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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 variant of Bob-omb found in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. They are found in Wet-Dry World; on Tall, Tall Mountain; in Rainbow Ride; on the "huge" area of Tiny-Huge Island; and in Bowser in the Sky. In the remake, one is additionally found in Battle Fort.

In Super Mario 64, 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; they now have grey arms with boxing glove-like hands, their antennas are white, 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, similar to Heave-Hos.

Chuckyas patrol a small area, occasionally pausing to turn around. When Mario is in range, they charge towards him; if one catches him, the Chuckya picks him up and throws him in a random direction, similar to the Big Bob-omb. Chuckyas are usually placed in areas where they can throw Mario down a cliff or platform and cause him to take fall damage upon landing, or even off the map, costing him a life. 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]

To destroy a Chuckya, Mario must pick it up from behind and throw it, causing the enemy to explode and release five coins. In Super Mario 64 DS, Yoshi cannot defeat Chuckyas as a result of this and must use Mario's cap, Luigi's cap, or Wario's cap instead.


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 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.