Baby Cheep

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Baby Cheep
Artwork of Mario escaping from a Boss Bass with a Baby Cheep
Artwork of Mario, a Boss Bass, and a Baby Cheep on the left
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)
Variant of Cheep Cheep
Big Bertha
Small Cheep Cheep
Baby Cheep SMAS SMB3.png

Baby Cheeps,[1] also called baby Cheep-Cheeps[2] or Baby Bass,[3] are small Cheep-Cheeps that Big Berthas take care of in Super Mario Bros. 3. Big Berthas periodically spit their babies out and put them back in their mouth. In case Mario (or Luigi) defeats the baby (with a fireball, for example), Big Bertha will continue to "swallow" the area where the baby used to be, and will spit out a new one later, as if the original had never gone. If the opposite happens, where Big Bertha is defeated instead, then the Baby Cheep will continue to swim in the direction where it was released. Sometimes, the Big Bertha may instead turn around, letting its baby wander away.

What seem to be three baby Cheep-Cheeps appear in the The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Reptiles in the Rose Garden". A single baby Cheep-Cheep appears in the Nintendo Comics System comic Love Flounders as the child of the smitten Bertha.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プクプク(子)[4]
Pukupuku (Ko)
Cheep-Cheep (child)
Spanish Bebé Cheep Cheep Baby Cheep Cheep



  1. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 13, page 9.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 13, page 28.
  3. ^ Hodgson, David S J. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Pages 83, 90.
  4. ^ Super Mario Advance 4 Nintendo Official Guidebook, page 18.