Chuckola Cola

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Chuckola Cola
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"Flavio's treasured beverage. (Actually, it's Bobbery's!)"

First Appearance

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)

Latest Appearance

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)

“Tell him to waft the bouquet, swizzle it gently, and savor all of the fine fizziness!”
Flavio, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Chuckola Cola is a popular drink found in Chucklehuck Woods from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. There is another rare variety called Chuckola Reserve, which is needed to cure Queen Bean. It later appeared in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door as Admiral Bobbery's last request.

There are some appearance inconsistencies with Chuckola Cola between Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Although actual bottles of Chuckola Cola were seen very rarely in Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, several were seen in the S.S. Chuckola, an ancient boat bound to ship Chuckola Cola across the world. Perhaps coincidentally, the Chuckola Cola was bottled similarly in both games, but it was colored differently: the Mario & Luigi variant was blue (but known to be red when seen en masse) and had a pink label while the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door cola was purple with a yellow label. Since three different colors of Chuckola Fruit grow in Chucklehuck Woods, it is possible that the soda color depends on the type of fruit used to brew it.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Admiral Bobbery wants a Chuckola Cola as his last request. When Mario asks Flavio about it, Flavio agrees to give it to Mario, but only if he could give him something in return. Mario gives Flavio a coconut, and they trade the items. Mario then gives it to Bobbery, and Bobbery joins Mario in his quest.

Brewing Chuckola Cola (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)[edit]

The entrance of Chateau de Chucklehuck has four statues, each giving four different steps to brewing Chuckola Cola. These are the four different steps:

Step Image Description
Step 1 MLSS-Brewing Step1.png The main ingredient of Chuckola Cola is Chuckola Fruit, which grows only in Chucklehuck Woods.
Step 2 MLSS-Brewing Step2.png Place one Chuckola Fruit in a barrel that's been filled to the brim with savory syrup.
Step 3 MLSS-Brewing Step3.png Tell funny jokes to the fruit until it laughs, releasing soda bubbles deep within the brew.
Step 4 MLSS-Brewing Step4.png Bear in mind that the quality of both the fruit and the jokes will affect the brewing process.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲラゲラソーダ (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Geragera Sōda
ビンテージ·レッド (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
Bintēji Reddo
From geragera, an onomatopoeia for derisive laughter, and "soda"
Vintage Red
Spanish Refresco Jijí (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Bombioja (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
Hehe Soda
Pun on bomb and Rioja (a place in Spain known for its wine)
French Soda Hilaro (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Grand Cru (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
Hilaro is a pun on hilarious
A Grand Cru is a high-quality wine
German Witzwein (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Psycho-Blubb (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
Joke Wine
Blubb comes from "blubbern" = to bubble
Italian Gazzosa Ridolina (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Vintage Viola (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
Chuckle Soda
Purple Vintage


  • Chuckola Cola (as well as Chuckola Fruit) is given a cameo appearance in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, where it appeared alongside Prince Peasley on a poster in Princess Peach's Castle's Shroom Shop.
  • The beverage's name was changed so that it resembles that of the popular soft drink Coca-Cola[1].
  • In Japanese versions of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, the beverage is red and is known as Vintage Red. During localization, the name was changed to that of a cola. Bobbery's last wish was much more poignant in the Japanese version: scarlet wine in memory of Scarlette.


  1. ^ Francesca Di Marco. Cultural Localization: Orientation and Disorientation in Japanese Video Games. Retrieved September 27, 2016.