|"She is the Ptolemaic army's martial arts instructor. She mastered the japones ninjutsu's secret techniques and her battle abilities are monstrous. She can easily manipulate weapon prototypes that nobody can. According to Dragunov, she is the N°1 person with which she doesn't want to open hostilities."|
Yoshino is a unit original to Metal Slug Attack, first appearing in the Extra Ops titled "Destroy the Tower" (as a pre-acquisition unit, obtained by purchasing 10,000 medals). As of the 2.4.0 update, parts can only be found in Ptolemaic Event Cranks, Rare/Extra Shops and Box Cranks.
She wields a gargantuan hammer and is somewhat slow when heading towards the enemy, however once she gets in range she'll quickly dart forwards while swinging. As her special attack, she leaps skywards, smashing her hammer down into the ground, emitting a small shockwave. Enemies near her hammer will take heavy damage (from the start and end of the attack), while the shockwaves also do reasonable damage with good knockback. While in her defensive stance, some projectiles will be blocked, such as missiles and bullets. Others like Abigail's lasers will still be able to damage her.
Note: While blocking with her hammer, Yoshino takes extremely rapid and heavy damage from Vatn's suicide attack, killing her almost immediately if her evasion does not trigger.
Yoshino gains a small chance to evade attacks with 4 unlocked. When triggered, she drops a smoke bomb and instantly appears in the air above the closest enemy ground unit to the player's base (or above the enemy's base, if no other targets are available). While immensely useful against most long-range foes, it may result in her going backwards if an enemy unit appears behind her as she disappears, such as when Beatriz turns allied units into enemy walls. Other durable units should be behind Yoshino, as the temporary opening provided by her evasion can be exploited by the enemy.
Strike (Spread) - Darts forward while performing a horizontal hammer swing.
Smash Up (Spread) - Leaps skyward before smashing her hammer down, emitting a small shockwave and going into a defensive stance, before returning to attack stance. Physical projectiles that hit her hammer will be blocked (e.g missiles, mummy balls, etc.)
|50||70000||77000||84700||93170||102487||* HP might be increased by skills / items or buffs|
| Strengthen Armor|
HP will increase by (10%, +0.5% each level).
| Strengthen Weapons|
Strengthen all attack power by (20%, +1% each level).
| Power Attack|
When a Close Range Attack hits, there is a (10%, +0.5% each level) chance that the enemy will be knocked backwards.
| Mijin Gakure|
Evade from the opponent's attack with a probability of (10%, +0.5% each level)
- If an attack causes Yoshino to be knocked back, her mask will fly away. The mask is also removed when she is killed.