List of beanholes in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
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In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Mario and Luigi can collect Chuckle Beans by coming across beanholes -- X-shaped bean symbols or other distinguishing features on the ground -- all throughout the Beanbean Kingdom. To retrieve these beans, Mario must perform Luigi Dunk to hammer Luigi into the beanhole, then by popping out of the ground at the spot, Luigi will uncover the bean.
Most beanholes are visible to the player; however, some are not. To retrieve beans from invisible beanholes, Luigi must hammer Mario from behind to become Mini-Mario. As Mini-Mario, he can detect hidden beans from underneath when a flashing "!" sign appears over his head, which becomes large if he's directly on the beanhole. Then as regular Mario, he can perform Luigi Dunk on Luigi at that spot to retrieve the bean. Sometimes these particular beanholes are found in certain plants, near statues, or other distinct patterns on the ground. Another way of finding hidden beanholes is by playing Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga on the Game Boy Player, then using the rumble feature on the Nintendo GameCube Controller to locate the beanhole. These methods are also used to retrieve Beanstones and Bean Fruit. In the remake, these hidden beanholes are now visible.
There are a total of 196 Chuckle Beans to collect from beanholes: 138 from visible holes, and 58 from hidden ones. This page shows the locations of each one and how to get to them. Mushroom Kingdom, Koopa Cruiser, Stardust Fields, Beanbean Castle Town, Beanbean Castle, Beanbean Castle Sewers, Little Fungitown, Guffawha Ruins and S.S. Chuckola do not have any beanholes at all.
Hoohoo Mountain Base
Chateau de Chucklehuck
Oho Ocean Seabed
Beanbean International Airport
Beanhole Chuckle Bean count
This chart shows the number of Chuckle Beans that can be obtained from visible and hidden beanholes, with the total amounts listed per location on the right column, and the totals for each beanhole type at the bottom. Locations are listed in the order the player can visit them.