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Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
MLBISWisdurmSmall.png Wisdurms.gif
Location(s) Energy Hold
Battled by Mario & Luigi
HP 1,610/2,415
Power small - 48/120, large - 74/185
Defense small - 39/59, large - 80/120
Speed 52/78
Fire Normal
Burn? Immune
Dizzy? Immune
Stat Down? Normal
KO? Immune
Experience 2,800
Coins 600
Item Drop Star Candy
Related Durmite, Wisdurm X, Durmite X, Kuzzle, Chakron
  • The second set of numbers next to the enemy's HP, POW, DEF, SPEED and Coins are stat increases from the Challenge Medal accessory; a 50% increase for HP, DEF, SPEED and Coins earned, and a 150% increase for POW.
This article is about the regular Wisdurm from Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. For information about the variation fought in Challenge Node, see Wisdurm X.

“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 encountered in 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".


Wisdurm's true form.
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. After being defeated, Wisdurm turns into her true form, a butterfly, and drops the Star Cure so the brothers can resume their adventure.


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 uses her Magical Rod on her tail to make the brothers switch places while dodging the beam so that they have to switch using buttons to dodge attacks. She can also shrink one of the Mario Bros., making them resemble their sprites from Super Mario Bros.. After this, she tries to trample the shrunken Mario Bro. and they must use 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 shrinks down to regular size.

Her only attack while small consists of spitting a silk thread into the ceiling, from which she hangs and attacks the characters in a pendulum fashion. This attack keeps going infinitely unless countered, which the player must do with a hammer. Later in the game, Mario & Luigi can fight a stronger version of Wisdurm called Wisdurm X.


Main article: List of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story quotes#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.