Puffer-Cheep

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This article is about the form of Cheep Cheep from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. For the variant of Cheep Cheep that occasionally demonstrates pufferfish qualities, see Spiny Cheep Cheep.
Puffer-Cheep
A Puffer-Cheep from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
Sprite from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Variant of Cheep Cheep

Puffer-Cheeps are indigo varieties of Cheep Cheeps that appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. They are found on the Seabed. The Nintendo Power guide refers to the Sand Cheep as a "Puffer-Cheep"[1] or "Puffer Cheep,"[2] while the actual Puffer-Cheep is referred to as a "Puffy Cheep".[3] In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, they and their base form are replaced by Spiny Cheep Cheeps, which similarly toggle between standard and spiny.

Battle[edit]

Cheep Cheeps attack at first by ramming into Mario or Luigi, who have to jump to avoid or counter it. If damaged, the Cheep Cheep puffs itself up, transforming into a Puffer-Cheep and revealing spines that prevent the Mario Bros. from jumping on it. In this form, it will attempt to ram into the Mario Bros. again, which must be countered with the hammer this time. The Bros. will be poisoned if the attack hits or if they attempt to jump on it without the proper badge. If the Puffer-Cheep is damaged again, it reverts back to its original form.

Statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy
Puffer-Cheep
A Puffer-Cheep from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. HP 40 POW 72 (70) Defense 50
Speed 60 Experience 80 (60) Coins 10 (6)
Location Seabed, Gwarhar Lagoon Jump Spiny Hammer Normal
Hand Normal Fire Normal Thunder Normal
Stat down? 100% Stun? 30% Burn? 30%
Level 26 (23) Role Common Item drop Refreshing Herb – 22.58% (19.35%)
None – 0% (Refreshing Herb - 22.58%)
Notice
  • 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふぐプク
Fugupuku
From「河豚」(fugu) and「プクプク」(Pukupuku, "Cheep Cheep")

Chinese 河豚泡泡怪
Hétún Pàopao Guài
Puffer Bubble Monster

French Gobi-Cheep
From "gobi" (goby) and "Cheep Cheep"
German Puste-Cheep
Blow Cheep
Italian Pesce Soffio
Blow Fish
Spanish Cheep Globo
From "Cheep Cheep" and pez globo ("pufferfish")

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomason, Steve (2003). Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-43-7. Page 88.
  2. ^ Thomason, Steve (2003). Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-43-7. Page 127.
  3. ^ Thomason, Steve (2003). Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-43-7. Page 86.