Blurp (Yoshi's Story)

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Blurp
YS Blurp.jpg
Artwork of a Red Blurp
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Latest appearance Mario Golf (Nintendo 64) (1999)
Variant of Cheep Cheep
Comparable
Big Cheep Cheep
Boss Bass
Cheep Chomp
Porcupuffer

Blurps are a species of giant carnivorous Cheep Cheeps found in Jungle Puddle in Yoshi's Story, acting similar to Boss Basses and Bubbas of other games. They are split into two color variations, the Red Blurp[1] and the Blue Blurp.[2]

Red Blurps are particularly similar to Boss Bass, and watch their prey from the water before attempting to eat their prey whole by jumping high out of the water with their large mouths open. They will also chase a Yoshi should it fall in the water. However, they are slower than Boss Bass both in the water and in the air and do not jump as often, instead taking somewhat long breaks between jumps, but are much larger, have a much larger range, and are able to aim their jumps.

Blue Blurps, on the other hand, stay in the river. However, they spray water above the waterline similar to Spray Fish, but done in large bursts instead of a continuous thin stream, and like the Red Blurp, can aim their attacks in various directions. Also like Red Blurps, they will pursue any Yoshi that falls in the river.

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In Mario Golf, either a Bubba or a Red Blurp will jump out of the water if the ball lands in it. They are much smaller in this game. Blurp is also the theme of Mario's Star Hole 4.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Blurp[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プクプク[note 1][3]
Pukupuku
Cheep Cheep
Spanish Blurp -
German Blurp -
  1. ^ Specifically, it is referred to as おおきな プクプク (Ōkina Pukupuku, meaning "big Cheep Cheep,") though due to the space, the "Ōkina" does not seem to be part of the name itself.

Red Blurp[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あかプク[4]
Aka Puku
Red Cheep

Blue Blurp[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あおプク[4]
Ao Puku
Blue Cheep

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  2. ^ The Yoshi's Story Player's Guide, page 10.
  3. ^ Yoshi's Story, Jungle Puddle Message Block header (set to Japanese)
  4. ^ a b 「ヨッシーストーリー 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Story Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 6.

External links[edit]

Red Blurp on Mario Castle, the Italian Mario wiki
Blue Blurp on Mario Castle