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Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Location(s) Tunnel
Battled by Mario, Luigi and/or Bowser
Level 10
HP 34/51
Power 28/70
Defense 42/63
Speed 30/69
Fire Immune
Burn? Immune
Dizzy? Half
Stat Down? Immune
KO? Normal
Experience 40
Coins 15
Item Drop Super Mushroom
Internal ID

Coalbits are small creatures made out of coal that appear in the Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. Their name is patterned after "Coal" and "Bit", meaning a piece of something. They assist Choombas in battle.


Coalbits do not actually attack when fighting Bowser. Rather, they jump into the smokestack of the Choomba they are traveling with to allow it to attack multiple times in a row if Bowser doesn't inhale them quickly; they may also flee from battle. If Bowser inhales the Coalbits with his vacuum attack, Mario and Luigi must fight them.

To attack, the Coalbits line up in front of one of the Bros. and march towards him with their pincers in the air, forcing the Bro to jump over all of them at once. Coalbits are usually found in groups of three in tandem with Choomba, but sometimes can be found in groups of five on latter parts of the Tunnel. Strangely enough, though coal is flammable, Coalbits take no damage from the Fire Flower special attack or the Flame attack. They are also one of the very few enemies to be able to resist a stat down.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コールアント
Kōru Anto
Coal Ant
Spanish (NOA) Minimita Pun of Mini and Termita (termite).
Spanish (NOE) Carbonormiga Pun on Carbón, meaning coal and Hormiga, meaning ant.
French Charbondibule Pun of "Charbon" (Coal) and "Mandibule" (Mandible)
German Kohlameise From Kohle (coal) and Ameise (ant), also a pun on Kohlmeise (Great Tit (Parus major))
Italian Formicarbone From "formica" (ant) and "carbone" (coal)