Lava Bubble

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Lava Bubble
Lava bubble.png
A Lava Bubble from Paper Mario 2.
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)
Species origin Podoboo

Lava Bubbles are a sub-species of Podoboo found exclusively in the Paper Mario games. Lava Bubbles resemble a small flame with demonic eyes that floats around. Upon spotting Mario, a Lava Bubble may chase after him or blow fire at him. And despite their name, Lava Bubbles are also capable of surviving outside of (or away from) lava making them appear more as fiery ghosts rather than elemental creatures.

Paper Mario series

Paper Mario

Paper Mario Enemy
Lava Bubble
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Max HP 9
Attack 4
Defense 0
Location(s) Mt. Lavalava


Moves Jump (4), Partner Hit (2)
Tattle
This is a Lava Bubble, a fire ball monster. Lava Bubbles live near lava. They are obviously pretty hot, so you'll get hurt if you try to Jump on 'em. They sometimes attack your friends (like me!), too. The power of that attack is 2. Because of their fiery nature, they fear snow and water.

In Paper Mario, Lava Bubbles appear as common enemies in Mt. Lavalava. Because of their fiery bodies, they can not be jumped on; Mario can only harm them with hammer-based attacks, unless he has a Fire Shield or Ice Power badge equipped. In this game, Lava Bubbles are weak to water and ice. A stronger, blue-colored variety of Lava Bubble, called Embers, appear as enemies in Star Way.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Lava Bubble
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Max HP 6
Attack 4
Defense 0
Location(s) Pirate's Grotto, Pit of 100 Trials
Log This flame spirit is vulnerable to explosions and ice attacks. If you stomp on it, you'll take damage.
Items Power Punch, HP Drain, Super Shroom
Moves Jump (4), Fireball (3, Burn, Piercing)
Tattle
That's a Lava Bubble. It's a flame spirit. Max HP is 6, Attack is 4, and Defense is 0. Its HP and Attack power may be different from an Ember's, but otherwise it's the same. Since it is made of fire, try not to touch it, 'cause it'll burn you. Apparently it's vulnerable to explosions and ice attacks. Oh, and if you get hit by a flame attack, you might catch fire, so guard well.
Bestiary
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In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, they can be found in the Pirate's Grotto as well as in the Pit of 100 Trials. Mario has to attack them with his Hammer since, obviously, they cannot be jumped on. However, if he is equipped with an Ice Power badge, he can jump on them without taking damage. In this game, they attack by getting close to either Mario or the partner, and burning them with their body, causing 4 damage. They can also spit fireballs that hit either Mario or his partner. These fireballs cause only 3 damage, but they can set Mario (or his partner) on fire. Ice and explosions are their main weakness. Also, one character refers to them as "ghosts".

Super Paper Mario

Super Paper Mario Enemy
Lava Bubble
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Max HP 1
Attack 4
Defense
Location(s) The Underwhere
Card Type Common
Card Description
Lava Bubbles always have a bounce to their step. But watch out: they've got fiery tempers.
Tattle
It's a Lava Bubble. This fiery magma boy loves the heat... Max HP is 1 and Attack is 4. Obviously, it's quite immune to fire... It pops out from below when people approach, so take care when jumping over lava...
List of Catch Cards
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In Super Paper Mario, they jump out of lava pits in the Underwhere, just as Podoboos do in the main series; however, they can be damaged in this game. The player can use Carrie to jump on them, use Boomer to explode on them, or hit them with Cudge. Visually, their flames are no longer slanted, and they don't flip over at the top of their jump as in previous Mario games.