Lava Bubble
Two Lava Bubbles jumping around.
Species Fireball
First appearance Super Mario Bros.

Lava Bubbles, also known as Podoboos, are fireball creatures in the Super Mario series, that usually appear in castles as obstacles. Their main method of attacking is jumping out of the lava pools. They can be defeated with iceballs.

Rarely, in some games, they appear playable.

Game Appearances

Koopa Kart DS

Lava Bubbles appear as items in Koopa Kart DS. When thrown, they act the same as Bob-ombs do in the Mario Kart series. They reappear in the rest of the Koopa Kart Series after the DS version with the same function.

Super Mario Galaxy Odyssey

Lava Bubbles once again appear in Super Mario Galaxy Odyssey; in fact, this is their first appearance as a playable character, as additional players are able to control the enemies using Tricky. When controlled, the players can choose when to make them jump, and make them jump at a certain angle, trying to hit Mario. If a Lava Bubble lands on land instead of back into the lava, they will dissolve and be gone. Besides this, Lava Bubbles only jump straight up.

Super Mario Finale

Lava Bubbles return in Super Mario Finale. As in past entries, they can jump straight up or diagonally. Additionally, they gain the ability to jump vertically up walls of lava. Mario also gains the ability to jump on top of and ride Lava Bubbles after using a Silver Star and a Fire Flower, allowing him to access new areas using Lava Bubbles. This can also be achieved in some rooms by freezing the Lava Bubble in place with an iceball from the Penguin Suit.


Super Mario Finale
Playable MarioLuigiPrincess PeachBowser Jr.
Other BowserTatangaPiantimo IIIToadsworthChronum
Power-Ups Fire FlowerCarrotPenguin SuitSuper BellBoomerang FlowerGold FlowerPower Moon RadarSilver Star
Other Super MushroomMoon CoinsPower Moon1-Up Mushroom3-Up MoonCoinsamiibo ChargeShine Sprite
Amiibo logo white amiibo
Items Fire FlowerCarrotPenguin SuitSuper BellBoomerang FlowerGold FlowerPower MoonSilver StarSuper Mushroom1-Up MushroomBlue Bowser

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