Winged Cloud

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A Winged Cloud.

Winged Clouds are clouds with a green question mark on them that use wings to fly. They appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, its Game Boy Advance remake, Yoshi's Island DS, and will appear in the upcoming Yoshi's New Island for the 3DS. and are found in almost every level.

When a Yoshi hits a Winged Cloud with a Yoshi Egg, it disappears and reveals its contents or triggers an effect. Winged Clouds can contain objects such as Flowers, Stars (tip: if you see five stars it will give you five more seconds to increase the Countdown Timer-one from each star), Extra Lives and ! Switches, but sometimes also creates stairs or bridges or makes coins appear instead of revealing an item. Due to their function, they can be considered Yoshi's Island's equivalent to ? Blocks.

The Winged Cloud Maker is an item that can be won in Mini Battles and Bonus Challenges, and it turns every enemy on the screen into a Winged Cloud. These most often contain coins or stars, but can sometimes contain an Extra Life.

Oddly enough, there are Winged Clouds that even contains Bandits. When being hit, a Bandit pops out and chases Yoshi around to steal Baby Mario.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
German Flügel-Wolke Wing cloud