The executor can steer it by pressing left or right, and stop the attack by pressing B again. In Melee, it can be used to increase Yoshi's horizontal recovery. It is easily countered, but acts as an efficient way to pass an edgeguarder when Yoshi is off-stage, but if the opponent can reach the egg's height and hit Yoshi it is essentially followed by a death. If preferred, the player controlling the move may wish to hold the B button. This makes it more difficult to control, but allows more damage.
In Brawl, Yoshi's air speed is decreased while using the Egg Roll, making it useless as a recovery move. Also, it is notoriously easy to Self-destruct with, as Yoshi becomes Helpless if used in midair, and running off platforms with Egg Roll is easy.
|Yoshi's Special Moves|
|Standard Special Move:||Egg Lay|
|Side Special Move1:||Egg Roll|
|Up Special Move:||Egg Throw|
|Down Special Move:||Yoshi Bomb|
|Final Smash2:||Super Dragon|
| 1: Not in Super Smash Bros.|
2: In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS only.
Heavy Egg Roll
Light Egg Roll
Light Egg Roll is one of Yoshi's Side Special Moves that can be used via customizations. Yoshi transforms into an egg and rolls while bouncing, the move has less time than the default. When used in the air, Yoshi will not move, causing a self-destruct.
|Yoshi's Custom Special Moves|
|Standard Special Move:||Lick, Egg Launch|
|Side Special Move:||Heavy Egg Roll, Light Egg Roll|
|Up Special Move:||High Jump, Timed Egg Throw|
|Down Special Move:||Star Bomb, Crushing Bomb|
The move seems to be unique to the Super Smash Bros. series, but may be based on Yoshi's Story where upon eating a Turbo Tulip, Yoshi could encase himself into an egg and fling himself at enemies or out-of-reach objects. The Egg Roll would later appear in Mario Power Tennis and Mario Strikers Charged.