Cheep Cheep (bird)

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Cheep Cheep
Hatopop in Super Mario Sunshine
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
An alternate angle of a Cheep Cheep
A Puncher

Cheep Cheeps[1] are green, pigeon-like or cuckoo-like birds that appear in Super Mario Sunshine. They are found only in Noki Bay. They are hidden in wall indents with no indication that they are there (barring a question mark showing up within the wall if the player tilts the camera properly). If Mario walks close enough to them, they immediately charge at him, knocking him away. They then linger for a bit of time before retreating into the wall and completely disappearing. There is no way to avoid being hit by them without completely avoiding the locations they appear in. Due to how they look and act, they are comparable to the birds inside cuckoo clocks. Similar red boxing gloves known as Punchers[1] appear from other alcoves. The bird variant has yellow wooden crisscrossed Ultra Hand-like bars behind it, while the Puncher has a black arm.

There are two Cheep Cheeps, which appear in every episode of Noki Bay except Red Coins in a Bottle, where Mario is not given a chance to explore the bay. One is found along a cliffside next to the lower of two pulley-using platforms, and it is reachable by grabbing along an edge and having Mario cross it by hand. The other one is found up above, in one of the holes that opens only when a relief on it is sprayed. Two Punchers appear in these missions as well: The first is in a similar location to the first Cheep Cheep but closer to the second pulley platform, and the second is in a hole over a Rocket Nozzle box on an isolated ledge nearby. Additionally, Punchers that are angled upwards appear in specific episodes: One appears on the ledge under the first pulley platform in Il Piantissimo's Surf Swim and Hold It, Shadow Mario! (facing a slightly different direction in each), and one appears in a small cave across the bay in The Shell's Secret, guarding a 1-Up Mushroom that also appears only in that episode.

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Sunshine hatopop_model1[2] Hatopop From「鳩」(hato, pigeon) or「鳩時計」(hatodokei, cuckoo clock), and "pop"
Super Mario Sunshine puncher_model1[3] Puncher -

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トラップ[4]
Trap (explicitly Puncher)
Italian Trappola[5] Trap


  1. ^ a b Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 20.
  2. ^ Super Mario Sunshine, internal filename root/data/scene/mare0/mapobj/scene/hatopop_model1.bmd
  3. ^ Super Mario Sunshine, internal filename root/data/scene/mare0/mapobj/scene/puncher_model1.bmd
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 105.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 105