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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.
Superstar Saga enemy
A Puffer-Cheep from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
Location(s) 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 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.


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 Cheep Cheep form; if it is jumped on without the proper badge or hits one of the brothers, they may become poisoned.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふぐプク
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)


  1. ^ Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Player's Guide. Page 88.
  2. ^ Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Player's Guide. Page 127.
  3. ^ Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Player's Guide. Page 86.