Tap-Taps are spike-covered enemies in the Yoshi series.
Sma3 tap-tap the red nose

Tap-Tap the Red Nose from Yoshi's Island

Types of Tap-Taps

  • Silver - These will walk off the cliffs and will sometimes bump into Yoshi where he's standing. It will stay on the cliff in Yoshi's Island DS.
  • Pink - These will walk off the cliffs like the silver one in its first appearance. In Yoshi's Island DS, it'll walk off the cliff.


The only way to defeat a Tap-Tap is to let it fall off the botomless pit and let it crash into another one. Some Tap-Taps will hop, making it difficult for Yoshi to pass. However, underestimating it is a threat in the early and later levels. Using a quick egg will send one flying backwards, and if it hits another one, it will be crushed.


The only subspecies of the Tap-Tap is invulnerable and it's a Super Big Tap-Tap from Yoshi's Island DS.

Notable Tap-Taps