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Yoshi (full name Yoshisaur T. Munchakoopas) has been Mario's best friend since Super Mario World for the SNES. His undeniable cuteness has lent him a group following among the younger and some of the older Mario Kart fans. He says his name repeatedly and in Mario Kart Wii, he talks in a high-pitched voice. He falls under the middleweight class in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!Mario Kart Wii, and Mario Kart 8, but a lightweight in Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart DSand Mario Kart 7. He is one of the most popular characters in the Mario Kart series. Yoshi is one of the 6 characters to appear in every Mario Kart game.


Yoshi is a green dinosaur-like character from the Mushroom Kingdom. He wears orange shoes with yellow bottoms. His hands, body, tail, and head are all a light shade of green. His chest and mouth area are white in color, though. Although he has never been seen without shoes, Boshi's appearance in Super Mario RPG: Legend of Seven Stars as well as the feet of the Yoshi Sphinx in Paper Mario Sticker Star confirms that Yoshi has three clawed toes on each foot and padded feet. Along with his head having orange spikes. He has a red shell that has a white rim on his back. Some of his powers include flying and devouring enemies with his long tongue.

Karts and Bikes

His Circuit, Yoshi Circuit In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Staff Ghost Tracks

* - Retro track


  • Yoshi's first game in 3 additional colors (light blue, pink, and yellow) is in the multiplayer mode of Mario Kart: Super Circuit.
    • Several years down the road, Yoshi is now available in 8 more colors (as long as you bought the DLC pack), black, red, pink, yellow, white, blue, light blue, orange, and then you can also choose just the standard green. (Marking him as one of the two only characters to be playable in various colors; the other character being Shy Guy.)
  • He is one of the five characters to have three or more tracks named after him. (The others are Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Toad, Peach and Shy Guy.)
  • Yoshi is one of the six characters to appear in every Mario Kart installment, along with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, and Bowser.
  • The Wild Wiggler is Yoshi's signature kart according to Mario Kart 8 trailer.


Super Mario Kart racers
Light PeachToadKoopa Troopa
Medium MarioLuigiYoshi
Heavy BowserDonkey Kong Jr.
Mario Kart 64 racers
Light PeachToadYoshi
Medium MarioLuigi
Heavy BowserWarioDonkey Kong
Mario Kart: Super Circuit racers
Light PeachToadYoshi
Medium MarioLuigi
Heavy BowserWarioDonkey Kong
Mario Kart: Double Dash racers
Light Baby MarioBaby LuigiToadToadetteKoopa TroopaKoopa ParatroopaDiddy KongBowser Jr.
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiBirdoWaluigi
Heavy WarioDonkey KongBowserKing BooPetey Piranha
Mario Kart DS racers
Light ToadPeachYoshiDry BonesShy Guy+
Medium MarioLuigiDaisyWaluigi
Heavy WarioDonkey KongBowserR.O.B.
+ - denotes to Download Play.
Mario Kart Wii characters
Small Baby MarioBaby LuigiBaby PeachBaby DaisyToadToadetteKoopa TroopaDry Bones
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiBirdoDiddy KongBowser Jr.
Large WarioWaluigiDonkey KongBowserKing BooRosalinaFunky KongDry Bowser
Mario Kart 7 racers
Feather ToadKoopa TroopaShy GuyLakitu
Light PeachDaisyYoshi
Medium MarioLuigiMii
Cruiser Donkey KongRosalinaWiggler
Heavy WarioBowserMetal MarioHoney Queen
Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe racers
Light Baby MarioBaby LuigiBaby PeachBaby DaisyBaby RosalinaToadToadetteKoopa TroopaShy GuyLakituLarry KoopaWendy O. KoopaLemmy KoopaIsabelle+ • Villager+ • Dry Bones* • Bowser Jr.*
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiLudwig von KoopaIggy KoopaTanooki Mario+ • Cat Peach+ • Inklings*
Heavy WarioWaluigiDonkey KongRosalinaBowserRoy KoopaMorton Koopa Jr.Metal MarioPink Gold PeachLink+ • Dry Bowser+ • King Boo* • Gold Mario*
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.