Peepa

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Not to be confused with Peeper or Peeka.
Peepa
Artwork of a Peepa in Mario Party: Star Rush
Artwork of a Peepa from Mario Party: Star Rush.
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance Mario Party Superstars (2021)
Variant of Boo
Comparable
Boo Buddies
Octoboo
Eerie

Peepas are Boo-like enemies debuting in Super Mario 3D Land. They are small, white ghosts with stubby arms, black eyes with white pupils and a permanently smiling mouth which shows its two teeth. As ghostly enemies that have an appearance different from most Boos and often travel in predetermined paths, Peepas are somewhat similar to the Eeries in Super Mario World.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

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A Peepa and a Koopa Troopa with captured Luigi in Super Mario 3D Land.

Peepas are exclusive to the Ghost Houses found in the game. These enemies are usually found alongside Boos. Peepas do not directly attack Mario or Luigi when they get too close, but rather stay in a stationary position or move in a set area, making them more of an obstacle rather than an enemy. Sometimes, several Peepas encircle a select area similar to the Octoboos in Super Mario Galaxy 2. A Peepa can only be defeated by running into it while under the effects of a Super Star.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

A Peepa in New Super Mario Bros. 2
Circling Peepas in New Super Mario Bros. 2.

Peepas made their next appearance in New Super Mario Bros. 2, marking their first sidescroller appearance. They act like the Circling Boo Buddies of Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Like most Boos of the game, they have a bluish complexion. Peepas first appear in World 2's Ghost House.

Also, in World 3's Ghost House and other Ghost House based levels, Peepas carry moving yellow platforms. They appear when Mario stands on one of them. They will move along with the platform tracks if there is any. Sometimes they will tilt the platforms and also they may disappear at the end of a track, causing the platforms to disappear as well. These platform-carrying Peepas do not hurt Mario or Luigi if they touch them, unlike the circling Peepas.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

A Peepa from Super Mario 3D World.

Peepas reappear in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Unlike in previous games, they can be defeated by the light of a Light Box. Here, they make a unique distorted sound effect when defeated. This is also the first game where Peepas are shown with an expression other than their usual grin; as they make a terrified face when they are being illuminated by a Light Box.

In Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, a trait from Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has been added; in the Captain Toad's Adventures levels, Captain Toad's headlamp can now defeat Peepas and Boos similarly to the Light Box.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

A big Peepa

Peepas reappear in Super Mario Maker 2, where they are placeable enemies in the Super Mario 3D World style. Much like in New Super Mario Bros. 2, they act like the Boo Buddies, which are present in the other game styles.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Horror Harriers from Mario Party: Island Tour
Horror Harriers
Peep a Peepa
Peep a Peepa

Peepas made their Mario Party series debut in Mario Party: Island Tour. They replace Red Boos from previous games. In the minigame Get Reel, a few can be seen inhabiting the corridor, where they end up chasing Mario. They also appear in the minigames Horror Harriers and Peep a Peepa.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Peepas in Peepa Panic.

Peepas make an appearance in Mario Party 10 as the main obstacles in the four-player minigame Peepa Panic.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Peepas reappear in Mario Party: Star Rush. They serve as the primary obstacles in World 2-2 and World 2-3, where they masquerade as a duplicate ally. When players take them, they reveal themselves and hinder the party with their Cursed Dice Block, which rolls only 0's and -1's. Players cannot select to play as a Peepa, and they disappear after a set amount of time. They additionally appear in the minigames House of Boos and King Boo's Light Smite, where they travel in straight lines. They grab players and bring them to the beginning if players run into them.

Super Mario Party[edit]

Peepas appear in Super Mario Party as non-playable characters. When the Peepa Bell is used, a Peepa appears and chases a chosen player to take a coin from them each time they move.

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

Various Peepas appear in the Horror Land game board of Mario Party Superstars.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Peepas appear as enemies in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS ports, behaving the same way as in Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World. They can be defeated if Captain Toad or Toadette shine their headlamps on them for long enough. Additionally, using a Double Cherry to shine two headlamps on a Peepa will defeat it much faster, within a quarter of a second.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

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A Peepa appears in volume 46 of Super Mario-Kun. It encourages a Tail Boo to scare Mario. At the end of the chapter, the Peepa gets buried by an avalanche along with the Tail Boo, the Tail Boo's father, and the Bros.

Mario Tennis Aces[edit]

Peepas make their debut in the Mario Tennis series with Mario Tennis Aces and appear as spectators in the court Mirage Mansion.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

Image of a Peepa from Dr. Mario World.

Peepas appear as assistants in Dr. Mario World. Their stage mode effect increases the player's base score for every green virus that are eliminated. Their versus mode effect grants a chance one of the viruses that appear is transformed into an exploder when all viruses in the player's play area are eliminated. The amount of points gained and the chance of an exploder appearing are increased at higher levels, starting from 50 points and 20% respectively to 200 points and 100% respectively. They also appear in World 4 when all stages are cleared.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Image Name Bio
Peepa as viewed in the Character Museum from Mario Party: Star Rush Peepa
Unlike a Boo, this ghost is far from shy.
"These wispy spirits float mischievously about and often wander the corridors of labyrinths and mazes."

Dr. Mario World[edit]

  • Stage mode: "Increases base score by 50/70/100/150/200 points for every green virus eliminated."
  • Versus mode: "If all viruses in your stage are eliminated, grants 20%/40%/60%/80%/100% chance an exploder will appear."

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese テレン
Teren
Play on「テレサ」(Teresa, Boo) and likely「ん」(-n, a negative verb ending meaning "not"), also a play on「照れん」(teren, not be shy).
Chinese (Simplified) 不害羞幽灵
Búhàixiū Yōulíng
Literally "Not Shy Ghost", derived from "不" (, not) and "害羞幽灵" (Hàixiūyōulíng, Boo).
Chinese (Traditional) 不害羞幽靈
Búhàixiū Yōulíng
Literally "Not Shy Ghost", derived from "不" (, not) and "害羞幽靈" (Hàixiūyōulíng, Boo).
Dutch Peepa -
French Paltrak Portemanteau of pas (not or no) and trac (worries)
German Spukmatz Combination of Spuk (haunting) and Piepmatz (birdie)
Italian Ectobaldo From "ectoplasma" (ectoplasm) and "baldo" (bold)
Korean 안부끄
Anbukkeu
From 안 (Not) and 부끄부끄 (Bukkeu-bukkeu, Boo's Korean name), literally meaning "not shy".
Portuguese (NOA) Esbugalhado "Pop-eyed"; also a wordplay with "Bu" (Boo's Portuguese name)
Portuguese (NOE) Fantasma Ghost
Russian Пучеглазый призрак
Pucheglazyy prizrak
Pop-eyed ghost
Spanish Fantasmirón From "fantasma" (Ghost) and "Mirón" (Peeper)

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