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You've never seen speed like mine!

Yaya Panda, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Yaya Panda is a panda bear residing in a bamboo forest. When Nitros Oxide teamed up with Dr. Neo Cortex and Ripper Roo to deforest her habitat in Crash Nitro Kart 2, Yaya joined forces with Crash and Coco to prevent their nefarious plan.

Her appearances include Crash Nitro Kart 2, Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3DCrash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2, and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. She is also the only character from the Crash Bandicoot series to originate from a mobile phone game, and, up until joining Nitro-Fueled, had only ever appeared on that platform.

History

Crash Nitro Kart 2

Yaya is unlocked upon players completing the fifth and sixth challenges in Challenge Mode.

Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D

Yaya can be unlocked by collecting enough wumpa fruit or by collecting all C.R.A.S.H. letters in the Fairy track of the Wumpa Cup. The kart she drives in this installment is the Zwergauto, originally from Crash Tag Team Racing and previously driven by Ebenezer Von Clutch.

Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2

Yaya can be unlocked by accumulating 52 mission points. The kart she drives in this installment is the Yellow Horde, again originating from Crash Tag Team Racing and previously driven by Crash Bandicoot.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Yaya appears as a playable racer as part of the Winter Festival Grand Prix. She can be purchased from the Pit Stop for 1500 Wumpa Coins.

Stats

Speed: 7/7
Accel: 3/7
Turn: 2/7
Difficulty: Advanced
Driving Style: Speed

Characteristics

Personality

Yaya is a hyperactive little girl who loves extreme speeds and is very confident. She loves cute and fluffy things, constantly mentioning her own adorableness, which is juxtaposed by her competitive and aggressive attitude on the track. She seems well aware of how cute and skilled she is to the point of being almost egotistical at times.

During races in Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2, she can also be heard shouting "Hi-yah!", possibly hinting that she practices kung fu or karate.

Physical Appearance

Yaya is a mutant panda whose origins are unknown. She has black and white fur, all black ears, green eyes, pink blush on her cheeks, and long black hair braided into a ponytail with a red clip in her bangs. Her attire comprises of a green cheongsam with red stitching. However, she is not seen from the waist down in the mobile games.

In Nitro-Fueled, Yaya's design has been updated; the skin in her ears is pink, she now has eyelashes, pink lipstick, fainter blush, white fur on the palms of her hands and a white flower on the back of her head. Her green cheongasm now has a faint white tree pattern and red trim. She also wears a red bow on her waist as well as puffy red pants with green and red shoes.

Relationships

Coco Bandicoot

Yaya is stated to be Coco's best friend, though given Yaya's appearances being mainly limited to mobile games, the two of them haven't been seen interacting.

Crash Bandicoot

Yaya seems aware of Crash's status as a hero, calling on him for help in CNK2 when Nitros Oxide and Cortex threaten to destroy her home.

Appearances

Gallery

Crash Nitro Kart 2

Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D

Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

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