Attack Piece

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“Attack Pieces are fragments that form Special Attacks. If you collect all 10 of the Attack Pieces, you'll be able to use that Special Attack.”
Starlow, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Attack Piece
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Description
A multi-colored puzzle piece.

First appearance

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)

Latest appearance

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)

Effect on player

Gives the player a powerful Special/Bros./Luiginary Attack when all ten are collected.

Attack Pieces are special puzzle piece items that were introduced in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey and reappear in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. They are usually found in singular areas throughout the game, and collecting ten of them in one area will grant Mario and Luigi with powerful Special / Bros. Attacks in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey and Mario & Luigi Dream Team (in Real World locations). Luiginary Attacks are also granted by collecting all 10 Attack Pieces in the Dream World locations from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.

Most Attack Pieces can be found in and collected by striking blocks that resemble them, though others can be obtained by different methods (usually from NPCs after completing certain objectives). At times, Mario and Luigi can get either one or multiple Attack Pieces at once.

History[edit]

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

Mario obtaining an Attack Piece in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey.
Mario obtaining an Attack Piece in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey.
Mario obtaining an Attack Piece in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey.

Attack Pieces make their debut in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, where they grant Mario and Luigi with a Special/Bros. Attack once all ten are collected in a single area. They are first found in the Trash Pit inside Bowser's body, and are later found in areas both inside and outside Bowser's body (such as Pump Works and Toad Town). The locations of the Attack Pieces remain the same in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey.

Special/Bros. Attack SP BP Attack Piece Collection Location
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Green Shell
3 4 Found throughout the area; mandatory to progress. Trash Pit
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Fire Flower
4 6 Found throughout the area. Pump Works
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Jump Helmet
6 10 Found throughout the area. Flab Zone
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Yoo Who Cannon
7 14 Given by the Koopa Paratroopa Trio after being taught the Blue Shell technique. Toad Town
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Super Bouncer
7 12 Found throughout the area. Energy Hold
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Spin Pipe
10 16 Given by solving Kuzzle's first puzzle. Plack Beach
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Mighty Meteor
8 20 Given by Dr. Toadley's intern when the three Star Cures are used to open Peach's Castle. Toadley Clinic
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Snack Basket
14 18 Found throughout the area; mandatory to progress. Dimble Wood
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Magic Window
18 26 Given by defeating the Shroobs. Bowser Castle
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Falling Star
20 28 Seven given by the Blue Paratroopa Trio, followed by three found throughout the area. Peach's Castle

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

Mario obtaining an Attack Piece in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.

Attack Pieces make a return in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, but this time, they grant different types of special attacks. In the Real World, Attack Pieces grant a Bros. Attack to one of the brothers once all ten are collected. In the Dream World, they instead grant a Luiginary Attack to Mario. The brothers obtain their very first Attack Piece in the Real Word in Mushrise Park, given by a Toad after saving him from Thorbs, and in the Dream World in Dreamy Mushrise Park.

Bros. Attacks
Bros. Attack BP Attack Piece Collection Location
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3D Red Shell
4 Two are given by a Toad, and the rest are found throughout the area; mandatory to progress. Mushrise Park
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3D Green Shell
4 Given by Brickle. Mushrise Park
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Fire Flower
5 Found throughout the area. Dozing Sands
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Bye-Bye Cannon
7 Found throughout the area. Wakeport
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Dropchopper
7 Found throughout the area. Mount Pajamaja
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Bomb Derby
9 Found throughout the area. Driftwood Shore
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Slingsniper
9 Given by Big Massif and Lil' Massif for solving the Ball Hop puzzle on Mount Pajamaja. Mount Pajamaja
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Jet-Board Bash
12 Found throughout the area. Somnom Woods
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Zee Egg
15 Given by Eldream for rescuing every Pi'illo and talking to him in Mushrise Park's Maintenance Hut. Mushrise Park
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Star Rocket
12 Found throughout the area. Neo Bowser Castle
Luiginary Attacks
Luiginary Attack BP Attack Piece Collection Location
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Luiginary Ball
6 Eight are found throughout the area, and two are given by Dreamy Brickle. Dreamy Mushrise Park
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Luiginary Stack
10 Found throughout the area. Dreamy Dozing Sands
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Luiginary Hammer
10 Dreamy Mount Pajamaja
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Luiginary Flame
14 Dreamy Driftwood Shore
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Luiginary Wall
14 Dreamy Wakeport
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Luiginary Typhoon
16 Dreamy Somnom Woods

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