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 Mario Kart Tour (Jungle Tour, cameo) (2020)
Variant of Blooper
Blooper Nanny

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 female Bloopers who release multiple Blooper Babies when they glow, afterwards Blooper Babies will follow their mother and help her pursue Mario.


Super Mario series[edit]

A Bloober with kids

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

They first appear in 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 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, from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

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]

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

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.


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

Mario Kart Tour[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.

Unused appearances[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 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!


Names in other languages[edit]

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

Mini Blooper
Chinese 乌贼宝宝
Wūzéi Bǎobǎo
Squid Baby
French Blooper Bébé Baby Blooper
German Blooper Baby -
Italian Baby Calamako
Bebè (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition)
Baby Blooper
Spanish (NOE) Bebé Blooper Blooper baby


  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." - Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 156.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet. Page 37.