Punchinello is an insane explosives expert who loves using different types of bombs and Bob-ombs in battle. He has a bit of a temper. His physical appearance resembles a bomb. He appeared as a boss in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven StarsEdit

Punchinello was an outcast from Moleville, and lives in the Moleville Mines. At one point, he made a wish to the stars to become famous. This was after Smithy destroyed Star Road, so his wish fell on Star Hill in the form of a star. He found a piece of Star Road, the third Star Piece, and kept it for himself. Sometime after both events, Mario entered the Moleville Mines in search of the kids, Dyna and Mite. He ran into Punchinello, who saw an opportunity to become famous by defeating Mario, which no one else (except Donkey Kong Jr.) was ever able to do. During the battle he sent different types of Bob-ombs after Mario, Mallow, and Geno, and eventually, after taking enough damage, summoned the King Bomb, who delayed a bit in falling. When it did fall, it landed on Punchinello, crushing him. The bomb exploded, but didn't really damage Mario and his team at all, and they took the third Star Piece.


Punchinello has 1200 HP, 60 ATK, 42 DEF, 22 magic attack and 40 magic defense. He uses the magic attack Sand Storm, which causes the Fear status effect, lowering attack and defense for Mario and his team. At the start of the battle, he releases four Micro Bombs, which don't do much damage and are easily eliminated. After he takes enough damage, he will summon three Bob-ombs. Both these and the Micro Bombs are easily eliminated by Mallow's Thunderbolt attack. After taking more damage, he will summon two Mezzo Bombs. If Punchinello reaches the phase where he summons the bigger bombs, the current ones will disappear and will not explode. Once defeated, Punchinello will summon the King Bomb, which is not a threat at all. It crushes Punchinello to death and will explode, ending the battle, but Mario, Mallow, and Geno take no damage. On the contrary, they are healed after this battle (like all the other bosses in the game).

His Psychopath thought is "Yeeha! I see we're already famous!"