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Yoshi

Yoshi has unusual properties which can give him an edge against players used to combating more "normal" characters. His running grab and pivot grab are stellar, and he can punish shields from midair with Egg Lay. The double jump is unusual, with some "super armor" like Snake has during his recovery, allowing Yoshi to take a hit and counterattack. His attacks also do a better job of flowing from one to the next than most characters in Brawl, letting him keep the pressure high once he finds an opening.

Yoshi has a unique shield which always covers his entire body. Unfortunately, his roll dodges are terrible, his standing grab is terrible, and he is not permitted to cancel the shield with a jump like most characters can, and he emerges from his shield slower than other characters. This gives Yoshi a hard time dealing with some projectiles and with characters whose melee attacks have notably longer range than his own.

Recovering properly with Yoshi requires turning "tap jump" off in your control scheme. Yoshi should throw eggs first, and double jump afterward. If tap jump is on, Yoshi will instead do a double jump but then cancel it when he throws his egg. Yoshi should always beware of being footstooled off stage, as throwing eggs provides only a minimal vertical boost.

An advanced technique called dragonic reverse can make Yoshi "wavedash". It is done by canceling Yoshi's double jump with an attack. This is very hard to perform and only for more advanced players.

Standard Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Attacks Info
A button 2 button A button A button Double Kick Kicks twice. A good panic move.
Right nunchuk+A button Right dpad+2 button Right lstick+A button Right control+A button Tail Swipe Swipes his tail forwards.
Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+2 button Up lstick+A button Up control+A button Tail Poke Pokes his tail upwards.
Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+2 button Down lstick+A button Down control+A button Tail Swat Swats his tail downwards.
A buttonwhile dashing 2 buttonwhile dashing A buttonwhile dashing A buttonwhile dashing Running Headbutt Yoshi headbutts in to their opponent.

Smash Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Smash Attacks Info
Smash Right nunchuk+A button Right dpad+1 button+2 button (Smash Right lstick+A button) or Right rstick (Smash Right control+A button) or Right cstick Head Butt Headbutts forwards.
Smash Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+1 button+2 button (Smash Up lstick+A button) or Up rstick (Smash Up control+A button) or Up cstick Head Slam Headbutts upwards.
Smash Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+1 button+2 button (Smash Down lstick+A button) or Down rstick (Smash Down control+A button) or Down cstick Tail Whip Does a sweeping motion with it's tail.

Pummels and Throws[edit]

Unlike other characters, Yoshi grabs with his tongue.

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Pummels/Throws Info
A buttonafter grab 2 buttonafter grab A buttonafter grab A buttonafter grab Chew Yoshi chews the opponent.
Right nunchukafter grab Right dpadafter grab Right lstickafter grab Right controlafter grab Forward Spit Spits forwards.
Left nunchukafter grab Left dpadafter grab Left lstickafter grab Left controlafter grab Spin Spit Spits backwards.
Up nunchukafter grab Up dpadafter grab Up lstickafter grab Up controlafter grab Skyward Spit Spits upwards.
Down nunchukafter grab Down dpadafter grab Down lstickafter grab Down controlafter grab Groundbound Spit Spits downwards.

Air Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Air Attacks Info
A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png 2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Drop Kick Yoshi kicks in the air. the kick gradually gets weaker.
Right nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Right dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Right lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Right control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Head Smash Yoshi spins smashing his head into his opponents midair.
Left nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Left dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Left lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Left control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Tail Whip Uses his tail to whip enemies behind him.
Up nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Up dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Up lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Up control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Tail Flick Yoshi flicks it's tail upwards. This move is dangerous at high percentages.
Down nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Down dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Down lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Down control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Flutter Kick Comboing downward kick from mid-air.This is useful as a quick hop.

Special Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Special Attack Info
B button 1 button B button B button Egg Lay Yoshi quickly shoots his tongue out, grabs onto a enemy, and lays his foe into a egg.
Right nunchuk+B button Right dpad+1 button Right lstick+B button Right control+B button Egg Roll Yoshi curls up and turns into an egg that can roll right or left. He inflicts damage upon contact with an enemy.
Up nunchuk+B button Up dpad+1 button Up lstick+B button Up control+B button Egg Toss Yoshi materializes an egg and throws it in an arch. The distance the egg travels and where it goes depends on how long the B button is held and the direction the control stick is pointing.
Down nunchuk+B button Down dpad+1 button Down lstick+B button Down control+B button Yoshi bomb Yoshi executes a flip while in the air, and drops down. Two stars appear next to were he lands, both capable of providing minimal knockback.

Taunts[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Taunt
1 button A button Up dpad Up dpad Dances around in a circle.
1 button+2 button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+A button Left dpad or Right dpad Left dpad or Right dpad Spins around, chasing his tail, then looks at it.
2 button Down dpad+A button Down dpad Down dpad Waves to the screen, saying "Yoshi!" (same as in Melee).

Final Smash[edit]

Super Dragon

Super Dragon: Yoshi grows wings allowing him to fly, rendering him invulnerable whilst in this state, and starts spewing fire. Pressing the B button will also allow him to shoot fireballs. If Yoshi remains standing for around 3-5 seconds, he starts spewing fire automatically similar to the flame curry. However while in this form, Yoshi has no inertia hence he'll be a bit hard to control for beginners.