Big Cheep Cheep

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Big Cheep Cheep
Big Cheep Cheep NSMB2 Prima.jpg
First appearance Mario Kart 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Cheep Cheep
Big Deep Cheep
Big Eep Cheep
Boss Bass
Blurp (Yoshi's Story)
Cheep Chomp

Big Cheep Cheeps[1], originally Mega Cheep-Cheeps[2], are large Cheep Cheeps that appear in all five New Super Mario Bros. games. One of them also makes an appearance in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Boss Basses and the Yoshi's Story Blurps have been used as a giant counterpart to Cheep Cheeps, and in some other games Porcupuffers and Cheep Chomps are as well.


Mario Kart 64[edit]


In Mario Kart 64, an abnormally-large Cheep Cheep appears in Banshee Boardwalk, though it is not an obstacle. The Cheep Cheep is spawned when the player is at a certain point on the track; idling in this spot will cause it to jump nonstop until the player moves again. Mario Kart DS replaces it with a bright red Bubba.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 7[edit]

Big Cheep Cheeps make their Mario Party debut in Mario Party 7, appearing in the Duel minigames Fish & Cheeps and Bridge Work, where they knock players into the water if they are not careful.

Mario Party 8[edit]

Big Cheep Cheeps also make a minor appearance in Mario Party 8. In the minigame Rowed to Victory, the losing team of boaters will be chased by a Big Cheep Cheep and a few Cheep Cheeps.

Mario Party DS[edit]

Big Cheep Cheeps make a minor appearance in Mario Party DS in the minigame Cheep Chump, where they can suck players into a whirlpool with their mouths. If a player is caught in their whirlpool, they are eliminated from the game.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Big Cheep Cheeps appear again in Mario Party 10, appearing only in the minigame Cheep Cheep Leap. Any Big Cheep Cheep that gets hit grants two points.

Super Mario Party[edit]

Big Cheep Cheeps reappear in Super Mario Party, appearing in River Survival if the player takes the Cheep Cheep Swarms path. They jump out of the water just like their smaller counterparts, but are bigger and harder to avoid.

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros.

In New Super Mario Bros., Mega Cheep-Cheeps are about 3 1/3 times larger than normal Cheep-Cheeps. Along with Mega Deep-Cheeps, they are the largest Cheep-Cheeps in the game, even larger than the boss Cheepskipper. They will not target Mario or Luigi, but instead will follow a path oblivious to them, just like normal Cheep-Cheeps. Mega Cheep-Cheeps are colored red and are similar to Big Berthas. Each one is usually followed by about three Cheep-Cheeps. Mega Cheep-Cheeps are only used as a large counterpart to swimming Cheep-Cheeps; the larger counterpart for the jumping Cheep-Cheeps is instead Spike Bass, which has the additional trait of being unsafe to jump on. However, panorama artwork in the game's manual depicts a jumping Mega Cheep-Cheep, using the same artwork as normal-sized Cheep-Cheeps.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, their size has been reduced greatly, now only being around 1 1/2 times as large as the average Cheep Cheep.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Big Cheep Cheeps reappear in New Super Mario Bros. 2, now closer to their size in New Super Mario Bros., being about 2 3/4 times as big as normal Cheep Cheeps. They are now slightly smaller than Cheep Chomps.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. U its size is reduced again, to the same size it has in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Super Mario Maker series[edit]

A Big Cheep Cheep in the Super Mario 3D World style

Big Cheep Cheeps reappear in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2. The player can enlarge a normal Cheep Cheep with a Super Mushroom, turning it into a Big Cheep Cheep.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games[edit]

Big Cheep Cheeps appear in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games as obstacles in Dream Long Jump. They come down from above, hitting players if they are not careful.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

The Big Cheep Cheep in Surfshine Harbor.

A Big Cheep Cheep appears as a mini-boss in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. It is encountered in Surfshine Harbor after Mario sets sail. The Big Cheep Cheep blocks Mario's access to Worlds 4, 5, and 6 as long as it remains undefeated. Comments made by various characters imply that this particular Cheep Cheep is a very rare sight especially given its size. Big Cheep Cheep's body appears to be made with a Chinese lantern.

In battle, the Big Cheep Cheep starts out beached on the pier. All it can do during this time is slam into Mario. After the Big Cheep Cheep takes enough damage, it hops into the water and regain all its HP. From the ocean, the Big Cheep Cheep can spray a powerful jet of water and automatically avoids any attacks from Mario. The only way to be able to attack the Big Cheep Cheep is by using the Fishhook sticker on it since the rest of his stickers can't reach. Doing this beaches the mini-boss once again, causing it to fly into a rage. The Big Cheep Cheep will only be able to slam into Mario after it gets fished out of the water. Each turn, the Big Cheep Cheep grows in size, increasing its attack power. If the Big Cheep Cheep grows large enough, it explodes, dealing 99 damage (40 if using Spike Helmet) to Mario. If it does deal 99 damage, it is an instant Game Over. Once it has been defeated, Mario can safely access the other three worlds.

Alternatively, using sharp stickers like Spike Helmet or Thumbtack when the Big Cheep Cheep attacks during the second phase will instantly defeat it. However, it will also damage Mario for 40 HP. In the British version of the game, this damage is reduced to 30.

If a player attempts to use any type of Infinijump sticker, during the first phase, against the Big Cheep Cheep, its HP does not decrease lower than 20 HP and instead, the player receives Coins for every hit dealt to the Big Cheep Cheep after it's health reaches this point.

The Big Cheep Cheep is one of two mini-bosses in the game that can be damaged with a First Strike. The other is the Big Chain Chomp from Chomp Ruins.

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

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In Paper Mario: The Origami King, Mario can be seen fishing a Big Cheep Cheep out of the water.[3]


The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures[edit]

Large-sized Cheep Cheeps also appear in The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, alongside the normal size. They reside in Lake Hylia, the Desert of Doubt's first stage and Frozen Hyrule. They charge at Link and cause critical damage to the hero.


Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Enemy
Big Cheep Cheep
Big Cheep Cheep PMSS.png Max HP 88 Location(s) Surfshine Harbor
Attack 10 Moves Slam (3), Water Gun (10, Soggy), Inflate (raises attack power), Explosion (99)
Defense 0 Stickers N/A

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大プクプク[4]
Dai Pukupuku
Deka Pukupuku
Big Cheep Cheep
Spanish Gran Cheep Cheep Big Cheep Cheep
French (NOA) Aquazo géant Big Cheep Cheep
French (NOE) Maxi-Cheep Cheep Big Cheep Cheep
German Maxi-Cheep-Cheep Big Cheep Cheep
Chinese 大泡泡魚 (Traditional)
巨型泡泡怪 (Simplified)
Dà Pàopao Yú
Jùxíng Pàopao Guài
Big Cheep Cheep


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. 2012. New Super Mario Bros. 2 Prima Official Game Guide. Page 24.
  2. ^ Loe, Casey. New Super Mario Bros. Official Nintendo Player's Guide, page 12.
  3. ^ Nintendo (May 14, 2020). Paper Mario: The Origami King - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. section, page 114.
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 145 and 195.