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Blurps are green colored, goggle-wearing fish encountered in the various underwater levels of Super Mario World. Blurps, like Cheep Cheeps, will often simply swim aimlessly in one direction, injuring Mario/Luigi if it collides with him. As Blurps are fairly weak, they can simply be defeated by shooting a fireball at them as Fire Mario or by bashing them with a cape as Cape Mario. They are considered cousins of Cheep Cheep (in fact, they have a similar name in Japanese - Bukubuku).

Appearances

Super Mario series

Super Mario World

A Blurp underneath Mario.

Blurps are first seen in Super Mario World. In this game, they appear as underwater enemies in the game and attack Mario/Luigi when coming in contact with him. They are common enemies in this game act in a similar manner as Cheep Cheeps do in other games. They are first seen in Donut Plains and appear commonly in underwater levels from there. Blurps are relatively weak foes and can be easily defeated with the effects of a Fire Flower, Cape Feather, or Starman.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Mario near a Blurp.

Blurps make a reappearance as underwater enemies in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Much like their Super Mario World counterparts, Blurps aimless swim in one direction and can be defeated by a fireball with the effects of a Fire Flower. Blurps are found primarily in the Turtle Zone.


Super Princess Peach

A Blurp above Peach.

Like various enemies of Super Mario World, Blurps also return in Super Princess Peach. They behave as they did previously. Some of them are angry and affected by the rage vibe and these Blurps are called Mad Blurps. They pursue Peach if she is in front of them. They can be defeated by blowing bubbles at them. Blurps are semi-common enemies and can be found in Wavy Beach, Gleam Glacier, Giddy Sky, and Bowser's Villa. Blurps can sometimes swim in lines as well and unlike Super Mario World, aren't seen alongside Cheep Cheeps as the Cheep Cheeps mainly dwell the surface of the waters.

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

Size comparison of a Blurp with a Mega Blurp.

Blurp reappear in both the Wii U and 3DS version of Super Mario Maker and it's two sequels replacing the Green Cheep Cheeps in the Super Mario World style. They behave as they did in Super Mario World and can be given a Super Mushroom to become a Mega Blurp or wings to become a Winged Blurp. They are succeeded by Deep Cheeps in the New Super Mario Bros. U style implying that Blurps are a sub-species of Deep Cheeps however the game's voice will still call them Cheep Cheeps when selected. Blurps can once again be defeated with the effects of a Fire Flower or Starman.

Mario & Luigi series

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

A Shrooba Diver holding a Blurp.

Blurps reappear as an attack used by the Shrooba Diver in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. Here they're used as an alternative to their usual Spiked Ball attack and like Superstar Saga, it's unadvised that you jump during the attack as you will take damage if you do.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

A Blurp takes a leap over Mario.

A Blurp takes a leap over Luigi.

Blurps make an appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake. Here they appear as a variation for ???? in Gwarhar Lagoon. They attack by jumping over a bro. If you jump during the attack, you will be hit by the flying Blurp and take damage. In the remake, due to the levels being displayed for the enemies, it's easier to tell which ???? is a Blurp or Sharkbone as the Blurp's level is 24 and the Sharkbone's is 25.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • Blurps are the only green variation of the Cheep-Cheep to act identically to one as the Green Cheep Cheeps swim slower and the Deep Cheeps pursue Mario/Luigi whenever the plumbers get close.
  • In the credits for Super Mario World, the Blurp is one of the three enemies whose name is pluralized, the other two being the Swooper and the Spike Top.
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