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Bubbles dancing, as seen in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Species Beanish
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
This article is about the Beanish character from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. For other uses of "bubble", see Bubble (disambiguation).
“What do idiots drink? So-duhhhh! What do sodas call their dads? Pop! A hippie's favorite soda? Granola cola!”
Bubbles, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
A statue of Bubbles showing him without his bean suit

Bubbles is an old Beanish who founded Chuckola Cola, Inc., the distributor of the world-famous Chuckola Cola. He appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. According to Bubbles, the key to creating great Chuckola Cola is telling jokes to the brew, allowing the beverage to laugh and carbonate. Bubbles' best soda is his rare Chuckola Reserve, a brew he personally tells the jokes to. Bubbles has a younger brother named Boddle, the president of the Yoshi Fan Club. Bubbles also wears a bean costume, with its zipper prominently displayed on his back.

When Mario and Luigi arrive in Bubbles' shrine in Mother Chuckalola to acquire some Chuckola Reserve to save Queen Bean from a Belly Blech-based disease, Bubbles' soda reached perfection and became a living monster, the Chuckolator.

Though the player does not fight Bubbles himself, when the Chuckolator reaches critical HP, Bubbles will dance every few turns and tell it a joke, restoring its health.

When the Mario Bros. defeat the soda, Bubbles is so outraged that he causes the floor to collapse, leaving the Mario Bros. to fall into a cave. If the Bros. go back to the woods, they find that Bubbles is nowhere to be seen. He does not appear in the game afterwards, but he is mentioned by his brother, Boddle.

Bubbles also appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. Along with reprising his role in the main game, he also sends Bowser's minions down into a cave during Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バッカーラ
Spanish Riseñor Pun of Risa (Laugh) and Señor (Mister)
French Baramkar Pun on "Carambar", a candy with jokes on its wrappers
German Invino Veritas Pun on the Latin phrase "In vino veritas", meaning "In wine [there is the] truth"
Italian Frizzo Pun on frizzante (fizzy)
Chinese 玻玻


  • In the English versions, Bubbles' speech patterns are based on American comedian Jerry Lewis. This coupled with the French background for Bubbles are a reference to Lewis' popularity in France.