Whistlestop Rails Collectibles (Yoshi’s Crafted World Guide)

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All aboard for Whistlestop Rails! As Yoshi hops train after train, you’ll have to be on your toes to nab every last Red Coin, Poochy Pup, Smiley Flower, and Souvenir! For your convenience, we’ve produced the following guide to nab ’em all.

Red Coins

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When you hop aboard the train, you’ll encounter some floating coins — two red ones await just before the turn. (2/20) After the train pulls into the station, step off, go down and to your left towards a dead end (as seen above); hop for a hidden cloud, pop it, and earn four Red Coins. (6/20) After you’ve pieced the railroad together, simply wait until you enter the bat-filled cave, where three Red Coins await you. (9/20) Two more will pop up shortly afterwards. (11/20) When you exit the cave, Egg Toss the first two Shy Guys on the background train for two more coins. (13/20) 

Soon, you’ll approach the second (and final) trainstop, but some bats along the way are guarding six Red Coins. (19/20) Finally, smack the gold present near the goal-tape for your last Red Coin. (20/20)

Smiley Flowers

Your first Smiley Flower’s easily missed if you’re not careful — while it’s floating in plain sight near the first train ride’s end, jump too late and it’ll pass on by! (1/6) After that little trial, step off the station, head down and to your left to find a Red Clock Clock hosting a gang of evil Fooly Flowers! Aim for the top-middle one to collect the real Smiley Flower. (2/6) After that, head to your right, but take care not to smash any blocks just yet; instead, climb aboard one, then Flutter Jump above the abandoned shelter for a flower-hosting cloud. (3/6)

Another Smiley Flower awaits you in the bat cave; sadly, Adam West isn’t present, but the looming threat of a mistimed jump leaves no time for melancholy. (4/6) Shortly afterwards, you’ll exit the cave and observe an opposing Shy Guy-operated train in the background; smack the right-most one for another flower. (5/6) As you approach the last train station, dodge the storm of bats and obtain another flower. (6/6)

Poochy Pups

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Another cinch — you’ll find your first Poochy Pup riding an opposing, the next playing hide-and-seek by the block-filled train, and the last on a distant mountain. Nothing to worry about.


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Curious Rock: You’ll find this near the beginning of the train ride. Really, it’s right there. You can’t miss it. We’re displaying it right above this sentence. GRAB IT!

Buffalo: It’ll take a while, but your first Flipside Buffalo can be spotted just before your train arrives at the checkpoint station; aim carefully, though, ’cause you’ll only get one shot! Afterwards, step off the station and nab the second in the distance. The third’s found just after you board the second train. The fourth’s when the train’s turning the corner, but you’ll get two chances to nab it. The last one’s by a bridge off the second station.

Cactus Cart: When you’ve stepped off the first train, go all the right right towards the cloud hosting the first railroad segment — you’ll find the cart in the background.

Caramel Billboard: Spotted during your first train ride. Can’t miss this, either.

And with that, Whistlestop Rails is complete! Give us a holler in the comments if you have any further questions, but in the meantime, check out our Yoshi’s Crafted World guide hub!

Anthony Pelone
Eating, breathing and living video games on a daily basis, Anthony is particularly fond of the Nintendo variety, but is by no means a console warrior. Somewhere in the midst of his obsession with cat pictures, he finds the time to pen about his favorite hobby. Having previously written for over three sites, Anthony remains dedicated to spreading the gospel of EarthBound.

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