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Eep-Cheeps (also known as Cheep-Cheep Schools or Golden Cheep-Cheeps) are a sub-species of the Cheep-Cheep, that first appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They are commonly seen deep underwater traveling in schools and are much more timid than the average Cheep-Cheep as they swim away from the heroes as they get close. They resemble Cheep-Cheeps but are colored yellow instead of red.

Appearance

They travel in schools, and will swim away from Mario when he gets close. Like Cheep-Cheeps, fireballs will defeat them and ice balls will freeze them in ice blocks.They are mostly found near coins or make shapes with the coins. They usually have a set path that that stick to.

History

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Eep-Cheeps swimming with several Cheep-Cheeps.

Eep-Cheeps (under the name Cheep-Cheep Schools (singular Golden Cheep-Cheep) in this game) first appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They are seen in World 1-4 and various levels of World 4. They are always seen swimming in large numbers together and as Mario, Luigi, and/or the Toads approach, they swim away (either up or down) pretty much clearing the path for them to cross (the exact opposite behavior of a Deep-Cheep). Despite this, they can still harm the heroes upon contact. An Eep-Cheep can be defeated with the effects of a Fire Flower or Starman. The use of an Ice Flower or Penguin Suit can also freeze them.

New Super Mario Bros. U/New Super Luigi U/New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

The Mario Crew swimming near some Eep-Cheeps.

Eep-Cheeps return in New Super Mario Bros. U as well as New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe under their current name. In these games, they can be found in Blooper's Secret Lair, Cheep Chomp Chase, and several levels of Sparkling Waters. They retain their behavior from New Super Mario Bros. Wii (swimming out of the way of the heroes as they come near) and can be defeated with the effects of a Fire Flower or Starman and just as before, the use of an Ice Flower or Penguin Suit can also freeze them. A larger variation of the Eep-Cheep called the Mega Eep-Cheep is also seen in New Super Luigi U.

Mario Kart Tour

While Eep-Cheeps don't physically appear in Mario Kart Tour, an Eep-Cheep (alongside a Cheep-Cheep and Deep-Cheep) are seen on the Cheep Cheep Mask Glider.


Non-Canonical Appearances

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp: In Fishing Tourney 12, the Eep-Cheep is one of the tourney fish.

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Trivia

  • The name "Eep-Cheep" is a combination of the word "Cheep-Cheep" and "eep" - a short scream of discomfort when frightened easily in reference to the Eep-Cheeps nature of running away from Mario and living in schools for protection.
  • Eep-Cheeps were originally planned to appear in Super Mario Bros. 3 but were cut out in the game's final build, their behavior would've been identical to how it was in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.


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