Eep Cheep

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Eep Cheep
Artwork of an Eep Cheep from New Super Mario Bros. U
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (version 2.2.0) (2019)
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019, Mario franchise)
Variant of Cheep Cheep
Big Eep Cheep

Eep Cheeps[1] are a variant of Cheep Cheeps first found in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They are similar in appearance to Cheep Cheeps, although they are yellow in color and will swim away from Mario when he gets close. Their name is a combination of the species name "Cheep Cheep" and "eep" – a short scream of discomfort when frightened easily in reference to the Eep Cheeps' nature of swimming away from Mario and living in schools for protection.


New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

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Eep Cheeps make their first appearance in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They will swim away from the player whenever they get close, the opposite behavior of Deep Cheeps.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Eep Cheeps return in New Super Mario Bros. U. They retain the same behavior and appearance.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Eep Cheeps also appear in New Super Luigi U, which also includes larger versions of them.

Appearances in non-Mario media[edit]

In the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack in Minecraft, Clownfish are replaced with Eep Cheeps.

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The twelfth Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp that began on March 14, 2019 featured Eep Cheeps, alongside regular Cheep Cheeps, Cheep Chomps, and Bloopers, owing to it being run around the same time as Mario Day. An Eep Cheep balloon attached to a Brick Block could also be obtained as special furniture after reaching the 800, 950, 1,100, or 1,300 cm milestone.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese にげプク
Nige Puku
Timid Cheep-Cheep; nige comes from nigeru, "to run away".
French Eep-Cheep -
German Irr-Cheep -


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  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U Prima eGuide, Enemies Tab.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. 2 - The Cutting Room Floor