If used on the ground, Yoshi will jump forward before dropping down. This move is functionally similar to Bowser's Bowser Bomb, hence the name. This move can be canceled by grabbing the ledge while dropping.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Yoshi Bomb has been weakened in terms of knockback, but strengthened in terms of damage. Also, it can hit enemies twice if used on the ground.
|Yoshi's Special Moves|
|Standard Special||Egg Lay|
|Side Special||—||Egg Roll|
|Up Special||Egg Throw|
|Down Special||Yoshi Bomb|
|Final Smash||—||Super Dragon|
The move has become a somewhat standard move in Mario games, originating in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island where Yoshi could use it to pound down stakes, crush crates, and slam through soft dirt. The stars are derived that after he performs the attack, he creates a small starry effect. It is unknown why the move is called "Yoshi Bomb" in the Super Smash Bros. series, despite never being known as such in any other game.
- Greater range
- Larger hitboxes
- Yoshi himself does less damage
For players unsatisfied with the range covered by the stars that are produced by the Yoshi Bomb is the Star Bomb, which releases much larger stars that cover a much greater range, giving Yoshi some good spacing between himself and opponents. However, Yoshi deals less damage while dropping downwards.
Crushing Bomb is one of Yoshi's Down Special Moves that can be used via customizations. Yoshi does a ground pound that gives more damage and knockback. However, no stars will fly out, meaning the move has less range.
- Yoshi jumps higher into the air
- Yoshi deals more damage
- Greater launch
- Less range; no stars
- Yoshi doesn't jump as far forwards
The Crushing Bomb is for Yoshi players that want more power behind their down special. The move deals more damage and knockback but has less range because the stars don't appear when Yoshi impacts the ground. Yoshi jumps higher into the air but won't jump as far forwards, once again leaving the move with a decrease in range.
|Yoshi's Custom Special Moves|
|Custom 1||Custom 2|
|Standard Special||Lick||Egg Launch|
|Side Special||Heavy Egg Roll||Light Egg Roll|
|Up Special||High Jump||Timed Egg Throw|
|Down Special||Star Bomb||Crushing Bomb|
- With the exception of his Final Smash, this is Yoshi's only special move that does not begin with "Egg-".
- In the original SSB, the instruction manual incorrectly states that the move is called, "Bomb." However, in the Characters section of the Data menu, Yoshi's biography states that it's, "Hip Drop."