Drill Bros.

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Instructions for the Baby Drill in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
This article is about the move used by Baby Mario and Baby Luigi in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and by Mario and Luigi in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. For the move used by Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, see Trio Drill.

Drill Bros., called Baby Drill in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, is a drilling technique seen in the Mario & Luigi series, used by Baby Mario and Baby Luigi in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and by Mario and Luigi in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey.

History[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, the babies learn this technique shortly after they receive their hammers in the Vim Factory from the Hammer Bros. after freeing them from their mind control. It is taught to them by the two during the hammer tutorial, and allows them to burrow underground, avoiding enemies and allowing them to slip under the tightest spaces, just like the Luigi Dunk move from the previous game. The babies cannot dig through hard materials (such as metal), and can receive a bean if they surface on an 'X' marked spot. If they surface under an enemy and pops out of the ground, the overworld enemy will be launched into the air and fall back down stunned, which allows the babies to either escape or engage the enemy more easily.

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

The technique returns in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, learned at the Energy Hold. It is usable by Mario and Luigi and serves a similar function to the last game, letting them traverse under tight areas and find Beans in the overworld, marked with again an 'X'. They can also find Beans in Bowser's body, except they are marked by sparkling spots instead of an 'X'. The move can also be used to collect Mushroom Balls in Toad Town Mall, and is also required to stop the pain in Bowser's back in the Lumbar Nook.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

The Baby Drill appears in volume 35 and 36 of the Super Mario-Kun. Rather than using it as a technique for digging up beans, the Baby Mario Bros. use it as an offensive attack. Unlike in the game, Baby Luigi carelessly swinging his hammer around gives Baby Mario the inspiration of the move rather than the Hammer Bros. teaching it to them. They use the move to attack Swiggler, Mrs. Thwomp, and even the adult Mario Bros. The babies' positions also alternate, unlike in the game, where Baby Luigi is always on the top. The babies also do not require hammers for the move in the manga.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Baby Drill[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ベビィドリル (Partners in Time)
Bebī Doriru
Baby Drill
Italian Bimbotrivella Babydrill

Drill Bros.[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Trivella Gemella Twin Drill

See also[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, if the player uses the Baby Drill while inside Yoob's Belly, Yoob (on the top screen) will visibly show pain until the player comes up from the ground.