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Poochy's artwork from Yoshi's Crafted World.
Abilities Immunity to terrains, excellent sense of smell
Species Dog
Affiliation(s) Yoshis, Baby Mario, Grinder
Enemies Koopa Troop
Notable member(s)
Games Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Tetris Attack
Yoshi's Story
Paper Mario (beta)
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (cameo)
Mario Party Advance
Yoshi's Woolly World
Super Mario Odyssey
Yoshi's Crafted World
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World" (2019)

Poochy (Japanese version: Pochi (ポチ Pochi)) is a friendly dog and an ally to the Yoshis and the babies in the Yoshi series. He possesses the ability to run across hazardous terrains without a scratch and tries to jump over walls, giving the Yoshis a boost. This friendly pup also can swim and follows Yoshi everywhere. Poochy also has an excellent sense of smell that helps him sniff out items.


Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Poochy first appears in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and is an ally to the Yoshis and the babies. He, as mentioned above, does all the things he regularly does and follows Yoshi everywhere, except through a pipe or door as he cannot enter them. He first appears in the secret level of World 1, "Poochy Ain't Stupid". He also appears in "Visit Koopa and Para-Koopa" and "Jungle Rhythm..."

Tetris Attack

Poochy appears in Tetris Attack and rivals Yoshi in the game. He has a Grinder as an ally to him. When he and his Grinder ally is defeated in the match, he can become a playable character.

Yoshi's Story

Poochy reappears in Yoshi's Story where he is, once again, an ally to the Yoshis. The Yoshis cannot ride on Poochy, but Poochy can dig for fruit and helps all of the Yoshis restore happiness to the island. Poochy can usually be found tied to a chain on a post in Treasure Hunt and Ground Pounding helps free him. Poochy barks when he finds hidden items to alert the Yoshis.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Poochy in Mario Party Advance.

Poochy makes a cameo in the Baby Park course in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.

Mario Party Advance

Poochy appears in a Gaddget called Poochy Pal. He can be seen doing things a regular dog would do.

Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World

Poochy appears as an assistant. There's also levels called Poochy Dash and stop-motion shorts with him and Yoshi.

Super Mario Odyssey

Poochy appears in Bowser's Kingdom, when Mario uses Cappy to capture Lakitu, Mario fishes for Poochy, once Poochy appears, he becomes a Power Moon. He can also be seen on various pieces of Hint Art.




  • In a screenshot of Paper Mario, it was revealed that Poochy was set to appear in the game, but was scrapped for unknown reasons.
  • Super Mario Odyssey is Poochy's first appearance in a main Mario game.
  • Despite his amiibo counterpart being introduced when Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World was launched and having exclusive features to that said game, it can be used in the original Wii U version as well. It functions properly in levels, despite the game stating that the Poochy badge was activated.