Crash! Only you can prevent this!

Yaya Panda, Crash Nitro Kart 2

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.


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.

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, originally 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.



Yaya is a hyperactive girl who loves extreme speeds and is very confident.


Yaya is a panda, though how she came to be is unknown. She has black and white fur, all black ears, black makeup around her green eyes, pink blush on her cheeks, and long black hair braided into a ponytail. Her attire comprises of a red clip in her bangs, a white flower on the back of her head and she wears 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 and white fur on the palms of her hands. Her cheongsam now has short sleeves and blossom tree branch designs. She now wears a red bow on her waist as well as red pants with green and red shoes.


Yaya has a slow acceleration, but is very fast. Her petite frame and light weight make her perfect for tight corners.

During races, she can also be heard shouting "Hi-yah!", possibly hinting that she practices kung fu.



Crash Nitro Kart 2

Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D

Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

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