Yoshi (full name T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas) has been Mario's best friend since Super Mario World for the SNES. His undeniable cuteness has lent him a cult following among the younger and some 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 medium weight 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 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

Yoshi Circuit

Yoshi Circuit From 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 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 a trailer.
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