Big Podoboo

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Big Podoboo

A Big Podoboo from Paper Mario: Color Splash
First appearance Mario Party (1998)
Latest appearance Mario Party Superstars (2021)
Variant of Podoboo
“I'm literally made of fire, and you're made of paper. Good luck, kindling. Bahaha!”
Big Podoboo, Paper Mario: Color Splash

Big Podoboos are larger versions of Podoboos that first appear in Mario Party. They act just like standard Podoboos except that they are larger.


Mario Party series

Mario Party / Mario Party 2

In Mario Party, two big variations of Podoboos are only present in the minigame Hot Rope Jump. They stand fixed at the ends of a jump rope formed by smaller Podoboos, spinning it around the characters. As the minigames return in Mario Party 2, the big Podoboos reappear with the same role.

Mario Party 3

Fight fire with water!

Two giant Podoboos are present in Hyper Hydrants, a minigame from Mario Party 3. Each of them confronts a pair of characters by continuously sending moving flames at them. The flames can be doused by having one player pump water and the other player use it to spray the flames via a hose. The giant Podoboos are stationary and will disappear after the minigame ends.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS / Super Mario Maker 2

Podoboos along with Big Podoboos in the Super Mario Bros. style of Super Mario Maker.
A Big Podoboo in the Super Mario 3D World style of Super Mario Maker 2.

Podoboos can be enlarged with a Super Mushroom and become Big Podoboos in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2. They act the same as their smaller counterparts, jumping repeatedly out of the lava at the height they are placed. They can likewise be loaded into Warp Pipes and Bill Blasters, but they emerge from them with more difficulty than normal Podoboos, as they are larger.

Paper Mario: Color Splash

They just get hotter and hotter!
Paper Mario: Color Splash Enemy
Big Podoboo
Max HP 170
Attack 30
Location(s) Redpepper Crater
Moves Body Attack (30), Blowback Attack (165), Turn Attack (5)
Effective Battle Card Ice Flowers, Hurlhammers, Things, and Iron Jumps.

A single Big Podoboo (also called Big Lava Bubble in the USA or Big Hothead in German) appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash as a mini boss in Redpepper Crater. He is angry at Mario for breaking into his home and is accompanied by a Shy Guy that interprets his rumble-based speech. In battle, he can attack by turning red and shooting out flames, causing damage to both Mario and the Shy Guy. He can also attack by flying at Mario, just like normal Podoboos, doing 15 HP of damage. He can only be damaged by Ice Flowers, Hurlhammers, Things, and Iron Jumps.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
German Großer Hothead Giant Hothead
Russian Огромный пузырь лавы
Ogromnyy puzyr' lavy
Huge Podoboo