Mecha Cheep

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Mecha Cheep
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A Mecha Cheep
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
Species origin Cheep Cheep
A Mecha Cheep in New Super Mario Bros. U.
"The Mecha Cheep: A Structural Study" poster from Water Park in Mario Kart 8

Mecha Cheep[1] 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 Iceball 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 says that they have leveling fins. Their steerage is apparently located in towards the tail in the underside of the fish. The poster also details the fuel efficiency as 888 mpg, and their serial number as 0026-2814.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Pukupuku Mecha[2]
Meka Puku
Mecha Cheep Cheep

Mecha Cheep


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


  1. Stratton, Steve (November 18, 2012). New Super Mario Bros. U: Prima Official Game Guide, page 33. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  2. New Super Mario Bros. U internal filename (pukupuku_mecha)