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Name Description
Aqua Lakitu A Lakitu that hides underwater and throws Spiny Eggs at a Yoshi. Yoshis can defeat them when they come up from the water to attack.
Bandit These enemies attempt to steal Baby Mario from Yoshi. It takes six eggs, three jumps or a Ground Pound to defeat them. They appear in Mini Battles as the opponent a Yoshi faces.
Barney Bubble They quickly run back forth. Eggs or jumping on them can defeat them, though they cannot be eaten. When stomped on, they produce bubbles that a Yoshi can use.
Baron von Zeppelin A Balloon-like foe that carries either helpful objects or harmful objects. They drop their item they are holding when a Yoshi approaches from underneath, or, in the case of helpful items only, when a Yoshi touches them or hits them with an egg.
Beach Koopa A shell-less Koopa Troopa. They can be defeated by eating them, throwing eggs on them, or stomping them. If they find a shell, they wear it.
Big Boo A larger version of the Boo. They act in the same fashion as them: they stop moving when looked at and follow a Yoshi when a Yoshi turns away from them. They can be defeated only by looking away from them and bouncing an egg off a wall to hit them.
Blow Hard They shoot Needlenoses at a Yoshi, indicated by a flashing crosshair. Throwing eggs at them or ground pounding nearby temporarily stuns them. They can be defeated only with a Special Blue Watermelon.
Boo They stop moving when looked at and follow a Yoshi when facing away. They can be defeated only by looking away from them and bouncing an egg off a wall to hit them.
Boo Balloon They wander around an area, attempting to attack a Yoshi. Hitting them with an egg inflates them; three hits defeats them.
Boo Blah These ghosts stick to the floor or ceiling and jump up periodically. Stepping on them stuns them temporarily; they can be defeated with a POW Block or a Winged Cloud Maker.
Boo Guy A ghost Shy Guy that floats and meanders around.
Boo Man Bluff A blind Boo that uses sound cues such as the gathering of coins to attack a Yoshi.
Bouncing Bullet Bill These Bullet Bills, fired from a yellow Bill Blaster, can bounce off any surface they touch.
Bowling Goonie A Hefty Goonie that is spat out and rolls about. They can be defeated with a ground pound.
Bubble Dayzee Purple Crazee Dayzees that can blow bubbles.
Bullet Bill These are emitted from a Bill Blaster and travel in a straight line.
Bumpty Penguin-like foes that can bump a Yoshi around. They cannot be eaten.
Burt They attack in pairs by jumping on top of each other. When one is defeated, the other Burt jumps more quickly. They can be defeated with an egg or ground pound.
Cactus Jack Stationary foes that can be moved only when shot by an egg. If they come in contact with anything while rolling, they explode.
Caged Ghost Ghosts that appear from drainage grates. Hitting them with eggs shrinks them until they disappear momentarily, before regrowing to their large size.
Chain Chomp These enemies are confined and lunge at a Yoshi within their range of attack. They can be defeated by using a POW Block or a Winged Cloud Maker.
Incoming Chomp Chomps that appear in the background and jump nearby to where a Yoshi is, smashing any ground below them.
Chomp Shark Very large, invincible enemies that give a Yoshi a chase until it chomps on a hard surface and breaks its teeth, defeating it.
Clawdaddy Crabs covered in foam that uses its claws to attack a Yoshi. Three eggs or a ground pound can defeat them.
Cloud Drop Enemies that move back and forth in the air.
Coin Bandit Bandits that carry a Red Coin on their heads. They run away if they see a Yoshi, but if a Yoshi collects a coin, they behave as normal Bandits: they attempt to take Baby Mario away. It takes six eggs, three jumps or a Ground Pound to defeat them.
Crazee Dayzee Very common enemies that behave as Shy Guys; they wander around. Unlike Shy Guys, they can survive if spat out, unless they collide with another enemy or object.
Dancing Spear Guy Spear Guys that appear in groups and dance around. They can be defeated with eggs or eating them.
Dangling Ghost They swing back and forth while dangling from a ceiling. They can be temporarily retracted if an egg is shot at them.
Dizzy Dandy These enemies resemble the collectible flowers, but with an angry face. When Yoshi approaches them, they collapse and roll towards Yoshi's direction.
Dr. Freezegood Stationary snowmen that appear on ski lifts and push Yoshi around. They can be defeated by jumping on them.
Eggo-Dil Flower-like enemies that can expel their petals in a straight direction. Yoshi can eat the petals or ground pound the Eggo-Dil to make it lose its petals. Only use of a Chomp Rock can defeat them.
Fang Flying bat enemies that can swoop down and fly around to attack Yoshi.
Fat Guy Fat, slow-moving Shy Guys that produce Giant Eggs when Yoshi eat them.
Fishin' Lakitu Lakitus that attempt to steal Baby Mario off Yoshi's back with their fishing hooks.
Flightless Goonie Goonies that lack wings. They walk quickly back and forth.
Flightless Skeleton Goonie Skeletal Flightless Goonies that walk quickly back and forth.
Flopsy Fish These enemies appear in water and can jump out. Eating them does not produce eggs.
Flutter Flying enemies that get enraged and go after a Yoshi if an egg is thrown at them or stepped on. They can be defeated by either getting eaten or by ground pounding them.
Fly Guy Flying Shy Guys that can carry various items such as Red Coins and 1-Ups. After a certain time has passed, the Fly Guys that carry helpful items fly away.
Frog Pirate They can launch their long tongues and grab Baby Mario off a Yoshi's back. Jumping on them stuns them temporarily, but they can get defeated by eating them or throwing eggs at them.
Fuzzy Puffy enemies that drift along. If a Yoshi touches one or eats one, dizzy, disorienting effects occur, which wear off after a period of time. Eggs can defeat them.
Gargantua Blargg Tall and large enemies that appear out of lava and block a Yoshi's path, also giving a chase to a Yoshi. Shooting at egg at it temporarily causes it to retreat into lava.
Georgette Jelly Slow moving enemies that can't produce eggs when eaten. Jumping on them splatters them on walls, which eventually causes them to reform.
Goomba Goombas walk back and forth. When jumped on, they are flattened, but can still move around and hurt a Yoshi. They can be defeated by throwing an egg at them, ground pounding them, or eating them.
Goonie Goonies are bird enemies that fly around and can be ridden on. Some of them carry bombs and Shy Guys. Spitting them out turns them into Flightless Goonies.
Grim Leecher Grim Leechers latch onto Yoshi, kicking Baby Mario off and reversing the game's controls.
Grunt Enemies that wear spiked helmets. If hit by an egg, they lose their helmets, causing them to frantically run around.
Gusty Fast, aerial enemies that appear offscreen and move in a straight line.
Harry Hedgehog Fast-moving, blue hedgehogs that curl up in a spiny, defensive position if a Yoshi approaches them. They cannot be eaten when in the defensive position.
Hefty Goonie Slow, low flying Goonies that turn into Bowling Goonies if spat out or hit by an egg.
Hootie the Blue Fish They patrol in the air alongside a set path, often in pairs. Throwing an egg at them temporarily stuns them. A Special Blue Watermelon, Special Red Watermelon, or a POW Block can defeat them.
Hot Lips Periodically spits lava, which defeats a Yoshi if a Yoshi touches it. It can be temporarily stunned with an egg, though POW Blocks can defeat them.
Jean de Fillet Fish that jumps out of lava and water to attack a Yoshi. Eggs can defeat them.
Kaboomba They shoot cannonballs, which explode after a few seconds. A Yoshi can ride on them by jumping on them. Eggs or a ground pound can defeat them.
Kamek One of the primary antagonists of the game appears as an enemy in a few levels. He continuously flies around, swoops down, and attacks a Yoshi.
Koopa Troopa When eaten, Yoshis can spit out their shells, though Yoshis cannot swallow and turn them into eggs.
Lakitu They chase their opponents in the same manner that they did in Super Mario World, except they use cursors to throw Spiny Eggs; if a Yoshi touches one of these cursors, then the Lakitu will throw an egg towards the Yoshi's spot.
Lantern Ghost Lantern-carrying specters that appear in dark areas and behave similarly to Shy Guys.
Large Milde Bigger versions of Mildes that split into four smaller Mildes when jumped on.
Lava Bubble Fireballs that jump up and down out of lava. If a Yoshi eats one, the Yoshi can spit fire.
Lava Drop Floating balls of lava that patrol either left and right or up and down. They can be defeated by passing through a Middle Ring or a Winged Cloud Maker.
Little Mouser Mice enemies that attempt to steal a Yoshi's egg and run away with it.
Little Skull Mouser A Little Mouser that jumps. Unlike Little Mousers, it does not steal eggs. If hit by an egg, jump, or ground pound, the skull helmet, it crumbles and turns the enemy into a Little Mouser.
Loch Nestor Appearing only when a Yoshi has transformed into a submarine, they are passive until a Yoshi hits them with a torpedo, where they give a Yoshi a chase. It is defeated when hit three times by a torpedo.
Lunge Fish They hide in the water, waiting for a Yoshi to approach. When a Yoshi gets close enough, they lunge out of the water, attempting to eat the Yoshi. If they are successful, the Yoshi instantly loses a life. They can be momentarily stunned if an egg is thrown at them.
Mace Guy Shy Guys that swing the maces. If a Yoshi eats the mace, the Mace Guy becomes a normal Shy Guy.
Milde Enemies that march around in lines. When jumped on, they pop, knocking back any enemies nearby them.
Mini-Raven These enemies can climb on walls and ceilings. When eaten, they do not produce eggs.
Mock Up Balloons that inflate when a Yoshi approaches them. If the Yoshi eats the balloon before it pops, a 1-Up is awarded. If the balloon pops, Yoshi gets damaged, while a Fly Guy flies away.
Naval Bud They appear in the Naval Piranha boss fight, where they attempt to strike the Blue Yoshi. The Blue Yoshi cannot defeat them.
Needlenose These enemies often appear as projectiles in enemy attacks. They can be eaten and turned into eggs. Yellow Needlenoses pop when they strike an object while Green Needlenoses bounce around.
File:Nep-enut.PNG Nep-Enut Aquatic enemies that chase a Yoshi and pop up out of the water in a similar fashion to Gargantua Blarggs. Shooting at egg at it temporarily causes it to retreat into the water.
File:SMW2 Nipper Plant.png Nipper Plant These enemies appear after a Nipper Spore has touched the ground.
File:Nipperspore.gif Nipper Spore Free-flying, dandelion-like enemies that become Nipper Plants after they touch the ground. Eating them does not produce eggs.
File:SMW2 Parakoopa.png Paratroopa Winged Koopa Troopas who fly around. They lose their wings when jumped on or eaten.
File:Petal Guy.png Petal Guy Shy Guys that disguise themselves as flowers. When a Yoshi approaches, they stand up and walk after a Yoshi.
File:SMW2 Piranha Plant.png Piranha Plant These enemies start small, but grow larger in size and chomp at a Yoshi's direction when a Yoshi approaches. Throwing eggs or using an item can defeat them.
File:PiroDanglesSMW2.png Piro Dangle Balls of fire that patrol a set path. They appear only in a secret room in Burt The Bashful's Fort, where they cannot be defeated.
File:Pescy pete.PNG Piscatory Pete Fish enemies that are obstacles to the submarine form. Firing a torpedo at them defeats them.
File:NeedlenoseWithCactus.png Pokey Cactus enemies that bounce Needlenoses on their heads.
File:SMW2 Potted Spiked Fun Guy.png Potted Spiked Fun Guy Spiked Fun Guys that hide in pots. Throwing eggs at them can defeat them.
File:Preying Mantis.PNG Preying Mantas Jellyfish enemies that are obstacles to the submarine form; they move up and down. Firing a torpedo at them defeats them.
File:SMW2 Pyro Guy.png Pyro Guy These Shy Guys on fire can give a Yoshi the ability to shoot fire when eaten.
File:Raven sprite.PNG Raven They are found wandering on large floating rocks. A Yoshi cannot eat them, but they can be defeated by jumping on them or throwing eggs at them.
File:CoBlargg.png Red Blargg Enemies that rise out of lava to hurt a Yoshi. Throwing eggs at them temporarily stuns them, though a POW Block can defeat them permanently.
File:Seedy sally.png Seedy Sally Stationary Ukikis on vines that drop Needlenoses directly below.
File:Short fuse.png Short Fuse Stationary Ukikis on vines that drop bombs directly below.
File:Shyguycolors SMW2.png Shy Guy The most ubiquitous enemy in the game, they wander about, come in different colors, and can be defeated in any manner. Shy Guys can spawn out of certain Warp Pipes until a Yoshi has the max number of eggs.
File:SkeletonGoonie SMW2.png Skeleton Goonie Skeletal Goonies that cannot be ridden on and instead turn into Flightless Skeleton Goonie if stepped on. Some of them carry bombs to drop on a Yoshi.
Slime They hide as large blocks, carrying keys, until a Yoshi touches them, which transforms them. When hit by a seed or an egg, they turn smaller until they disappear.
File:Slimes.PNG Slime Drop Goopy yellow gumdrops that are detached from Salvo the Slime when he is hit. They also appear as enemies in Prince Froggy's Fort.
File:Slugger SMW2.png Slugger Enemies holding baseball bats that deflect projectiles such as eggs, watermelon seeds, or Chomp Rocks.
File:Sluggies.PNG Sluggy Slug-like enemies that attack a Yoshi by dropping off a ceiling. They can be defeated by jumping on them.
File:Snifit SMW2.png Snifit They can shoot projectiles at a straight line, and the projectile can go through walls.
File:Solo Toady.gif Solo Toady Toadies that appear individually to try to snatch away Baby Mario. The darker pink Solo Toadies appear only when Baby Mario has been knocked off a Yoshi, where the Solo Toady holds Baby Mario out of reach of the Yoshi.
File:SMW2 Sprite Speer Guy.png Spear Guy These enemies cannot be jumped on, and their shield in the front protects them from attacks in that range. A Yoshi can defeat them by eating them or throwing at egg at them when their back is turned.
File:SMW2 Spike.PNG Spike Small enemies that can create and throw large spike balls as a projectile.
File:PSFG.PNG Spiked Fun Guy These enemies cannot be jumped on, but a Yoshi can either eat them or throw eggs at them to defeat them.
File:YISpooky.png Spooky Enemies that wear a disguise as a ghost. A Yoshi can ride on a Spooky, but cannot defeat the Spooky with a jump. If a Spooky lands on top of a Yoshi, it can steal Baby Mario. When a Yoshi attacks it, its disguise is revealed as a green Shy Guy. If Baby Mario is stolen, a Bandit is revealed.
File:Spray Fish.PNG Spray Fish Fish enemies that appear out of water and spray a jet of water that pushes a Yoshi back. They can be temporarily stunned if an egg is thrown at it.
File:Shy Guys on stilts.PNG Stilt Guy Tall, Shy Guys on stilts that cannot be eaten in the front; a Yoshi must eat them from behind. If jumped on, they lose their stilts and turn into Shy Guys.
File:Stretch guy.PNG Stretch Tall, thin Shy Guys that cannot be defeated by jumping on them. When jumped on, they spit out watermelon seeds.
Tap-Tap Spiky enemies that are impervious to most attacks, but they can be pushed around and stunned if a Yoshi licks them or throws an egg at them. Melon Bug balls, Chomp Rocks, Super Red Watermelons, and Super Blue Watermelons can defeat them.
File:Tap-tap the golden.png Tap-Tap the Golden A giant, golden, invincible Tap-Tap that chases after a Yoshi. It can be knocked off-screen with eggs, but it comes back after a while.
File:ThunderLakitu SMW2.png Thunder Lakitu Lakitus that shoot a ball of energy, setting the ground on fire.
File:Train bandits.PNG Train Bandit They chase after a Yoshi when the Yoshi has transformed into a train.
File:Ukiki (SMW2).PNG Ukiki They appear in jungle levels, where they can be seen jumping around and climbing vines. Some Ukikis carry watermelons and spit the seeds at a Yoshi. They can snatch Baby Mario and run away with him.
File:SMW2 WhirlyFlyGuy.PNG Whirly Fly Guy Flashing Fly Guys that start off on the ground and slowly take off into the sky. If a Yoshi spits watermelon seeds at them, they drop coins. When hit enough times, they award extra lives to the Yoshi.
File:Wild Piranha.PNG Wild Ptooie Piranha Piranha Plants that spit Needlenoses at a Yoshi. They take three egg hits to defeat, changing colors when they are hit, from green, to yellow, to red.
File:Woozyguy.gif Woozy Guy Shy Guys that make flip jumps to move around.
File:YI-ZeusGuy.png Zeus Guy These enemies attack a Yoshi by shooting balls of energy. If a Yoshi gets too close, they kick or punch that Yoshi. Jumping on them or throwing eggs at them temporarily stuns them. They can be defeated with a Super Red Watermelon, Special Blue Watermelon, or POW Block.

Supporting Characters


A dog that can run across dangerous terrain. He travels in the same direction a Yoshi faces, and he follows a Yoshi.

Melon Bug

Can roll up into balls and be used as projectiles that can defeat a wide variety of enemies, including Tap-Taps.

Huffin' Puffin

The chicks can be used as replacements for eggs.

Muddy Buddy

Covers a Yoshi's feet, allowing Yoshis to safely traverse over spikes.