The Motley Bossblob is a boss that appears in Super Mario 3D World.


Motley Bossblob is a boss introduced in Super Mario 3D World. He is a jester who emits gelatinous blobs to transform into a large clown-like monster. His name is derived from the word "motley" which refers to an assortment, referring to the many blobs that make up his clown form, but it also refers to a jester's costume, which he wears. He makes his first appearance in World 6-C: Motley Bossblob's Big Battle.



Motley Bossblob serves as the second boss of World 6. In this boss-only course, Motley Bossblob gathers large gelatinous blobs to transform himself into a large clown-like monster. He will then try to jump on the player. On the last jump, Motley will split into many smaller blobs along with his jester form, where he will be vulnerable to attack. The player must defeat him by attacking the fleeing jester when he is defenseless, while avoiding the blobs that hurt the player. The player can also attack or step on the smaller blobs to make his clown monster form smaller when they combine. The more blobs that get attacked, the smaller he gets. Every time the boss splits, a set of Double Cherries will appear. After three hits, Motley Bossblob is defeated and the Warp Pipe to the Goal Pole is revealed.

Motley Bossblob reappears in World Bowser-A: Motley Bossblob's Encore and World Flower-12: Boss Blitz with a similar strategy. His jumps will now create shockwaves which can damage the player.


  • Blob Clown Formation: Motley will use his wand to form many blobs with him forming a giant clown monster made of blob.
  • High Jumping: After being fused with the blobs, Motley will start jumping trying to crush the player. after many jumps he will try to ground-pound the player however if the player dodge the attack the blob clown wil dissipate and Motley will return to his normal form and start running.


  • Motley's hat in his first appearance bears a resemblance to Marx's hat from the Kirby series, albeit with a switched color pallet
  • Motley has a few features in his normal form that resemble a Koopaling's.
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