Belly Blech

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Belly Blech
Sprite of a Belly Blech from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
A Belly Blech in the remake
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
“...Oh, no! Cackletta forced Queen Bean to eat a Belly Blech worm! That’s what turned her into THIS!”
Lady Lima, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Belly Blech Worm M&LSS sprite.png

A Belly Blech is an infectious worm in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. It is depicted as an ordinary pink earthworm, but with the head of a Beanish with a perpetually angry expression on its face. If the worm is ingested by someone, they will have their strength, size, and muscle mass dramatically increased, but they become mindlessly enraged and attack anything in sight.

To cause mayhem, Cackletta makes Queen Bean eat a Belly Blech worm, infecting her and allowing Cackletta and Fawful to steal the Beanstar. After Mario and Luigi defeat Queen Bean, Lady Lima instructs them to go to Chucklehuck Woods to get Chuckola Reserve, a drink that can remove ingested Belly Blech worms. After giving the drink to Queen Bean, she spits out the worm and returns to normal.

The Belly Blech resembles the Creepy worm enemy from Donkey Kong 3, due to their similar angry expression and body shape.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲゲララ虫
Gegerara Mushi
Rearrangement of「ゲラゲラ」(geragera, an onomatopoeia for derisive laughter) +「虫」(mushi, worm)

Chinese 咯咯虫
Gēgē Chóng
Cackle Worm

Dutch Buikblechworm
French Ver Hilaro
Cheery Worm
German Hämewurm
Malice Worm
Italian Bruco Ghigno
Grin Caterpillar
Spanish Tripichón
Possibly from "tripa", a synonym of "estómago" (stomach) and "pichón" (pigeon)