Air Cheep

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Air Cheep
MLBISBJJAirCheep.png
Sprite of an Air Cheep from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Variant of Cheep Cheep

Air Cheeps are a type of Cheep Cheep that have been influenced by the Dark Star that appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. They are round, purple Cheep Cheeps with a black star marking on their face, a pair of wings on their sides and a cork on the top of their head to keep the air inside.

History[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, Air Cheeps are found only in the Airway of Bowser's body. As such, they are only fought by Mario and Luigi.

In battle, they have two methods of attacking; in their first attack, they will float to the top screen above a bro similar to a Nooz, attempting to crush them as they descend towards them. However, they may release air from their mouths, making them fly up and delaying the attack by a few seconds. This attack is countered with the hammer, and can make Mario and Luigi dizzy when it hits them.

In their second attack, the Air Cheep puffs up to a tremendous size. It will then attempt to run over one of the bros. This attack can be countered with the hammer. If one manages to hit the cork on the Air Cheep's head, the cork will fall off and the Air Cheep will fly around like a balloon and deflate. In this state, it cannot attack, and its defense is lowered. It is also possible to attack deflated Air Cheeps with a hammer. After a few turns, the Air Cheep will get another cork and re-inflate itself. This attack can notably allow Mario or Luigi (at common levels) to defeat the Air Cheep without attacking it, on the first turn of battle. This is done by not hitting the cork and repeatedly counterattacking.

Statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Air Cheep
MLBISAir Cheep.gif HP 236 (354) POW 126 (315) DEF 88 (132) SPEED 121 (182) Coins 75 (113)
Level 27 Fire Normal Burn? Normal Battled by Mario and Luigi Location(s) Airway
Dizzy? Double Stat Down? Normal KO? Normal Experience 600 Item Drop Max Mushroom - 15%
Max Syrup Jar - 30%
Notice: The second set of numbers next to the enemy's HP, POW, DEF, SPEED and Coins are stat increases from the Challenge Medal accessory; a 50% increase for HP, DEF, SPEED and Coins earned, and a 150% increase for POW.
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Enemy
Air Cheep
MLBISBJJAirCheep.png HP: 200 POW: 136 DEF: 120 SPEED: 121 Experience: 600
Fire: Normal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Mario & Luigi Coins: 90
Burn: 1x Dizzy: 2x Stat Down: 1x Speed down: 1x Item Drop: Max Mushroom - 25%
Max Syrup Jar - 30%
Level:           27 Location(s): Airway
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Enemy
Air Cheep (deflated)
MLBISBJJAirCheepDeflated.png HP: 200 POW: 136 DEF: 98 SPEED: 121 Experience: 600
Fire: Normal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Mario & Luigi Coins: 90
Burn: 1x Dizzy: 2x Stat Down: 1x Speed down: 1x Item Drop: Max Mushroom - 25%
Max Syrup Jar - 30%
Level:           27 Location(s): Airway

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エアプク
Ea Puku
Air Puku, "Puku" being derived from "Pukupuku", Cheep Cheep's Japanese name
Spanish (NOA) Cheep Inflado Inflated Cheep
Spanish (NOE) Globocheep Cheepballoon
French (NOA) Aquazo volant Flying Cheep
French (NOE) Air Cheep Identical to the English Name
German Finster-Cheep Dark Cheep
Italian Pesce Alato Winged Fish