Li'l Brr

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Li'l Brr
Li'l Brr artwork
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Li'l Cinder
Notable members
Li'l Brrs on the Li'l Brr Planet in the Battle Belt Galaxy

Li'l Brrs,[1] originally known as Ice Bubbles,[2] are enemies in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2. Their name is a direct reference to "brr", the common interjection used for being cold. They are the ice counterparts of Li'l Cinders. Li'l Brrs attempt to ram into Mario (or Luigi) and freeze him, inflicting damage. If Mario has the Ice Flower equipped and takes damage from a Li'l Brr, he is simply knocked back instead of being frozen. To defeat a Li'l Brr, Mario must use a spin or shoot a Star Bit to put out the ice cloud surrounding the enemy, causing it to fall to the ground stunned and allowing the player to kick it, releasing one coin. If the player is not quick to hit the Li'l Brr while it is vulnerable, it starts to hop around, attempting to jump into icy water and regenerate its ice cloud. Icy water does not appear in the sequel, so it takes longer for a Li'l Brr to regenerate on ice or snow. In Super Mario Galaxy, Ice Bubbles are mostly found in the Freezeflame Galaxy. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, a planetoid in the Battle Belt Galaxy is also shaped like a giant Li'l Brr.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/IceMeramera.arc IceMeramera Transliteration of below
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
アイスメラメラ (Aisu Meramera) Ice Li’l Cinder

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カチコチ[3]
A Japanese term meaning "frozen stiff"

French Kachikochi
Same as Japanese name
German Eis-Flamy
Ice Flamy
Italian Congelotto
From congelare ("to freeze") + diminutive suffix -otto
Spanish (NOA) Roca Gélida
Icy Rock
Spanish (NOE) Mera Helado
Icy Li'l Cinder


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 27.
  2. ^ Black, Fletcher. Super Mario Galaxy PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 180, 181, 188.
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 127 and 159.