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« on: May 31, 2005, 11:37:54 AM »
Why does baby Yoshi not have a saddle? Where does the saddle come from? Post your opinions please.

« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2005, 01:51:32 PM »
Because it's hidden under the egg shell? Because the egg shell overtime becomes the saddle? I don't know.

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2005, 06:09:47 PM »
It could be that, or perhaps a part of a Yoshi's scales hardens to become a saddle as they age.

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2005, 07:55:41 PM »
Do they not have saddles? Huh, look at that.
I never noticed.

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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2005, 08:47:58 PM »
Well, when I was first born...

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2005, 03:55:00 PM »
Saddles seem detachable, but a part of the body at the same time.  In SM64DS, when Yoshi
 is low on health, his saddle raises like a car hood so he can cool off.

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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2005, 10:04:52 AM »
Hmm, so some people still think they're shells? My cousin is a Yoshi fanatic, and we were talking about this. We think the Yoshi is a diverse species of Koopa that didn't join forces with Bowser, and that thing is its shell. I mean, when Mario was a baby and the Yoshis on Yoshi's Island found him, the "saddles" were already there. But the Yoshis had never been ridden before, had they?

On SM64DS, it looks like it's just moving up his back, but that's probably because his head was leaning forward. Why would he be wearing it at that time, anyway? He was asleep on the roof!

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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2005, 11:14:38 AM »
The reason for him always wearing the saddle is because the games makers did it that way. It could be a shell but if Yoshi was able to partially remove it in SM64DS it's most likly not. In Yoshi's Island there's no proof that the Yoshi's where babies. If you want to discuss Yoshi and other things further then come to this site:
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2005, 12:02:04 PM »
It could be that it is part of his body, but it's a cartoony little gag.  Example: The koopas that have their shells stolen.

« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2005, 12:02:39 PM »
It could be that it is part of his body, but it's a cartoony little gag.  Example: The koopas that have their shells stolen.

« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2005, 05:35:22 PM »
I think the saddle is in the skin. as yoshi gets older, the saddle comes out.
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2005, 08:13:37 PM »
I think none of you are correct.
That was a joke.

« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2005, 08:58:39 PM »
Maybe, and this is a big maybe, his saddle/shell thing is really a big nose plug.  Yoshi might not be able to control not breathing through his nose underwater after he matures, so he gets a suction cup like cover.  AND THAT is why he melts in SMS, cause Mario is sitting on it, he inhales water, and when he breaths the water, he just moves really fast.  That would also explain why you can't find him after he jumps into the waterfall in SM64.

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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2005, 11:11:43 PM »
I'd guess along the lines of the "some creatures of the Mushroom Kingdom are born/hatched with natural articles of clothing" theory.  Like how Koopas, by any sense, would be born with shells, but they're clearly able to remove them, etc.  The same would apply to the Yoshis' saddles (and boots, I suppose).

Heh, I guess you could also apply it to Toad hat/hair question...

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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2005, 02:47:09 AM »
Fifth wrote (snipped):

I'd guess along the lines of the "some creatures of the Mushroom Kingdom are born/hatched with natural articles of clothing" theory. Like how Koopas, by any sense, would be born with shells, but they're clearly able to remove them, etc. The same would apply to the Yoshis' saddles (and boots, I suppose).

I agree with Fifth on that theory. I think as Yoshi gets older a saddle naturally grows out of its backside. Same with Koopas - they grow a shell that eventually becomes removable.

« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2005, 01:33:14 AM »
I like the 'nose plug' theory. I agree with Fifth, but I still like the 'nose plug' theory.
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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2005, 05:07:12 AM »
Maybe as the Yoshi gets older, an egg pops out from his butt and the saddle is inside.

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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2005, 03:55:57 PM »
Easy metaphor:

Some humans are born with hair. Some humans are not. Most, if not all, humans eventually gain hair as they get older. Hair is removable.

« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2005, 03:46:37 AM »
Ummmm... I reckon it came with the baby plus Mario needs something to hold on.

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« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2005, 11:08:29 PM »
...I still think it's a shell.

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« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2005, 05:52:20 AM »
but if it's a shell then why does'nt Yoshi have it in any other games? or does he?

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« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2005, 05:39:31 AM »
How about this idea...

Maybe it is a sattle and people put them on when riding them? Maybe in Yoshi's story were wearing a saddle because people were riding them



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« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2017, 03:42:41 PM »
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Tezuka: Shigeru Miyamoto said he wanted Mario to ride a horse! I think he likes horses. (laughs) When we were making Super Mario Bros. 3, he had drawn a picture of Mario on a horse, and hung it on a wall near where he used to sit. I would look at that and think, "I think he wants Mario to ride something." When we started making Super Mario World, we were working with the concept of a dinosaur land, so I had Hino do art for a kind of reptile.

Hino: The first keyword was horse, so I imagined something rather large and first drew up a creature like a large lizard.

Tezuka: It was like a crocodile. (laughs)

Tezuka: Yeah. It felt out of place to have a reptile suddenly appear in Mario's world, so we went back and talked about how maybe it shouldn't be like a crocodile.

Hino: Tezuka had done a rough sketch and it was cute and pretty good, so I polished up Yoshi into his current form based on that.

Tezuka: That happened relatively quickly. I kind of forced the design though, saying, "It's related to turtles." (laughs)

Sao: That's why, instead of a saddle, what's on Yoshi's back is...

Nogami: A shell. Even after I joined the company, Tezuka kept insisting that it was a shell. (laughs)

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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2017, 02:21:05 PM »
Yoshi's saddle being homologous to Koopas' shells exapted for another use is clever, and something I suspected for years. It's not unprecedented either, with Spikes and Clubbas obviously being part of the Koopa family tree but whose shells are entirely vestigial.

Makes me wonder if my hypothesis that Bowser+his Clown Car are supposed to be equivalent to Lakitu+his cloud is correct after all...

Also, I wonder if Croco is what Yoshi was original supposed to be.

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