Big Bubble

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Not to be confused with Bubble.
Big Bubble
Big Bubble
Animation of a Big Bubble from Super Mario World
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (2001)
A Big Bubble in-game

Big Bubbles[1] (also called Green Bubbles[2] or just Bubbles[3]) are obstacles that appear in Super Mario World. They are huge green bubbles that drift in the air, hurting Mario or Luigi if jumped on or touched. Using a Spin Jump, however, allows the player to bounce off them safely, and a slide or Body Press can actually destroy them.

Big Bubbles are present in two levels: Vanilla Ghost House and Valley Ghost House.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグバブル[4]
Biggu Baburu
Big Bubble

German Grüne Blase
Green Bubble
Italian Bolla Gigante[5]
Giant Bubble


  • The graphics used for a Big Bubble are actually shared with the body of the game's Big Boos, just in a different palette and without the graphics for features layered on top.[6]


  1. ^ Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 52.
  2. ^ Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 82.
  3. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 28, p. 16
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario World section, page 61.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 61
  6. ^ Sprite sheet of the game's enemies, showing the boss version of The Big Boo with the same palette as a Big Bubble due to color switching from taking damage, as well as the fact that the shaded side of both Big Boo and Big Bubble have the same color mapping.