Big Lava Bubble

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Big Lava Bubble
Big Lava Bubble sprite from Paper Mario: Color Splash
A Big Lava Bubble from Paper Mario: Color Splash
First appearance Mario Party (1998)
Latest appearance Mario Party Superstars (2021)
Variant of Lava Bubble
“I'm literally made of fire, and you're made of paper. Good luck, kindling. Bahaha!”
Big Lava Bubble, Paper Mario: Color Splash

Big Lava Bubbles are larger versions of Lava Bubbles that first appear in Mario Party.


Mario Party series[edit]

Hyper Hydrants
Big Lava Bubbles in the Mario Party 3 minigame, Hyper Hydrants

In Mario Party, two big Lava Bubbles are seen in the minigame Hot Rope Jump. They stand fixed at the ends of a jump rope formed by smaller Lava Bubbles, spinning it around the characters. As the minigame returns in Mario Party 2, the big Lava Bubbles reappear with the same role, as well as in the Mario Party 2 iteration of the minigame in Mario Party Superstars.

Two giant Lava Bubbles are present in Hyper Hydrants, a minigame from Mario Party 3. Each of them confronts a pair of characters by continuously sending moving flames at them. The flames can be doused by having one player pump water and the other player use it to spray the flames via a hose. The giant Lava Bubbles are stationary and will disappear after the minigame ends.

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Lava Bubbles can be enlarged with a Super Mushroom and become Big Lava Bubbles in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS. They behave identically to their smaller counterparts, jumping repeatedly out of the lava at the height they are placed. They can likewise be loaded into Warp Pipes and Bill Blasters, but emerge from them with more difficulty than normal Lava Bubbles.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Big Lava Bubbles in Super Mario Maker 2 with the same properties as in its predecessor. They additionally appear in the new Super Mario 3D World style, where they will not leap if the player is wearing a Goomba Mask. Moreover, they can now be attached to parachutes.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Redpepper Crater from Paper Mario: Color Splash
The Big Lava Bubble in Redpepper Crater in Paper Mario: Color Splash

A single Big Lava Bubble appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash as a mini boss in Redpepper Crater. He is angry at Mario for breaking into his home and is accompanied by a Shy Guy that interprets his rumble-based speech. In battle, he can attack by turning red and shooting out flames, causing damage to both Mario and the Shy Guy. He can also attack by flying at Mario, just like normal Lava Bubbles, doing 15 HP of damage. He can only be damaged by Ice Flowers, Hurlhammers, Things, and Iron Jumps.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario: Color Splash enemy
Big Lava Bubble
Big Lava Bubble sprite from Paper Mario: Color Splash HP 170 Type Normal Role Boss Card
Strong Jump, Hammer, Fire Weak Ice Card drop rate 3 A Lava Bubble card from Paper Mario: Color Splash
Moves Body Attack (30), Blowback Attack (165), Turn Attack (5)
Location(s) Redpepper Crater
Quotes Usual: "I'm literally made of fire, and you're made of paper. Good luck, kindling. Bahaha!"
Enemy class
Dropped items
Hammer Scraps 50 Red paint 250 Yellow paint 0 Blue paint 0 Orange paint 109 Green paint 0 Purple paint 0

List of appearances[edit]

# Title Role Release date Format

1 Mario Party Obstacle 1998 Nintendo 64
2 Mario Party 2 Obstacle 1999 Nintendo 64
3 Mario Party 3 Obstacle 2000 Nintendo 64
4 Super Mario Maker Enemy 2015 Wii U
5 Paper Mario: Color Splash Boss 2016 Wii U
6 Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Enemy 2017 Nintendo 3DS
7 Super Mario Maker 2 Enemy 2019 Nintendo Switch

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかバブル
Deka Baburu
Huge Lava Bubble

French (NOE) Maxi-Bulle de lave
Maxi-Lava Bubble
German Großer Hothead
Big Lava Bubble
Italian Fiammetto gigante
Giant Lava Bubble
Portuguese Bolha de Lava Gigante
Huge Lava Bubble
Russian Огромный пузырь лавы
Ogromnyy puzyr' lavy
Huge Lava Bubble

Spanish (NOA) Burbujota de lava
From Burbuja de lava ("Lava Bubble") with the augmentative suffix -ota