Balloon Boo

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Not to be confused with Boo Balloon.
Balloon Boo
NSMBDS Balloon Boo Sprite.png
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Variant of Big Boo
Some Boos and a Balloon Boo.

Balloon Boos[1] are enemies that have only appeared in New Super Mario Bros., where they are only encountered in World 4-Ghost Icon.png. They are Boos with pink cheeks, and their tail resembles a balloon nozzle, akin to their name. Only five appear in the whole game.

They appear large at first, but when looked away from, they approach to the player while expelling air and shrinking. Otherwise, they stop and inflate by inhaling air at a rather slow rate, until it has assumed its massive appearance once more. Balloon Boos will continue to chase Mario or Luigi even when they have reached their minimum size; they will also only chase them if they are in the same room (i.e. there are no walls between them). Balloon Boos can be defeated with a Blue Shell or a Mega Mushroom.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プープーテレサ[2]
Pūpū Teresa
"Whew Boo", pūpū for blowing sound.
German Ballon-Buu Balloon Boo


  • When Mega Mario (or Mega Luigi) comes into contact with a Balloon Boo, like the Goal Pole, it flies away in a circular motion, similar to a balloon propelling air erratically when it is released. [citation needed]


  1. ^ Loe, C. (2006). Official Nintendo New Super Mario Bros. Player's Guide. Nintendo of America, Inc. (Nintendo Power). pg 11.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Shogakukan book