming all hits connect.
  • Egg Lay is great for setting up traps and reads.
  • Throws Egg at foe and turns them into a Egg for 5-10 seconds
  • Egg Throw is a powerful spacing and edge-guarding tool.
  • Egg Roll has surprisingly high priority.
  • Yoshi Bomb inflicts a good deal of own 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.
  • Crafted Yoshi from 'Yoshi's Crafted World is available as palette swaps.

Ground Attacks

  • Forward tilt has an altered animation.

Aerial Attacks

  • 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.

Special Attacks

  • 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.


Ground Attacks


  • 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.

Smash Attacks

  • 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.

Other attacks

  • 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.

Aerial Attacks

  • 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.

Special Moves

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!


  • Up Taunt: Dances around in a circle.
  • Side Taunt: Chases his tail before pausing to stare at it.
  • Down Taunt: Jumps up and down while flailing his arms and looking toward the screen.

On-Screen Appearance

An egg appears on screen as Yoshi pops out.

Idle Poses

  • Performs a short dance.
  • Looks around.

Victory Poses

  • Left: Does a flutter jump, spins once, and gives the V sign. Based on an animation from "Yoshi's Story" when a stage is completed.
  • Up: Punches the air twice, spins, and poses while standing on one foot. (Based on his "character chosen" animation from Smash 64 but has been drastically altered.)
  • Right: Angrily punches a few times, and then turns his back on the screen facing right. A reference to Akuma's pose after the successful use of the Shun Goku Satsu.

In competitive play

To be added

In Spirit Battles

As the Main Opponent

As a Minion

  • Wanda
  • MC Ballyhoo & Big Top
  • Baby Mario (x8)
  • Cobalion, Terrakion, & Virizion
  • River Survival

Palette Swaps


  • Yoshi’s new Final Smash references the opening cinematic from Super Smash Bros. Melee, where a Yoshi stampede was seen treading through the desert.


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