Mega Cheep Cheep

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This article is about the enemy. For information about the mini-boss in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, see Big Cheep Cheep (mini-boss).
Mega Cheep Cheep

New Super Mario Bros. sprite
General information
Variant of Cheep Cheep
First appearance Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! (1986)
Latest appearance Mario Party Superstars (2021)
Similar entities
Mega Deep Cheep
Mega Eep-Cheep
Notable members
Big Cheep Cheep (mini-boss)

Mega Cheep Cheeps are a larger counterpart of Cheep Cheeps who appear in every New Super Mario Bros. game and all three Super Mario Maker games. This type is considered to be one of the largest category of said species, although their size tends to vary between their appearances.

Boss Basses and the Yoshi's Story Blurps have been used as a giant counterpart to Cheep Cheeps, and in some other games Porcupuffers and Cheep Chomps are as well.


Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen!

A giant Cheep-cheep ramming into the ship

In Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen!, two abnormally-large Cheep-cheeps appear when Mario and Kibidango search for the star underwater. The first one chases after the pair mistake an angler fish for the star. It takes the appearance of a giant flat fish that puffs itself up until it explodes into many smaller versions of itself that rapidly bounce around the screen, hitting Mario six times. The second one also chases after Mario and Kibidango manage to retrieve the star from a clam, this time not as a flat fish. Mario and Kibidango swim away to a sunken ship. The Cheep-cheep rams the ship five times, causing it to also burst into smaller versions of itself, which do not hit Mario this time. This forces the sail down, making the ship begin to rise.

Mario Kart 64

In Mario Kart 64, a giant-sized Cheep Cheep appears in Banshee Boardwalk, though it is not an obstacle. The Cheep Cheep is spawned when the player is at a certain point on the track; idling in this spot will cause it to jump nonstop until the player moves again. Mario Kart DS replaces it with a bright red Bubba.

Mario Party series

Mario Party 5

Big Cheep Cheeps reappear in the Mario Party 5 minigame Fish Upon a Star, destroying several blocks of land on contact, while temporally stunning players who risk falling off in the process. They have the same appearance as their regular counterparts from Mario Party 4.

Mario Party 7

Big Cheep Cheeps appear in Mario Party 7, appearing in the Duel minigames Fish & Cheeps and Bridge Work, where they knock players into the water if they are not careful.

Mario Party 8

Big Cheep Cheeps also make a minor appearance in Mario Party 8. In the minigame Rowed to Victory, the losing team of boaters will be chased by a Big Cheep Cheep and a few Cheep Cheeps.

Mario Party DS

Big Cheep Cheeps make a minor appearance in Mario Party DS in the minigame Cheep Chump, where they can suck players into a whirlpool with their mouths. If a player is caught in their whirlpool, they are eliminated from the game.

Mario Party 10

Big Cheep Cheeps appear again in Mario Party 10, appearing only in the minigame Cheep Cheep Leap. Any Big Cheep Cheep that gets hit grants two points.

Super Mario Party

Big Cheep Cheeps reappear in Super Mario Party, appearing in River Survival if the player takes the Cheep Cheep Swarms path. They jump out of the water just like their smaller counterparts, but are bigger and harder to avoid.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

Mega Cheep Cheeps also appear in The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, alongside the normal size. They reside in Lake Hylia, the Desert of Doubt, and Frozen Hyrule. Mega Cheep Cheeps charge at Link and cause critical damage to him.

Super Mario series

New Super Mario Bros.

In New Super Mario Bros.

In New Super Mario Bros., Mega Cheep-Cheeps are about 3 1/3 times larger than normal Cheep-Cheeps. Along with Mega Deep-Cheeps, they are the largest Cheep-Cheeps in the game, even larger than the boss Cheepskipper. They will not target Mario or Luigi, but instead will follow a path oblivious to them, just like normal Cheep-Cheeps. Mega Cheep-Cheeps are colored red and are similar to Big Berthas. Each one is usually followed by about three Cheep-Cheeps. Mega Cheep-Cheeps are only used as a large counterpart to swimming Cheep-Cheeps; the larger counterpart for the jumping Cheep-Cheeps is instead Spike Bass, which has the additional trait of being unsafe to jump on. However, panorama artwork in the game's manual depicts a jumping Mega Cheep-Cheep, using the same artwork as normal-sized Cheep-Cheeps.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, their size has been reduced greatly, now only being around 1 1/2 times as large as the average Cheep Cheep.

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Big Cheep Cheeps reappear in New Super Mario Bros. 2, now closer to their size in New Super Mario Bros., being about 2 3/4 times as big as normal Cheep Cheeps. They are now slightly smaller than Cheep Chomps.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

In New Super Mario Bros. U its size is reduced again, to the same size it has in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Super Mario Maker series

A Big Cheep Cheep in the Super Mario 3D World style

Big Cheep Cheeps reappear in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2. The player can enlarge a normal Cheep Cheep with a Super Mushroom, turning it into a Big Cheep Cheep.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Big Cheep Cheeps appear in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games as obstacles in Dream Long Jump. They come down from above, hitting players if they are not careful.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Main article: Big Cheep Cheep (mini-boss)

In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, a Big Cheep Cheep appears as a mini-boss.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

In Paper Mario: The Origami King, Mario can fish a Big Cheep Cheep out of the water in all three fishing spots. However, the Big Cheep Cheep in Shogun Studios may be revealed to be a disguised Ninji after being caught, although Mario will be given 100 coins if this happens. The biggest Cheep Cheep that can be fished is from Full Moon Island, and catching it as well as catching the biggest Blooper will reward Mario with the Fish Finder trophy. Unlike Sticker Star, its overworld sprite now has the paper outline from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大プクプク[1]
Dai Pukupuku
Deka Pukupuku
Big Cheep Cheep
Chinese 大泡泡魚 (Traditional)
巨型泡泡怪 (Simplified)
Dà Pàopao Yú
Jùxíng Pàopao Guài
Big Cheep Cheep
French (American) Aquazo géant Big Cheep Cheep
French (Europe) Maxi-Cheep Cheep Big Cheep Cheep
German Maxi-Cheep-Cheep
Big Cheep Cheep
Giant Cheep Cheep
Spanish Gran Cheep Cheep Big Cheep Cheep


  1. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. section, page 114.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 145 and 195.