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This article is about the species of goggle-wearing fish from Super Mario World. For the Cheep Cheep-like enemies from Yoshi's Story, misnamed as "Blurp", see Big Cheep Cheep.
Not to be confused with Bukubuku or Glurp.
This is a picture of a Blurp.
Artwork from Super Mario World
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Cheep Cheep

Blurps are green colored, goggle-wearing fish that sometimes appear in underwater levels alongside Cheep Cheeps, of which they seem to be relatives, judging by their similar names in Japanese.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World / Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2[edit]


Blurps first appear in Super Mario World, where they act as a behavioral variant for Cheep Cheeps, which in this game have only one coloration. Blurps swim endlessly in one direction, injuring Mario if one collides with him. They typically bob up and down a small bit as they swim. As Blurps are fairly weak, they can simply be defeated by shooting a fireball at them as Fire Mario or by bashing them with a cape as Caped Mario. Blurps lack pectoral fins on their sprites in this game, but have them on their artwork. They sweat while they swim, implying that swimming as fast as they do puts some amount of strain on them. They reappear in the game's reissue, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, where, like most other enemies, they can be held in Yoshi's mouth and spat out if Luigi rides him, which in their case can be used to defeat Urchins.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

Artwork of a Blurp, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
Artwork of a Blurp from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.

Blurps make a reappearance as underwater enemies in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Much like their Super Mario World counterparts, Blurps aimlessly swim in one direction and can be defeated by a fireball. In this game, they occasionally pause in their swimming. Blurps are found primarily in the Turtle Zone, and also appear in Pumpkin Zone alongside statues of them and Cheep Cheeps. They again lack pectoral fins in-game, but still have them on the artwork. Additionally, their artwork depicts them as light teal with pink goggles and white lips instead of the normal grassy green with orange goggles and golden lips.

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

Blurps reappear in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, replacing green Cheep Cheeps in the Super Mario World style. However, the voice heard when placing elements onto the course will still call them Cheep Cheeps. Like the other green Cheep Cheeps in the game, they swim back-and-forth a short distance while underwater, and simply hop along the bottom of the screen otherwise.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Blurps reappear in Super Mario Maker 2, where they retain their behavior in its predecessor; they are still simply referred to as Cheep Cheeps, including in the description for the official course River Fish in the Forest.

Super Mario World television series[edit]

Luigi about to stomp a Blurp.
A Blurp in the Super Mario World television series episode "Mama Luigi".

What appears to be a Blurp appears in the Super Mario World television series episode "Mama Luigi" where Luigi is attacked by one, but defeats it with a single stomp. The appearance of the Blurp is closer to that of a Trouter from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!. Like its game appearance, the Blurp is green in color, has orange fins, and red lips, but the goggles are replaced with large white rings around yellow eyes, it lacks the white on its belly, and it has four sharp teeth.

Mario & Wario[edit]

Blurps cameo in Mario & Wario as a background element of Pukupuku Kai, the sixth stage.

Mario Party 3[edit]

In Mario Party 3, a Blurp can be seen in the scenery for Deep Bloober Sea, alongside some similar-designed Cheep Cheeps.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

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

A sand-dwelling variety of Blurp known as the Sand Cheep appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake. It appears to be a normal Blurp with a fake shark fin strapped to its back. It later appears in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time where it is thrown by Shrooba Divers.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

Like various enemies of Super Mario World, Blurps also return in Super Princess Peach. Some of them are affected by the rage vibe of the Vibe Scepter and are called Mad Blurps. They will pursue Peach if she is in front of them. They are mainly encountered in groups. In this game, they have pectoral fins, but are colored white.

List of appearances[edit]

# Title Role Release date Format

1 Super Mario World Enemy 1990 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Enemy 1992 Game Boy
3 Mario & Wario Background element 1993 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
4 Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World Enemy 1994 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
5 Mario Party 3 Background element 2000 Nintendo 64
6 Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Enemy 2001 Game Boy Advance
7 Super Princess Peach Enemy 2005 Nintendo DS
8 Super Mario Maker Enemy 2015 Wii U
9 Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Enemy 2016 Nintendo 3DS
10 Super Mario Maker 2 Enemy 2019 Nintendo Switch


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

ブクブク (JP) / Blurp (EN)
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Original text (Japanese) Translation
出身しゅっしん アクア族 Place of origin Aqua clan
性格せいかく せっかち Disposition Impatient
登場とうじょうゲーム ワールド、ランド2 Game appearances World, Land 2


Busy wearing goggles

A strange fish wearing goggles. They are always very busy and sweating. They do not swim diagonally but in a straight line, so it is best to wait for them to pass by in a safe place before proceeding.





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブクブク
Japanese onomatopoeia for a bubbling noise, and also follows the format of「プクプク」(Pukupuku, "Cheep Cheep"); romanized as "Buku Buku" in Super Mario World; shared with an enemy from Donkey Kong

Chinese (simplified) 泡泡怪[2]
Pàopào Guài
Bubble Creature, shared with Cheep Cheep

French Blurp
Cheep Cheep (Super Mario Maker 2)
German Blurp
Italian Pesce Gulp
Gulp Fish
Spanish El Blurp
The Blurp


  • In Mario Mania, the names for Blurp and Cheep Cheep are swapped,[3] which may relate to how large Cheep Cheeps were misidentified as "Blurps" in Yoshi's Story, as well as throughout Nintendo Power Advance V.4's coverage of Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2.
  • This iteration of the Cheep Cheep found in Super Mario 64, known in English as "Bub," appears to be primarily visually based off Blurp, but orange instead of green. This design is additionally used in the first three Mario Party games. Super Mario 64 also introduces another eyewear-wearing fish called Bubba with a similar Japanese name to Blurp, Bakubaku. In fact, Bubba's name in source assets is simply "buku," indicating that at some point in development it may have been simply intended as Blurp.


  1. ^ 1994. 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 189.
  2. ^ 无敌阿尔宙斯 (August 28, 2013). 神游 超级马力欧世界 敌人官译. Baidu Tieba (Simplified Chinese). Retrieved June 3, 2024.[dead link]
  3. ^ August 1991. Mario Mania. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 51.