Mario’s own two feet can only get him so far on Isle Delfino. Sometimes he needs more than a sentient water pack, and that’s where Yoshi comes in! Granted, Super Mario Sunshine doesn’t feature the Yoshi, but instead a group of tropically colored members of the species out to spit juice and add a sweet woodblock to the soundtrack. Read on to learn how to unlock Yoshi in the Super Mario 3D All-Stars version of Super Mario Sunshine.
How do I unlock Yoshi in Super Mario Sunshine?
To unlock Yoshi, you’ll need to access the course Pinna Park. You’ll need to gather up 10 Shine Sprites, which will allow you to hop into a cannon at the northwest corner of Delfino Plaza to reach the area. You’ll also have to clear Pinna Park Episode 4: The Wilted Sunflowers. Once you do, Shadow Mario will be found in Delfino Plaza with a Yoshi Egg. Chase him down and save your dinosauric friends!
The Delfino Yoshi are able to use all of Yoshi’s famous skills. This includes the flutter jump and eating up fruit and enemies with their tongue. They also allow you to move around faster. Most important though is the ability to spit juice, which functions similarly to FLUDD but has unique uses that will be explained further down and changes based on Yoshi’s color. Unlike water, juice depletes over time automatically and is replenished by eating fruit. If the juice fully runs out, or if a Yoshi enters water, they will disappear.
Once you’ve got access to Yoshi, two main obstacles can now be cleared. The large pineapple blocking the pipe on the roof north of Delfino Plaza’s Grand Pianta Statue can now be eaten, which will allow Mario access to the course Sirenna Beach. Yoshi will also allow you to dissolve pulsating, orange goop that blocks off pipes and entryways by spraying them with juice.
How do I hatch Yoshi Eggs in Super Mario Sunshine?
Once you’ve rescued the Yoshi Egg, they’ll appear on a rooftop in Delfino Plaza to the left of the Grand Pianta Statue. It’ll have a thought bubble floating over its head, which will feature a fruit. That’s the key to hatching Yoshi in Sunshine, so find the requested fruit from around the area and deliver.
While it’s easy enough to hatch Yoshi in Delfino Plaza, some Episodes are based around tracking down or transporting a fruit to Yoshi, which are usually trickier tasks. Of special note is the Durian. If Yoshi ever wants this fruit, you’ll find Mario can’t pick them up. You’ll have to kick it to the Egg instead.
What do different Yoshi colors do in Super Mario Sunshine?
Depending on what fruit the Yoshi Egg asked for, Yoshi will hatch in one of three colors – orange, pink, or purple. Papaya and pineapples give you orange, bananas and coconuts give you pink, and durians and peppers give you purple. For the most part Yoshi will behave the same in each color, with only one main difference – their juice.
By spraying an enemy with Yoshi’s juice, they will turn into a platform. The color will determine the platform’s behavior. Orange Yoshi will make them into platforms that stay still, Pink Yoshi will make them into platforms that move vertically, and Purple Yoshi will make them into platforms that move forward horizontally.
Various Episodes and Shine Sprites will require you use the correct Yoshi color and platforms to reach the goal. That may even mean switching from one color to another mid-mission in order to use a different platform type.
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