Clubba

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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.
Clubba
Clubba.png
A Clubba from Super Paper Mario
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)
Variant of Spike
Variants
Dark Clubba
White Clubba
“Oh, it's Mario!! See this fine club I have? I'm gonna introduce you to it. Club...meet Mario!!!”
Clubba, Paper Mario

Clubbas are lazy Spike soldiers that wield spiked clubs similar in appearance to an ordinary Spike's ball. They only appear in the Paper Mario series. Their design seems to mostly be based on Spikes' artwork from Super Mario Bros. 3, but with faces more similar to their designs in the early Yoshi games.

History[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

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

The first Clubbas appear in Paper Mario, where they are commonly seen as guards in the castle of Tubba Blubba. Only a few of Tubba Blubba's Clubba henchmen actively guard the castle, and if Mario and his team decide to, they can simply sneak by sleeping Clubbas, who only wake up if the team moves quickly. In battle, they walk over and swing their maces down on Mario. 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 realizes this before falling asleep again.

If the player chooses a Clubba as one of the things Mario fears in the Princess Peach intermission after the Tubba Blubba quest, Kammy Koopa summons one to guard a Treasure Chest in the Shy Guy's Toy Box. Later in the game, after Mario and his crew defeat Huff N. Puff and rescue the sixth Star Spirit, a single Clubba appears as a sleeping guard in Peach's Castle, sleeping while it was supposed to be guarding the door to the hallway where Mario and Bowser faced off at the beginning of the game and will do so again in the climax. Princess Peach, using her Sneaky Parasol, turns into this Clubba to relieve a Koopatrol of his duties at that door, as well as to proceed further to the top of the castle before being caught again by Kammy Koopa.

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

Field Tattle[edit]

Outside of battle, Goombario can use Tattle only on a lone Clubba found sleeping in Tubba Blubba's Castle for a short time after the castle is deserted.

  • "Everyone left while this Clubba was sleeping. He must be really tired."

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 are often found napping and can 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 subspecies of Clubba, the Dark Clubba, also appears in this game.

Statistics[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Clubba
Battle idle animation of a Clubba from Paper Mario 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[edit]

Super Paper Mario Enemy
Clubba
Clubba.png Max HP 20 Items Smelly Herb
Attack 3 Location(s) Gap of Crag (5-2), Castle Bleck Foyer (8-2), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Rooms 54 and 63)
Defense 0 Card Type Common
Score 500 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...

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • While Tubba Blubba and Grubba have names based on Clubbas in English versions, neither of them are club-wielding soldiers, which primarily distinguishes Clubbas from Spikes.