Yoshi’s Woolly World amiibo costume gallery

Amiibo-YoshiYoshi’s Woolly World is out in Europe on Friday (Americans will have to wait until October for it). Now the review embargo‘s passed I can tell you it’s one of the most beautiful, charming games you’ll play this generation.

One of my favourite features in in the game is the ability to unlock unique costumes (well, wool patterns) for Yoshi by scanning amiibo figures on the Wii U GamePad at any time.

When you scan one, Yoshi’s wool colour changes so he looks like the character you scanned. This costume is then unlocked for good and selectable at any point (meaning you can scan a friend’s amiibo, as with the Mario Kart 8 costumes).

As someone who’s a bit of an amiibo addict, I’ve scanned every single one released in Europe to date, except for the Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl from Splatoon. Turns out they all work, except for the Pokemon ones (which I’d imagine is down to The Pokemon Company not wanting its characters involved in that way).

Below, then, is what almost every Yoshi design looks like when you scan the corresponding amiibo.

Now, I’d love to have put together a massive image gallery which would have looked all lovely, or put together a compilation video like others are doing, but I’m also a strong believer in not spoiling surprises for people and there’s a chance you have some amiibo but not others, and so only want to see what Yoshi looks like for the amiibo you don’t have.

Because of this, I’ve gone for a simple list instead. Click the character name to see a picture of the amiibo. It’s a more boring way of presenting it, but it’s also a safer way.

There are four new amiibo released in the UK on Friday: Palutena, Dark Pit, Zero Suit Samus and Ganondorf. I’ve got them on order so when they turn up I’ll add them to this list.

Reminder: It should go without saying that these could be considered spoilers. If you have any of these amiibo, I’d recommend not clicking their pictures so you can have the excitement of scanning them and discovering the costume yourself.

Finally, you may know that there’s also a special Yarn Yoshi amiibo coming out that generates a second Yoshi if you scan it. But what happens if you scan a normal Yoshi amiibo instead? Again, consider this a spoiler warning, but observe.


  1. Nice resource for those of us who can’t get our hands on every single amiibo (so, everybody, then). Dare I say that this is one of the best uses of amiibo to date? Cute, interesting, yet not galling if you can’t get your hands on one of the damn things.

    I’ve got to ask, though – what do the giggling chimps at the Pokémon Company gain from not allowing us to play as Lucariyoshi?

  2. Hey Chris, great post. I was wondering which Yoshi you scanned to unlock the ‘normal’ Yoshi that is at the end of your article?

    I have the Smash one and when I scan it, nothing happens apart from being told that if I scanned a Wooly one I’d be able to use custom colours and I can have a second one in game.

    1. Scratch that, figured it out this morning. Weird how it only unlocks if you use it whilst playing and not in the Amiibo hut where all the other ones unlock. Awesome game

  3. I’m having fun with this game so far.

    I’ve almost 100% world 1, the special stage was good fun too and pretty tricky to 100%. I’ve scanned the few Amiibo I have which has been good fun and although this wouldn’t push me towards buying an Amiibo just for a new skin it’s still a nice feature.

    I’ve found an irritating bug though, I’ve had it happen twice now, both during extended play sessions (around 30-60 minutes) where the entire game will freeze for around a second every 6 seconds or so. The only way to resolve this is by quitting the game and restarting. Let’s hope they patch this issue out.

  4. I actually popped open my chibi robo amiibo just for this game, and unfortunately it too only gives a amiibo yoshi. Disappointed.

  5. I’ve loved the surprise of scanning many of these in, too. 😀 I also got the Inkling Girl, Dark Pit, Zero Suit Samus and Mii Gunner. Too bad you can’t scan in the Pokemon and Animal Crossing ones for unique designs, though. 🙁

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