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A Chuckya from 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

Chuckyas,[1] also formatted as Chuck-Yas,[2] are a large purple version of Bob-ombs found in Super Mario 64 and its remake. They have red spheres for hands and purple arms as well as red orbs on a yellow antenna on their heads; their backs have a black, diamond-shaped plate; and they move about by sliding across the ground on a metal point. In the remake, they have a slightly different appearance; their hands are now boxing gloves, their arms are grey, and their antennas are white, and they lose the plate in exchange for a gold windup key on their backs, making them more closely resemble normal Bob-ombs.

Chuckyas patrol a small area, occasionally pausing to turn around. When Mario is in range, they charge towards him in an attempt to pick him up and throw him in a random direction, similar to the Big Bob-omb. To defeat a Chuckya, Mario must pick the creature up from behind and throw it, causing the enemy to explode and release five coins. In Super Mario 64 DS, Yoshi cannot defeat Chuckyas. They are found in Wet-Dry World; on Tall, Tall Mountain; on Rainbow Ride; on the "huge" area of Tiny-Huge Island; and in Bowser in the Sky, as well as in the exclusive Battle Fort in the remake. The placement of Chuckyas usually means Mario can be thrown down a cliff or platform, taking fall damage upon landing, or even being thrown off the map and losing a life. When moving, they produce winding sounds, similar to Heave-Hos.

In the original game, 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]


Names in other languages[edit]

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


  • The Chuckya's method of attack may have been reworked from 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.