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 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
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. 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.

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.


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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

New Super Mario Bros. U pukupuku_mecha Pukupuku Mecha Mecha Cheep Cheep

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メカプク
Meka Puku
Mecha Cheep
German Robo-Cheep Robotic Cheep
Italian Pesce Smack Elica[1] Propeller Cheep Cheep
Spanish (NOA) Mecacheep Mecha Cheep
Spanish (NOE) Mecha Cheep -


  • The back of the Mecha Cheep resembles a Poké Ball. It can be seen if it was tapped in Boost Mode.