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Fava's sprite in-between versions
Species Beanish
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)

Fava, also referred to as Old Bean[1], is a Beanish in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake. He shares his name with a type of bean. Fava appears in the Yoshi Theater. Boddle tells the Mario Bros. to ask Fava about obtaining the Neon Eggs. The Mario Bros. locate him at the very back of the theater, sitting against the projection screen. Fava shows the Mario Bros. the method for obtaining Neon Eggs using his projector. He explains that they must first find the Bean Fruits located all over the Beanbean Kingdom and feed them to the Yoshis to get Neon Eggs.

Fava seems very old and wise and he has a tendency to say "perhaps". He is the younger brother of Beanbean Castle Town's oldest intellect, who also often says "perhaps".

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マメディ
From「豆」(mame, bean) and possibly the male name suffix "-dy"
Italian Fusaglio
Spanish Judini A pun on "judía" (bean) and possibly the name "Houdini"


  1. ^ Stratton, Stephen, and Levi Buchanan. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Prima Official Strategy Guide. Page 102.