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This article is about the enemies from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. For the simiar-looking recurring enemy, see Porcupuffer. For the pufferfish Cheep Cheep in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, see Spiny Cheep Cheep.
Superstar Saga Enemy
Location(s) Oho Ocean Seabed, Gwarhar Lagoon
Level 26 (23)
HP 40
POW 72 (70)
Defense 50
Speed 60
Experience 80 (60)
Coins 10 (6)
Item Drop Refreshing Herb – 22.58% (19.35%)
None – 0% (Refreshing Herb - 22.58%)
Fire Normal
Thunder Normal
Jump Spiny
Hammer Normal
Hand Normal
Stun? 30%
Burn? 30%
Stat Down? 100%
  • 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.

Puffer-Cheeps are purple varieties of Cheep Cheeps which are found in the Oho Ocean Seabed during the events of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. These Cheep Cheeps attack at first by ramming into Mario or Luigi, who have to jump to avoid or counter it. However, if damaged, the Puffer-Cheep puffs itself up, revealing spines that prevent the Mario Bros. from jumping on it. If the Puffer-Cheep was damaged again, it would revert back to its original form, which was simply called "Cheep Cheep". If it is jumped on without the proper badge or hits a Bro, they may become poisoned.

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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふぐプク
Fugu is the Japanese name of Pufferfish, while puku comes from the Japanese name for Cheep Cheep, Pukupuku.
Spanish Cheep Globo Cheep Balloon
French Gobi-Cheep Pun of the word Gobi (goby) and Cheep Cheep.
German Puste-Cheep Blow Cheep
Italian Pesce Soffio Blow Fish
Chinese 河豚泡泡怪
Hétún Pàopao Guài
Puffer Bubble Monster