Yoshi is Mario's best friend. They have gone on many adventures together, not to mention he saved Mario when he was a baby. Mario occasionally rides Yoshi, although Yoshi has been known to be good as Mario on his own two feet. Mario and Yoshi are oftern seen together trying to foil Bowser's plans. Yoshi is often eager to help Mario on his journeys. The two also share positive team names in the spin-off and sports titles.