Baby Blooper

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Baby Blooper

A Baby Blooper in New Super Mario Bros. U
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Blooper
Blooper Nanny
Super Blooper

Baby Bloopers, as their names suggest, are infant Bloopers. In most of their appearances they are often seen alongside Blooper Nannies, a species of female Bloopers who release multiple Baby Bloopers when they glow, afterwards Baby Bloopers will follow their mother and help her pursue Mario.


Super Mario series

A Blooper Nanny with four Baby Bloopers.

Super Mario Bros. 3

They first appear in Super Mario Bros. 3, where they are released by glowing Blooper Nannies, and swim in a straight line after released.

New Super Mario Bros.

They appear in New Super Mario Bros. along with Blooper Nanny where they behave exactly the same as in Super Mario Bros. 3. They only appear in large numbers in a bonus room of World 3-3.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Baby Bloopers and Blooper Nanny reappear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii where they behave in the same way as in New Super Mario Bros.. In this appearance they appear to lack pupils. They can only be found in World 4-4.

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Baby Bloopers reappear in World 3-5 of New Super Mario Bros. 2 along with Blooper Nannies. They behave the same way as in preceding titles.

New Super Mario Bros. U

Baby Bloopers, as well as Blooper Nannies, appear in New Super Mario Bros. U, being featured prominently in the level Blooper's Secret Lair. They behave the same as in past games.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

Baby Bloopers swimming with a Blooper Nanny, from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

Baby Bloopers made a few rare appearances on The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, where they appeared alongside Blooper Nannies. In Oh, Brother!, Baby Bloopers are seen following a Blooper Nanny in the Pipe Maze, just like in the game. In Recycled Koopa, A Koopa Zombie releases Baby Bloopers from a ketchup bottle, after squeezing it.

Nintendo Adventure Books

In Leaping Lizards, Luigi can spot some Baby Bloopers if he falls into a body of water, and is pulled under by an Anchor he picked up.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

They appear again alongside Blooper Nanny in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Touching one of them starts a battle with a normal Blooper.

Paper Mario

In Paper Mario, they are released by Super Blooper, rather than Blooper Nannies. They attack in the same manner as Fuzzies.

Profiles and statistics

Paper Mario

Blooper Baby
Level Max HP Attack
1 6 2
Defense Type Coins
0 Flying N/A
Run Strong Weak
N/A None None
Sleep? Dizzy? Shock?
100%, -1 100%, 0 100%, -1
Shrink? Stop? Fright?
0%, -1 100%, -2 0%
Air Lift? Hurricane? Moves
0% 0% Kissy-Kissy (2x5, recovers health according to damage)
Location(s) Items
Toad Town Tunnels N/A
  • Tattle: This is a Blooper Baby. Super Blooper spits 'em out and they come to drain you. Max HP: 6, Attack Power: 2, Defense Power: 0 We need to beat 'em quickly so they can't drain us dry. They're so cute, though!

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲッソー[1]
Ko Gessō
Chibi Gessō
Mini/Child Blooper

Mini Blooper
Chinese 乌贼宝宝
Wūzéi Bǎobǎo
Squid Baby
French Blooper Bébé Baby Blooper
German Blooper Baby -
Italian Baby Calamako
Bebè (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition)
Baby Blooper
Spanish (Europe) Bebé Blooper Blooper baby


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet. Page 37.