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On the peaceful planet of Euphoria, the titular LocoRoco, a race of colorful blobs, spend their days singing and playing with the various creatures they coexist with. But one day, an evil legion of aliens called the Moja Troop invade Euphoria to take it over. Since the LocoRoco don't know how to fight or defend themselves, the player takes control of Euphoria itself and must tilt and shake the planet to move the LocoRoco around and help them the vanquish the Moja Troop.

Aside from having an original concept, the game was a massive hit in US and is probably the cutest game in all of existence. Also includes tons of ear worms. Made by SIE Japan Studio.


This video game contains examples of:

  • Asteroids Monster: The LocoRoco species can split themselves into several smaller versions, with the amount of LocoRocos depending on how many berries they've eaten in the level.
  • Band Land: Calo Caro. Combined with Ancient Africa. "Aiooo! Aiooo!..."
  • Big Eater: The LocoRocos will eat a number of different foods across the stages, including berries, nuts and tufts of grass. Tupley in particular is described as the "Voracious Fella" who will "leap at anything edible".
  • Blob Monster: The titular characters are a species of round, colorful blob-like creatures that roll around the stage, grow by eating berries and can squish themselves through narrow gaps.
  • Chest Monster: The Cappulicho, and that enemy disguises itself as a berry. If a LocoRoco tries eating said "berry", they will get stuck as the Cappulicho prepares to eat them, and you'll have to try shaking them off.
  • Color-Coded Characters:
    • Kulche - Yellow
    • Priffy - Pink
    • Tupley - Blue
    • Pekeroné - Red
    • Budzi - Black
    • Chavez - Green
    • Viole - Purple
    • Mui Mui - Navy Blue
    • Bui Bui - Dark Red
    • Bonmucho - Dark Green
    • Majoline - Dark Purple
    • Moja - Black
  • Copy Protection: (Sort of) with Randomly Drops and Level Grinding - If you want to access half the downloads on the website, you'll have to get a code in LocoRoco 2 after you finish building the MuiMui house. Not to mention those things are exclusive to that website and aren't on Play Station Network or whatever.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: Apparently, blowing Galanmar off the planet is easier for the player character in cutscenes than in game.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The black LocoRoco, Budzi, is, despite looking a bit like a Moja and being native to the dark spooky land, Dolangomeri, just a friendly "loose cannon".
  • Dinner Deformation: Happens in Womb Levels although the scale the thing bulging are organs and not the whole neck.
  • Evil Counterpart: The mischievous BuiBui in contrast to the friendly MuiMui in LocoRoco 2.
  • Fertile Feet: The LocoRoco can make berry plants grow on surfaces when rolling or jumping into places where they grow.
  • Fungus Humongous: Kelapton, a world filled with giant mushrooms that can be used as platforms or trampolines.
  • Gravity Screw: The game is controlled by tilting the world left and right, so the blobs can move.
  • Image Song: In the manner of characters singing their own themes both in game and in the soundtrack.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: The fact that the LocoRoco don't even know how to fight the Mojas until you take over. In fact, they seem completely incapable of even THINKING of doing any harm.
    • Even if their companion is devoured or disappeared, the remaining ones will continue singing if it's the song they can sing to.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The word LocoRoco comes from the reverse characters of the Japanese word "korokoro" (コロコロ) which means "round and rolling" which fits the LocoRoco's attributes very well.
    • Kulche's name literally comes from the Japanese word "kurukuru" (クルクル) meaning "round and round." Notice the first two Japanese characters on Kulche's name is similar to the first two characters of the word "kurukuru".
    • Viole's name obviously comes from the word violet.
    • Chavez's name is of Spanish origin. Which explains his Spanish accent.
    • Priffy's name sounds a lot like "pretty", no wonder why she looks so cute.
    • The Moja's name is derived from the Japanese word "mojamoja".(もじゃもじゃ) which means shaggy; hence their hairy appearance.
    • The Nyokki's name comes from the Japanese onomatopoeia "nyokinyoki".(にょきにょき) which means "plants shooting up."
    • Hohoh's name is derived from the Japanese word "ho" (歩) which means "step."
    • Koona's name is derived from the word "kumo" (雲), the Japanese word for cloud.
    • The Cocoreccho (the pink butterfly creature) has the word "cho" at the end of its name, which comes from the Japanese word "chō" (蝶) meaning "butterfly".
  • Mini-Game: There's several in both games, including a crane game, the MuiMui House (which is different in both games) and one in 2 where you guess which LocoRoco will be first place in a race.
  • Musical Assassin - The Moja in LocoRoco 2 decide to make polluting clouds by singing their new song as a means of revenge.
  • Palmtree Panic: Tropuca, a tropical island world full of palm trees and tropical waters.
  • Personal Space Invader: Koja are tiny Mojas that, if touched, stick to your LocoRoco and weighs them down, making their jumps much lower. Thankfully, you can get rid of them by jumping into water.
  • Snot Bubble: Sleeping characters do that.
  • Speaking Simlish: Everyone, although it's easily mistaken for Japanese at first. Even if the song lyrics probably don't mean anything, they still manage to make it sound awesome.
  • Stalactite Spite: Seen in LocoRoco 2. But they don't damage you.
  • Sugar Bowl: Pretty much most of the worlds. Especially Fraenza, the place where music goes dadhi da do da, dadhi da do daaa...
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: Face it, it's very rare to see a Blob Monster to drown and LocoRoco series is not an exception.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Viole is called the 'Confident Tomboy' while Priffy is called the 'Stylish Princess', which coincidentally fits their personalities.
  • Traveling-Pipe Bulge: Pipes and other things in the series are flexible.
  • Voice Grunting: "Muju, mujo", "MuiMui", "BuiBui"...
  • Wall Jump: Possible with the Boing! move in Midnight Carnival. Some levels are dependent on the player's wall jumping ability.
  • You ALL Look Familiar: Every single MuiMui, as well as their evil counterparts/knockoffs the BuiBui, look alike.