The Parry refers to several different forms of Yoshi specific techniques that refer to using shields or other forms of defenses generated due to Yoshi's different double jump and shield properties. The techniques vary from game to game.
- Double Jump Cancel Counter: All 3 games
- Light Shield Counter: (Melee only) Yoshi has a specific property that once he perfect shields one move, he can perfect shield another move if it connects right afterward by continuously light shielding. If this is done with a move that has multiple hits, such as Kirby's rapid jab, the shield eventually turns white from the multiple power shields.
- Shield counter: (Melee and SSB only) By shielding at the exact frame (or a maximum of 2 frames) a move hits, Yoshi can drop his shield instantly and attack.