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Superstar Saga Enemy
Location(s) Beanbean Outskirts
Level 12
HP 14
Defense 22
Speed 25
Fire Normal
Thunder Normal
Stun? 30%
Burn? 60%
Stat Down? 100%
Experience 14 (2)*
Coins 4 (8)*
Item 1 Drop Woo Bean, 64.52%
Item 2 Drop Ultra Mushroom, 32.26% (100%)
What is gained upon winning the battle (denoted with *) can be changed by Badges or Equipment from E. Gadd.
Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
Stats in gray are those found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Sworms are black worms found in the outskirts of Beanbean Castle Town in the game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. They have two methods of attack – burrowing into the ground and popping back out beneath Mario or Luigi, or burrowing underground, popping up in front of one of the Bros. and biting him. The former method can be countered by jumps, and the latter by Hammers.

Sworms are always assisted by Sharpeas.

The Fawful-like Sworms controlling a Chain Chomp in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Fawful-like versions of Sworms appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, where they possess and command Chain Chomps to make Chain Chawfuls. These Sworms are green and make odd noises when ordering their Chain Chomps to attack. The Sworms can be dislodged and eaten with Bowser's vacuum attack, thus freeing the Chain Chomp the Sworm was controlling.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニョロプー
From 「にょろにょろ」 nyoronyoro, referring to slithering or wriggling.
Spanish Topo Novo Pun on a corruption of nuevo (new) and topo (mole)
French Crocker Pun on croquer (to crunch)
German Digger -


  • The "Fawfulized" Sworms in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story are the only enemies to bear a resemblance to Fawful who are neither a new species nor a species introduced prior to Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (such as Shy Guys, Magikoopas, etc., all of which were introduced before the creation of the Mario & Luigi series).