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Blooper
BlooperMK8.png
Official artwork of a Blooper from Mario Kart 8.
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Sub-Species
Baby Blooper
Blooper Nanny
Bloopurn
Bubble Blooper
Glad Blooper
Jumping Blooper
Mecha-Blooper
Poison Blooper
Surfing Blooper
Notable Members
Big Blooper
Blooey
Blooper
Electro Blooper
Gooper Blooper
King Calamari
Stone Blooper
Super Blooper

“Bloopy! Bloopity bloo!”
Blooper, Mario Super Sluggers

Bloopers (formerly known as Bloobers until Paper Mario) are squid-like creatures that are found in the ocean. They made their first appearance in Super Mario Bros., and various kinds of them have appeared in most Mario games since, normally as enemies. Mario Party 8 was the first game to feature a Blooper as a playable character. Bloopers come in different sizes and colors, though the original variety shown in Super Mario Bros. is white and roughly the size of a Koopa Troopa. They possess varying numbers of tentacles (ranging from four to up to ten visible limbs) of various lengths, which help them move and are in some of their appearances used directly to attack the player. As shown in some games, like the Mario Kart series, Bloopers can survive in and out of the water. The name "Blooper" is a pun on bloop, an onomatopoeia for the sound that comes from the sea.

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History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Bloopers first appear in Super Mario Bros. generally in the water levels of the game beginning in World 2, where they follow Mario continuously, although they cannot touch the ground. As a result, they move in a regular zig-zag pattern. If they touch Mario, Mario will be damaged. If Mario turns into Fire Mario, he can defeat them with a Fireball, although invincibility can also dispatch them. Bloopers are originally white, but in, Super Mario All-Stars, they are pink.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels[edit]

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels features a type of Blooper that can fly through the air the same way it swims through the water. This Blooper can be jumped on for 1000 points. In Super Mario All-Stars, all Bloopers, including the airborne ones, are pink. In Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, the flying Bloober is off-white. They act the same way as they did in Super Mario Bros., however, some Bloopers are found in in later levels.

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Blooper in World 3.

Super Mario Bros. 3 has normal Bloopers along with featuring two new types of Bloopers: Blooper Nannies and Baby Bloopers. Blooper Nannies behave like an average Blooper, but are followed by three or four Baby Bloopers. She can send her children in every direction, making it more difficult to swim, and the children will return to her after a short time. Just like in Super Mario Bros., in this game Bloopers are originally white, but are pink in Super Mario All-Stars.

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

A Blooper from Super Mario Sunshine.

Bloopers reappear in Super Mario Sunshine, but have a different look. This is the first game where Bloopers are found on dry land, spitting Goop. Spraying them with water stuns them briefly. Mario can simply jump on Bloopers to defeat them. If one of these Bloopers fall in the water, they disappear in a cloud of smoke. After a Blooper is defeated, it will yield a Coin. Bloopers can be found in Ricco Harbor, Hotel Delfino's Casino Delfino, and Noki Bay. Jumping Bloopers also make their first and only appearance in this game. Bloopers can also come from King Boo's slot machine in Sirena Beach.

In addition, special Bloopers that Mario can ride on called Surfing Bloopers appear. These Bloopers do not attack Mario and are owned by Big Daddy. Green Bloopers are the slowest, but can be steered the easiest. Yellow Bloopers have average speed and average steering. Purple Bloopers are the fastest, but have terrible steering. If Mario runs into a wall while riding one of these Bloopers, he will lose a life. Surfing Bloopers are found only in Ricco Harbor. Mario uses these Surfing Bloopers to race on a track or collect all Red Coins, within a time limit.

An extremely large Goop-spitting Blooper known as Gooper Blooper also appears in Super Mario Sunshine. It is first encountered in Ricco Harbor, where it must be battled twice or else! Later, it must be fought for a third time when it reappears in Noki Bay.

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Four Bloopers in New Super Mario Bros..

In New Super Mario Bros., Bloopers use the same movements as they did in Super Mario Bros. and still can be defeated only by getting hit with a fireball or Star. They appear only in World 3-3. Blooper Nannies and Baby Bloopers also reappear in this game.

Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Bloopers reappear in Super Mario Galaxy, where they are found in the Buoy Base Galaxy and the Deep Dark Galaxy. If Mario approaches them, they will start chasing him, swimming irregularly, as in the other games. They can even chase him to the surface of the water. If they hit Mario, they will damage him and release ink. Bloopers can be defeated with a Spin or a Koopa Shell, but cannot be jumped on.

Bloopers reappear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, behaving the same way as in the predecessor. They appear only in Starshine Beach Galaxy. They are found in the deepest body of water that surrounds the largest tower in both missions.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Bloopers appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii at World 4-4 and World 8-4. This game introduces a new ability for Bloopers; they are able to hide behind scenery and in Warp Pipes. When Mario passes by a Blooper, it will quickly shoot out of its hiding spot. Blooper Nannies also appear in this game and also have this ability. Bloopers are resistant to being frozen; if hit by an ice ball, they quickly break free from the ice.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

A Blooper in Super Mario 3D Land.

Bloopers reappear in Super Mario 3D Land, behaving the same way as they did in Super Mario Galaxy. However, in Super Mario 3D Land, Bloopers cannot shoot ink. Instead, they follow the player, as in the sidescrolling games. They also have the ability to whirl around underwater. Bloopers can be defeated with a ground pound, boomerang, fireball, tail whip, or as Statue Mario. Additionally, landing on them from above does nothing to the player, but the Blooper is not harmed either.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Bloopers make another appearance in New Super Mario Bros. 2. Here, they appear only in World 3-5, but they do maintain the traits that they had in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Bloopers reappear in the Wii U title New Super Mario Bros. U where they act as they did in the predecessors. They have their own level in this game, Blooper's Secret Lair, which is located in Acorn Plains. They also appear in Tropical Refresher in Sparkling Waters.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Bloopers reappear in Super Mario 3D World. Instead of having their characteristic swimming pattern, they now turn sideways and charge at Mario's direction when they spot him. As in Super Mario 3D Land, they can be defeated with the same attacks and can also be defeated with cat claws. They appear only in Rammerhead Reef.

DIC Cartoons[edit]

Two Bloobers from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.

Bloopers, known by their original name of Bloobers, appear in two episodes of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!: "20,000 Koopas Under the Sea" and "Mario of the Deep". In these episodes, they are portrayed as King Koopa's primary aquatic minions and perform the bulk of his duties. They are incorrectly referred to as "octopus Bloobers", and one claims he can defeat the Mario Bros. with seven arms behind his back, despite having only six.

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Bloopers, as well as Blooper Nannies and Baby Bloopers, appear in several episodes of the show, such as in "Mush-Rumors", "Oh, Brother!" and "Recycled Koopa". Here, they are common enemies Mario and his allies face, although none of them play a prominent role.

Nintendo Comics System[edit]

Several Bloopers made a small appearance in the Nintendo Comics System story Love Flounders, where they are among the group of sea creatures trying to get Mario to become Big Bertha's boyfriend, so one of them will not have to.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

In Leaping Lizards, some Bloopers try to attack Luigi while he is traveling through Water Land, but he avoids them. Later, some more Bloopers appear in a pool of water Luigi falls into while exploring Iggy Koopa's secret lab. The Bloopers spray Sleepy Ink at Luigi, but if he has a Frog Suit he can deflect the goop. After dispelling the ink, Luigi frightens the Bloopers away by making a scary face, and finds a pogo stick they were guarding.

Yoshi series[edit]

Yoshi[edit]

A Type from Yoshi.

Bloopers make an appearance in Yoshi. They are enemies in the A Type part of the game, as well as the B Type. Bloopers are not main enemies in the game, they just make appearances throughout some parts of the game. Blooper's sprite in this game is like its sprite from Super Mario Bros. 3. Many of the other enemies' sprites also are similar to their sprites from Super Mario Bros. 3.

Yoshi's Safari[edit]

YoshisafariBlooper.png

In Yoshi's Safari, yellow-colored Bloopers appear as flying enemies who will try to harm Mario and Yoshi by ramming them; these Bloopers must be defeated by blasting them repeatedly with Mario's Super Scope. Also of note, the mech built and utilized by Iggy Koopa in Yoshi's Safari resembles a large Blooper.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

Yoshi's Island DS features Bloopers appearing in early stages of World 3, where they will try to attack a Yoshi by hopping up and down in bodies of water. Bloopers can be easily defeated by being eaten, hit by an egg, or jumped upon. Three of them appear in the Aquatic Enemy Exhibit of the Island Museum. Eating them won't make Yoshi produce an egg.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Bloopers can be encountered as enemies in The Sea and in and near the Sunken Ship and are called Bloobers, their original name. An extremely large Bloober, known as King Calamari, also appears as a boss in the Treasure Room of the Sunken Ship. In battle, Bloobers have low defense but high attack. As such, they can be easily defeated, but can do a good amount of damage. They also use their Ink Blast ability to do a large amount of damage. Bloobers have a high tendency to flee from battle.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

In Paper Mario, three large Bloopers appear in the Toad Town Tunnels. Here, they are called "Bloopers" for the first time, as in all previous games they were referred to as "Bloobers". The Bloopers guard specific areas; one is guarding the Shrink Stomp Badge, one guards the upper-West side with the Warp Pipes to Goomba Village, Koopa Village, and Dry Dry Outpost, and one guards the lower-East side with the Warp Pipes to Yoshi's Village, Shiver City, Rip Cheato's hidden room, and the Ultra Boots. Which one he fights when reaching these areas depends on if he's fought any of the others yet; Blooper is always the first one seen, Electro Blooper is the 2nd to find, and the Super Blooper always appears last. While the last two are optional, Mario must obtain the Ultra Boots during Chapter 6, thus requiring at least one Blooper battle.

The regular Blooper is the weakest and smallest of the three Bloopers in the game. One of its more notable features is that it floats, meaning it will have to be jumped on or have a special attack used on it.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Mario and Goombella standing in front of the Blooper's tentacle in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

A Blooper appears as the second mandatory boss in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. This Blooper's tentacles are blocking the way to Petalburg and Mario has to hit its visible tentacle with his Hammer or jump on it. This makes the Blooper angry, causing it to attack Mario. During battle, it hangs off the ceiling, leaving the player to attack its tentacles, thus making this the first game in which a Blooper's tentacles are referred to as such and fought separately. After both the L. Tentacle and R. Tentacle are defeated, it will fall to the ground.

Although Bloopers do not appear as regular enemies in the game, they do appear in Bowser's underwater level. They are enemies that can simply be taken care of by breathing flames at them. After Bowser gets out of the water and is talking to Kammy Koopa, he can be heard saying, "I swallowed a dang Blooper!"

Luigi also has a partner named Blooey, who is a tough Blooper that Luigi accidentally threw into lava during his journey, thinking nothing of it. Blooey supposedly will keep following Luigi around until he gets his revenge, as he states. Blooey appears in Chapter 3. He surprisingly appears in Chapter 8 before the Shadow Queen is beaten, being darker and more forgiving to Luigi. Goombella notes that Blooey is a strange Blooper for the fact that he can live on land. However, Bloopers being able to live on land previously appeared in Super Mario Sunshine.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

In Super Paper Mario, Bloopers appear as somewhat common enemies in the Tile Pool, where they will attack the player by persistently following them and trying to touch them; as Mario and Princess Peach have no useful underwater attacks when the Tile Pool is first ventured through, players will need to use a Pixl or Bowser's fire breath to defeat Bloopers. A very large Blooper known as Big Blooper appears as a boss in the Tile Pool as well. It uses its tentacles to attack and can be defeated by having Bowser breathe fire on the red tentacles. Since Bloopers are weak enemies, they deal double damage in the opposite of Cheep-Cheeps.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Bloopers, along with their boss Gooper Blooper, appear in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, once again floating above ground. After one of the Royal Stickers fall on Gooper Blooper, it turns him and his Bloopers into hostile Poison Bloopers that has polluted much of the sea. Some even help Kamek separate Wiggler's body segments. Poison Bloopers can also be encountered as common enemies.

Mario Party series[edit]

Blooper Scooper from Mario Party 6.

Bloopers and related enemies make appearances in several minigames in Mario Party, being part of the background or a board or minigame element.

In Mario Party, Bloopers appears in the minigames Mushroom Mix-Up, Bumper Balls and Bombs Away, taking away any losing characters who fall into the water.

In Mario Party 2, Bloopers, like in the previous game, carry off players that fall in the ocean in certain minigames. Also, a picture of a Blooper is depicted on the central platform of Torpedo Targets, and a Blooper appears as one of the fossilized characters in Crazy Cutter. In the desert area of the Mystery Land board, there is a drawing in the sand in the shape of a Blooper. Reprising their role in some previous minigames in Mario Party, Bloopers also take losing characters in Abandon Ship and Bombs Away.

In Mario Party 3, two giant Bloopers (a child and its mother) appear on the board Deep Bloober Sea as obstacles, moving the player's character to different spaces all over the game's board.

Bloopers are one of the several enemies players can avoid in Manta Rings from Mario Party 4. If the player collides with one, the player loses one point.

A giant Blooper also appears in Mario Party 6 in the minigame Blooper Scooper. Here, players have to avoid the whirl pool that the giant Blooper creates. This Blooper also appears in the page of the Miracle Book,

Blooper participates in Stampede in Mario Party 8.

In Mario Party 8, a Blooper is a playable character, unlocked by completing the Star Arena Mode and having Blooper as the opponent in Bowser's Warped Orbit. However, if Hammer Bro. is unlocked instead, the player must play through the Star Arena again until Blooper is faced and beaten as an opponent. In the game, Blooper floats like Boo and uses two of his tentacles as arms. Blooper's default partner in this game is Hammer Bro.

In Mario Party Advance, a Blooper appears as the guardian of the Mushroom Beacon, where he challenges the player to the duel minigame Hammergeddon. When the player wins, he gets the game. Blooper also appeared as one of the suspects for the case of who pulled Shroomlock over the side of Sushi Cliff, the others being Cheep-Cheep and Dolphin. It turns out that it was actually Blooper who pulled Shroomlock over the cliff, as he was the only suspect with arms, though he apologized afterward. The ending says that Blooper continues to train at the beacon, getting stronger each day.

In Mario Party DS, a Blooper was mentioned briefly in the board feature Kamek's inkwell's description, which stated that Kamek squeezed the ink from a Blooper.

In Mario Party 9, a large Blooper appears as the stage boss of the Blooper Beach board. In its boss minigame, Blooper Barrage, players are on a ship shooting cannonballs at it with their cannons, while Blooper jumps out of the water to throw Urchins at the players. When his health reaches halfway, he begins to throw two Urchins at once. When defeated, he appears dazed in the water before exploding. He is one of the minions Bowser uses in Bowser's Block Battle.

Bloopers appear in various minigames in Mario Party: Island Tour as well as an item on the Perilous Palace Path board, known as Blooper Chopper, which cuts an opponent's roll in half.

Mario Golf series[edit]

The Mario Golf games show a number of minor Blooper appearances. In Mario Golf for the Game Boy Color, balls that result in a Water Hazard cause a Blooper to appear. Despite there being a course, Blooper Bay, named after them, in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour the only appearance of Bloopers are in the game's score charts. In Mario Golf: Advance Tour, a Blooper appears in the sea in the Palms Club Practice Center. The player must shoot three shots at it, causing a Custom Ticket B to be washed up on the shore. Blooper's name can appear in Mario Golf: World Tour on the tournament scoreboard.

Nintendo Puzzle Collection[edit]

A Blooper makes a small appearance in the Nintendo Puzzle Collection's version of Yoshi's Cookie. They appear in the normal difficulty, being the aquatic enemy that replaces Cheep-Cheep. In Hard difficulty, there is a Rip Van Fish instead.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Bloopers make an appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga in the Oho Ocean Seabed, where they use their classic style of moving: a zigzagging, odd pattern. These Bloopers attack by running into Mario or Luigi and damaging them. To defend, the Bros. need to Hammer the Bloopers that they encounter.Pestnuts sometimes assist them, although Goomdivers rarely assist them.

A new type of robotic Bloopers, called Mecha-Bloopers, also appear in this game. These Bloopers attack with their tentacles, which are actually five Bullet Bills that are launched at Mario and Luigi.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story[edit]

Bowser inhaling the Sea Pipe Statue in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.

A Blooper statue called the Sea Pipe Statue is the first boss battle for Bowser in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, although Bowser must inhale it for Mario and Luigi to battle it. Two Blooper sub-species called Dried Blooper and Bubble Blooper are also encountered in the Pump Works in Bowser's body. These enemies are dependent of the water levels in Bowser's body. Bubble Bloopers, encountered when Bowser drinks water, attack by rolling or bouncing. If Bowser stops drinking water, Bubble Bloopers become Dried Bloopers. Dried Bloopers attack Mario and Luigi by floating into them.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

Although Bloopers do not appear as standalone enemies in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, a new common enemy Bloopurns, are found in Dreamy Driftwood Shore. It attacks by sending three Bloopers that move toward Mario, which can be dodged or countered with a Hammer, depending on its attack.

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix[edit]

A large Blooper as seen in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix.

Bloopers also appear as enemies in the game Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix. After entering the whirlpool in the S.S. Brass, Mario/Luigi and Toad enter a temple which holds the next Music Key. A large Blooper guards it, so Mario/Luigi must face it in a dance-off. During the music, Blooper Bop, Mini-Bloopers and the Big Blooper's tentacle are additional steps alongside the standard arrows. Missing the Mini-Bloopers has the bottom of the screen covered with ink, giving Mario/Luigi less time to see the arrows. The Big Blooper's tentacle moves up and must be stepped on so the brother does not lose points.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

Bloopers reappear in Super Princess Peach, where they are found in the Subrella sections of the game. They can be defeated simply by blasting a bubble at them with the submarine. There are also new sub-species of them called Glad Bloopers.

Mario Kart series[edit]

MarioKartBlooper.jpg

Bloopers are used as an item in Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8. After the player has launched it, the Blooper will create a large ink blot on the screen of all the drivers who are currently in a higher rank than the player, which obstructs the driving view of opponents and causes CPU characters to swerve around on the track (except in Battle mode, as CPU characters will never swerve around on the battle course). The higher rank a player is, the more ink that gets splattered on them. If used while in first place, it will backfire and cause ink to block the driver's screen (except for Team Battles). To get rid of the ink, the player can use a Mushroom, go on a Boost Pad, or wait for it to go away. Also, in Mario Kart Wii, there is a medium-sized kart called the Super Blooper that is based on a Blooper. Bloopers seem to be replaced in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX by a Scuttlebug-like item that covers the opponents' screens with spider webs. From Mario Kart Wii onward, the Blooper splatters ink much slower than before.

Blooper has received a few changes in Mario Kart 8. Not only does its ink obscure the racers' vision, it also makes the vehicle's handling and drifting more slippery. Furthermore, CPUs don't swerve from side to side, as they do in previous games, thus making it more similar to how the player is affected. Potted Piranha Plants can eat the Blooper before it sprays its ink, and the ink can also be washed away if players drive underwater, although the ink will still stay if it hits the player underwater. A Blooper-like shuttle circles around Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 8.

The Blooper also appears as part of the Lucky Seven and Crazy Eight. It behaves the same way as a normal Blooper when used by the player, but if another driver touches it while spinning around the player's kart or when it is dropped on the track, it will put a single blot of ink on the opponent's screen. Also, once a player receives a Lucky Seven or Crazy Eight from an Item Box and uses it while underwater, the Blooper rotating around the player leaves an ink trail of bubbles.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis[edit]

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Bloopers make their first appearance in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. They first appear in Tropical Island as small variations, in Room 3. Initially, they seem stationary, blocking the Mini Marios' way, but as the Mini Marios approach them, they jump and hover for a few seconds, allowing the toys to pass underneath them.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

A Blooper prepares to bat in Mario Super Sluggers.

Blooper continues its playable role in the baseball game Mario Super Sluggers as an unlockable character. Blooper is on the Mario Fireballs as a balanced character. To unlock Blooper in Challenge Mode, players should go to the top edge of the dock in Mario Stadium from where the Warp Pipe is and where they saved Baby Luigi. They have to use Princess Peach to find Blooper and for it to come out of the water. Blooper challenges players to a scouting mission before it joins their team roster. The scout mission is to get a double play with it at batting. It also can be unlocked by completing all the practice tutorials. Its bat is solid white with a picture of its eyes on it. Blooper has good chemistry with Boo, Wiggler and Petey Piranha. Blooper's chemistry with Birdo and Hammer Bro. is bad, which is odd considering that Blooper and Hammer Bro were default partners in Mario Party 8.

On a side note, Blooper has the same stats as Baby Daisy.

Cameos and other appearances[edit]

A Blooper in the Fishing Augmented Reality Game.

Bloopers appear as enemies of the hero Link in the game The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. These Bloopers look almost identical to the ones in the Mario series.

The Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Blooper in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

While no Bloopers actually appear in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, in the early version of the game, there was going to be a Shroobified version of Bloopers wearing shoes, but it was removed for unknown reasons.

Bloopers make an appearance in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 in the unlockable Coin Hunter level World 2-2 and the court Bloocheep Sea.

A Blooper appears in its original Super Mario Bros. appearance in the microgame named after itself, Blooper. In the microgame, Mario must avoid the Blooper while trying to collect all the coins.

On the Nintendo 3DS, a fishing game played on an AR card includes a Lakitu fishing and catching a Blooper. The player can also catch Bloopers when Lakitu begins fishing.

A Blooper makes a minor appearance in Mario Tennis Open, being a blue Chance Shot. This Chance Shot causes the ball to make a strong curve across the court. Returning the Chance Shot can cause the opponent to spin briefly.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, the Blooper from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door appears in the background of the Paper Mario stage when it changes to the S.S. Flavion. However, it is currently unknown whether the Blooper is a stage hazard or just a background detail.

Characteristics and traits[edit]

A Blooper's movement style.
A Blooper inking Baby Luigi in Mario Kart 8.

Bloopers are small, white squid-like creatures with a black marking on their face, which resembles a mask. A typical Blooper has ten tentacles, using two of them as arms, although Bloopers can have more or less tentacles. Bloopers can squirt ink from inside their tentacles in some appearances, especially in Paper Mario, although in other appearances, such as artwork from Mario Kart, they are depicted squirting ink from a small mouth located near the eyes.

Along with swimming through water, Bloopers have a variety of abilities, the first of which, flying, was shown in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and has appeared in several other games since. In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Bloopers were shown to be capable of burrowing through the ground, shooting globs of ink, and blasting opponents with energy beams. Bloopers can also leap from the water and charge into Mario and Luigi.

Bloopers seem to have their own language. It mainly consists of varieties of the word "bloop".

Official profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Blooper SMRPG.png
Bloober
Location(s) The Sea, Sunken Ship
HP 130
FP
Attack 80
Defense 36
Magic Attack 21
Magic Defense 16
Speed
Evade
Magic Evade
Special Attacks Ink Blast
Special Defense None
Weak Point Fire
Item Dropped None
Coins Dropped 0
Flower Dropped LUCKY! Flower
Flower Odds
Experience Gained 12
Yoshi Cookie Item Elixir
Success Rate
Related None
Psychopath Thought
"I love floating around."

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Blooper
PaperMarioBlooper.png
Max HP 30
Attack 3
Defense 0
Location(s) Toad Town Tunnels


Moves Spin (3) Ink Blast (3)
Tattle
This is a Blooper. Bloopers lurk in dark pools of Toad Town Tunnels. They seem pretty unremarkable. Although... You have to wonder how they float in the air like that....
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Blooper
First Blooper.PNG
Max HP Blooper's: 12
Tentacles: 3
Attack 1
Defense 0
Location(s) Rogueport Sewers
Log A giant, squid like thing that attacks with its ink and tentacles. Based on its dialect, it may come from the western sea.
Items None
Moves Blooper: Ink Blast (1)

Tentacles: Slap (1)

Tattle
That's a Blooper... and a really super-humongous one, too! EWWWW! It's all slimy!!! I just can't STAND slimy, nasty, icky things. G-R-O-S-S, gross! It attacks with tentacles and ink. Once you damage both its tentacles it'll fall down... And then it's attack time! By the way, the tentacles each have 3 HP. Now relax and house on that slimy, nasty Blooper.
Bestiary
97           98           99
Super Paper Mario Enemy
Blooper
70 BlooperCard.PNG
Max HP 1
Attack 2
Defense
Location(s) Tile Pool
Card Type Common
Card Description
Bloopers love to laugh at other Bloopers' bloopers. Nobody wants to end up on the Blooper reel.
Tattle
That's a Blooper. This squiddy foe happily bobs up and down in the ocean... Max HP is 1 and Attack is 2. It will try to eat you if it sees you... But I hear that it won't try to attack you if you stand on the bottom of the ocean.
List of Catch Cards
69           70           71

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Tattle information[edit]

Goombella (next to Tentacle): "Hmmm... It seems to be almost inviting us to do something, doesn't it? But what? You could jump on it, but you'd totally ruin your shoes, so I'd just hammer it!"

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Superstar Saga Enemy
Blooper
Blooper SSS.png
Location(s) Oho Ocean Seabed
Level 21
HP 60 (40)
Defense 50 (40)
Speed 80 (60)
Fire Normal
Thunder Critical
Stun? 30%
Burn? 0%
Stat Down? 100%
Experience 35*
Coins 10 (12)*
Item 1 Drop Super Syrup (Nut), 22.58%
Item 2 Drop None, 0%
(Ultra Syrup, 22.58%)
Notice
 
What is gained upon winning the battle (denoted with *) can be changed by Badges or Equipment from E. Gadd.
Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
Stats in gray are those found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Blooper BrawlTrophy171.png NES Super Mario Bros. A creature who's as squidlike as a squid can be. Bloopers patrol water stages, and with no notable weapons, their threat comes from their unique movements and speed. Some flying Bloopers display the same underwater movement above water. Blooper appeared for the first time as a playable character in Mario Party 8.
Wii Mario Party 8

Mario Party 8[edit]

  • Website Bio: When it comes to filling out the invites, Blooper supplies the ink and that counts for something, right?
  • Team Names:
    • Mario: 'Stache Splashers
    • Luigi: Blooper Scoopers
    • Peach: Royal Flush
    • Yoshi: Double Dippers
    • Wario: Drenched Stench
    • Daisy: Bloopsie-Daisy
    • Waluigi: Bloop 'n' Snoop
    • Toad: Spray Players
    • Boo: Creature Feature
    • Toadette: Bloop-dee-doo
    • Birdo: What-the-Bloop
    • Dry Bones: Two-Toned Duo
    • Hammer Bro: Blooper Bros.

Mario Party 9[edit]

Constellation[edit]
Blooper Reel - Constellation.png
  • Blooper Reel: A constellation based on a gigantic squid. Mario has fought this squid countless times, sometimes winning, sometimes losing. That's just life.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

  • Team Captain: No
  • Player Type: Balanced
  • Special Skill: Ink Dive
  • Good Chemistry: Boo, Petey Piranha, White Mii, Wiggler
  • Bad Chemistry: Birdo, Hammer Bro.
  • Stats
    • Batting: 4/10
    • Pitching: 6/10
    • Fielding: 5/10
    • Running: 6/10
  • Default Bat: Left
  • Default Glove: Right
  • In-Game Bio: A true master of the changeup pitch!
  • Collectible Card Info: Blooper and Mario have already met on Isle Delfino. Now they meet again on the baseball diamond. Blooper's unique Ink Dive makes him an effective base runner. Don't be fooled by his changeup -- it's actually his fastest pitch.

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Blooper.

List of video game appearances by date[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Super Mario Bros. Common enemy 1985 NES
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Common enemy 1986 NES
Super Mario Bros. 3 Common enemy 1988 NES
Mario Teaches Typing Common enemy 1991 MS-DOS
Yoshi Common enemy icon 1991 NES
Super Mario All-Stars Common enemy 1993 SNES
Yoshi's Safari Common enemy 1993 SNES
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Common enemy; cameo 1993 Game Boy Color
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Common enemy; cameo 1996 SNES
Mario Party Multiple appearances 1998 Nintendo 64
Mario Golf Minor appearance 1999 Game Boy Color
Mario Party 2 Multiple appearances 1999 Nintendo 64
Paper Mario Common enemy 2000 Nintendo 64
Mario Party 3 Multiple appearances 2000 Nintendo 64
Super Mario Sunshine Common enemy 2002 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 4 Multiple appearances 2002 Nintendo GameCube
Nintendo Puzzle Collection Common enemy 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Common enemy 2003 Game Boy Advance
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour Minor appearance 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 5 Multiple appearances 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Common enemy 2003 Game Boy Advance
Mario Golf: Advance Tour Minor appearance 2004 Game Boy Advance
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Common enemy 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Power Tennis Minor appearance 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 6 Multiple appearances 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party Advance Multiple appearances 2005 Game Boy Advance
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix Common enemy 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Super Princess Peach Common enemy 2005 Nintendo DS
Mario Party 7 Multiple appearances 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Kart DS Item 2005 Nintendo DS
New Super Mario Bros. Common enemy 2006 Nintendo DS
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Minor appearance 2006 Nintendo DS
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Common enemy 2006 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS Common enemy 2006 Nintendo DS
Super Paper Mario Common enemy 2007 Wii
Mario Party 8 Playable character 2007 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy Common enemy 2007 Wii
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trophy 2008 Wii
Mario Kart Wii Item 2008 Wii
Mario Super Sluggers Playable character 2008 Wii
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Common enemy 2009 Nintendo DS
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Common enemy 2009 Wii
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Microgame cameo. 2010 Nintendo DS
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Common enemy 2010 Wii
Super Mario 3D Land Common enemy 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 7 Item 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Party 9 Multiple appearances; boss 2012 Wii
Mario Tennis Open Minor appearance 2012 Nintendo 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Common enemy 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Paper Mario: Sticker Star Common enemy 2012 Nintendo 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U Common enemy 2012 Wii U
New Super Luigi U Common enemy 2013 Wii U
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Common enemy 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario 3D World Common enemy 2013 Wii U
Mario Party: Island Tour Multiple appearances 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Yoshi's New Island Common enemy 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Golf: World Tour Minor appearance 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Item 2014 Wii U

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲッソー
gessō
Pun on 「げそ」 geso (squid legs); officially romanised as "Gesso"
Spanish Blooper Blooper
French Bloups
Méga Bloups (Paper Mario: TTYD)
From bloup', the French equivalent of "Bloop"
The French name for Gooper Blooper.
German Blooper/
Blubber
-
Comes from blubbern (to bubble) and was used when the English name was Bloober.
Italian Calamako Pun on calamaro (squid)
Portuguese Blooper -
Russian Блупер
Bluper
Transliteration of the international name
Korean 징오징오
Jing-ojing-o
Pun on 오징어 ojing-eo squid.
Chinese 烏賊怪
Wūzéiguài
From wūzéi (烏賊, cuttlefish) and guài (怪, monster).

Trivia[edit]

  • Prior to their formal debut in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, flying Bloopers that could even be stomped (even though they seem to actually be underwater Bloopers misplaced) are unintentionally generated in World -3 of Super Mario Bros.'s Famicom Disk System version.
  • Artwork for Mario Kart 8 depicts a Blooper spraying ink on Baby Luigi, a possible reference to Mario Kart DS artwork of a Blooper spraying Luigi instead.