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Sprout Hide-and-Seek Guide (Yoshi’s Crafted World)

Who’s up for 43 rounds of Hide-and-Seek?
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After you take down Baby Bowser, a new friend shows up to play: Sprout! Unlike the other Blockafellers, this square fellow isn’t interested in souvenirs; rather, he’d rather play some hide-and-seek! The 43 levels of Yoshi’s Crafted World are his playground, and with him hiding in that compact little box of his, you may have a tough time hunting him down. That’s why we at Hey Poor Player made this guide just for you! We’ve entailed quick pointers for all of Sprout’s hiding spots below.

Rail-Yard Run

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When you reach the town, head down to the rightmost side and check out the above spot by the brown apartment building.

Many Fish in the Sea

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Just before the second checkpoint, demolish the blocks surrounding the hidden Smiley Flower to find Sprout’s box in the background.

Pirate Pier

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After escaping the watery Nep-Enut and reaching the Red Clock Cloud, scan the background docks to spot Sprout’s box resting among some cardboard ones.

Poochy’s Tape Trail

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At the sheep farm’s checkpoint, you’ll find Sprout’s box on a carton. Save him before he gets shipped out!

Go-Go Yoshi

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When you reach the second round of signs, bop the final, tall one with the cow billboard to lodge Sprout’s box. (No, we certainly didn’t take a screenshot after already collecting him. What’re you talking about?)

Mine-Cart Cave

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After the checkpoint, cross the waterfall cavern and aim for this pillar in the background.

Whistlestop Rails

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Simply head down to the checkpoint after the first train ride and you’ll find Sprout’s box lying by the wooden crates.

Mousers and Magnets

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Past the first checkpoint, simply look below the Yo’ster Cookies Hearts billboard to find Sprout’s Box nestled among some ? Blocks.

Spring Sprung Trail

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Run under the arch after the checkpoint and aim for this yellow flower in the background. (Look, we know nothing’s there; just do it anyway.)

Monty-Mole-B-Gone

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When you come across some heart-carrying balloons just before the big Monty Mole, aim at the above spot. (What do you mean it’s invisible? Your eyes are playing tricks on you.)

Dino Smash

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After losing your first dinosaur helmet, run out into the open desert and you’ll eventually spot Sprout’s box embedded in sand.

Skelesaurus Wrecks

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Near the end, you’ll have to rescue Sprout’s box from this giant pit of quicksand.

Stitched Together

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Right near the beginning, run under the rainbow weight and aim for Sprout’s box by the background bushes.

Poochy’s Sweet Run

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Just before the checkpoint, you’ll come across Sprout’s box before the cookie dominoes, nestled within some tasty treats.

Yoshi Pulls Some Strings

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When you enter the second tree, you’ll find Sprout’s box by the slope at the entrance.

Altitude Adjustment

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During the end-level airship battle with the Fat Shy Guy, aim for Sprout’s Box just underneath him.

Poochy’s Magma Run

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Shortly after you meet Poochy, you’ll discover Sprout’s box nestled within these paper scraps. Watch for a nearby volcanic crater.

Windward Way

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After the Red Clock Cloud, look under the cardboard slope in the distance to spot Sprout’s box.

Spinwheel Shuffle

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When you’re descending a spinwheel after the checkpoint, look for this hole to find Sprout’s box.

Haunted Maker Mansion

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Right when you enter the second mansion, aim for Sprout’s box on the background seat.

Hoop-Jump Hop

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Sprout’s latest hiding place is by this slope about mid-way through the level. We know that’s vague, but as there’s no checkpoint, watch for wooden crates between two stadium seatings packed with Shy Guy spectators.

Weighing Acorns

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Just before you ride down the wooden carriage, don’t forget to bop Sprout’s box in this tree.

Jumping to Victory 

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Underneath the Blue Clock Cloud — the one accompanied by Piranha Pinatas — scan for Sprout’s box within this cinderblock.

Bombs Away on Pirate Island

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As you navigate through the aquatic cavern, you’ll spot Sprout’s box nested on a rock just outside. Watch for an Ukiki monkey to your left.

Slip-Slide Isle

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After sliding down at the beginning, look for Sprout’s box next to some bucket penguins in the background.

Deceptive Doors

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Right after the checkpoint, take a peek past the yellow sliding doors (the one painted with the tiger-riding Shy Guy) to find Sprout’s box in the room within.

Behind the Shoji

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This one’s a bit difficult to pinpoint — you’ll find behind these Ground-Poundable blocks just after the third Smiley Flower (the one you drop from above from a flying cloud). As seen in the screenshot, it’s just past the paper rolls blocking the spikes.

The Shogun’s Castle

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When you encounter the first samurai, lure him into swinging his sword down, then climb onto his helmet. Flutter Jump over to the gear to pop open Sprout’s box.

Exploring the Animal Kingdom

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When you’re on the run from the second rhino, run under the giant box to find Sprout hiding underneath. You’re on the right track if the pink bouncy balls are to your left.

Hoppin’ Higher

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Head down to the frog-filled pit after the Blue Clock Cloud and run all the way down to the piggy-backed frogs — you’ll find Sprout’s box next to the colored bushes in front.

Jungle Tour Challenge

 

Right under the first Smiley Flower is a big patch of grass — pop open Sprout’s Box next to it.

The Countdown Begins

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When you’re on the floor with the metal cans and electric traps, look past the second past to find Sprout resting on a tiny red bar.

Ride the Stars

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Remember that giant ringed blue planet host to the seventh Smiley Flower? The one waaaay up just before you fly off on the rocket? You’ll spot Sprout on its paper plate ring.

Space-Hub Hubbub

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Just before the second checkpoint, hop aboard the big platform with the third Smiley Flower underneath — you’ll find Sprout chilling between the two robots.

Ride the River

In the distance from the second checkpoint, you’ll find Sprout resting by the background tent.

Open, Shut!

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You know that roundabout path just before the second checkpoint? You’ll find Sprout’s box lying around within; alternatively, you can do what we did and nab it via the Flip Side version.

Solar Zoom

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Keep an eye on your left — you’ll eventually spot Sprout’s box resting upon a roll of blue tape about midway through the race course.

Be Afraid of the Dark

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At the first house, wait for the crazed ax murderer to storm out the house — peek inside his lair to find Sprout. (Is he in cahoots?!?)

Skulking Around

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Just before you head down into the basement, check out the rocket exhibit in the background; you’ll find Sprout inside.

Mr. Geary’s Factory

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You’ll find a lava-embedded cardboard gear about mid-way through; throw an egg into its center to reveal Sprout. Keep an eye out for a heart-granting cloud.

Rough Rolling

Sprout’s in plain sight at the ending — just look in the background to find his box.

Under Siege

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Keep an eye out to the leftward side, as Sprout’s hiding in a broken window. It’s about midway through.

Floppin’ and Poppin’

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Sprout’s final hiding place is cleverly hidden at the very beginning; in fact, it’s just to your left! Grab an egg and smack that box.

As a reward for finding Sprout in all the levels, you’ll unlock the Blockafellar costume. Pat yourself on the back!

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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