|Super Paper Mario enemy|
|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)|
|Card location(s)||Card Shop; Catch Card/SP|
|List of Catch Cards|
87 88 89
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.
Mario put to sleep by a Cherbil
Names in other languages
|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"|
|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.