Blooper Baby

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Blooper Baby
Baby Blooper
A Blooper Baby in New Super Mario Bros. U
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Variant of Blooper
Relatives

Blooper Babies, alternatively Bloober babies or Baby Bloopers,[1] are infant Bloopers. In most of their appearances they are often seen alongside Blooper Nannies, a species of Blooper who releases multiple Blooper Babies when it glows, afterwards Blooper Babies will follow their parent and help it pursue Mario.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Bloober with kids
A Bloober with kids

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

They first appear in Super Mario Bros. 3 and reappear in its enhanced port Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, where they are children of Bloobers with kids and swim in a straight line when released by Scattering Bloobers.

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

They appear in New Super Mario Bros. along with Blooper Nanny where they behave exactly the same as in Super Mario Bros. 3. They only appear in large numbers in a bonus room of World 3-3.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Blooper Babies and Blooper Nanny reappear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii where they behave in the same way as in New Super Mario Bros. In this appearance they appear to lack pupils. They can only be found in World 4-4.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Blooper Babies reappear in World 3-5 of New Super Mario Bros. 2 along with Blooper Nannies. They behave the same way as in preceding titles.

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

Blooper Babies, as well as Blooper Nannies, appear in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is one of the rarest enemies in the game, only appearing in the secret level Blooper's Secret Lair. They behave the same as in past games. As Blooper Nannies do not appear in New Super Luigi U, Blooper Babies are absent as well.

Super Mario Maker series[edit]

Blooper Babies reappear in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and Super Mario Maker 2 along with Blooper Nannies. Unlike previous games, the Blooper Nannies do not release them at Mario.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Bloober with kids
A Bloober with kids from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Oh, Brother!".

Bloober babies make a few rare appearances on The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, where they appear alongside their parents. In "Oh, Brother!", a Bloober with kids is seen in Pipe Land, just like in the game. In "Recycled Koopa", a Koopa Zombie releases Bloober babies from a ketchup bottle after squeezing it.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

In Leaping Lizards, Luigi can spot some Bloober babies if he falls into a body of water, and is pulled under by an Anchor he picked up.

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

Blooper babies appear again alongside a Blooper with kids in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Touching one of them starts a battle with a normal Blooper.

Paper Mario[edit]

In Paper Mario, Blooper Babies are released in pairs by the Super Blooper. They attack in the same manner as Jungle Fuzzies and Swoopulas, draining health from Mario up to five times until an Action Command bar is filled. However, if Mario is electrified, they will not be able to latch on to him and will take damage whenever they try.

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix[edit]

In Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, Blooper Babies, referred to as mini-Bloopers, appear during the Big Blooper Battle of World 2-4. They can be stepped on if timed with the beat, but if missed, ink will spill to the bottom on the screen, hindering visibility of arrows.

Mario Kart series[edit]

In Mario Kart Tour, Blooper Babies makes a cameo appearance on the Blooper Hanafuda glider. This glider uses the same Blooper artwork from Mario Hanafuda.

In the Booster Course Pass for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Blooper Babies make a cameo alongside Blooper Nannies as a mobile in the background of Squeaky Clean Sprint. The course returns in Mario Kart Tour.

LEGO Super Mario[edit]

In LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 6, one of the eight figure packs includes a Blooper Nanny and three Baby Bloopers, constructed of three pieces each.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

In The Super Mario Bros. Movie, illustrations of Blooper Babies can be seen on bags in a storefront window in both the teaser posterMedia:TSMBM Poster BG.jpg and in one scene of movie.

Other appearances[edit]

In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Ink Sacs are replaced by a Blooper Baby item.

Unused appearances[edit]

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Unused Blooper Baby in Super Paper Mario

In Super Paper Mario, Blooper Baby graphics exist unused. Both it and the normal Blooper are labeled as test enemies.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Paper Mario enemy
Blooper Baby
Battle idle animation of a Blooper Baby from Paper Mario Max HP 6 Attack 2 Defense 0
Role Support Type Flying Level 1
Strong None Weak None Moves Kissy-Kissy (2x5, recovers health according to damage)
Sleep? 100%, -1 Dizzy? 100%, 0 Shock? 100%, -1
Shrink? 0%, -1 Stop? 100%, -2 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 Baby. Super Blooper spits 'em out and they come to drain you. Max HP: 6, Attack Power: 2, Defense Power: 0 We need to beat 'em quickly so they can't drain us dry. They're so cute, though!

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲッソー[2]
Ko Gessō
チビゲッソー
Chibi Gessō
Mini/Child Blooper

Mini Blooper

Chinese (simplified) 乌贼宝宝 (Paper Mario)
Wūzéi Bǎobǎo
小鱿鱿[3] (LEGO Super Mario)
Xiǎo Yóuyóu
Squid Baby

Little Blooper

French Bébé Bloups
Baby Blooper
German Blooper Baby
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Italian Figli di Bloober[4]
Piccolo Calamako (Dancing Stage: Mario Mix)
Baby Calamako
Bebè (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition)
Bloober's children
Little Blooper
Baby Blooper
Baby
Portuguese (NOA) Blooper bebê
Baby Blooper
Portuguese (NOE) Blooper bebé
Baby Blooper
Romanian Bebeluș Blooper[5]
Blooper baby. Note that bebeluș specifically refers to human babies; a more suitable Romanian translation for "Baby Blooper" with respect to the creature's nonhuman nature would be pui de Blooper.
Spanish Bebé Blooper
Blooper Baby

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The most miniscule meanies that you'll come across in any Super Mario adventure are Super Mario Bros. 3's Micro Goombas, Baby Bloopers and Baby Cheeps, measuring only eight pixels by eight pixels." – August 1991. Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 156.
  2. ^ Nintendo (1988). スーパーマリオブラザーズ3 (Sūpā Mario Burazāzu Surī) instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 37.
  3. ^ 角色包 – 系列 6 71413 | 乐高®超级马力欧 | LEGO.com CN. lego.com (Simplified Chinese). Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Italian booklet. Page 36.
  5. ^ Pachete cu personaje – Seria 6. lego.com (Romanian). Retrieved January 9, 2023. (Archived January 7, 2023, 01:35:38 UTC via Wayback Machine.)