Bubblainian

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Bubblainian
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Mario alongside two Bubblainians.
First appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
Notable members
Bubblainian volleyball coach
“The sea water here is fizzy as a soda. Ah, it's so refreshing!”
Female Bubblainian, Super Mario Odyssey

Bubblainians[1] are snail creatures found in the region of Bubblaine within the Seaside Kingdom of Super Mario Odyssey. They wear red French-style berets, which, combined with their species, seems to be a reference to French dishes such as escargot which use snails as a main ingredient. This, combined with the name of the local boss, Mollusque-Lanceur, gives Bubblaine a subtle French theme. The males have moustaches, brown shell necklaces, brown bodies, and white shells, and the females have eyelashes, pearl necklaces, pink bodies, and light tan shells. Bubblainians are skittish creatures, as when Mario approaches them after having captured an enemy, they will duck into their shells and yell for him to go away.[2] This may in turn be a reference to the "cowardly French" stereotype.

At the game's finale, in the Moon Kingdom, a few Bubblainians can be found in attendance of the wedding between Bowser and Princess Peach. Like other attending members, they were brought forcefully. After beating the game, they can be found at the entrance of the Moon Kingdom near the Odyssey, and in the start of Darker Side.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Pétillopode Portmanteau of pétillant (fizzy) and gastéropode (gastropod).
Dutch Bubbelaars From bubbel (bubble)
Italian Bollicese From Bollicinia (Italian name for Bubblaine)
Russian Пузырьенец
Puzyr'enets
From "Пузырьен" (the Russian name of Bubblaine)

References[edit]

  1. ^ In-game brochure for Bubblaine
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lvw84SLXQY&feature=youtu.be