Zigzag Lava Bubble

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Zigzag Lava Bubble
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First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Lava Bubble
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Zigzag Lava Bubbles[1] are Lava Bubbles that are first found in Super Mario World. Unlike regular Lava Bubbles, Zigzag Lava Bubbles are never found in lava; instead, they are always in the air. They bounce off any walls they run into in an attempt to hurt Mario or Luigi. They are only found in certain castle levels. One also appears in Lemmy's boss fight, and two others also assist Wendy. When a Zigzag Lava Bubble falls in the lava, they never come back out.

In Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2, Zigzag Lava Bubbles can be produced if the player puts wings on a Lava Bubble. Despite the new appearance, their behavior is identical. However, they now ricochet off lava as well.

Similar diagonally bouncing, ricocheting Lava Bubbles appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, but they actually do jump out of lava, and will turn into a natural arc if they go high enough.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バブル[2]
Jiguzagu Baburu
Same as Lava Bubble

Zigzag Bubble
French Bulle de lave rebondissante Bouncy Lava Bubble
Italian Fiammetto zig-zag Zigzag Lava Bubble


  1. ^ Super Mario Maker World 8 Sample Course
  2. ^ Perfect Edition of the Great Mario Character Encyclopedia, page 162