This article is about the Cheep-Cheep
character from Paper Mario
. For information about shark-like enemy found in various games, see Sushi
“Uh-huh... Oh... Oh! You're going to the volcano because you want to save the princess from some bad guys? What...a touching story! Romantic stories like that... just touch a soft spot in this heart of mine. That does it! I can't let you go alone! I, Sushie, will be by your side until the end!”
—Sushie, Paper Mario
Sushie is Mario's seventh party member in Paper Mario. In Super Paper Mario, Sushie appears as a Catch Card found on the eightieth floor of the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials, as well as on a photo in Mario's house.
Her pause menu description states that she "loves romantic stories and cries at the drop of a fin", implying that she is very sensitive and soft-hearted. However, according to the Yoshi children, she is very bossy. She gets her name from the famous Japanese dish.
At Lavalava Island, Mario enters Yoshi's Village and finds that five Yoshi children are missing. Their babysitter, a Cheep-Cheep named Sushie, asks Mario to help her find them. When they find the 5 Yoshis, Mario tells Sushie about his quest. Sushie says it's a very romantic story and joins the party. During the fight with Lava Piranha, Sushie's water attacks are quite helpful.
After Mario reaches a dock, he can ride on her back on the surface of water and dive underneath if he chooses.
Sushie has a daughter named Sashimie. During the game, Sashimie sends her mother a letter, stating that she is going to have a baby, meaning Sushie will soon be a grandmother.
Sushie makes an appearance in Super Mario-Kun specifically, the issues with a Paper Mario arc. She follows the role she has in the game the issue is based on.
- "She's a Cheep-Cheep. Her name is Sushie. She's sort of meddlesome. At least that's what the Yoshi kids say. According to them, she tries to control their lives. I think she's just trying to take care of them, but she doesn't seem to be succeeding."
||Flower Points Needed
||Hop on one enemy.
||Hold the Control Stick to the left until the red star lights up.
||Shoots water at one enemy.
||Press and release A alternately to fill the gauge, but don't let it overflow!
||Boosts Mario's defense.
||Press A as the red stars light up.
||Launches water attacks against all enemies
||Press A, B and C-Down as shown on the screen.
- Card Type: Rare
- Card Description: It's Sushie, the unfortunately-named star of Paper Mario. Being fishy doesn't always have to be a bad thing.
 Names in Other Languages
|From 「プクプク」 Pukupuku, the Japanese name for the Cheep-Cheep species, which in turn is onomatopoeia for bubbling.
- Like the other Paper Mario partners, Sushie was originally going to appear with updated sprites in the sequel, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. However, she and most of the others were removed for unknown reasons.
- Oddly, Sushie is the only partner who does not have any sprite data in Super Paper Mario. All the other partners do though.
- Sushie is the only partner in Paper Mario that didn't have any prior knowledge of Mario (as she, herself, states that she's never heard of him).
- Sushie is referred to as "he" and "him" on her Super Rank description, when she's actually female. The same applies to Watt.
- Sushie's ability to help Mario get across water from wooden planks is almost identical to the ability given to Mario by the final Black Chest Demon in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, the ability to turn into a paper boat.