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This article is about the recurring underwater enemy. For the WarioWare: D.I.Y. microgame with the same name, see Blooper (microgame).
Official artwork of a Blooper from Dr. Mario World
First appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Notable members

Bloopers (often referred to as Bloobers[1][2][3][4] until Paper Mario, though Blooper was occasionally used beforehand[5][6][7]) are small, squid-like creatures encountered in bodies of water and a recurring enemy species of the Super Mario franchise. Bloopers first appear in Super Mario Bros. Bloopers are usually depicted as white squids with a black, mask-like marking on their face. A typical Blooper has ten arms, of which only two are typically used as such, although Bloopers can have more or less appendages. While most Bloopers lack actual squid tentacles, large Bloopers are sometimes shown with them, sometimes in great amounts. Some Bloopers can squirt ink from between their arms, while in other appearances, they are depicted squirting ink from a small mouth located near the eyes. Along with swimming through water, Bloopers have a variety of abilities, such as flying, being able to survive outside of water, burrowing in the ground, shooting globs of ink, and blasting opponents with energy beams. Bloopers can also leap from the water and charge into Mario and other characters. Their name comes from "bloop", an onomatopoeia for the sound of bubbles breaching the surface of water, acknowledged by how Bloopers use high-pitched warbling to communicate.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. / Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels[edit]

FDS Minus World -3
Flying Bloobers in the FDS Minus World
Blooper sprite.
Blooper sprite.
The Sky Blooper from Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels

Bloobers first appear in Super Mario Bros. and in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, having a similar role in both games. 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. They will inflict damage on contact and can be defeated with a fireball from Fiery Mario or invincibility from a Starman. A Bloober serves as a fake Bowser at the end of World 6's castle, where it will be revealed as it falls into the lava if the player defeats it with fireballs. Bloopers first appear in the level World 2-2 of Super Mario Bros. In ''Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, there are Bloobers capable of flying through the air the same way they swim through the water; they act the same way as they did in Super Mario Bros. The airborne Bloobers can be jumped on for 1000 points, with this difference being brought about by Mario's complete inability to stomp while swimming in early games. Due to Bloobers sharing their palette with Goombas in this game and the previous one, they appear a tan and brown color. Despite being the same coded object, the flying Bloober is considered a distinct type known as a Sky Blooper.[8]

In the Family Computer Disk System version of the Minus World glitch in Super Mario Bros., flying Bloobers, like the ones in The Lost Levels, appear in World -3, an underground-recolored version of World 4-4. Since Bloobers use the exact same color schemes as Goombas, these Bloobers are colored light blue.

In the Super Mario All-Stars remakes of both games, Bloopers are depicted as pink rather than white, but later changed to an off-white color in Super Mario Bros. Deluxe.

Super Mario Bros. 3 / Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

A Bloober from Super Mario Bros. 3.

Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 have normal Bloobers, now half the size they were previously, along with featuring Bloober with kids. They behave like an average Bloober, but are followed by three or four Bloober babies. The glowing Scattering Bloober can additionally 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 Bloobers are originally white, but are pink in Super Mario All-Stars.

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Blooper from Super Mario Sunshine.
A Blooper from Super Mario Sunshine.

Bloopers, also called Gesso,[9] reappear in Super Mario Sunshine after eleven years of absence in the Super Mario series, albeit with 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, which will yield a Coin. If one of these Bloopers fall in the water, they disappear in a cloud of smoke. 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 or obstacle while riding one of these Bloopers, he will lose a life. Blooper Racers are found only in Ricco Harbor, where Mario must use them 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 later on in Noki Bay.

In a few episodes of Ricco Harbor, boats filled with dead Bloopers and Jumping Bloopers can be found near the beginning of the stage.

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

World 3-3
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. There is a variation that avoids the player in one of the bonus rooms.

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

Bloopers reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U, where they act as they did in the predecessors, but they can now be frozen by ice balls without breaking free immediately. 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.

In New Super Luigi U, Bloopers only appear in the Superstar Road level Star Coin Deep Dive.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Blooper in Super Mario 3D World
A Blooper in Super Mario 3D World

Bloopers reappear in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. 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 series[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, but always use the original white underwater palette for the Super Mario Bros. style, regardless of location. 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 on tracks.

Bloopers reappear in Super Mario Maker 2. In the Super Mario 3D World style, they attack by turning sideways and charging at Mario.

Super Mario Run[edit]

In Super Mario Run, Bloopers do not make a physical appearance, but one appears as statue during the Mario Kart event, with the Banana and Mario Kart statues.

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.

Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen![edit]

A Blooper in Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen!

In Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen!, several Bloobers appear flying out of Mario's television when he is playing Family Computer at the beginning of the film. Later, a giant-sized Bloober makes an appearance, as the apparent guardian of a sunken ship.

DIC cartoons[edit]

“Eh, go suck on a sewer pipe! I can take you with seven arms tied behind me back!”
Bloober, "Mario of the Deep"
Two Bloobers from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

Bloobers, also referred to as Bloopers, 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. One is described as an octopus and 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, Bloobers, as well as Scattering Bloobers and Bloober 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 Bloobers 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 do so.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

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


Bloobers in Yoshi are depicted similarly to their sprites from Super Mario Bros. 3. They are one of the six falling objects.

Yoshi's Safari[edit]

A Bloober from Yoshi's Safari

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

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

Battle idle animation of a Bloober from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its Nintendo Switch remake, Bloopers can be encountered as enemies in the sea and in and near the Sunken Ship, as well as one of the Battle Courses in Bowser's Keep. In the original game, they use the name "Bloober" whereas the remake uses their modern name. An extremely large Blooper, known as King Calamari, also appears as a boss in the Treasure Room of the Sunken Ship. A Blooper with kids also appears in a flooded area with barrels hiding the entrance to the Safety Ring, but Blooper babies are not fought and touching them results in a battle with its parent. In battle, Bloopers 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. Despite being aggressive in most other games, Bloopers will flee from battle when physically attacked.

Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle[edit]

In Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle, various Bloobers can be observed in the audience.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

A Blooper in Paper Mario

In Paper Mario, three large Bloopers appear in the Toad Town Tunnels. Here, they are called "Bloopers" for the first time in-game, as in all previous named appearances 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 has fought any of the others yet; the Blooper is always the first one seen, the Electro Blooper is the second 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]

A sprite of Blooey from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Blooey, as seen in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Although regular-sized Bloopers do not appear as enemies in the Mario sections of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, 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 says, "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.

One giant-sized Blooper, referred to simply as "Blooper" in battle, appears as the prologue's second required boss.

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. Since Bloopers are weak enemies, they take double damage, as opposed to Cheep Cheeps. A particular Big Blooper appears as a boss in the Tile Pool as well.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

A Poison Blooper from Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Poison Blooper

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. They are one of the few enemies that have not been redesigned in this game.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Blooper from Paper Mario: Color Splash
A Blooper in Paper Mario: 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 last three areas, Bloopers are replaced with Boos when Mario enters the parallel world. In the game, Mario can encounter regular 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. Bloopers appear in Snifit or Whiffit: Seabed Edition during the bonus round questions; a group of them swim past to obscure cards, and one appears holding a card in the final question.

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

An origami Blooper from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
An origami Blooper

In Paper Mario: The Origami King, Bloopers appear as members of the Folded Soldiers, first appearing in the purple streamer area. In battle, they can use their "Blump" attack, swooping towards Mario in an erratic pattern before striking him for a medium amount of damage. They also may squirt ink in Mario's face, although this does not have any extra effects. Bloopers can also use "Bombs Away," in which they pick up a nearby enemy and drop it on Mario, although this defeats the other enemy in the process. Like Boos, Bloopers are immune to POW Blocks, due to floating off the ground. Normal Bloopers appear as fishable entities on Full Moon Island in the Great Sea, including the gigantic Legendary Blooper. Paper Macho Gooper Blooper also appears on the Princess Peach.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party[edit]

In Mario Party, Bloobers appear in the minigames Mushroom Mix-Up, Bumper Balls, and Bombs Away, taking away any losing characters who fall into the water. Additionally, they appear in the minigame Treasure Divers as a hazard.

Mario Party 2[edit]

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

Mario Party 3[edit]

Bloobers on Deep Bloober Sea in Mario Party 3

In Mario Party 3, two giant Bloobers (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. Other, smaller Bloobers appear throughout the board, some pulling along clams.

Mario Party 4[edit]

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

Mario Party 6[edit]

While regular Bloopers do not appear in Mario Party 6, a Giant Blooper appears in the minigame Blooper Scooper and several pages of the Miracle Book (one which is referencing Blooper Scooper). In Blooper Scooper, the Giant Blooper destroys the ship players are on and creates a vortex. Players need to avoid swimming too close to the Blooper in the vortex as well as avoid hitting floating ship crates that stun them. The Giant Blooper periodically shoots tentacles from the water and spins them to create additional obstacles for the players.

Mario Party Advance[edit]

Blooper from Mario Party Advance
Blooper in Mario Party Advance
“Man! I'm so nervous... I'm trembling with anticipation! I'm not scared. ...Brrrr.”
Blooper, Mario Party Advance

In Mario Party Advance, Blooper appears in the Shroom City mode. According to his description, he trains regularly at the Mushroom Beacon to become a master duelist. When first encountered at the Beacon, he explains the concept of dueling and duelists, saying that he's training to become a duelist himself. He then asks for a quick duel. If his request is accepted, he's glad that he doesn't have to train alone anymore. He challenges the player to Hammergeddon, saying that they'll win the minigame if they beat him. If they succeed, he mopes because of his loss, but honors his deal. He also talks about how the best duelists are found in the Duel Tower before asking the player to return, saying that he'll be stronger.

Later, at Sushi Cliff, Blooper is one of the suspects in the case of who dragged Shroomlock off the cliff and to the ocean. He was one of the witnesses who saw Shroomlock get pulled in, along with Dolphin and Cheep Cheep. When he was interviewed by Sushi, he claimed to be an innocent "swimmer-by", crossing his tentacles as he said so. He turns out to be the one who pulled Shroomlock, since he was the only one who was actually able to pull Shroomlock. He then proceeds to apologize profusely before dashing off. The ending credits state that, to this day, Blooper continues to train and grow stronger.

Mario Party 8[edit]

Stampede from Mario Party 8
Blooper participates in Stampede in Mario Party 8.

In Mario Party 8, Blooper appears for the first time as a playable character, though is the only character to not be playable in later games of the Mario Party series. He is 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. Blooper's default partner in this game is Hammer Bro.

Mario Party DS[edit]

Although Bloopers themselves do not physically appear 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. One appears at an Unlucky Space in Whimsical Waters in Mario Party mode in the circle with Dragoneel Spaces; when the player lands on said Unlucky Space, the Blooper inks them, preventing them from using Special Dice Blocks on the next turn. Several Bloopers also appear in the same board in Bowser Party mode, obscuring spaces with ink as part of the Risky Route event. 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.

A carousel resembling a Blooper called the Blooper-Go-Round also appears as a space in Mushroom Park. The minigame Blooper Blastoff has the players inside Blooper-shaped submarines.

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.

Mega Blooper is again a prominent boss in Mario Party: Star Rush. In the minigame Mega Blooper's Bayside Bop, 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.

Super Mario Party[edit]

Blooper Pools in Super Mario Party
A Blooper in Super Mario Party

Bloopers appear in Super Mario Party as non-playable characters. A Mega Blooper appears on the Megafruit Paradise board, breaking the bridge if a player lands on one of the Event Spaces on the wooden bridge. Bloopers also appear in the River Survival mode as obstacles that slow down players when bumped into. They also have a route named after them.

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

Bloopers appear in Mario Party Superstars, by behaving the same as in Mushroom Mix-Up, Bumper Balls, and Bombs Away.

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 Bloober to appear. Blooper Bay, which appears in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, is named after them, and they are one of many characters referenced by the game's scoreboard. 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]

Blooper Sprite of a Blooper from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.

Bloopers make an appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions in the Seabed, where they use their classic zigzagging style of movement. 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. Bloopers are weak to Thunderhand, though they can only be hit by an Advanced Thunder Bros. due to them being high up in the air, so a solo Thunderhand attack and a normal Thunder Bros. attack (unless the second Action Command is not inputted correctly in the original game) will not hit them.

A new type of robotic Bloopers, called Mecha-Bloopers, also appear in the game, being found in the Seabed and the underwater portions of Gwarhar Lagoon. These Bloopers attack with their arms, which are actually five Bullet Bills that are launched at Mario and Luigi, counterattack immediately when they are attacked, and are weak to electricity.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

A Blooper fountain statue called the Sea Pipe Statue is the first true boss battle for Bowser in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, although Bowser must inhale the Stone Blooper on the statue for Mario and Luigi to battle it inside his body. Two Blooper sub-species called Dried Bloopers and Bubble Bloopers 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. They also have nearly identical stats to each other, with the exception of the speed stat.

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, unused sprites of regular Bloopers exist in the game's files, implying they would've been enemies for the Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode of the game.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

Sprite of a Blooper from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

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. Bowser also mentions how Antasma sounds like a "beached Blooper" in Dream's Deep ("beached Bloopurn" in the British English version).

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]

While regular Bloopers do not appear in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, Big Blooper and mini-Bloopers make an appearance.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

A Blooper from Super Princess Peach

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]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Bloopers appear as a usable item in Mario Kart DS, which also introduces their current design. When the player uses a Blooper, it will create a large ink blot on the screen of all of the drivers who are currently in a higher placement than the player, which obstructs the driving view of opponents and causes CPU characters to swerve around on the track and drive slowly (except in Battle mode, as CPU characters will never swerve around on the battle course). More ink is splattered on players in higher placements. If the Blooper is used while in first place, it will backfire and cause ink to block the driver's screen, except in Team Battles. The ink can be removed via a Dash Mushroom, a Super Star, a Boo, a Bullet Bill, driving on a Dash Panel, or waiting for it to go away automatically. The Blooper can be obtained anywhere from 3rd to 6th place, with CPUs also being able to obtain it in 2nd place in VS races.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

A Blooper splatters Mario
Mario getting sprayed by a Blooper in Luigi Circuit

Bloopers return as items in Mario Kart Wii. In this game, the racers that are inked do not vocally react. Bloopers can be obtained from 4th to 9th place in Mario Kart Wii, and CPUs can also obtain them in 10th place in VS races. The best chances of getting this item are in 6th and 7th place, with a 7.5 percent (3 out of 40) chance of getting it in said positions. From this game onward, the Blooper takes more time to squirt ink than before. The medium-sized Super Blooper kart is based on a Blooper. It is one of six items wherein only one can be in play at a time (the other five being the Thunder Cloud, Spiny Shell, Bullet Bill, POW Block, and Lightning), is one of four items with a cooldown timer for the first few seconds of a race (the other three being the Spiny Shell, POW Block, and Lightning), and is one of three items with a cooldown timer between uses (the other two being the POW Block and Lightning). Bloopers are unobtainable for the first fifteen seconds of a race, and once a Blooper is used, fifteen seconds must elapse before another Blooper is obtainable.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

In Mario Kart 7, Bloopers can be obtained from 4th to 6th place. CPUs can also obtain it in 7th place in VS races. A Blooper also appears as part of the Lucky Seven item. If another driver touches the Blooper 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. Additionally, when a player receives the Lucky Seven and uses it while underwater, the Blooper rotating around the player leaves an ink trail of bubbles.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Official LINE sticker for Mario Kart 8.
LINE sticker of Luigi getting sprayed by a Blooper

The Blooper has received some changes in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Inked players now have more slippery handling and drifting. Furthermore, CPUs no longer swerve from side to side as they do in previous games, and the Piranha Plant can eat the Blooper. The ink can also be washed away if players enter water, though the ink will stay if it hits the player while they are still underwater. Using a Feather will also remove the ink. A Blooper-like shuttle circles around Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 8, and is also used as the track's stamp. A Blooper also appears as part of the Crazy Eight.

Bloopers can be obtained when the player is 3300 to 5500 units away from the 1st place racer in Mario Kart 8.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX[edit]

In Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, Bloopers are replaced by the Scuttlebug item, which covers the opponents' screens with spider webs instead of ink.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

In Mario Kart Tour, after a Blooper squirts ink onto the screen, the player can wipe it off themselves by dragging their finger on the touch screen. Dash Panel and Mushroom boosts can also get rid of the ink like in previous games, in addition to Mini-Turbos and Jump Boosts. In addition, the Super Blooper kart returns in this game. A new golden variant known as the Gold Blooper also debuts in this game while a kart based on the Blooper space shuttles in Mario Kart 8's Rainbow Road also appears called the Blooper Shuttle. The Lucky Seven also returns in the game as the special item of various characters. The player can now repel a Blooper with the Super Horn, which will reward the player with points.

The following gliders in Mario Kart Tour increase the chance of getting Bloopers and points for hitting racers with one.

Special skill Gliders
Blooper from Mario Kart Tour.
Blooper Plus
Increases your chances of getting a Blooper. Using one will get you more points.
+5 points
ParachuteDroplet Glider from Mario Kart TourMinion Paper Glider from Mario Kart Tour
+10 points
Blue Flower Glider from Mario Kart Tour
+15 points
Silver Manta Glider from Mario Kart TourFlying Easel from Mario Kart TourSilver Surf Master from Mario Kart TourMeteor Balloons from Mario Kart TourOrigami Glider from Mario Kart TourFlybrary Book from Mario Kart TourTropical Balloons from Mario Kart TourNew Year's 2023 from Mario Kart TourThe Wavy Great Sail from Mario Kart TourThe Spooky Sprinkle Balloons from Mario Kart TourBlooper Wingtip from Mario Kart TourNabbit Oilpaper Umbrella from Mario Kart TourCheep Cheep Masks from Mario Kart TourBlack Starchute from Mario Kart TourNabbit Parachute from Mario Kart TourThe Rainbow Flappy Wings from Mario Kart TourBlooper Hanafuda from Mario Kart Tour

Mario Hoops 3-on-3[edit]

Bloopers make an appearance in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 in Bloocheep Sea and Coin Hunter's Mario Classic 2-2 stage.

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

Bloopers from Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis.
Bloopers in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis

Bloopers are enemies 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.

Yoshi's Island series[edit]

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]

A few Bloopers appear as enemies in Spray Day Mayday, a level from Yoshi's New Island. Specifically, they appear during the level's Submarine Yoshi section, where they try to swim into Yoshi in the same way as in previous appearances. Bumping into a Blooper causes Submarine Yoshi to slow down briefly, but the enemies can be defeated by shooting them with a missile.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

The S.S. Flavion in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
The Big Blooper in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

In the Super Smash Bros. series, a Blooper first appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, although only in the form of a trophy. Another trophy of Blooper appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. In both games, the Blooper trophy can be obtained at random in any of the single-player modes. Similarly, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features a Novice class Shield-type primary spirit of a Blooper, and when equipped, the fighter's weight is reduced, increasing their speed but making them easier to launch. In World of Light, the spirit can be found in the Light Realm. The corresponding spirit battle has three tiny Inkling boys as opponents on the Delfino Plaza stage.

A Big Blooper based on the boss from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door appears as a hazard in the Paper Mario stage, first appearing in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and later returning in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Blooper is an unlockable playable character in Mario Super Sluggers. 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 has bad chemistry with Birdo. Blooper has the same stats as Baby Daisy. Their card information makes specific note of Mario meeting them on Isle Delfino, despite the Bloopers in Super Mario Sunshine being vastly different, as well as far from the first depiction.

WarioWare: D.I.Y.[edit]

A Blooper in its original Super Mario Bros. appears in the WarioWare: D.I.Y. microgame of the same name. In the microgame, Mario must avoid the Blooper while trying to collect all the coins. They are also the icon used for the "Fah-Fah" instrument in the music creator.

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Blooper in Mario Tennis Aces

In the Mario Tennis series, a Blooper first 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. A Blooper makes its second appearance in the series in Mario Tennis Aces, as a playable character post-launch, being classified as a tricky character. He was originally unlocked by participating in an online tournament from August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018, and was automatically unlocked for everyone after September 1, 2018.[10] Blooper also appears in Adventure Mode as an opponent in The Sort-Of Sea Monster. Unlike its previous playable appearances, he slides across the ground rather than floating.

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

Screenshot of World 2-3, from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition.
A Blooper in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

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 the "Ink Attack" Skill once every 11 turns, 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".

Mario & Sonic series[edit]

In the Mario & Sonic series, Bloopers first in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as an item in the Plus Event, Football Plus. Here, the Blooper obscures the view of all members of the opposing team for a short amount of time, except for the goalkeeper who remains unaffected. In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Bloopers are one of the enemies that Mario has to avoid in the 2D minigame, Museum Sneak.

Mario + Rabbids series[edit]

Mario and the gang standing next to some frozen Bloopers in Sherbet Desert
Mario, Luigi, Rabbid Peach and Beep-0 standing next to frozen Bloopers

In the Mario + Rabbids series, Bloopers only make a few minor appearances. In Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Bloopers are first seen making minor appearances throughout Sherbet Desert, and a few of them are blocked within ice formations during the second level, Undergarment Gulch. Additionally, pictures of Bloopers appear on boxes at the start of the level Call of Sherbet Mountain. A Rocket known as the Blooper Shooter has a design resembling a Blooper. In Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, two Bloopers appear swimming in the helmet of the giant diver suit at Mt. Spout, where they can be seen performing the same charging attack from Super Mario 3D World.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

Main article: Takko
A Takko in Yoshi's Crafted World
A Takko in-game

Takko, a new variant of Bloopers, appear in Yoshi's Crafted World. They do not attack or harm Yoshi, and cannot be defeated or turned into eggs; they can instead be used as springboards. When used in this manner, Takko expel ink, which scares away Shy Guys. Yoshi can also carry Takko in his mouth, and spit them into a new position. However, if a Takko is left in the same position for too long, it will teleport back to its original spot.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

Bloopers debut in the Dr. Mario series by appearing as assistants in Dr. Mario World. In both stage mode and versus mode, their effect is to grant a chance that the initial few capsules will be of matching color, in which it is two capsules in stage mode and four capsules in versus mode. In the Clinic Event for both season 10 and the season 4 revisit, a Blooper was featured as a patient.

Additionally, a playable Blooper was added on August 26th, 2020 as a doctor, known as Dr. Blooper. Its skill is to immediately eliminate viruses of the most common color, even those that require multiple matches or are contained inside objects such as floatie viruses or viruses in barrels respectively. Its skill is similar to Dr. Kamek, but less viruses are eliminated. This skill is represented by the Blooper swimming up and leaving behind ink spots, after which the affected viruses will be covered in ink. In stage mode, the amount is up to two of them, while in versus the amount is 2, 4, 6, 9 and 12 for levels 1 to 5 respectively, with the skill meter charging faster at level 4 and even faster at level 5. If there are less viruses or an equal amount of viruses than the skill clears, it will remove every virus of that color. In versus mode, there is a slight delay between the skill's usage and the execution. If no viruses are found in the area while this skill is used, this skill does nothing.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

Bloopers appear in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, where they live in the ocean between the kingdoms. One is swallowed by a Maw-Ray that consumed Mario and Donkey Kong after their fall from Rainbow Road, and it becomes confused swimming within the Maw-Ray's insides.

Other appearances[edit]

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening[edit]

Bloopers in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Bloopers as they appear in the remake

Bloopers, originally known as Bloobers,[11] 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 Super Mario franchise, with their proportions most closely resembling the ones in Super Mario Bros. 3. Bloopers return in the Nintendo Switch remake where they can also be caught in the Fishing Hole of Mabe Village, while a figure of one can be won from the Trendy Game after clearing the Catfish's Maw and placed in Ulrira's house. The text that appears upon acquiring the figure reads, "You got a Blooper figure! It's not so menacing outside of the water." while its actual description reads, "It's a Blooper figure. Squids are the hot new thing with kids today." a reference to the Splatoon series.

StreetPass Mii Plaza[edit]

In the StreetPass Mii Plaza game Ultimate Angler, the Blooper and Cheep Cheep are two species of fish from the Super Mario franchise to make an appearance; the former can be found as a mystery species on Mythroll Island.

AR Games[edit]

A Blooper in the Fishing AR Game

In AR Games, the Fishing minigame features a Lakitu fishing and catching a Blooper. The player can also catch Bloopers when Lakitu begins fishing.

Splatoon series[edit]

In Splatoon, some images of 8-bit Bloopers can be seen on the walls in various multiplayer stages like Urchin Underpass. In Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion DLC, Footloose Station contains a platform shaped like a Blooper's sprite from Super Mario Bros.


In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Squids are replaced by Bloopers. Glow Squids appear as green Bloopers.

Monopoly Gamer[edit]

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.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp[edit]

Blooper artwork in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Bloopers, alongside Cheep Cheeps, Cheep Chomps and Eep Cheeps, were among the creatures that could be caught in the Fishing Tourney #12 for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on March 14, 2019, as part of the Super Mario crossover event for Mario Day. A Blooper balloon attached to a Brick Block could also be obtained as special furniture after reaching the 1,500, 1,800, 2,200, or 2,800 cm milestone.

Unused appearances[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Sprites of the unused enemy Scoot Bloop

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.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Main article: List of Blooper profiles and statistics


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

List of appearances[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. Special Common enemy 1986 PC-88, X1
Super Mario Bros. 3 Common enemy 1988 NES
Mario Teaches Typing Common enemy 1991 MS-DOS
Yoshi Common enemy icon 1991 NES
Yoshi's Cookie Common enemy icon in Unlockable Rounds 1992 NES, Game Boy, SNES
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 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 Non-Playable Character 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
Yoshi Touch & Go Minor appearance 2005 Nintendo DS
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
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 Non-Playable Character 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
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Item 2016 Nintendo 3DS
Minecraft: Wii U Edition Mob in the Super Mario Mash-up 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 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 in Bowser's Kingdom 2017 Nintendo Switch
Mario Party: The Top 100 Multiple Appearances 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition Mob in the Super Mario Mash-up 2018 New Nintendo 3DS
Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Mob in the Super Mario Mash-up 2018 Nintendo Switch
Mario Tennis Aces Rival/Playable Character 2018 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario Party Multiple Appearances 2018 Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit 2018 Nintendo Switch
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Enemy 2018 Nintendo 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Enemy 2019 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario Maker 2 Enemy 2019 Nintendo Switch
Dr. Mario World Assistant/Doctor 2019 iOS/Android
Mario Kart Tour Item 2019 iOS/Android
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Multiple Appearances 2019 Nintendo Switch
Paper Mario: The Origami King Enemy 2020 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario 3D All-Stars Enemy 2020 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario Bros. 35 Enemy 2020 Nintendo Switch
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Cameo 2022 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario RPG Common enemy 2023 Nintendo Switch

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Sunshine rikugesso[12] Rikugesso Land-Blooper

Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲッソー[13][14][15]
Derived from「下足」(geso, "squid tentacles"); officially romanized as "Gesso"

Chinese (simplified) 乌贼怪
Wūzéi Guài
鱿鱿 (since Mario Tennis Aces)
Yóu Yóu
Squid Monster

Partial repetition of「鱿鱼」(yóuyú, "squid")

Chinese (traditional) 魷魷
Yóu Yóu
Partial repetition of「魷魚」(yóuyú, "squid")

Dutch Blooper
Finnish Naamio
French Bloups
Méga Bloups (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
Bloober[16] (Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels)
Bulle[17] (Super Mario Bros. 3)
From bloup (French onomatopoeia equivalent of "bloop")
Mega Blooper (shared with Gooper Blooper)
German Blooper
Comes from blubbern ("to bubble") and was used when the English name was Bloober
Italian Calamako
Kalamako (Super Mario Run Kingdom Builder statue)
Bloober (Super Mario Bros. instruction booklet)
Pun on calamaro ("squid")
Korean 징오징오
Repetition of "징오" (jing'o), which is from the partial anagram of "오징어" (ojing'eo, "squid")

Portuguese Blooper
Russian Блупер
Transcription of the international name

Spanish Blooper

Sky Blooper[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 空中ゲッソー[18]
Kūchū Gessō
Sky Blooper

French Bloober aérien[16]
Aerial Blooper


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