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Artwork of a Cluckboom from Super Mario Galaxy 2
General information
Variant of Coo Coo
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

Cluckbooms[1] are enemies appearing in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are chickens that lay eggs that explode after a few seconds. They are orange and black in appearance and have the ability to fly. A well aimed Star Bit can bring them to the ground for the player to defeat. They are only found in Dusty Dune Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy and the Slipsand Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They succeed the Coo Coo from Super Mario Sunshine.


Additional names

Internal names

Game File name Name Meaning
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/BombBird.arc BombBird Bomb Bird
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
バクダン鳥 (Bakudan Tori) Bomb Bird

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムクック[2]
Bomu Kukku
Bomb Coo Coo
French Bombe Coq Rooster Bomb
German Bombenhuhn Bomb Chicken
Italian Bombagallo From "bomba" (bomb) and "gallo" (rooster)
Spanish (Europe) Plío Bomba


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 26.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 128 and 161.