Jojora's friends

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Jojora's friends
Sprite of one of Jojora's friends with yellow hair from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
“That mustached guy... Does he like me?”
Jojora's friends, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Jojora's friends[1] are bosses from Joke's End in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake. The player selects one of them prior to battling through a menu selection: Chucklissa, Oholina, Hoohoolia, and Teeheena, though they all have the same appearance and battle identically. They have snowball-like bodies, white faces, and muscular arms. They are all named after places in the Beanbean Kingdom: Chateau de Chucklehuck/Woods, Oho Oasis/Ocean/Seabed, Hoohoo Mountain/Village, and Teehee Valley, respectively. As a result, the names are all related to onomatopoeias for laughter.

When the Mario Bros. reach the top of Joke's End, Jojora invites them to a tea party and asks them which of her friends they want to meet, and the player can choose the name. The friend ends up attacking the brothers when she appears along with Jojora, thus initiating the fight. One of the friend's attacks is to try to kiss Mario and Luigi, which can be countered with a Jump. It may also cause the poison status effect. If the brothers hurt Jojora's friend when Jojora is around, Jojora buries them in snow (prevented by pressing A Button and B Button rapidly), as well as restoring 18 HP to her and 60 HP to her friend.

The friend can either be healed or take critical damage from the Bros., depending on her makeup: she is healed with Firebrand (so Thunderhand is effective) when she has makeup, and healed with Thunderhand when she does not (so Firebrand is effective). The makeup increases the defense of the friend wearing it at the cost of speed. The friend also has the ability to turn into a snowball and crush the Bros, which is countered by hammers. If she winks her right eye before performing this attack, she targets Mario; if she winks her left eye, she targets Luigi. She melts after being defeated.

Statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Jojora's friend (Yellow Hair)
One of Jojora's friends from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. HP 500 POW 100-140 (92-140) Defense 130 (120) Speed 100 Experience 800
Fire Critical Thunder Heal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 180 (240)
Stat Down? 30% Stun? 30% Burn? 30% (0%) Hand Normal Item Drop Ultra Nut (Max Nut) – 100%
Sledge Heart – 61.29% (100%)
Level           32 Location(s) Joke's End Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Jojora's friend (Pink Hair)
One of Jojora's friends from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. HP 500 POW 100-140 (92-140) Defense 170 (160) Speed 60 Experience 800
Fire Heal (Normal) Thunder Critical (Normal) Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 180 (240)
Stat Down? 0% Stun? 0% Burn? 0% Hand Normal Item Drop Ultra Nut (Max Nut) – 100%
Sledge Heart – 61.29% (100%)
Level           32 Location(s) Joke's End Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Jojora's friend (Yellow Hair)
Sprite of one of Jojora's friends with yellow hair from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP: 1100 POW: 132 DEF: 86 SPEED: 90 Experience: 800
Fire: Critical Thunder: Heal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Coins: 500
Stat Down: 30% Dizzy: 30% Burn: 0% Speed down: 30% Item Drop: None (0%)
Sledge Heart (100%)
Sledge Heart (100%)
Level:           29 Location(s): Joke's End
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Jojora's friend (Pink Hair)
Sprite of one of Jojora's friends with pink hair from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP: 1100 POW: 132 DEF: 86 SPEED: 90 Experience: 800
Fire: Normal Thunder: Normal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Coins: 500
Stat Down: 0% Dizzy: 0% Burn: 0% Speed down: 0% Item Drop: None (0%)
Sledge Heart (100%)
Sledge Heart (100%)
Level:           29 Location(s): Joke's End

Names in other languages[edit]

Chucklissa[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲラーネ
Gerāne
From「ゲラゲラ」(geragera, an onomatopoeia for derisive laughter) and name ending「ね」(-ne)
Chinese 咯咯利萨
Gēgēlìsà
From "咯咯" (gēgē, an onomatopoeia for laughing)
German Grinswalda From grinsen (to grin) and the dated feminine name suffix -walda.
Italian Ghignina From ghigno (grin) and the dated feminine name suffix -ina.
Spanish (NOA) Señorita Jijina Miss Hihi and the feminine name suffix -ina.
Spanish (NOE) Srta. Jejé Ms. Hehe

Oholina[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウフーネ
Ufūne
From「ウフフ」(ufufu, an onomatopoeia for chuckling) and name ending「ね」(-ne)
Chinese 呵呵利纳
Hēhēlìnà
From "呵呵" (hēhē, an onomatopoeia for laughing)
German Lachgunda From lachen (to laugh) and the dated feminine name suffix -gunda.
Italian Tiriterina From tiritera (rigmarole) and the dated feminine name suffix -ina.
Spanish (NOA) Señorita Juajuana Pun on juajua (hoohoo) and the female name Juana.
Spanish (NOE) Srta. Juajuá Ms. Hoohoo

Hoohoolia[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アハーネ
Ahāne
From「アハハ」(ahaha, an onomatopoeia for louder laughter) and name ending「ね」(-ne)
Chinese 哈哈利亚
Hāhālìyà
From "哈哈" (hāhā, an onomatopoeia for laughing)
German Gröhlburga From grölen (to bellow) and the dated female name Walburga.
Italian Crepapellina From the common expression ridere a crepapelle (laughing uproariously) and the dated feminine name suffix -ina.
Spanish (NOA) Señorita Jajana Pun on Jajá (Haha) and the female name Jana (Similar to Hannah).
Spanish (NOE) Srta. Jojó Ms. Hoho

Teeheena[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese デヘーネ
Dehēne
From「デへへ」(dehehe, an onomatopoeia for embarrassed laughter) and name ending「ね」(-ne)
Chinese 嘿嘿纳
Hēihēinà
From "嘿嘿" (hēihēi, an onomatopoeia for laughing)
German Witzegard From Witze (jokes) and the feminine name suffix -gard.
Italian Sorrisina From sorriso (smile) and the dated feminine name suffix -ina.
Spanish (NOA) Señorita Jejelia From Jejé (Hehe) and the faminine name suffix -elia.
Spanish (NOE) Srta. Jijí Ms. Heehee

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomason, Steve. 2003. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Official Player's Guide, page 107. "It doesn't matter which name you choose; all four of Jojora's friends are identical."