"Crash! Only you can prevent this!"

-Yaya Panda, Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2

Yaya Panda (Japanese: ヤヤ・パンダ) is a character from Crash Nitro Kart 2, Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D, and Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2. Yaya's cute and cuddly appearance hides a crazy love for extreme speeds and she lives in a bamboo forest. She has a slow acceleration, but is very fast. Her petite frame and light weight make her perfect for tight corners. Yaya is initially locked, but 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. She is one of the few characters from the Crash Bandicoot universe to be only on the iPhone, so it is unknown how she was created.

When Nitros Oxide teamed up with Dr. Neo Cortex and Ripper Roo to take over the world, she teamed up with Crash and Coco to save it and to save her home, too.


Yaya is a mutated panda, though how she came to be is unknown. She has black and white fur, black circles around her green eyes, and short black hair, some of which is tied up in buns and a red clip in her bangs. Although her whole body isn't seen, she seems to wear a green cheongsam with red stitching.