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Super Paper Mario enemy
Sprite of a Cherbil from Super Paper Mario.
Location(s) Yold Desert (1-3), Gloam Valley (2-1), Gap of Crag (5-2), Castle Bleck Foyer (8-2), Castle Bleck Inner Sanctum (8-4), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Rooms 6, 23, 47 and 83)
Max HP 5
Attack 2
Defense 0
Score 400
Items Peachy Peach
Card type Common
Card location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Card description
This odd floating beast strikes with sleeping gas. One whiff of that gas and it's sweet dreams...
That's a Cherbil. It's a nasty gasbag that spews a plume of sleepy gas... Max HP is 5. Attack is 2. That gas will put you to sleep, so don't go sniffing it... Some say the gas comes from their mouths. Some say it comes from elsewhere... ...Oh, dear...
List of Catch Cards
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Cherbils are floating enemies found in Super Paper Mario. They are one of the more common enemy species in the game, appearing in various locations such as Yold Desert, the Gap of Crag or the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials in room 6. They have the ability to put the player to sleep by spewing pink gas at them.

Cherbils and their cousins seem to be named for cherries, which they vaguely resemble, and possibly gerbil, a small rodent. Their use of gases could also make their name come from Chernobyl, a city in Ukraine which was the site of a nuclear disaster in 1986.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チェリリン
From "cherry" and Japanese endearing diminutive「~りん」(-rin)
French Soporifik Modified orthograph of "soporifique" (soporific)
German Bäckchen Diminutive of "backe" (cheek), referring to their shape
Italian Nuvio From "nuvola" (cloud) and Italian noun-deriving suffix "-io"
Korean 체링
From "체리" (cheri, cherry) and the Japanese name
Spanish Narkela A given name


  • O'Chunks mentions Cherbils when he wants to get Count Bleck to get him to fight Mario. He alludes to their bottom-like appearance by saying he'll "Spank (Clobber in the British English version) 'em like naughty little Cherbils". Tippi's tattle on the Cherbils also supports this claim. Additionally, their common drop of Peachy Peaches may be a subtle joke regarding the fruit's own bottom-like shape.