Mario’s trusty green dinosaur friend, Yoshi returns to Smash Bros. once again. Yoshi first debuted in Super Mario World in 1990 on the Super Nintendo, and has since become a staple character in the series. Yoshi still remains as Mario’s sidekick even in newer titles such as the Super Mario Galaxy games. He additionally stars in a multitude of side-scrolling games, such as Yoshi's Story and Yoshi's Island.
In Smash, Yoshi is known for his flutter jumping, egg throwing, and eating of fellow fighters. His egg throwing is an especially excellent spacing attack. These moves all give him a good combination of ground and aerial combat abilities. However, he suffers from the major impediment of lacking a vertical recovery move.