Chuckola Cola (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)

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

First appearance

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
“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 beverage owned by Admiral Bobbery. He asks to drink as last request in Chapter 5 of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Being similar to a red wine and being named Vintage Red in the Japanese version, in the Western localizations of the game its color was changed to purple and in some cases the hints to it possibly being an alcoholic drink were removed, an example being that of the English localizations where it was given the name of a soft drink in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

History[edit]

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Admiral Bobbery wants a drink 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 then gives the drink to Bobbery. Bobbery then joins Mario in his quest.

Said drink, a red wine named Vintage Red in the Japanese version, was changed to a purple drink that was named differently in the various Western localizations, being given the name Chuckola Cola in the English one. As a result of them not being related except in the English localization, there are some appearance inconsistencies with Chuckola Cola between Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. 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. Furthermore, as a result of the changes during localization, Bobbery's last wish is much more poignant in the Japanese version: scarlet wine in memory of Scarlette. This is retained in the Spanish version, where Bobbery asks for "bombioja" in honor of "Bombaret,"[1] while the changes in the nature of the drink partially affected the Italian version, where Bobbery asks for "Vintage viola" (violet Vintage), a fine berry juice, in memory of "Scarlet."[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビンテージ·レッド
Bintēji Reddo
Vintage Red
Spanish Bombioja Pun on bomb and Rioja (a place in Spain known for its wine)
French Grand Cru A Grand Cru is a high-quality wine
German Psycho-Blubb Blubb comes from "blubbern" = to bubble
Italian Vintage Viola Purple Vintage

References[edit]

  1. ^ FatalRagnarok (July 20, 2015). Paper Mario y la Puerta Milenaria | Español |Part 21 "Nuestra gran aventura del tesoro". YouTube. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  2. ^ fabry90 (June 27, 2012). Paper Mario: Il Portale Millenario - 100% Walkthrough - Parte 27 di 55. YouTube. Retrieved December 3, 2017.