I was just walking along today and, for some reason, I had this random idea about Noishe.
Perhaps this is really far fetched (after all, it is a random idea), but Noishe reminds me of Yoshi.
I haven't done any research on Noishe's name or anything, but I was just thinking of some of the obvious. They're both green, the name "Noishe" reminds me of "Yoshi" (though I know they're not pronounced the same), and they're both ridden on by red clad heroes.
Part of me likes to think Noishe is a tribute to Yoshi, but I'm probably dead wrong and just green dinosaur biased.