Kūchū Gessō

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Kūchū Gessō

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels sprite
General information
Variant of Blooper
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 2 (Famicom Disk System) (1986)
Latest appearance Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (1999)

Kūchū Gessōs are an airborne variant of Bloopers that move around in midair much like how they do underwater. Kūchū Gessōs first appear in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and have also appeared in its remakes.

Kūchū Gessō are first encountered in World 1-3. Mario or Luigi can defeat a Kūchū Gessō by jumping on it, throwing a fireball at it while in their Fire form, or touching a Kūchū Gessō while temporarily invincible via a Starman. Defeating a Kūchū Gessō earns Mario or Luigi 1000 points.

In the original Family Computer Disk System version, Kūchū Gessō are featured in a light pink color, and are decorated with light brown pixels. In the Super Mario All-Stars remake, both Kūchū Gessō and Bloopers are a hot pink color. In Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Kūchū Gessō have a similar appearance as in the Family Computer Disk System version, but are slightly darker.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 空中ゲッソー[1][2]
Kūchū Gessō
Sky Blooper


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia: Nintendo Official Guide Book, page 27.
  2. ^ Nintendo of Japan. "CHARACTERS of Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2". CHARACTERS of the Super Mario Bros. series (official Japanese character index). Published 2020. Accessed 04 Mar 2021.