Yoshi’s real name is T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas, according to the Nintendo character guide that was released in 1993. The official description also refers to Mario as homo nintendonus and a plumber, who rescued the anthropomorphic dinosaur and quickly became friends with him. The duo regularly sets out to rescue Yoshi’s pals from the clutches of the nefarious Bowser. Yoshi made his debut in the 1990 classic Super Mario World. He also stars in the recently-released Yoshi’s New Island for Nintendo 3DS.