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A Bubba from Super Mario 64.
Species Origin Cheep Cheep
First Appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest Appearance Mario Golf (1999)
Related Species

Bubbas are big pink or orange fish (usually wearing sunglasses) that will eat Mario if he gets too near them after a while. They look and act very similar to Boss Bass from Super Mario Bros. 3. Bubba is reminiscent of Blurp.


Super Mario 64[edit]

Two Bubbas appear in Tiny-Huge Island and they cannot be defeated similar to most aquatic enemies in Super Mario 64. If Mario is eaten, he will lose a life, regardless of his current health. In Super Mario 64 DS, they are replaced[citation needed] by Boss Bass.

Mario Party[edit]

Bubba from Mario Party.

Additionally, stepping on a Happening Space on Yoshi's Tropical Island, a gameboard in Mario Party, Bubba would eat Toad, switching Toad's and Bowser's position. Bubba lacks its trademark shades in this game, which makes it look more like its smaller counterpart.

A Bubba from Mario Golf.

Mario Golf[edit]

In Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64, either a Bubba or Blurp will jump out of the water if the ball lands in it. They are also much smaller in this game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バクバク[1][citation needed]
Same as Cheep Chomp
(Super Mario 64)
Same as Cheep Cheep
(Mario Party)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bakubaku's entry at the Japanese Super Mario Daijiten (Big Dictionary)
  2. ^ Japanese Mario Party gameplay