Mecha Cheep

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Mecha Cheep
Rendered model of a Mecha Cheep in Mario Kart 8.
Data-rendered model of a Mecha Cheep from Mario Kart 8.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (Vacation Tour) (2023)
Variant of Cheep Cheep

Mecha Cheeps are mechanical versions of Cheep Cheep that first appear in New Super Mario Bros. U. They have metal fins and a wind-up key at the back similar to that of Mechakoopas. The back of a Mecha Cheep bears a slight resemblance to a Poké Ball from the Pokémon series.


New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

In the game, Mecha Cheeps appear only in the level The Mighty Cannonship. They are impervious to fireballs, but can be defeated with an Ice Ball or Super Star, or by leading a Targeting Ted into them.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Mecha Cheeps appear in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the underwater section of Water Park and on posters seen in the entrance to the Sub Coaster at the beginning of the course, showing its structure. These posters say that the Mecha Cheeps have a built-in artificial intelligence system in their heads, and that their mouths function as inflow ports. The wind up key at the back provides the Mecha Cheep's propulsive power, and the dorsal fin acts as a leveling fin. Their steerage is apparently located in the underside of the fish, towards the tail. The poster also details the fuel efficiency as 888 mpg, and their serial number as 0026-2814.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a Mecha Cheep also appears inside the bathtub in Squeaky Clean Sprint.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Mecha Cheeps return in the Mario Kart Tour rendition of Squeaky Clean Sprint, as well as its R, T, and R/T variants. In this game, they are interactable course elements; much like regular Cheep Cheeps, they slow down drivers who collide with them, but can be taken out with an offensive item (except for a Banana or Giant Banana) or by simply bumping into them.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

New Super Mario Bros. U content/Common/actor/pukupuku_mecha.szs Pukupuku Mecha Mecha Cheep Cheep

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メカプク[1]
Meka Puku
Mecha Cheep
Chinese (Simplified) 机器泡泡鱼[1]
Jīqì Pàopào Yú
Robot Cheep Cheep
Chinese (Traditional) 機器泡泡魚[1]
Jīqì Pàopào Yú
Robot Cheep Cheep
French Mecha Cheep[1] -
German Robo-Cheep[1] Robotic Cheep
Italian Pesce Mech[1]
Pesce Smack Elica[2]
Mecha Fish
Propeller Cheep Cheep
Korean 메카뽀꾸[1]
Meka Ppokku
Mecha Cheep
Portuguese Meca Cheep[1] Mecha Cheep
Spanish (NOA) Cheep Mecánico[1]
Mecacheep[citation needed]
Mechanical Cheep
Spanish (NOE) Mecha-Cheep[1]
Mecha Cheep[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Mario Kart Tour in-game name
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 211.