Baby Cheep

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Baby Cheep
BossBass SMB3.jpg
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)
Parent species Cheep Cheep
Related species
Boss Bass
Small Cheep Cheep
Baby Cheep SMAS SMB3.png

Baby Cheeps[1], or baby Cheep-Cheeps[2], 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 the baby used to be, and will spit out a new one later, as if the original had never gone.

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)[3]
Pukupuku (Ko)
Cheep-Cheep (child)


  1. Nintendo Power Strategy Guide for Super Mario Bros. 3, page 9.
  2. Nintendo Power Strategy Guide for Super Mario Bros. 3, page 28.
  3. Super Mario Advance 4 Nintendo Official Guidebook, page 18.