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This article is about the enemy species from Paper Mario. For the powerful Kremling from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, see Klubba.
A Clubba from Super Paper Mario
First Appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest Appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)
Parent Species Spike
Derived Species
Dark Clubba
White Clubba
Notable Members
Grubba / Macho Grubba
Tubba Blubba

“Oh, it's Mario!! See this fine club I have? I'm gonna introduce you to it. Mario!!!”
Clubba, Paper Mario

Clubbas are large, burly but lazy creatures who are often shown to work for Bowser as soldiers, though some Clubbas have shown to be neutral characters. A Clubba's trademarks is its spiked mace and tendency to sleep a lot. They closely resemble the smaller Spikes, and their Japanese name Gabon Hei (lit. "Gabon Soldier") implies that they are directly related to them, as Spikes are known as Gabon in Japanese. Clubbas only appear in the Paper Mario series.


Paper Mario[edit]

A Clubba sleeping in the halls of Tubba Blubba's Castle.

The first Clubbas appeared in Paper Mario, where they were commonly seen guards in the castle of Tubba Blubba, himself a monstrous Clubba. Only a few of Tubba Blubba's Clubba henchmen actively guard the castle, and if Mario so wished, he can simply sneak by sleeping Clubbas, who only wake up if Mario moved quickly. After completing Chapter 3, all enemies abandon Tubba Blubba's Castle except for one Clubba in the first floor east wing. He apparently fell asleep and got left behind and when talked to, he wakes up and realize this before falling asleep again.

If the player chooses a Clubba as one of the things Mario fears in a Princess Peach intermission, Kammy Koopa summons one to guard a Treasure Chest in the Shy Guy's Toy Box. Later in Paper Mario, a single Clubba appears as a sleeping guard in Princess Peach's Castle; sleeping while it was supposed to be guarding a door in the castle. This Clubba can have its appearance copied by Princess Peach and her Sneaky Parasol. Clubbas attack by whacking Mario with their club.

A more powerful variety known as White Clubbas make an appearance in Chapter 7 on Shiver Mountain and inside Crystal Palace.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, only one Clubba, named Grubba makes an appearance throughout the whole game as the manager of the Glitz Pit and as a boss. This Clubba, however, appears to be quite different appearance-wise than other Clubbas. Most noticeably, he is dressed in a business suit, is blue instead of the usual green, has big orange lips, and has orange hair instead of the usual white Clubba hair.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Clubba in Super Paper Mario.

Clubbas appear again in Super Paper Mario, where they appear in all the surface areas of the Gap of Crag. They have very high HP in this game. Once more, they were often found napping and could be avoided by the player's character. A Clubba can also be fought against in Castle Bleck as an optional enemy, like in Paper Mario. There was also a very brief mentioning of Tubba Blubba, by Francis. According to him, Tubba Blubba stars in his own TV series called The Blubbening. A new subspecies of Clubba, the Dark Clubba, debuts in this game.

Notable Clubbas[edit]

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Field Tattle
"Everyone left while this Clubba was sleeping. He must be really tired."
Paper Mario Enemy
ClubbaPM.png Max HP 8 Attack 3 Defense 0 Type Ground
Level 13 Strong None Weak None Moves Heavy Club (3)
Sleep? 90%, 1 Dizzy? 75%, 0 Shock? 90%, 1 Shrink? 75%, 0
Stop? 90%, -1 Fright? 70% Air Lift? 60% Hurricane? 70%
Coins 1 + 1-3 Items Super Shroom Run 24 Location(s) Tubba Blubba's Castle, Shy Guy's Toy Box
Tattle This is a Clubba. Clubbas are the main guards of Tubba Blubba's Castle. Max HP: 8, Attack Power: 3, Defense Power: 0 They often sleep on the job. If you walk very slowly, they won't wake up. They may look big, but if you use the action command perfectly, they're not so tough.
Super Paper Mario Enemy
Clubba.png Max HP 20 Attack 3 Defense 0 Location(s) Gap of Crag (5-2), Castle Bleck Foyer (8-2), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Rooms 54 and 63)
Score 500 Items Card Type Common Card Location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Card Description This soldier would rather nap than face the front lines. Hauling that club around would make anyone tired.
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Tattle This chubby brawler is called a Clubba. Interestingly they love to take naps... Max HP is 20 and Attack is 3. They will fall asleep if you lose them, so take them out before they wake up...

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガボンへい
Gabon Hei
Spike Soldier (Gabon is the Japanese name for Spikes)
French Mastok Modified orthograph of the word mastoc (hefty)
German Clubba -
Italian Mazzuolo Mallet, but also a pun on mazza (club)
Portuguese Clubba -