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Sprite of a Malibut 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)

A Malibut is an octopus enemy encountered in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. Its name is a portmanteau of "mal-" (the Latin root word for "bad") and "halibut". Malibuts appear only in battle alongside Cheep Cheeps (Spiny Cheep Cheeps in the remake), Mecha-Bloopers, and Starkisses on the Seabed. Malibuts appear to be constantly sleeping, wearing sleep masks and lying on top of a pillow; a snot bubble can be seen coming from the general area where the nose would be.


Malibuts can shoot small yellow-green pearls (bubbles in the remake) from their tentacles toward Mario and Luigi, which can be jumped on or over. A Malibut may also roll over before producing a large bubble, which floats towards one of the Bros. and must be countered with a hammer; the bubble may render Mario or Luigi dizzy if it hits. When struck with any attack, an ! appears as the Malibut wakes up, with the snot bubble popping, and it retaliates by throwing one or two pillows at the offender. These pillows must be hammered away to avoid damage; in the remake, countering the pillows will send them back towards the Malibut and damage it.


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy
A Malibut from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. HP 60 (50) POW 65-78 (64-70) Defense 80 (60)
Speed 50 Experience 68 (70) Coins 8 (12)
Location Seabed, Gwarhar Lagoon Jump Normal Hammer Normal
Hand Normal Fire Normal Thunder Normal
Stat down? 100% Stun? 60% Burn? 30%
Level 27 (23) Role Common Item drop Super Mushroom – 9.68%
Supersyrup Jar – 25.81% (9.68%)
  • 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
Sprite of a Malibut from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP 110 POW 96 DEF 78 SPEED 58 Experience 80
Fire Critical Thunder Weak Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 18
Stat down 60% Dizzy 100% Burn 30% Speed down 30% Item drop Ultra Mushroom (18%)
Super Syrup (16%)
Ultra Syrup (20%)
Level           25 Location(s) Seabed, Gwarhar Lagoon

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タコノマクラ
Tako no Makura
Common name of the Japanese sea biscuit; compound of「」(tako, octopus) and「枕」(makura, pillow)

Chinese 枕头章鱼
Zhěntou Zhāngyú
Pillow Octopus

French Poulpododo
From "poulpe" (octopus) and "dodo" (an informal word meaning "sleep")
German Pennpolyp
From "pennen" (to sleep) and "polyp"
Italian Piovra Gatta
Cat Octopus
Korean 베개문어
Begae Mun'eo
Pillow Octopus

Spanish Pulpo Dormilón
Sleepy Octopus