Blurp (Yoshi's Story)

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This article is about the Cheep Cheep-like fish from the game Yoshi's Story. For information about the Blurps of the game Super Mario World, see here.
A Blurp.

Blurps[1] are relatives of the Cheep Cheep native to Yoshi's Island. They are found in the game Yoshi's Story. The standard ones are small, round, reddish-orange fish with white bellies found in the seas in stages 5-1: Lots O' Jellyfish and 5-2: Lots O' Fish. Some swim back and forth in one small area, while others swim continuously forward in a more-or-less straight line.

There are two giant subspecies in the game as well, and these are detailed below.

Red Blurp[edit]

Red Blurps[1], also referred to as simply simply Blurps[1], are giant versions of the smaller fish of the same color native to the Jungle River of Yoshi's Island. Red Blurps will eat anything near the river, so the Yoshi must be careful when in their vicinity. Red Blurps act a lot like Boss Bass, but are larger and more aggressive.

Red Blurps appear only in Stage 4-2: Jungle Puddle. They can jump very high out of the water, and have excellent aim. If a Yoshi falls into the water, it is difficult to get out in one piece.

Blue Blurp[edit]

YS Sprite Big Slurp.png

Blue Blurps are a sub-species of Red Blurps that spit water at anything above the waterline. However, once their prey is in the water, they act like Red Blurps. They are rarer than the Red Blurp, but all the same appear only where the normal variety do (namely, Jungle Puddle).

Much like Spray Fish from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Blue Blurps shoot out a wall of water that's difficult to pass. These can be very annoying since their water spray follows Yoshi and can knock him into the water.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プクプク[2][3]
Pukupuku
onomatopoeia of sinking or rising while giving off bubbles;
shares the same Japanese name as Cheep Cheep.

Trivia[edit]

A Blurp from Mario Golf.
  • A Blurp makes a cameo in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, jumping over the racers during the awards ceremony and making the trophy appear. It also appears in Mario Kart 64, doing almost the same thing but it flies and never touches the ground, but it doesn't jump over. It flies down and makes the trophy appear, then flies off.
  • In Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64, either a Boss Bass or Blurp will eat the ball if it lands in the water.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  2. ^ Yoshi's Story, Jungle Puddle page clear narration and Message Block (set to Japanese)
  3. ^ Scan of 「ヨッシーストーリーNINTENDO64必勝攻略ブック」 (Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 Hisshō Kōryaku Book)