Big Cheep Cheep (mini-boss)
The Big Cheep-Cheep taking a leap.
|First appearance||Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012)|
Big Cheep-Cheep is a mini boss found in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. It resides in the ocean beyond Surfshine Harbor waiting to tip over any ships that come near. Mario and Kersti needed to defeat it in order to advance forward.
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
|Paper Mario: Sticker Star Enemy|
|Big Cheep Cheep (mini-boss)|
|Moves||Slam (3), Water Gun (10), Explosion (50)|
|Effective Sticker||Fishhook, Thumbtack|
The Big Cheep-Cheep appears as mini-boss in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. It is encountered in Surfshine Harbor after Mario sets sail. The Big Cheep-Cheep blocks Mario's access to Worlds 4, 5, and 6 as long as it remains undefeated. Comments made by various characters imply that this particular Cheep-Cheep is a very rare sight especially given its size.
In battle, the Big Cheep-Cheep starts out beached on the pier. All it can do during this time is slam into Mario. After the Big Cheep-Cheep takes enough damage, it hops into the water and regain all its HP. From the ocean, the Big Cheep-Cheep can spray a powerful jet of water and automatically avoids any attacks from Mario. The only way to be able to attack the Cheep-Cheep is by using the Fishhook sticker on it. Doing this beaches the mini-boss once again, causing it to fly into a rage. The Cheep-Cheep will only be able to slam into Mario after it gets fished out of the water. Each turn, the Big Cheep-Cheep grows in size, increasing its attack power. If the Big Cheep-Cheep grows large enough, it explodes, dealing 99 damage(40 if using Spike Helmet) to Mario likely killing him instantly. Once it has been defeated, Mario can safely access the other three worlds. It is always recommended to defeat him before he fully grows.
Alternatively, using sharp stickers like Spike Helmet or Thumbtack when the Big Cheep-Cheep attacks during the second phase will instantly defeat it. However, it will also damage Mario for 50 HP. In the PAL version of the game, this damage is reduced to 30.
If you attempt to use any type of Infinijump sticker, during the first phase, against the Big Cheep-Cheep, its HP does not decrease lower than 20 HP and instead, you will receive Coins for every hit dealt to the Big Cheep-Cheep after it's health reaches this point. As a result, it is impossible to skip the battle's second phase.
Big Cheep-Cheep's body appears to be made with a chinese lantern.
- The Big Cheep Cheep in Paper Mario: Sticker Star is the only mini-boss in the Paper Mario series that can be damaged with a First Strike.