For protagonists controlled by Emile, some who are also named "Emile", see playable characters.

Emiliano Rodolfo "Emile" Rosales-Birou (b. April 8, 1990), better known on YouTube as Chuggaaconroy or Chugga, is a YouTube Let's Player. He is known for his bad puns, high optimism, frequent hilarious freak-outs, and epic fails in his videos.

Emile is one of the three founding members and permanent hosts of the collab channel TheRunawayGuys, alongside Jon "ProtonJon" Wheeler and Timothy "NintendoCapriSun" Bishop.

Let's Playing

Early Let's Plays

"What's going on guys, this is Chuggaaconroy, and I'm actually, um, I'm gonna do my first LP ever, this is of one of my favorite games, personally, uh, this is Earthbound, probably a game that all of you have heard of but none of you have actually played so I'm kinda hoping to get the word out about it a little bit more, um, well just sit back and enjoy."
―Emile's first intro[src]

Chuggaaconroy's channel page as it appeared in 2008.[3]

On March 16, 2008, Emile uploaded his first video, a handheld recorded video of a Super Smash Bros. Brawl replay, entitled Super Smash Bros. Brawl Boss Very Hard Clear.[4]

A little under two weeks later, Emile began his first Let's Play of the RPG Earthbound, posting EarthBound - Part 1: Meteor. Earthbound lasted until June 10, when EarthBound - Ending [Part 3/3] - Final Part marked the conclusion of Emile's first Let's Play.[5]

Emile followed up Earthbound with the preceding game in the series, Mother (also known as Earthbound Zero), uploading Mother - Part 1: When Lamps Attack on June 13, 2008. The Mother main series, which Emile would later dub "my least favorite of my work", lasted about a month-and-a-half until the uploading Mother - Final Boss: Giegue [Part 2/2] & Ending. [6]


Chuggaaconroy is well known for his sense of humor and puns. He is quite a lighthearted guy, but he is also known for his extensive knowledge of game mechanics and lore.

Let's Plays

# Channel Logo Series Console(s) Original Run
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EarthBoundPlaylist SNES, GBA, Wii U, New 3DS, SNES Classic March 26 - June 10, 2008
The one that started it all! A little shaky, but isn't everyone's first LP?
02 MotherPlaylist Famicom, GBA, Wii U June 13 - July 27, 2008
I wouldn't expect anything Earth-shattering from this one, but it's at least laid back.1
03 Paper MarioPlaylist N64, Wii, Wii U August 1 - September 23, 2008
One of my more favorites, this was my first non-Mother game.
04 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven StarsPlaylist SNES, Wii, Wii U, SNES Classic September 25 - November 25, 2008
This was the first (and only) game done by write-in request, the fans wanted it, so I did it to celebrate it hitting Wii Virtual Console in September 2008.
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Mother 3Playlist GBA October 17, 2008 - February 14, 2009
I personally consider this to be my best work. It may be my longest LP, but I feel that I needed that amount of time to make this one. It's one of the few things I've done that I'm genuinely proud of.2
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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year DoorPlaylist GCN February 27 - May 25, 2009
More simple than Mother 3, a throwback to my earlier work
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Pokémon FireRedPlaylist GB (RBY);
June 1 - July 31, 2009;
November 5, November 24, 2009
My first Pokémon Let's Play. Will there be another?
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Super Mario SunshinePlaylist GCN August 10 - October 28, 2009
The first Let's Play on my channel of a non-RPG. It's different, but is it just as good as the rest? You decide!
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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerPlaylist GCN;
Wii U (HD)
December 1, 2009 - February 23, 2010
A very long-awaited Let's Play from me, as well as the first request I ever got way back in the beginning! My favorite game on my favorite console, I hope you enjoy watching as much as I enjoy playing.
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Pokémon CrystalPlaylist GBC, 3DS (GSC);
March 13 - July 5, 2010
My second Pokémon LP This is not only a Let's Play of Crystal, but also features a full Heart Gold & Soul Silver walkthrough!
Super Luigi GalaxyPlaylist Wii, Wii U August 6 - October 30, 2010
Luigi takes on the adventure of Super Mario Galaxy because the true hero wasn't up to the task!
12 PikminPlaylist GCN, Wii, Wii U August 22 - October 20, 2010
Stranded on a distant planet with only a small hope for survival...
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ŌkamiPlaylist PS2, Wii, PS3;
XB1, NS, PS4, PC (HD)
December 14, 2010 - April 30, 2011
My first Let's Play of a game not made by Nintendo! One of my personal favorite games of all time that I wanted to show more people!
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Luigi's MansionPlaylist GCN, 3DS May 29 - August 3, 2011
Welcome to our- I mean your mansion!
15 Pikmin 2Playlist GCN, Wii, Wii U May 30 - September 4, 2011
Our return to The Distant Planet...
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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's MaskPlaylist N64, GCN, Wii, Wii U;
3DS (3D)
September 30 - December 5, 2011
After almost two years since my last, a new Zelda LP. Definitely the one I wanted to do the most and the one everyone seemed to be asking for!
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Pokémon EmeraldPlaylist GBA (RSE);
January 15 - March 17th, 2012
My long-delayed third installment in my Pokémon LPs!
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Super Paper MarioPlaylist Wii, Wii U April 26 - July 9, 2012
Three years since the second, the adventure continues!
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OkamidenPlaylist DS August 9 - November 7, 2012
The return of the Sun God. My first Nintendo DS Let's Play after much difficulty with recording these types of games over the years!
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Kirby's Epic YarnPlaylist Wii, Wii U, 3DS November 30 - December 24, 2012
A game that stands completely on its own from its series, but still special in its own way!
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Pokémon ColosseumPlaylist GCN January 18 - March 2, 2013
The first Pokémon console RPG! ...Despite it being released in 2004, many people seem unaware that a console RPG exists.
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DXPlaylist GB;
GBC, 3DS (DX);
April 21 - June 24, 2013
My first 2D Zelda Let's Play! Let's journey to parts unknown, the uncharted Koholint Island!
23 Super Mario 64 DSPlaylist N64, Wii, Wii U; DS, Wii U (DS) April 23 - August 2, 2013
A portable remix of the game that started so much!
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Kid Icarus: UprisingPlaylist 3DS September 6 - October 30, 2013
Sorry to keep you waiting! This project is something very new to me. There's quite a few games with voice acting that I'd like to Let's Play, and this happens to be one of those. I decided to try learning how to do commentary with voice acting using one of my favorite games of all time. Here's hoping it wasn't all in vain!
25 Sonic ColorsPlaylist Wii, DS September 7 - October 22, 2013
Ah, Sonic... A part of my childhood that I went so long without Let's Playing. Anyway! Colors! To many people the first really great Sonic game to come out for nearly a decade, and one of the most upbeat, beautiful Wii games out there!
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Animal Crossing: New LeafPlaylist 3DS November 18, 2013 - November 18, 2014;
October 8 - November 18, 2017 (Welcome amiibo Update)
A new kind of series that involves you guys!
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Pokémon XD: Gale of DarknessPlaylist GCN February 8 - April 18, 2014
Our fifth adventure in the world of Pokémon!
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Xenoblade ChroniclesPlaylist Wii, New 3DS, Wii U;
June 14, 2014 - February 24, 2015;
April 7 - June 3, 2015
By far the largest project on this channel to date! Two years in the making, it's now yours!
Mario & Luigi: Superstar SagaPlaylist GBA, Wii U; 3DS (DX) June 15 - September 8, 2015
Both a return to Mario RPGs and the beginning of a new game series!
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Pikmin 3Playlist Wii U September 26 - November 25, 2015
A journey to find fruit through exploitation of walking vegetables! Seriously, that's what we're doing.
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Pokémon PlatinumPlaylist DS December 19, 2015 - June 14, 2016
The journey through Sinnoh with some added snow!
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Luigi's Mansion: Dark MoonPlaylist 3DS July 20, 2016 - September 13, 2016
Our bumbling, awkward hero makes a return to defend his title of funniest character against all the ghosts who challenge this!
SplatoonPlaylist Wii U October 22 - December 24, 2016
Something entirely new, much like the game itself!
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward SwordPlaylist Wii, Wii U February 4 - May 17, 2017
The very first Zelda game chronologically, this adventure takes us beyond even the clouds!
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Mario & Luigi: Partners in TimePlaylist DS, Wii U July 6 - September 22, 2017
A journey through time itself to change history! This often-overlooked entry in the Mario & Luigi series has a lot of things different about it, some good, some bad, but is overall a package I enjoy.
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Pokémon Black & WhitePlaylist DS December 9, 2017 - June 21, 2018
A hybrid that combines the two stories of Unova!
EarthboundPlaylist SNES, GBA, Wii U, New 3DS, SNES Classic July 16 - October 27, 2018
One of my all-time favorite games, and what I consider one of the most important games ever created! If only I didn't use it up in my first attempts at making videos... Well, that's what this is for! This contains a lot of new information.
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Yoshi's Woolly WorldPlaylist Wii U, 3DS November 25, 2018 - January 16, 2019
A simply happy platformer with more Yoshi's than the intro of Super Smash Bros. Melee! Probably the biggest adventure for both Yoshi and for amiibo, all gone over!
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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom HourglassPlaylist DS, Wii U February 6 - April 23, 2019
We raise our sails once more in this more obscure adventure with many oddities!
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Chrono TriggerPlaylist SNES, PS1, DS, Mobile, Wii, PC June 8 - September 21, 2019
A simply timeless adventure that started so much of what video games would become. I'm not even going to talk specifics in this description, seriously just see for yourself.
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Super Mario Galaxy 2Playlist Wii, Wii U October 25 - December 18, 2019
A grand return to the cosmos and skies outside the Mushroom Kingdom!
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Kirby: Triple DeluxePlaylist 3DS February 5 - April 10, 2020
Three scoops of 2.5D Kirby goodness! This includes the two spin-off games it spawned too!
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Super Mario LandPlaylist GB, 3DS April 1 - April 2, 2020
An arduous and perilous adventure through the Kingdom of Sarasaland to save Princess Daisy!
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DXPlaylist GBA, DS (RB);
May 14, 2020 -
A new adventure set in the wilds of the world of Pokémon! For those looking for a more story-driven experience set in the Pokéverse, along with more exploration of what Pokémon really are, this is the spin-off for you!

^1The description originally had the line: Personally, my least favorite of my work. At some point, this line was removed.
^2The description of this LP was deleted at some point.


See: Chuggaaconroy/Quotes


See: Chuggaaconroy/Gallery

The Runaway Guys

Emile is a founding member of TheRunawayGuys, collab channel with ProtonJon and NintendoCapriSun first appearing in Mario Party.

New Super Mario Bros. Series

Chugga plays as Mario in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and New Super Mario Bros. U. But with Mario's absence in New Super Luigi U, he plays as Yellow Toad. During the series, mainly in Wii, Jon and Emile kill each other a lot.

Mario Party Series

Emile played as 3 different characters in the Mario Party games. From Mario Party 1 to Mario Party 4 he played as Donkey Kong, however, in Mario Party 5 and Mario Party 6 he switched to Daisy because Donkey Kong was no longer playable and because of a certain livestream. He then switched to Toad in Mario Party 7 after winning 0 boards with Daisy.

Mario Party Stats

Total: 13 wins


  • Emile has an article on the StephenVlog Wiki here.
  • Emile has mentioned that he was poor as a child.[7][8]
  • When he was younger, his mothers' nickname for him was Mimikins.
  • He got approved for a house because his name came up before Chuck Norris on Google one time.
  • Emile's 15 favorite Youtubers/Channels, in "no particular order", are: Proton Jon, Gaming Historian, SomecallmeJohnny, Stephen Georg, PIEGUYRULZ, Marriland, GameXplain, Cthulhuigi, YuriofWind, NintendoCapriSun, MasaeAnela, BrainScratch Commentaries, Lucahjin, adrisaurus, and Ashens.[9][10]
  • Emile has a huge collection of video game plushies and action figures and MLP figures. Among those are a couple of Yarn Yoshi amiibos, which his cat Kirby once knocked over during the TRG Super Metroid LP.
  • Emile's dad thought video games were from the Devil, but drugs and getting drunk was okay, and "was not a good person".[11][12]
  • Emile is a fan of the scathing Full House review blog Full House Reviewed.[13]
  • Emile doesn't drink coffee or Red Bull.[14]
  • As a child, Emile enjoyed going to clock stores, as all the ticking and tocking fascinated him.
  • Emile believes the Gamecube is an underrated system.
  • Emile's favorite Pokémon Gen VII starter is Rowlet and his least favorite is Litten.[15]
  • He does not believe in pirating or emulating video games unless it is the only way to play them.
  • He has shown himself to be incredibly generous. For example, he once gave away 24 copies of Xenoblade Chronicles to his friends for Christmas in 2013 and he gave away 30 copies of the game for his viewers for a contest in his Xenoblade LP including four factory sealed ones.[16] This generosity is also shown in a few StephenVlogs videos, where we can see many of the gifts he has given to Stephen and Mal.
  • Emile imported a European 3DS in order to play Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy before it was released in North America.[17]
  • His favorite video game of all time is currently Xenoblade Chronicles.
  • Emile has a fear of rollercoasters, due to being next in line for the Big Thunder Mountain coaster when it derailed in 2003, killing someone.[18][19][20]
  • Emile intentionally avoids talking about politics on his channel.[21]
  • According to the Mario Party 10 portion of the 5 Player Game Livestream with ProtonJon, NintendoCapriSun, Tom Fawkes, and MasaeAnela; he enjoys Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival more than Mario Party 10 and questioned why people rage over Amiibo Festival.
  • When Emile was a child, he once wanted to be named Boris.
  • He got the name "Chuggaaconroy" from a random name generator on a Cartoon Planet website.[11]
  • Emile has hesitated on doing a Fire Emblem Let's Play due to its fanbase.[22]
  • Emile studied statistics in college. It is unknown whether he minored or majored in it, however.
  • Emile owns a Galaxy Note 7.
  • He once had "D'oh I missed" as a ringtone.
    • The memorable line was primarily the reason why in both Mario Party and Mario Party 2 the Mini-Game Island mode was played by TRG as Wario before the quote was reassigned to, of all characters, Peach in Mario Party 4.
  • In May of 2012, Emile and Tim (NCS) visited a seven-year-old fan in Minnesota who was dying of cancer, because he wanted to be able to play a video game with Emile before he passed on, which is amazing.
  • Emile's favorite Pokémon is Archen and its evolved form Archeops. This motivated him to use an Archen in Pokémon Black & White.[23]
    • His favorite Pokémon before Gen V was Lucario, and before Gen IV it was Wartortle.[23]
  • He mentioned during the very first TRG stream that he had never seen RWBY. As of, at least, Pax West 2017 he has. He proceeded to reference a line said by Ruby Rose at the beginning of Thrown Controllers and even says 'Thank you, Ruby Rose'. [24]
    • He, also, notably sung lyrics from the song Neon from the same show during the first part of Neon Heights in Mario Party 7.
    • His favorite character in the show is Weiss Schnee.[25]
  • Emile has expressed his passionate hate for the state of Florida, where he used to live before settling in Georgia.
  • Emile has said that he has thought about doing an LP of Paper Mario: Sticker Star, but has said that it is extremely unlikely.[26]
  • Although Emile is tone deaf, he can be a surprisingly good singer at times. This is proven by his TRG songs written for their Mario collabs.
  • Chugga had stayed up to midnight the night that Paper Mario: Sticker Star released in order to download it right from the eShop and recommended others do the same.[27]
  • Emile voiced the Postman in Zelda Universe's 2020 dub of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D.[28]


  1. "For Chuggaaconroy, Playing Old Nintendo Games Is a Full-Time Job"
  2. Pokémon Black & White - Episode 11: Making a Name
  4. Super Smash Bros. Brawl Boss Very Hard Clear
  7. Okami - Episode 14 (5:51)
  8. Yoshi's Tropical Island - Episode 4 (8:04)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Fifty Facts About Chuggaaconroy-Tag Video
  12. Super Mario 64 DS - Episode 29 "Going to Town!" (2:03)
  13. Chugga's New House! (Day 1991 - 5/8/15)
  14. "@NYSouledge I don't drink [coffee or Red Bull], actually! I drink iced tea, water, fruit juice, and nothing else." - Tweet
  15. Pokémon Sun & Moon - E3 Predictions & New Thoughts w/ Chuggaaconroy & Serebii's Joe Merrick
  18. Super Paper Mario - Episode 31
  19. Pokémon Black & White - Episode 22: Queen Elesa
  20. Super Mario Galaxy 2 – Episode 46: Hey Now, You're a Green Star
  23. 23.0 23.1 Pokémon Black & White - Episode 17: Famous Rock Couple
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