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Birdley in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Species Bird
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Birdley, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Birdley.png Birdley's sprite from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey

Birdley is a bird owned by Dr. Toadley in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. Birdley is first seen sending a message to Bowser, Mario, and Luigi about the second Star Cure. After that, Birdley flies away.

Birdley is seen again in Toadley Clinic after Dr. Toadley checks Mario and Luigi's air level, but there was an air leak. Birdley was freaked out, flying near the ceiling with the keys to the clinic, making Mario and Luigi unable to get out. Mario and Luigi hesitantly go and get him and retrieve the keys. After Mario retrieves the keys, he gives them to the intern who told him what Birdley did. Birdley then flies into Mario's overalls, and from there on, he is a guide in the game.

The latest appearances of Birdley are in the credits, and the ending of the credits. Here, Birdley carries a box with a cake in it to Bowser.

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, Birdley appears in the Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode, where he arrives at Bowser's Castle to tell Bowser about the conference about the blorbs at Peach's Castle. After telling Bowser that he was not invited, he is scared away by Bowser.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コッキーちゃん
From「コキノ」(Kokino, "Dr. Toadley") and「~ちゃん」(-chan, an honorific)

French (NOA) Plumilo
From plume ("feather")
French (NOE) Dinny
From Docteur Toadini ("Dr. Toadley")
German Polly
A stereotypical name for parrots
Italian Dotty
Either from Doat ("Toadley") or from dotto ("doc")
Korean 오키오키
From "오키노" (Okino, "Dr. Toadley")

Spanish (NOA) Plumilla
Diminutive of pluma ("feather")
Spanish (NOE) Guiolín
Play of guía ("guide") and Piolín (the Spanish name of Tweety)


  • Birdley's name is a mix of the word bird and Dr. Toadley's name.
  • Birdley usually says "FYI", standing for, for your information. This quote is related to him being a messenger.
  • After Birdley settles in Mario's overalls, he will be listed in the star menu as a key item. The in-game descriptions reads "Dr. Toadley's pet bird. It guides Mario and friends around."
  • In the Latin America Spanish version, Birdley (called "Plumilla" in this version) is referred to as female.