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Mario standing near a Chuckya
A screenshot of a Chuckya in Super Mario 64 DS
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Bob-omb
Mega Bob-omb
Drawing of a Chuckya in Super Mario Bōken Game Ehon 6 3 Tsu no Takara (「スーパーマリオぼうけんゲームえほん 6 3つのたから」, Super Mario Adventure Game Picture Book 6: Three Treasures).
Artwork from Super Mario Bōken Game Ehon 6 3 Tsu no Takara

Chuckyas,[1] also formatted as Chuck-Yas,[2] are a large purple variant of Bob-omb found in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. Their name comes from a corruption of the phrase "chuck you," referring to their method of attack. In their original appearance, Chuckyas have red spheres for hands and purple arms, as well as yellow antennas with red orbs on their heads; their backs have black, diamond-shaped plates, and they move about by sliding across the ground on a metal point. In Super Mario 64 DS, they have a somewhat different appearance consisting of grey arms with boxing glove-like hands and white antennas, and the plates on their backs are replaced by gold windup keys, giving them a closer resemblance to normal Bob-ombs. When moving, Chuckyas produce winding sounds, similarly to Heave-Hos.

In Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS, Chuckyas are encountered in Wet-Dry World; on Tall, Tall Mountain; in Rainbow Ride; on Tiny-Huge Island's "huge" portion; and in Bowser in the Sky, as well as in Battle Fort exclusively in the remake. When Mario is in range of a Chuckya, it charges towards him, and if a Chuckya catches him, it picks him up and throws him in a random direction, similarly to what the Big Bob-omb does. It is possible to escape from a Chuckya's grasp by pressing A Button and/or pushing the Control Stick from the inside to the outside 11 times before the Chuckya throws Mario.[3] Chuckyas patrol small areas. Usually, Mario can be thrown down a far distance or even into a pit. While moving, Chuckyas occasionally pause to turn around. To defeat a Chuckya, Mario must pick it up from behind and throw it, causing it to explode and release five coins. In Super Mario 64 DS, Yoshi cannot defeat Chuckyas, because he cannot pick up enemies.

In Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64, Chuckya's name is sometimes displayed on the scorecard.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホルヘイ[4][5]
Play on「放る」(hōru, to throw) and「ボム兵」(Bomuhei, Bob-omb)
German Chuckya
From "wurf" (throw) and "mufti" (describing a person whose decision cannot be appealed against)
Italian Chuckya[6] -


  • The Chuckya's method of attack is similar to that of an unused Super Mario 64 enemy named "Motos," which was discovered in 2020 from assembled source code and shares the same form of attack as the Chuckya, but instead has a Bully's weakness to lava and the Big Bob-omb's slow walking speed and fast in-place turning.