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Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Location(s) Flab Zone
Battled by
HP 45/68
Power 25/63
Defense 27/41
Speed 30/45
Fire Double
Burn? Normal
Dizzy? Normal
Stat Down? Normal
KO? Normal
Experience 30
Coins 12
Item Drop 1-Up Mushroom
Internal ID

Tenderlings are living pieces of meat that Mario and Luigi face inside Bowser's body in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story encountered in the Flab Zone. They attack by rolling at one of the Mario brothers, jumping while spinning before they strike. Tenderlings can also jump over the bros., causing damage if they jump instead of standing still. Tenderlings will do this attack if they jump higher and spin faster than they would before a normal attack. If eaten by a Calorite, they will become another Calorite, making Tenderlings more of a threat when seen with Calorites.

If one of Nutsoglobin's questions is answered wrong, a Tenderling falls out of a pipe nearby and will have to be battled.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジューシー
The English word Juicy.
Spanish (NOA) Bocadín From Bocado (Mouthful) and the suffix -ín,used in
some Spanish Names, in this case is used as
diminutive (Little Mouthful).
Spanish (NOE) Manjario From Manjar, meaning "tasty meal". Some Spanish
given names end in -io.
German Cholhysterin Pun on Cholesterin (cholesterol) and hysterisch (hysterical)
Italian Carnoidrato Portmanteau of "carne" (meat) and "Carboidrato" (carbohydrate)


  • Their name is a pun on "tenderloin", a piece of meat on a bone.