From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Variant of Napse

An Airnapse is a more powerful version of the Napse located in Bowser's body in the Airway in the game Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. It has a blue nucleus and a yellow coating. In battle, Airnapses will attack Mario and Luigi by throwing energy balls at them. They generally attack in the same way as their counterparts, but their attacks are faster and more powerful. They also have more defense than their cousins. They can also regenerate a fallen Airnapse if one of them dies, and they do so more often than a regular Napse. These enemies often fight with other Airnapses or with Air Cannons, Air Cheeps and Stonks. Of all the enemies in the Airway, the Airnapses are the only ones that don't possess any features of the Dark Star. It is also the only one that doesn't have anything to do with air or gas (besides its name).


Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
MLBISAirnapse.gif HP 150 (225) POW 150 (375) DEF 72 (108) SPEED 96 (144) Coins 70 (105)
Level 29 Fire Normal Burn? Double Battled by Mario and Luigi Location(s) Airway
Dizzy? Normal Stat Down? Normal KO? Normal Experience 610 Item Drop Supersyrup Jar - 5%
Doctor Socks - 20%
Notice: 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.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Enemy
MLBISBJJAirnapse.png HP: 150 POW: 150 DEF: 72 SPEED: 96 Experience: 610
Fire: Normal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Mario & Luigi Coins: 80
Burn: 2x Dizzy: 1x Stat Down: 1x Speed down: 1x Item Drop: Ultrasyrup Jar - 25%
Star Candy - 15%
Level:           29 Location(s): Airway

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エアプン
Ea Pun
Air Napse, "pun" being part of the full name for Napse in Japanese, "Shinapun", itself a pun on "synapse".
Spanish (NOA) Napsis Aéreo Aerial Napse
Spanish (NOE) Aerócula From aéreo (aerial) and normácula (Napses' Spanish name)
French (NOA) Napsair Airnapse
French (NOE) Aéropiou From "synapiou" (Napse) with the wind-related prefix aero
German Sauerstoffel Pun on Sauerstoff, meaning oxygen
Italian Aerobolla From aero (air) and bolla (bubble)