Drumstick (item)

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This article is about the item from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. For information about the character from Diddy Kong Racing, see Drumstick.
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Drumsticks are items usable only by Bowser in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. If Bowser eats one, he will regain HP, depending on the drumstick. Once Bowser eats one, his turn is over and the enemy will then attack. There are three types of Drumsticks:

  • Hot Drumsticks, which are the first type of drumstick obtained. They heal 80 HP to Bowser.
  • Fiery Drumsticks are the next type, healing 150 HP to Bowser.
  • TNT Drumsticks are the last type of drumstick. They heal 280 of Bowser's HP.


Names in other languages[edit]

Hot Drumstick[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピリからチキン
Pirikara Chikin
From 「ぴりぴり」piripiri, meaning spicy, and 「辛」karai, meaning spicy.
Spanish Pollo picante Spicy chicken
French (NOA) Poulet Chicken
French (NOE) Poulet piquant Hot Chicken
Italian Pollo Piccante Spicy Chicken

Fiery Drumstick[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese げきからチキン
Gekikara Chikin
Extremely Spicy Chicken
Spanish Pollo superpicante Superspicy chicken
French Poulet épicé Spicy Chicken
Italian Pollo Incendiario Incendiary Chicken

TNT Drumstick[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ばくはつチキン
Bakuhatsu Chikin
Explosion Chicken
Spanish (NOA) Pollo Nuclear Nuclear Chicken
Spanish (NOE) Pollo explosivo Explosive chicken
French (NOA) Poulet nucléaire Nuclear Chicken
French (NOE) Poulet explosif Explosive chicken
Italian Pollo Esplosivo Explosive Chicken

Trivia[edit]

The large non-item Drumstick.
  • There is a ring Bowser can obtain, called the Drumstick Ring, that will allow Bowser to eat a drumstick on his turn, without wasting it.
  • In an area in Peach's Castle, there is a platform Bowser stands on and shell slams to get some items. If he hits it while the Drumsticks are inside, he will get 5 Nuclear Drumsticks. However, they are actually just TNT Drumsticks.
  • During the second battle with Midbus, the audience watching the battle will sometimes throw food at Midbus, one of which is a large drumstick. Later in the game when Bowser becomes overweight, one of the foods that causes it was also a large drumstick. These large drumsticks do not appear as items during the game.