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This article is about the common underwater enemy found in many Mario games. For the WarioWare: D.I.Y. microgame with the same name, see Blooper (microgame).
Blooper - MarioPartyStarRush.png
Official artwork of a Blooper from Mario Party: Star Rush
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Latest Appearance Mario Party: The Top 100 (2017)
Derived Species
Blooper Baby
Blooper Racer
Blooper Nanny
Blooper Stack
Bubble Blooper
Glad Blooper
Jumping Blooper
Poison Blooper
Notable Members
Big Blooper
Electro Blooper
Gooper Blooper
King Calamari
Mega Blooper
Stone Blooper
Super Blooper

“Bloopy! Bloopity bloo!”
Blooper, Mario Super Sluggers

Bloopers (often referred to as Bloobers until Paper Mario, though Blooper was in use beforehand[1][2]) are squid-like creatures that are found in the ocean. They made their first appearance in Super Mario Bros., and various kinds of them have appeared in most Mario games since, normally as enemies. Mario Party 8 was the first game to feature a Blooper as a playable character. Bloopers come in different sizes and colors, though the original variety shown in Super Mario Bros. is white and roughly the size of a Koopa Troopa. They possess varying numbers of tentacles (ranging from four to up to ten visible limbs) of various lengths, which help them move and are in some of their appearances used directly to attack the player. As shown in some games, like the Mario Kart series, Bloopers can survive in and out of the water. The name "Blooper" is a pun on bloop, an onomatopoeia for the sound that comes from the sea.



Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Bloopers (at the time, called "Bloobers") first appear in Super Mario Bros. generally in the water levels of the game beginning in World 2, where they follow Mario continuously, although they cannot touch the ground, a drawback that persists in later 2D games. As a result, they move in a regular zig-zag pattern. If they touch Mario, Mario will be damaged. If Mario turns into Fire Mario, he can defeat them with a Fireball, although invincibility can also dispatch them. In Super Mario All-Stars, they are depicted as pink rather than white. A Blooper serves as a Fake Bowser at the end of World 6's castle. It will be revealed to be a Blooper as it falls into the lava if the player defeats it with fireballs.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels[edit]

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels features a type of Blooper that can fly through the air the same way it swims through the water; due to Bloopers sharing their palette with Goombas in this game, they appear a light pink-brown color. This type of Blooper can be jumped on for 1000 points. In Super Mario All-Stars, all Bloopers, including the airborne ones, are pink. In Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, the flying Bloober is off-white. They act the same way as they did in Super Mario Bros., however, some Bloopers are found in later levels.

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Blooper in World 3.

Super Mario Bros. 3 has normal Bloopers, now half the size they were previously, along with featuring two new types of Bloopers: Blooper Nannies and Blooper Babies. Blooper Nannies behave like an average Blooper, but are followed by three or four Blooper Babies. She can send her children in every direction, making it more difficult to swim, and the children will return to her after a short time. Just like in Super Mario Bros., in this game Bloopers are originally white, but are pink in Super Mario All-Stars.

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

A Blooper from Super Mario Sunshine.

Although absent from Super Mario World and Super Mario 64, and after eleven years of absence in the Super Mario series, Bloopers reappear in Super Mario Sunshine, but have a different look. This is the first game where Bloopers are found on dry land, spitting Goop. Spraying them with water stuns them briefly. Mario can simply jump on Bloopers to defeat them. If one of these Bloopers fall in the water, they disappear in a cloud of smoke. After a Blooper is defeated, it will yield a Coin. Bloopers can be found in Ricco Harbor, the King Boo battle in Hotel Delfino's Casino Delfino, and Noki Bay. Jumping Bloopers also make their first and only appearance in this game.

In addition, special Bloopers that Mario can ride on called Blooper Racers appear. These Bloopers do not attack Mario and are owned by Big Daddy. Green Bloopers are the slowest, but can be steered the easiest. Yellow Bloopers have average speed and average steering. Purple Bloopers are the fastest, but have poor steering. If Mario runs into a wall while riding one of these Bloopers, he will lose a life. Blooper Racers are found only in Ricco Harbor. Mario uses these Blooper Racers to race on a track or collect all Red Coins, within a time limit.

An extremely large Goop-spitting Blooper known as Gooper Blooper also appears in Super Mario Sunshine. It is first encountered in Ricco Harbor, where it must be battled twice. Later, it must be fought for a third time when it reappears in Noki Bay.

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Four Bloopers in New Super Mario Bros..

Bloopers reappear in New Super Mario Bros. as uncommon enemies. They only appear in World 3-3, though they are seen in large amounts. Bloopers have the same movements as they did in Super Mario Bros. and still can be defeated by getting hit with a fireball or Star. Blooper Nannies and Blooper Babies also reappear in this game.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Bloopers reappear in Super Mario Galaxy, where they are found in the Buoy Base Galaxy and the Deep Dark Galaxy. If Mario approaches them, they will start chasing him, swimming irregularly, as in the other games. They can even chase him to the surface of the water. If they hit Mario, they will damage him and release ink. Bloopers can be defeated with a Spin or a Koopa Shell, but cannot be jumped on.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Bloopers appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii at World 4-4 and World 8-4. This game introduces a new ability for Bloopers; they are able to hide behind scenery and in Warp Pipes. When Mario passes by a Blooper, it will quickly shoot out of its hiding spot. Blooper Nannies also appear in this game and also have this ability. Bloopers are resistant to being frozen; if hit by an ice ball, they quickly break free from the ice.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Bloopers reappear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, behaving the same way as in the predecessor. They appear only in Starshine Beach Galaxy. They are found in the deepest body of water that surrounds the largest tower in both missions.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

A Blooper in Super Mario 3D Land.

Bloopers reappear in Super Mario 3D Land, behaving much the same way as they did in most previous games, following the player through the water, albeit slower and less accurate than usual. They also have the ability to whirl around underwater. Bloopers can be defeated with a ground pound, boomerang, fireball, tail whip, or as Statue Mario. Additionally, landing on them from above does nothing to the player, but the Blooper is not harmed either.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Bloopers make another appearance in the Nintendo 3DS title New Super Mario Bros. 2. Here, they appear only in World 3-5, but they do maintain the traits that they had in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Bloopers reappear in the Wii U title New Super Mario Bros. U where they act as they did in the predecessors. They have their own level in this game, Blooper's Secret Lair, which is located in Acorn Plains. They also appear in Tropical Refresher in Sparkling Waters.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

A Blooper in Super Mario 3D World

Bloopers reappear in Super Mario 3D World. Instead of having their characteristic swimming pattern, they now turn sideways and charge at Mario's direction when they spot him. As in Super Mario 3D Land, they can be defeated with the same attacks and can also be defeated with cat claws. They appear only in Rammerhead Reef, Gargantuan Grotto and Pipeline Boom Lagoon.

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

Bloopers reappear as enemies in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS. They function the same as previous games, except in the New Super Mario Bros. U game style, since they will not spin around when the vocals occur. They can be placed out of water like Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels; however, they do not award 1000 points when stomped. In the Course Maker, Bloopers can be placed as enemies, and can be shaken to turn into a Blooper Nanny. Like many enemies, they can be enlarged by a Super Mushroom and given wings, the latter of which will make them move much faster. They can be placed in Warp Pipes, Bill Blasters, Blocks, and tracks.

Super Mario Run[edit]

In Super Mario Run, Blooper don't make a physical appearance, it appears as statue during the Mario Kart event, with the Banana statue, and Mario Kart statue.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Bloopers do not appear physically in Super Mario Odyssey, but a drawing of one appears on Peach's fan when she appears in Bowser's Kingdom.

DIC Cartoons[edit]

Two Bloobers from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.

Bloopers, known by their original name of Bloobers, appear in two episodes of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!: "20,000 Koopas Under the Sea" and "Mario of the Deep". In these episodes, they are portrayed as King Koopa's primary aquatic minions and perform the bulk of his duties. They are incorrectly referred to as "octopus Bloobers", and one claims he can defeat the Mario Bros. with seven arms behind his back, despite having only six.

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Bloopers, as well as Blooper Nannies and Blooper Babies, appear in several episodes of the show, such as in "Mush-Rumors", "Oh, Brother!" and "Recycled Koopa". Here, they are common enemies Mario and his allies face, although none of them play a prominent role.

Nintendo Comics System[edit]

Several Bloopers made a small appearance in the Nintendo Comics System story Love Flounders, where they are among the group of sea creatures trying to get Mario to become Bertha's boyfriend, so one of them will not have to.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

In Leaping Lizards, some Bloopers try to attack Luigi while he is traveling through Water Land, but he avoids them. Later, some more Bloopers appear in a pool of water Luigi falls into while exploring Iggy Koopa's secret lab. The Bloopers spray Sleepy Ink at Luigi, but if he has a Frog Suit he can deflect the goop. After dispelling the ink, Luigi frightens the Bloopers away by making a scary face, and finds a pogo stick they were guarding.

Yoshi series[edit]


A Type from Yoshi.

Bloopers make an appearance in Yoshi. They are enemies in the A Type part of the game, as well as the B Type. Bloopers are not main enemies in the game, they just make appearances throughout some parts of the game. Blooper's sprite in this game is like its sprite from Super Mario Bros. 3. Many of the other enemies' sprites also are similar to their sprites from Super Mario Bros. 3.

Yoshi's Safari[edit]


In Yoshi's Safari, yellow-colored Bloopers appear as flying enemies who will try to harm Mario and Yoshi by ramming them; these Bloopers must be defeated by blasting them repeatedly with Mario's Super Scope. Also of note, the mech built and utilized by Iggy Koopa in Yoshi's Safari resembles a large Blooper.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

Yoshi's Island DS features Bloopers appearing in early stages of World 3, where they will try to attack a Yoshi by hopping up and down in bodies of water. Bloopers can be easily defeated by being eaten, hit by an egg, or jumped upon. Three of them appear in the Aquatic Enemy Exhibit of the Island Museum. Eating them won't make Yoshi produce an egg.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Bloopers appear in Yoshi's New Island as enemies. They act the same as they do in Yoshi's Island DS.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Bloopers can be encountered as enemies in The Sea and in and near the Sunken Ship and are called Bloobers, their original name. An extremely large Bloober, known as King Calamari, also appears as a boss in the Treasure Room of the Sunken Ship. In battle, Bloobers have low defense but high attack. As such, they can be easily defeated, but can do a good amount of damage. They also use their Ink Blast ability to do a large amount of damage. Bloobers have a high tendency to flee from battle.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

In Paper Mario, three large Bloopers appear in the Toad Town Tunnels. Here, they are called "Bloopers" for the first time, as in all previous games they were referred to as "Bloobers". The Bloopers guard specific areas; one is guarding the Shrink Stomp Badge, one guards the upper-West side with the Warp Pipes to Goomba Village, Koopa Village, and Dry Dry Outpost, and one guards the lower-East side with the Warp Pipes to Yoshi's Village, Shiver City, Rip Cheato's hidden room, and the Ultra Boots. Which one he fights when reaching these areas depends on if he's fought any of the others yet; Blooper is always the first one seen, Electro Blooper is the 2nd to find, and the Super Blooper always appears last. While the last two are optional, Mario must obtain the Ultra Boots during Chapter 6, thus requiring at least one Blooper battle.

The regular Blooper is the weakest and smallest of the three Bloopers in the game. One of its more notable features is that it floats, meaning it will have to be jumped on or have a special attack used on it.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Mario and Goombella standing in front of the Blooper's tentacle in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

A Blooper appears as the second mini boss in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. This Blooper's tentacles are blocking the way to Petalburg and Mario has to hit its visible tentacle with his Hammer or jump on it. This makes the Blooper angry, causing it to attack Mario. During battle, it hangs off the ceiling, leaving the player to attack its tentacles, thus making this the first game in which a Blooper's tentacles are referred to as such and fought separately. After both the L. Tentacle and R. Tentacle are defeated, it will fall to the ground.

Although Bloopers do not appear as regular enemies in the game, they do appear in Bowser's underwater level. They are enemies that can simply be taken care of by breathing flames at them. After Bowser gets out of the water and is talking to Kammy Koopa, he can be heard saying, "I swallowed a dang Blooper!"

Luigi also has a partner named Blooey, who is a tough Blooper that Luigi accidentally threw into lava during his journey, thinking nothing of it. Blooey supposedly will keep following Luigi around until he gets his revenge, as he states. Blooey appears in Chapter 3. He surprisingly appears in Chapter 8 before the Shadow Queen is beaten, being darker and more forgiving to Luigi. Goombella notes that Blooey is a strange Blooper for the fact that he can live on land. However, Bloopers being able to live on land previously appeared in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, the original Paper Mario, and Super Mario Sunshine.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

In Super Paper Mario, Bloopers appear as somewhat common enemies in the Tile Pool, where they will attack the player by persistently following them and trying to touch them; as Mario and Princess Peach have no useful underwater attacks when the Tile Pool is first ventured through, players will need to use a Pixl or Bowser's fire breath to defeat Bloopers. A very large Blooper known as Big Blooper appears as a boss in the Tile Pool as well. It uses its tentacles to attack and can be defeated by having Bowser breathe fire on the red tentacles. Since Bloopers are weak enemies, they deal double damage in the opposite of Cheep-Cheeps.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Gooper Blooper from Sticker Star.

Bloopers, along with their boss Gooper Blooper, appear in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, once again floating above ground. After one of the Royal Stickers fall on Gooper Blooper, it turns him and his Bloopers into hostile Poison Bloopers that has polluted much of the sea. Some even help Kamek separate Wiggler's body segments. Poison Bloopers can also be encountered as common enemies.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Blooper's appearance in Color Splash.

In Paper Mario: Color Splash, Bloopers appear as a common enemy in Plum Park, Vortex Island, Lighthouse Island, and Fortune Island. In the later three, Bloopers are replaced with Boos when Mario enters the Parallel World pipes. In the game, Mario can encounter Bloopers, Blooper 10-Stacks, and Poison Bloopers.

A colorless spot that resembles a Blooper can be found at the entrance of the Violet Passage. Blooper targets that must be hit by Cannonballs also appear in the level, and award Mario twenty points.

Mario Party series[edit]

Bloopers and related enemies make appearances in several minigames in Mario Party, being part of the background or a board or minigame element.

Mario Party[edit]

In Mario Party, Bloopers appears in the minigames Mushroom Mix-Up, Bumper Balls and Bombs Away, taking away any losing characters who fall into the water.

Mario Party 2[edit]

In Mario Party 2, a picture of a Blooper is depicted on the central platform of Torpedo Targets, and a Blooper appears as one of the fossilized characters in Crazy Cutter. In the desert area of the Mystery Land board, there is a drawing in the sand in the shape of a Blooper. Reprising their role in some previous minigames in Mario Party, Bloopers also take losing characters in Abandon Ship and Bombs Away. Lastly, a mechanical Blooper appears in the bottom right portion of the Space Land board.

Mario Party 3[edit]

In Mario Party 3, two giant Bloopers (a child and its mother) appear on the board Deep Bloober Sea as obstacles, moving the player's character to different spaces all over the game's board.

Mario Party 4[edit]

Bloopers are one of the several enemies players can avoid in Manta Rings from Mario Party 4. If the player collides with one, the player loses one point.

Mario Party 6[edit]

Blooper Scooper from Mario Party 6.

A giant Blooper also appears in Mario Party 6 in the minigame Blooper Scooper. Here, players have to avoid the whirl pool that the giant Blooper creates. This Blooper also appears in the page of the Miracle Book,

Mario Party Advance[edit]

In Mario Party Advance, a unique Blooper appears as the guardian of the Mushroom Beacon and as a suspect in Sploosh!.

Mario Party 8[edit]

Blooper participates in Stampede in Mario Party 8.

In Mario Party 8, Blooper appears for the first time a playable character, unlocked by completing the Star Arena Mode and having Blooper as the opponent in Bowser's Warped Orbit. However, if Hammer Bro is unlocked instead, the player must play through the Star Arena again until Blooper is faced and beaten as an opponent. In the game, Blooper floats like Boo and uses two of his tentacles as arms. Blooper's default partner in this game is Hammer Bro.

Mario Party DS[edit]

In Mario Party DS, the description for the Kamek's Inkwell Board Feature mentions that Kamek squeezed the ink from a Blooper.

Mario Party 9[edit]

In Mario Party 9, a large Blooper appears as the stage boss of the Blooper Beach board. In its boss minigame, Blooper Barrage, players are on a ship shooting cannonballs at it with their cannons, while Blooper jumps out of the water to throw Urchins at the players. When his health reaches halfway, he begins to throw two Urchins at once. When defeated, he appears dazed in the water before exploding. He is one of the minions Bowser uses in Bowser's Block Battle.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Bloopers appear in various minigames in Mario Party: Island Tour as well as an item on the Perilous Palace Path board, known as Blooper Choppers, which cuts an opponent's roll in half.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Bloopers are once again non-playable characters in Mario Party 10. They can be seen in Whimsical Waters. Similar to Blooper in Mario Party 9, Mega Blooper appears as a boss on the water-based board, where it appears that the players try to match floating puzzle pieces underwater and then launch the puzzle pieces at him to deal damage.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Bloopers appear as an item in Coinathlon mode of Mario Party: Star Rush, where they cover opponents' screens with ink when used, obscuring their view, similar to the Mario Kart series.

The Mega Blooper is again a prominent boss in Mario Party: Star Rush. In the minigame, this Blooper is a conductor and several small Bloopers hit a beach ball in rhythm while the trajectories of the beach ball is shown. Once it is the players' turn, they must mimic this pattern to earn points. Points are earned based on the timing.

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

Bloopers reappear in Mario Party: The Top 100, by repeating the same roles in the minigame Bombs Away from Mario Party.

Mario Golf series[edit]

The Mario Golf games show a number of minor Blooper appearances. In Mario Golf for the Game Boy Color, balls that result in a Water Hazard cause a Blooper to appear. Despite there being a course, Blooper Bay, named after them, in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour the only appearance of Bloopers are in the game's score charts. In Mario Golf: Advance Tour, a Blooper appears in the sea in the Palms Club Practice Center. The player must shoot three shots at it, causing a Custom Ticket B to be washed up on the shore. Blooper's name can appear in Mario Golf: World Tour on the tournament scoreboard.

Nintendo Puzzle Collection[edit]

A Blooper makes a small appearance in the Nintendo Puzzle Collection's version of Yoshi's Cookie. They appear in the normal difficulty, being the aquatic enemy that replaces Cheep-Cheep. In Hard difficulty, there is a Rip Van Fish instead.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

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Bloopers make an appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions in the Oho Ocean Seabed, where they use their classic style of moving: a zigzagging, odd pattern. These Bloopers attack by running into Mario or Luigi and damaging them. To defend, the Bros. need to Hammer the Bloopers that they encounter. Elite Pestnuts and, more rarely, Goomdivers, can sometimes appear in battle with them.

A new type of robotic Bloopers, called Mecha-Bloopers, also appear in this game. These Bloopers attack with their tentacles, which are actually five Bullet Bills that are launched at Mario and Luigi.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story[edit]

Bowser inhaling the Sea Pipe Statue in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.

A Blooper statue called the Sea Pipe Statue is the first boss battle for Bowser in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, although Bowser must inhale it for Mario and Luigi to battle it. Two Blooper sub-species called Dried Blooper and Bubble Blooper are also encountered in the Pump Works in Bowser's body. These enemies are dependent of the water levels in Bowser's body. Bubble Bloopers, encountered when Bowser drinks water, attack by rolling or bouncing. If Bowser stops drinking water, Bubble Bloopers become Dried Bloopers. Dried Bloopers attack Mario and Luigi by floating into them.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

Although Bloopers do not appear as standalone enemies in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, a new common enemy called a Bloopurn is found in Dreamy Driftwood Shore. It attacks by sending three Bloopers that move toward Mario, which can be dodged or countered with a Hammer, depending on its attack.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

While no Bloopers appear as enemies or NPCs in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, one appears on Bowser's extra Battle Card, alongside Bowser, a Goomba, a Koopa Troopa, a Spiny, a Hammer Bro and a Koopa Paratroopa. A Lakitu in the Lakitu Info Center mentions a Blooper once survived in the desert for three days.

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix[edit]

A large Blooper as seen in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix.

Bloopers also appear as enemies in the game Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix. After entering the whirlpool in the SS Brass, Mario/Luigi and Toad enter a temple which holds the next Music Key. A large Blooper guards it, so Mario/Luigi must face it in a dance-off. During the music, Blooper Bop, Mini-Bloopers and the Big Blooper's tentacle are additional steps alongside the standard arrows. Missing the Mini-Bloopers has the bottom of the screen covered with ink, giving Mario/Luigi less time to see the arrows. The Big Blooper's tentacle moves up and must be stepped on so the brother does not lose points.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

Bloopers reappear in Super Princess Peach, where they are found in the Subrella sections of the game. They can be defeated simply by blasting a bubble at them with the submarine. There are also new sub-species of them called Glad Bloopers. Gooper Blooper also makes an appearance, as the boss of Wavy Beach.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Luigi getting sprayed by a Blooper
Yoshi getting sprayed by a Blooper in Luigi Circuit from Mario Kart Wii.

Bloopers are used as an item in all main games starting from Mario Kart DS. After the player has launched it, the Blooper will create a large ink blot on the screen of all the drivers who are currently in a higher rank than the player, which obstructs the driving view of opponents and causes CPU characters to swerve around on the track (except in Battle mode, as CPU characters will never swerve around on the battle course). The higher rank a player is, the more ink that gets splattered on them. If used while in first place, it will backfire and cause ink to block the driver's screen (except for Team Battles). To get rid of the ink, the player can use a Mushroom, go on a Dash Panel, or wait for it to go away. Also, in Mario Kart Wii, there is a medium-sized kart called the Super Blooper that is based on a Blooper. It is also possible to not get blasted by ink when first getting zapped by a Lightning Bolt. This could mean that this is a glitch, however. The only game in the Mario Kart series where the drivers do not react at all when they are inked by a Blooper is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Bloopers seem to be replaced in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX by a Scuttlebug-like item that covers the opponents' screens with spider webs. From Mario Kart Wii onward, the Blooper takes more time to squirt ink than before.

The Blooper has received a few changes in Mario Kart 8. Not only does its ink obscure the racers' vision, it also makes the vehicle's handling and drifting more slippery. Furthermore, CPUs don't swerve from side to side, as they do in previous games, thus making it more similar to how the player is affected. Potted Piranha Plants can eat the Blooper before it sprays its ink, and the ink can also be washed away if players drive underwater, although the ink will still stay if it hits the player underwater. A Blooper-like shuttle circles around Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 8, and is also used as the track's stamp.

The Blooper also appears as part of the Lucky Seven (Mario Kart 7) and Crazy Eight (Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe). It behaves the same way as a normal Blooper when used by the player, but if another driver touches it while spinning around the player's vehicle or when it is dropped on the track, it will put a single blot of ink on the opponent's screen. Also, once a player receives a Lucky Seven or Crazy Eight from an Item Box and uses it while underwater, the Blooper rotating around the player leaves an ink trail of bubbles.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis[edit]

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Bloopers make their first appearance in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. They first appear in Tropical Island as small variations, in Room 3. Initially, they seem stationary, blocking the Mini Marios' way, but as the Mini Marios approach them, they jump and hover for a few seconds, allowing the toys to pass underneath them.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

A Blooper prepares to bat in Mario Super Sluggers.

Blooper continues its playable role in the baseball game Mario Super Sluggers as an unlockable character. Blooper is on the Mario Fireballs as a balanced character. To unlock Blooper in Challenge Mode, players should go to the top edge of the dock in Mario Stadium from where the Warp Pipe is and where they saved Baby Luigi. They have to use Princess Peach to find Blooper and for it to come out of the water. Blooper challenges players to a scouting mission before it joins their team roster. The scout mission is to get a double play with it at batting. It also can be unlocked by completing all the practice tutorials. Its bat is solid white with a picture of its eyes on it. Blooper has good chemistry with Boo, Wiggler, and Petey Piranha. Blooper's chemistry with Birdo and Hammer Bro is bad, which is odd considering that Blooper and Hammer Bro were default partners in Mario Party 8.

On a side note, Blooper has the same stats as Baby Daisy.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Bloopers are opponents found in water-themed levels of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. Their attribute is Water (which means they are weak to the Wood attribute, but strong against Fire ), and they are overall weak enemies; however, Bloopers' related specimens, the Blooper Nannies, are also present in the game and are enforced a bit by their babies. Bloopers attack with ink, and when they are allies to the player, they can use once every 11 turns the "Ink Attack" Skill, which multiplies the player's attack points by 1.5, but reduces their team's total HP to 1. Three Cheep Cheep Coins can be used on any Blooper to make it evolve into "Blooper & Cheep Cheep", and with six more, evolves into "Blooper & Cheep Cheeps". This greatly helps enhance the Blooper's powers.

Cameos and other appearances[edit]

A Blooper in the Fishing Augmented Reality Game.

Bloopers appear as enemies of the hero Link in the game The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. These Bloopers look almost identical to the ones in the Mario series.

The Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Blooper in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

While no Bloopers actually appear in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, in the early version of the game, there was going to be a land-based version of Bloopers wearing shoes, under the name "Scoot Bloop", but it was removed for unknown reasons.

Bloopers make an appearance in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 in the unlockable Coin Hunter level World 2-2 and the court Bloocheep Sea.

A Blooper appears in its original Super Mario Bros. appearance in the microgame named after itself, Blooper. In the microgame, Mario must avoid the Blooper while trying to collect all the coins.

On the Nintendo 3DS, a fishing game played on an AR card includes a Lakitu fishing and catching a Blooper. The player can also catch Bloopers when Lakitu begins fishing.

A Blooper makes a minor appearance in Mario Tennis Open, being a blue Chance Shot. This Chance Shot causes the ball to make a strong curve across the court. Returning the Chance Shot can cause the opponent to spin briefly.

Mario and the gang standing next to a few frozen Bloopers.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, the Blooper from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door appears in the background of the Paper Mario stage when it changes to the S.S. Flavion. It rocks the boat around, but does not cause any direct damage to fighters.

In Splatoon, an image of an 8-bit Blooper is displayed on a screen in the Turf War map Urchin Underpass.

In the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack in Minecraft, Squids are replaced by Bloopers.

Bloopers make minor appearances throughout Sherbet Desert in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. A few of them are blocked within ice formations during the second level, Undergarment Gulch. Pictures of Bloopers can be seen on boxes at the beginning of the level Call of Sherbet Mountain.

In Monopoly Gamer, a Blooper face appears on the "Power-Up Die". A player who rolls a Blooper can normally steal two Coins from any other player. Some characters have a "Power-Up Boost" that enhances or changes this power.

Characteristics and traits[edit]

A Blooper's movement style.
A Blooper inking Baby Luigi in Mario Kart 8.

Bloopers are small, white squid-like creatures with a black marking on their face, which resembles a mask. A typical Blooper has ten tentacles, using two of them as arms, although Bloopers can have more or less tentacles. Bloopers can squirt ink from inside their tentacles in some appearances, especially in Paper Mario, although in other appearances, such as artwork from Mario Kart, they are depicted squirting ink from a small mouth located near the eyes.

Along with swimming through water, Bloopers have a variety of abilities, the first of which, flying, was shown in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and has appeared in several other games since. In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Bloopers were shown to be capable of burrowing through the ground, shooting globs of ink, and blasting opponents with energy beams. Bloopers can also leap from the water and charge into Mario and Luigi.

Bloopers seem to have their own language. It mainly consists of derivatives of the word "bloop".

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Blooper SMRPG.png HP 130 FP 100 Speed 23 Yoshi Cookie Elixir
Attack 80 Magic Attack 21 Location(s) Sea, Sunken Ship, Bowser's Keep Bonus Flower Lucky! (100%)
Defense 36 Magic Defense 16 Weak Fire, Thunder Items Honey Syrup (25%), Max Mushroom (5%)
Evade 20% Magic Evade 0% Strong None Morph Rate 100%
Coins 0 Exp. points 12 Spells Escape (CP) Sp. Attacks Ink Blast
Psychopath "I love floating around."

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
PaperMarioBlooper.png Max HP 30 Attack 3 Defense 0 Type Flying
Level 44 Strong None Weak None Moves Spin Drop (3), Ink Blast (3)
Sleep? 70%, 0 Dizzy? 80%, 1 Shock? 90%, -1 Shrink? 90%, -1
Stop? 100%, 0 Fright? 0% Air Lift? 0% Hurricane? 0%
Coins N/A Items N/A Run N/A Location(s) Toad Town Tunnels
Tattle This is a Blooper. Bloopers lurk in the dank pools of Toad Town Tunnels. Max HP: 30, Attack Power: 3, Defense Power: 0 They seem pretty unremarkable. Although... You have to wonder how they float in the air like that...
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Field Tattle
"Hmmm... It seems to be almost inviting us to do something, doesn't it? But what? You could jump on it, but you'd totally ruin your shoes, so I'd just hammer it!"
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
First Blooper.PNG Max HP 12 Attack 1 Defense 0 Location(s) Rogueport Sewers
Sleep? 100% Dizzy? 100% Confuse? 100% Tiny? 100%
Stop? 100% Soft? 100% Burn? 100% Freeze? 100%
Fright? 0% Gale Force? 0% KO? 0% Moves Ink Blast (1)
Level 41 Exp. points 0 Coins N/A Items None
Log A giant, squid like thing that attacks with its ink and tentacles. Based on its dialect, it may come from the western sea.
Tattle That's a Blooper...and a really super-humongous one, too! EWWWW! It's all slimy!!! I just totally can't STAND slimy, nasty, icky things. G-R-O-S-S, gross! Max HP is 12, Attack is 1, and Defense is 0. It attacks with tentacles and ink. Once you damage both its tentacles, it'll fall down... And then it's attack time! By the way, the tentacles each have 3 HP. Now relax and house on that slimy, nasty Blooper!
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Blooper's Tentacles

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Max HP 3 Attack 1 Defense 0 Location(s) Rogueport Sewers
Sleep? 0% Dizzy? 0% Confuse? 0% Tiny? 0%
Stop? 0% Soft? 0% Burn? 100% Freeze? 0%
Fright? 0% Gale Force? 0% KO? 0% Moves Slap (1)
Level 0 Exp. points 0 Coins N/A Items None
Log N/A
Super Paper Mario Enemy
70 BlooperCard.PNG Max HP 1 Attack 1 Defense 0 Location(s) Tile Pool (3-2)
Score 300 Items Inky Sauce Card Type Common Card Location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Card Description Bloopers love to laugh at other Bloopers' bloopers. Nobody wants to end up on the Blooper reel.
  List of Catch Cards  
  69      70      71  
Tattle That's a Blooper. This squiddy foe happily bobs up and down in the ocean... Max HP is 1 and Attack is 2. It will try to eat you if it sees you... But I hear that it won't try to attack you if you stand on the bottom of the ocean.
Paper Mario: Color Splash Enemy
PMCS Blooper Idle Animated.gif HP 26 Type Normal 6
PMCS Blooper Card.png
Attack 7 Strong None
Defense Weak None
Location(s) Plum Park, Vortex Island, Lighthouse Island, Fortune Island
Quotes N/A
Dropped Items
Hammer Scraps 5 Red Paint 7 Yellow Paint 7 Blue Paint 7 Orange Paint 4 Green Paint 4 Purple Paint 4 Coins

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Blooper SSS.png HP 60 (40) POW 60 (48) Defense 50 (40) Speed 80 (60) Experience 35
Fire Normal Thunder Critical Jump Normal Hammer Miss Coins 10 (12)
Stat Down? 100% Stun? 30% Burn? 0% Hand Miss Item Drop Supersyrup Jar (Nut) – 22.58%
None – 0% (Ultrasyrup Jar - 22.58%)
Level           21 Location(s) Oho Ocean Seabed Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
MLSSBMBlooper.png HP 78 POW 70 Defense 54 Speed 61 Experience 45
Fire Normal Thunder Critical Jump Normal Hammer Critical Coins 18
Stat Down? Stun? Burn? Hand Item Drop Nut (18%)
Sea Legs Badge (12%)
Level           19 Location(s) Oho Ocean Seabed, Gwarhar Lagoon

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Blooper BrawlTrophy171.png NES Super Mario Bros. A creature who's as squidlike as a squid can be. Bloopers patrol water stages, and with no notable weapons, their threat comes from their unique movements and speed. Some flying Bloopers display the same underwater movement above water. Blooper appeared for the first time as a playable character in Mario Party 8.
Wii Mario Party 8

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy[edit]

Name Image NTSC-U Description PAL Description
The danger from Bloopers lies in their erratic movement. Many Marios became squid bait after being lulled into a false sense of security by a Blooper's graceful waltz. The lovely music doesn't help. A Big Blooper lives in Super Paper Mario, if you want to hang out with it. They might look harmless, but be wary - Bloopers are tough and very territorial. The first time they showed up, they were accompanied by a calming waltz that led many Marios into their waiting tentacles. There's also a huge one, Big Blooper, in Super Paper Mario. If you like challenges, maybe you should try taking it on.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 8[edit]

  • Website Bio: When it comes to filling out the invites, Blooper supplies the ink and that counts for something, right?
  • Team Names:
    • Mario: 'Stache Splashers
    • Luigi: Blooper Scoopers
    • Peach: Royal Flush
    • Yoshi: Double Dippers
    • Wario: Drenched Stench
    • Daisy: Bloopsie-Daisy
    • Waluigi: Bloop 'n' Snoop
    • Toad: Spray Players
    • Boo: Creature Feature
    • Toadette: Bloop-dee-doo
    • Birdo: What-the-Bloop
    • Dry Bones: Two-Toned Duo
    • Hammer Bro: Blooper Bros.

Mario Party 9[edit]

Blooper Reel - Constellation.png
  • Blooper Reel: A constellation based on a gigantic squid. Mario has fought this squid countless times, sometimes winning, sometimes losing. That's just life.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Image Name Bio
MPSRCM Blooper.png Blooper
A squid-like enemy who shoots ink.
"Mostly found underwater, darting about until they hit their prey. They may leave the waves to attack now and then."
MPSRCM MegaBlooper.png Mega Blooper
A Blooper enlarged by Kamek's magic.
"At this point in his life, Mega Blooper is in the groove. He'll give you a Star if you can follow his rhythm!"

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

  • Team Captain: No
  • Player Type: Balanced
  • Special Skill: Ink Dive
  • Good Chemistry: Boo, Petey Piranha, White Mii, Wiggler
  • Bad Chemistry: Birdo, Hammer Bro
  • Stats
    • Batting: 4/10
    • Pitching: 6/10
    • Fielding: 5/10
    • Running: 6/10
  • Default Bat: Left
  • Default Glove: Right
  • In-Game Bio: A true master of the changeup pitch!
  • Collectible Card Info: Blooper and Mario have already met on Isle Delfino. Now they meet again on the baseball diamond. Blooper's unique Ink Dive makes him an effective base runner. Don't be fooled by his changeup -- it's actually his fastest pitch.


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Blooper.

List of video game appearances by date[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Super Mario Bros. Common enemy 1985 NES
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Common enemy 1986 NES
Super Mario Bros. 3 Common enemy 1988 NES
Mario Teaches Typing Common enemy 1991 MS-DOS
Yoshi Common enemy icon 1991 NES
Super Mario All-Stars Common enemy 1993 SNES
Yoshi's Safari Common enemy 1993 SNES
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Common enemy; cameo 1993 Game Boy Color
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Common enemy; cameo 1996 SNES
Mario Party Multiple appearances 1998 Nintendo 64
Mario Golf Minor appearance 1999 Game Boy Color
Mario Party 2 Multiple appearances 1999 Nintendo 64
Paper Mario Common enemy 2000 Nintendo 64
Mario Party 3 Multiple appearances 2000 Nintendo 64
Super Mario Sunshine Common enemy 2002 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 4 Multiple appearances 2002 Nintendo GameCube
Nintendo Puzzle Collection Common enemy 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Common enemy 2003 Game Boy Advance
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour Minor appearance 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 5 Multiple appearances 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Common enemy 2003 Game Boy Advance
Mario Golf: Advance Tour Minor appearance 2004 Game Boy Advance
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Common enemy 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Power Tennis Minor appearance 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 6 Multiple appearances 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party Advance Multiple appearances 2005 Game Boy Advance
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix Common enemy 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Super Princess Peach Common enemy 2005 Nintendo DS
Mario Party 7 Multiple appearances 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Kart DS Item 2005 Nintendo DS
New Super Mario Bros. Common enemy 2006 Nintendo DS
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Minor appearance 2006 Nintendo DS
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Common enemy 2006 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS Common enemy 2006 Nintendo DS
Super Paper Mario Common enemy 2007 Wii
Mario Party 8 Playable character 2007 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy Common enemy 2007 Wii
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trophy 2008 Wii
Mario Kart Wii Item 2008 Wii
Mario Super Sluggers Playable character 2008 Wii
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Common enemy 2009 Nintendo DS
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Common enemy 2009 Wii
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Microgame cameo. 2010 Nintendo DS
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Common enemy 2010 Wii
Super Mario 3D Land Common enemy 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 7 Item 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Party 9 Multiple appearances; boss 2012 Wii
Mario Tennis Open Minor appearance 2012 Nintendo 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Common enemy 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Paper Mario: Sticker Star Common enemy 2012 Nintendo 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U Common enemy 2012 Wii U
New Super Luigi U Common enemy 2013 Wii U
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Common enemy 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario 3D World Common enemy 2013 Wii U
Mario Party: Island Tour Multiple appearances 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Yoshi's New Island Common enemy 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Golf: World Tour Minor appearance 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Item 2014 Wii U
Mario Party 10 Boss 2015 Wii U
Splatoon Cameo 2015 Wii U
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Enemy/Teammate 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario Maker Enemy 2015 Wii U
Minecraft: Wii U Edition Mob in the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack 2016 Wii U
Paper Mario: Color Splash Common Enemy 2016 Wii U
Mario Party: Star Rush Multiple Appearances 2016 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Enemy 2016 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Sports Superstars Non-Playable Character 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Item 2017 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario Run Statue cameo 2017 iOS/Android
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Mob in the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack 2017 Nintendo Switch
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Cameo 2017 Nintendo Switch
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario Odyssey Cameo on Peach's outfit 2017 Nintendo Switch
Mario Party: The Top 100 Multiple Appearances 2017 Nintendo 3DS

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲッソー
Pun on 「げそ」 geso (squid legs); officially romanised as "Gesso"
Spanish Blooper Blooper
French Bloups
Méga Bloups (Paper Mario: TTYD)
From bloup, the French equivalent of "Bloop"
The French name for Gooper Blooper.
German Blooper
Comes from blubbern (to bubble) and was used when the English name was Bloober.
Italian Calamako
Bloober (on Super Mario Bros.' manual)
Pun on calamaro (squid)
Portuguese Blooper -
Russian Блупер
Transcription of the international name
Korean 징오징오
Pun on 오징어 ojing-eo squid.
Chinese 魷魷
squid squid



  1. ^ Hiroo Tochikubo, How to Win at Super Mario Bros., Tokuma Shoten, 1987, ISBN 4-19-720003-XC.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Strategy Guide for Super Mario Bros. 3, page 8.