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Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Internal ID
Location(s) Energy Hold
Battled by
HP 1,610
Power small - 48, large - 74
Defense small - 39, large - 80
Speed 52
Experience 2,800
Coins 600
Items Star Candy
Gear Siphon Boots
Related Durmite

“Now thennnn... I am one of the guardians of the Star Cuuures. We sages knew the day of the Dark Star awakening would come, and so awaited the heeeeroes... We have met many times, as you two well rememberrrr... The day Bowser ate me along with the giga-carrot was the day our fates crosssssed... heh heh heh heh... it is clear we are connected by a fate that is beyond our poor comprehensionnnn...”
Wisdurm, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Wisdurm is a character from the game Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. She is the guardian of the first Star Cure but initially appears to Mario and Luigi as the enemy Durmite. Wisdurm has three different appearances in addition to her massive Durmite form: in the overworld she appears as a tiny teal caterpillar, but in battle she can also temporarily grow to a medium-sized pink form, and after her defeat, she reveals her butterfly form to the Mario Bros. In all her forms, she possesses a Birdo-like face, with a sucker for a mouth and what appears to be a bow atop her head. Of all three Star Sages, Wisdurm is the only one not encountered outside Bowser's body, and the only one to be featured in Challenge Node, as Wisdurm X.

Wisdurm's name comes from "wisdom" and "Durmite", which is still used as the attack target name when Wisdurm is in her small form in battle. She is misnamed in the Prima Strategy Guide's enemy list as "Wise Pillbo".


Shortly after she was eaten by Bowser along with the Giga Carrot, Wisdurm, as "Durmite" attacks the Mario Bros. and upon her defeat, shrinks into a tiny caterpillar and flees. When they are informed that she is the first Sage, Mario and Luigi set off to retrieve the first Star Cure, pursuing Wisdurm to the Energy Hold where she continues to evade them. Eventually she grows tired of being chased around by the brothers and confronts them, at which point they explain the situation and ask for the Star Cure. But rather than simply giving it to them, Wisdurm challenges them to a battle over the ownership of the Star Cure.

In battle, Wisdurm attacks the Mario Bros. in various ways. Sometimes she sends a giant heart into the air which quickly flashes a picture of one of the brothers and lands on them. She also attacks by spitting a beam of stars at the Mario brothers. It moves slowly up and down a couple of times. When she takes enough damage, she will use her Magical Rod on her tail to make the brothers switch places while dodging the beam so that they'll have to switch using buttons to dodge attacks. She can also shrink one of the Mario Bros. (which makes them resemble their sprites from Super Mario Bros.). She will then try to trample the shrunken Mario Bro. and they must us their hammer to ward off her attack.

Wisdurm starts the battle small, but a gauge above her fills as she takes damage. When the gauge is filled, she transforms into her larger, more powerful form. The Mario Bros. can attack the Magical Rod to empty the gauge faster. After the Magical Rod takes enough damage, Wisdurm will shrink again.


After being defeated, she'll turn into her true form, a butterfly, and drop the Star Cure and the brothers continue their adventure. It is unknown if she ever managed to escape from Bowser's body, as she is one of the only characters not to be shown to be exhaled from Bowser's body after Fawful was destroyed.

Wisdurm X[edit]

Main article: Wisdurm X
Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Wisdurm X
Wisdurm Small.gifShiny Wisdurm.gif
Internal ID
Location(s) Challenge Node
Battled by
HP 2,380
Power 156
Defense 127
Speed 79
Experience 0
Coins 4,000
Items None
Gear None
Related Wisdurm

Wisdurm X is the third boss faced in The Gauntlet of Challenge Node. It costs 800 Coins to battle Wisdurm X. in this form, Wisdurm attacks the same and the fighting style is the same, too. The only difference is that Wisdurm X has more HP, more attack, more defense and the attacks are tougher to dodge. The star beam attack, for example, is much slower, and Wisdurm X changes the location of the bros. much more often than the original did. Wisdurm's stone heart attack is also used more and the make a brother small move has Wisdurm X getting much closer to the Mario brothers and they have to hammer her four times in order to stop her. The color scheme has been changed also from pink and yellow to green and orange. The player has 18 turns to destroy Wisdurm X.


Main article: List of quotes in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story#Wisdurm
  • "ENOUGH! Persistent men, aren't youuu?"
  • "Traaaagic. Truly traaaagic. My sympathiesss."
  • "You want me, a sage, to give you, a nobody, the Star Cuure?"
  • "This Star Cure was entrusted to the sole care of me, Wisdurm! Why would I hand it over to men who lack any credibiiiiility?!"
  • "Tut tut! Lost our temperrrrr? Somewhat childish, nooooo? And yet amuuusing! Regrettably..."
  • "Wellll? Not too bad looking, hmmmm? Heh heh heh heh..."
  • "Now, please stop following me around. It's creeeeepy..."

Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese けんじゃイモーヌ
Kenja Imōnu
Sage Imōnu
Spanish (NOA) Filovella From Filósofa meaning Philosopher and Larvella, Durmite's American Spanish Name.
Spanish (NOE) Batoruga Filósofa Philosopher Batoruga
French (NOA) Philovelle Portemanteau between Philosophe (Wise) and Larvelle (Durmite's French-Canadian name)
French (NOE) Jeanille/Sage Jeanille
German Hüterin Raupythia Guardian Raupythia
Italian Saggia Bruchilde From "saggia" (sage) and "Bruchilde" (Durmite's Italian name)
Korean 현인 애번느
Hyeonin Aebeonneu
Sage Durmite

Magic Rod[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOE) Varitola Mágica Varitola comes from varita (wand) and cola (tail). Mágica means magic.
French (NOE) Baguette magique Magic Wand


  • Wisdurm's true name can actually first be seen in one of the save entries before she formally introduces herself. When the player saves right after facing Bowser in the Toadley Clinic, the entry mentions that the Bros. must "find Wisdurm in Bowser's body." Before this, her name was never mentioned.