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Mario and Luigi performing the Bros. Attack, Splash Bros.

Bros. Attacks are special methods of attacking, which require Mario and Luigi to work together. These moves are used in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey.

History[edit]

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

See also: Super Attack
The Starshade Bros. explaining Bros. Attacks

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Mario and Luigi learn eight Bros. Attacks during the adventure, four for each brother; the required moves are based off their overworld Bros. Actions, ex. the Bounce Bros. attack, which is based off of the High Jump, and are obtained at the same time. In addition, there are two secret Bros. Attacks that they can learn by acquiring the two Secret Scrolls in the Hammerhead Bros.' caverns in eastern Beanbean Outskirts. A very small selection of enemies can use attacks similar to Bros. Attacks, such as the bosses Popple and Rookie in their second battle.

Bros. Attacks use up Mario and Luigi's Bros. Points, or BP. Each Bros. attack costs three to eight Bros. Points, which can be replenished with Syrup Jars, other BP restorative items (like Golden Mushrooms), and/or certain badges.

To perform Bros. Attacks, buttons must be pressed in the right order, at the right time. If a button is missed, the attack will do far less damage, possibly even less than a regular Jump or Hammer attack. Each Bros. Attack also has three Modes: 1, 2, and 3. Mode 1 is the most basic; the game goes into slow motion when buttons need to be pressed, to give the player ample time to press the correct buttons. In addition, button icons that show which button needs to be pressed are clearly displayed. In Mode 2, slow-motion is taken out, but the button icons remain. Mode 3 has no slow-motion, or button icons, but Bros. Attacks performed in Mode 3 are more powerful and cost less BP than those performed in the other Modes.

After executing a Bros. Attack successfully (i.e. pressing all of the buttons correctly) a certain number of times, Advanced Commands are learned. Advanced Bros. Attacks are generally harder to perform than regular ones, but Advanced attacks often have added bonuses such as stealing items, inflicting status ailments, or simply doing more damage to the boss or enemy.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Modes 1, 2, and 3 no longer exist for the Bros. Attacks, instead they are replaced by "Normal" or "Easy" difficulty, with the Easy difficulty being more lenient in timing but with the downside of costing more BP to perform. The slowed down pace of Mode 1 is also removed. Additionally, all battle backgrounds now scroll whenever Mario or Luigi use a Bros. Attack. The "Advanced" Bros. Attacks have been given their own separate category of "Super Bros. Attacks". Even if the Bros. fail to obtain an "Excellent!" rating for the original attacks, it still counts towards the number of times that the move is performed, meaning that there is no penalty for failing to perform the attack properly. Furthermore, the Bros. have a chance to practice their Bros. attacks if they lack knowledge on proper timing during "Practice" mode or watch a "Demo" of the attacks in order to learn how to perform them properly, both of which are accessed during combat. Some attacks, such as Swing Bros., have had their inputs changed.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Main article: Bros. Item

The concept of Bros. Attacks was replaced with Bros. Items in the sequel, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, which are disposable attacks that can be bought from shops or found in ? Blocks.

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

See also: Brawl Attack
The Green Shell Special/Bros. Attack in action.
The Green Shell Special/Bros. Attack in action.
The Green Shell Special/Bros. Attack in action.

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Bros. Attacks are referred to as Special Attacks and they use up Special Points. Unlike in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, all Special Attacks can be activated by both Mario and Luigi, Advanced Commands are completely omitted, and they are unlocked by collecting ten Attack Pieces in a given area instead of gaining them as the player gains new field techniques for Mario and Luigi, either by hitting Attack Piece Blocks or by completing certain quests to obtain all ten pieces at a time.

In the remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, "Special Attacks" and "Special Points" are renamed back to "Bros. Attacks" and "Bros. Points," respectively. Just like in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the "Easy" difficulty mode for Special Attacks can be toggled on or off in the remake using Y Button, which makes the timing of button presses for the attacks much more lenient, but at the cost of more Bros. Points being used up.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

See also: Luiginary Attack

Bros. Attacks return in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, and can be used in battles in the Real World. Mario & Luigi have five Bros. Attacks each, making a total of 10. They are unlocked by collecting 10 Attack Pieces in various places in the Real World for each attack, similar to how Special Attacks are unlocked in the preceding game. In the Dream World, Luiginary Attacks are used instead of Bros. Attacks, though they are acquired the same way as Bros. Attacks in the Real World; by collecting 10 Attack Pieces in a certain area. Two Bros. Attacks are also available for Dreamy Luigi in Giant Battles.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

See also: Trio Attack

Bros. Attacks return for the fourth time in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, where like in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Mario and Luigi have five Bros. Attacks each. When the player uses a Bros. Attack, Mario and Luigi will execute the attack while Paper Mario cheers for the duo; as a result Bros. Attacks can even be used if Paper Mario is knocked out or absent entirely. Paper Mario instead has the option to use Trio Attacks that work similarly to Bros. Attacks; but require Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario to cooperate with each other. Unlike in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Bros. Attacks are not gained by collecting Attack Pieces; they're instead gained by getting them back from Nabbit who stole them at the beginning of the game, with the exception of Toad Trail which is obtained after defeating King Bob-omb at the top of Mount Brrr and after gaining access to Neo Bowser Castle.

List of Bros. Attacks[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario
Bros. Attack Description BP Location
An icon of a type of Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Splash Bros.
GBA: Jump high and drop! GBA: 4 (Modes 1 & 2), 3 (Mode 3) GBA:After meeting the Starshade Bros. (in tandem with Spin Jump)
3DS: Press the A Button Button before Mario jumps on Luigi. Press the B Button Button when Mario is directly over Luigi. Press A Button when they smash into the enemy. Time button inputs well for an Excellent rating! 3DS: 4 (Normal)/6 (Easy) 3DS: During the tutorial for Bros. Attacks.
An icon of a type of Super Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Super Splash Bros.
This can be used to attack spiky enemies. When Mario climbs on top of Luigi, press A Button->A Button->B Button to the rhythm. Finish by pressing the A Button Button! Press it when you jump on the enemy to get an Excellent! 6 (Normal)/9 (Easy) GBA: Use Splash Bros. 20 times.
3DS: Get an Excellent with Splash Bros. 6 times.
An icon of a type of Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Chopper Bros.
GBA: Dunk Luigi and attack! GBA: 5 (Modes 1 & 2), 3 (Mode 3) After freeing Cork and Cask in Chateau de Chucklehuck (in tandem with Dunk Hammer).
3DS: Press the A Button Button when Mario swings his Hammer over his head. Press the B Button Button when Mario jumps on Luigi to pop up. Tap the A Button Button once Mario decends to the same height as the enemy! 3DS: 6 (Normal)/8 (Easy)
An icon of a type of Super Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Super Chopper Bros.
This won't affect flying enemies. Press the A Button Button when Mario swings his Hammer over his head. When Luigi is directly under the enemy, press B Button to knock them into the air! If you knock Luigi back into the ground, you can hit your foe into the air again. To knock Luigi back underground, press the A Button Button when Luigi hits the ground. Then, press B Button when the foe hits the ground to make submerged Luigi knock them sky high! A ButtonB ButtonA ButtonB ButtonA ButtonB Button... Continue this rhythm eight times to earn an Excellent rating! 10 (Normal)/13 (Easy) GBA: Use Chopper Bros. 32 times.
3DS: Get an Excellent with Chopper Bros. 6 times.
An icon of a type of Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Swing Bros.
GBA: Swing Luigi around! GBA: 6 (Modes 1 & 2), 4 (Mode 3) Obtain the Secret Scroll 1 in the Hammerhead Bros.' cave, after obtaining the Super Hammers.
3DS: Press A Button when Luigi and Mario hold hands! Keep holding the button to make them spin around. They will keep spinning faster. The faster they spin, the more damage they will deal. When Mario and Luigi reach top speed, let go of the A Button Button! Press B Button when Luigi collides with a foe! Pull it off flawlessly to earn an Excellent rating! 3DS: 8 (Normal)/15 (Easy)
An icon of a type of Super Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Super Swing Bros.
Successfully earn a Good rating or better to cause an item to drop. Press A Button when Luigi and Mario hold hands! Keep holding the button to make them spin around. They will keep spinning faster. The faster they spin, the more damage they will deal. When Mario and Luigi reach top speed, let go of the A Button Button! Press B Button when Luigi collides with a foe! Nail all button inputs to earn an Excellent rating! Press the A Button Button when Mario and Luigi touch to make them join together! Press A Button and B Button at once when you stomp on a foe. Don't let go to earn an Excellent rating! 10 (Normal)/18 (Easy) GBA:Use Swing Bros. 10 times.
3DS: Get an Excellent with Swing Bros. 6 times.
An icon of a type of Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Fire Bros.
GBA: Attack with fireballs! GBA: 6 (Modes 1 & 2), 3 (Mode 3) After visiting the Relaxation Room (in tandem with Dash).
3DS: When Mario throws a fireball, press the A Button Button quickly to make it grow. When the fire gets close to Luigi, hit it by pressing the B Button Button! The bigger the flame, the better your chances of an Excellent! And the more damage you'll deal! 3DS: 12 (Normal)/15 (Easy)
An icon of a type of Super Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Super Fire Bros.
When Mario throws a fireball, press the A Button Button quickly to make it grow. When the fire gets close to Luigi, hit it by pressing the B Button Button! Press A Button when Mario and the fire are the same height! A larger flame may earn an Excellent! If you succeed, there's a chance you'll inflict the BURN status on your enemy. 14 (Normal)/17 (Easy) GBA: Use Fire Bros. 28 times.
3DS: Get an Excellent with Fire Bros. 6 times.
Luigi
Bros. Attack Description BP Location
An icon of a type of Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Bounce Bros.
GBA: Jump off Mario! GBA: 4 (Modes 1 & 2), 3 (Mode 3) GBA: After meeting the Starshade Bros. (in tandem with High Jump)
3DS: Press B Button before Luigi jumps on Mario. Press A Button when both are directly above the enemy! Press the B Button Button when jumping on an enemy. Time all jumps well to get an Excellent rating! 3DS: 5 (Normal)/7 (Easy) 3DS: During the tutorial for Bros. Attacks.
An icon of a type of Super Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Super Bounce Bros.
This move can hit two enemies. Press the A Button Button before Luigi jumps on Mario. Press the B Button Button before hitting the ground to perform a big jump! Get an Excellent rating by jumping on enemies using B ButtonA Button in the correct order! 8 (Normal)/11 (Easy) GBA: Use Bounce Bros. 8 times.
3DS: Get an Excellent with Bounce Bros. 6 times.
An icon of a type of Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Knockback Bros.
GBA: Fire Mario to attack! GBA: 5 (Modes 1 & 2), 3 (Mode 3) After freeing Cork and Cask in Chateau de Chucklehuck (In tandem with Mini-Mario)
3DS: Press B Button when Luigi swings his Hammer over his head. Mario will become Mini Mario! Press the B Button Button whenever Luigi's Hammer is about to hit Mario! Press A Button when Mario hits an enemy. Nail all button inputs to earn an Excellent rating! 3DS: 8 (Normal)/10 (Easy)
An icon of a type of Super Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Super Knockback Bros.
Press B Button when Luigi swings his Hammer over his head. Mario will become Mini Mario! Mini Mario will ask Luigi for help. During that time, press the A Button Button. Press the B Button Button whenever Luigi's swings are about to hit Mario! Mario will bounce back when he hits a foe. Luigi can then knock Mario into the foe again. Press A Button when Mario smashes into a foe. Press B Button to hit him again when he returns! A ButtonB ButtonA ButtonB Button... Do this successfully five times for an Excellent! Note that the speed gets faster! 10 (Normal)/13 (Easy) GBA: Use Knockback Bros. 43 times.
3DS: Get an Excellent with Knockback Bros. 6 times.
An icon of a type of Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Thunder Bros.
GBA: Attack with thunder! GBA: 6 (Modes 1 & 2), 4 (Mode 3) After visiting the Relaxation Room (In tandem with Tickle).
3DS: Press B Button when Luigi builds up his thunder. Press B Button when Luigi gets on top of Mario to perform a big jump! Press B Button when Luigi is highest in his jump. Get an Excellent to deal heavy damage! If you succeed, there's a chance you'll lower the enemy's DEF. 3DS: 14 (Normal)/17 (Easy)
An icon of a type of Super Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Super Thunder Bros.
Press B Button when Luigi builds up his thunder. When Mario's Hammer is above his head, press A Button! When Luigi gets to the base of the foe's feet, press the B Button Button for an Excellent rating! If you succeed, there's a chance you'll lower the enemy's POW. 10 (Normal)/13 (Easy) GBA: Use Thunder Bros. 24 times.
3DS: Get an Excellent with Thunder Bros. 6 times.
An icon of a type of Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Cyclone Bros.
GBA: A twin-spin attack! GBA: 8 (Modes 1 & 2), 4 (Mode 3) Obtain the Secret Scroll 2 in the Hammerhead Bros.' cave after obtaining the Ultra Hammers.
3DS: Press B Button when Luigi swings his Hammer over his head. Mario will become Mini Mario! When Luigi jumps, tap the A Button Button! This will spin Mini Mario around at high speed! Get many consecutive hits for an Excellent! You can attack enemies several times. During the attack, you can change the foe you are targeting. When Mario starts to move forward, move the Circle Pad toward the foe you want to target. 3DS: 13 (Normal)/16 (Easy)
An icon of a type of Super Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Super Cyclone Bros.
Press B Button when Luigi swings his Hammer over his head. Mario will become Mini Mario! When Luigi jumps, tap the A Button Button! This will spin Mini Mario around at high speed! Get many consecutive hits for an Excellent! You can attack enemies several times. During the attack, you can change the foe you are targeting. When Mario starts to move forward, move the Circle Pad toward the foe you want to target. In the Super version, an additional attack can be made at the end. When Mario and Luigi stop spinning, press the A Button Button to prepare for the finisher. Finish by pressing B Button when the Hammer is overhead! This can make enemies dizzy. 15 (Normal)/18 (Easy) GBA: Use Cyclone Bros. 21 times.
3DS: Get an Excellent with Cyclone Bros. 6 times.

Gallery[edit]

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

Bros. Attack Illustration Description SP BP Location
Sprite of the Green Shell Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.Sprite of the Green Shell from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Green Shell*
MLBiS Green Shell.png Mario kicks with A Button; Luigi with B Button! Keep on kicking the shell!
Target: One enemy. Effect: None.
3 4 Trash Pit
Illustration of the Green Shell Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Sprite of the Fire Flower Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.Sprite of the Fire Flower from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Fire Flower
MLBiS Fire Flower.png Repeatedly press the button of whoever's holding the big fireball!
Target: Random. Effect: BURN.
4 6 Pump Works
Illustration of the Fire Flower Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Sprite of the Jump Helmet Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.Sprite of the Jump Helmet from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Jump Helmet
JumpHelmet BiS.png Land on the helmet and jump with A Button! Dash to the landing spots with +Control Pad left +Control Pad right/by pressing left or right on Circle Pad!
Target: One enemy. Effect: None.
6 10 Flab Zone
Illustration of the Jump Helmet Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Sprite of the Yoo Who Cannon Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.Sprite of the Yoo Who Cannon from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Yoo Who Cannon*
Yoo who cannon.png Remember which barrels the bros are in! A Button launches Mario; B Button launches Luigi!
Target: Random. Effect: None.
7 14 Toad Town (after mastering the Shell Mario technique)
Illustration of the Yoo Who Cannon Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Sprite of the Super Bouncer Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.Sprite of the Super Bouncer from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Super Bouncer
Super bouncer.png Launch HIGH with A Button. Move Luigi to the ball's top with +Control Pad left +Control Pad right/by pressing left or right on Circle Pad. Use B Button to squash.
Target: Random. Effect: DIZZY.
7 12 Energy Hold
Illustration of the Super Bouncer Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Sprite of the Mighty Meteor Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.Sprite of the Mighty Meteor from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Mighty Meteor*
Mighty meteor.png Dash with +Control Pad left +Control Pad right/by pressing left or right on Circle Pad! Press and hold A Button or B Button to build power, and release to swing!
Target: Random. Effect: POW down.
8 20 Toadley Clinic (from the intern after obtaining the Miracle Cure)
Illustration of the Mighty Meteor Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Sprite of the Spin Pipe Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.Sprite of the Spin Pipe from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Spin Pipe
Spin pipe.png Memorize how the bros stack up! Mario stomps with A Button; Luigi with B Button!
Target: One enemy. Effect: DIZZY.
10 16 Plack Beach (after completing Kuzzle's first puzzle)
Illustration of the Spin Pipe Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Sprite of the Snack Basket Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.Sprite of the Snack Basket from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Snack Basket*
Snack basket.png Use +Control Pad left +Control Pad right/Press left or right on Circle Pad to eat, then repeatedly press A Button to throw Luigi. Slam down with B Button!
Target: All ground-based enemies. Effect: None.
14 18 Dimble Wood
Illustration of the Snack Basket Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
The Magic Window Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.Sprite of the Magic Window from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Magic Window
Magic window.png Mario stomps with A Button; Luigi with B Button. Both stomp together with A Button and B Button!
Target: Random. Effect: DIZZY.
18 26 Bowser's Castle (after defeating the Shroobs)
Illustration of the Magic Window Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Sprite of the Falling Star Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside StorySprite of the Falling Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Falling Star
Falling star.png Aim with +Control Pad/Move Starlow with Circle Pad. Throw at the star with A Button if the light is red, B Button if it's green!
Target: One enemy. Effect: DEF down.
20 28 Peach's Castle Garden
Illustration of the Falling Star Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey

* - Required for the game.

Gallery[edit]

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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

Mario
Bros. Attack Description Effects BP Type Location
Red Shell as it appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
3D Red Shell*
Use the A Button for Mario and the B Button for Luigi, and kick that shell! Mario and Luigi kick a Red Shell at enemies, first targeting one enemy before moving to the next. If the targeted enemy is in the back, the Bros. will fire the shell at any enemies in the enemy's way. It ends with Mario using a charged kick upon Luigi kicking it to him. 4 Boots Mushrise Park
Bye-Bye Cannon as it appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Bye-Bye Cannon
Memorise the order that the shadows of Mario and Luigi launch into the sky. As they land, press the A Button for Mario and the B Button for Luigi. If you get it perfect, they'll descend in the opposite. Stay focused! Mario and Luigi jump into a cannon. A randomized sequence of them being fired out of the cannon starts. The player must hit the A Button and B Button Buttons in the same sequence Mario and Luigi came out, and if successful, must do the same sequence backwards for maximum damage. 7 Boots Wakeport
Bomb Derby as it appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Bomb Derby
Slide right on the Circle Pad to toss bombs then hit 'em with the A Button! Don't delay your swings! Toss a bunch, feel the tempo, and hit all the bombs! Using the Circle Pad, Luigi passes bombs to Mario who must hit them towards the enemy using A Button before the bombs explode. The last bomb is bigger and does the most damage out of the other bombs. 9 Hammer Driftwood Shore
Jet-Board Bash as it appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Jet-Board Bash
Press and hold the B Button to paddle. As you draw near, press the A Button! Luigi accelerates face-down on a board, Mario riding, and with the right timing Mario needs to hit the enemy with his hammer when the board is accelerating at maximum speed to deal the most damage. 12 Hammer Somnom Woods
Zee Egg as it appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Zee Egg
Slide the Circle Pad left/right to align the Zeekeeper and the Wakeorb. Once the Wakeorb and the Zeekeeper are aligned, Mario or Luigi will jump out! Use the A Button for Mario and the B Button for Luigi to hit the Wakeorb! Mario throws the Zee Egg, unleashing the Zeekeeper for him to take Mario and Luigi into the skies and prepare a Wakeorb for Mario and Luigi to hammer upon lining up with it for it to crash down on a single target mainly with maximum damage. 15 Hammer Mushrise Park (given by Eldream after rescuing all Pi'illos)
Luigi
Bros. Attack Description Effects BP Type Location
Green Shell as it appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
3D Green Shell*
Use the A Button for Mario, and the B Button for Luigi, and kick that shell! The 3D Green Shell has the brothers kick a green shell. It targets all ground enemies; the shell is kicked at enemies randomly. It ends with Luigi using a charged kick upon Mario kicking it to him. 4 Boots Mushrise Park (given upon freeing Brickle from the main fountain)
Fire Flower as it appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Fire Flower
Use the A and B Buttons for the bros. When the fireballs get big, throw 'em! If you throw all big fireballs, it's bonfire time! Mash the A and B Buttons! Mario and Luigi generate fireballs. Shoot the fireballs when they are their biggest size for more damage. If this is done successfully, the player will get a short time to repeatedly tap A Button and B Button for even more damage. 5 Fire Dozing Sands
Dropchopper as it appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Dropchopper
Tilt the Nintendo 3DS left and right to pilot the craft once Mario and Luigi grab on. Jump up with the A and B Buttons! If you grab on quickly, you'll fly higher. Press the prompted button when you're above a foe for a devastating slam! Tilting the 3DS to move the Dropchopper, the player must get Mario and Luigi to jump and hang onto it. Afterwards, Mario and Luigi will do a powerful attack downwards on the unsuspecting enemies. The earlier Mario and Luigi jump on and head upwards, the more damage dealt upon impact. 7 Boots Mount Pajamaja
Slingsniper as it appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Slingsniper*
Slide and hold the Circle Pad down to draw back, hold the B Button, and aim. Tilt the 3DS to line up your target, then release the B Button to launch Luigi! Mario pulls Luigi back in the string of a Slingsniper. The player must use the 3DS to aim to successfully sling Luigi into the target enemy. 9 - Mount Pajamaja (given by the Massif Bros. after completing the Ball Hop puzzle)
Star Rocket as it appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Star Rocket
Tilt the 3DS to change the star's trajectory and grab all the litter stars. Use the A and B Buttons as the bro land. More little stars mean more power. Tilting the 3DS to move the Star Rocket, the player must guide it around to collect all the stars. At the end of the collecting, the player must perform a good timed jump with both Mario and Luigi for lots of damage. 12 Boots Neo Bowser Castle

* - Mandatory Bros. Attacks.

Giant Luigi's Bros. Attacks[edit]

Bros. Attack Description Mechanics
Rhythm Mushroom Touch Mushrooms to heal up! This move cannot be used in the Battle Ring. Once Mario throws mushrooms at Luigi, the player must tap the screen as Luigi eats them.
Drill Stomp Spin more for a super stomp! This move is unlocked during the battle against Mount Pajamaja, but cannot be used against Robo-Drilldigger X. The player must slide as many circles as possible in the direction shown three times to make Mario stomp down on Luigi and deal heavy damage to the enemy.
Finishing Bros. Aim with the 3DS! This move is used at the end of each battle. The player must tilt the 3DS to aim the star marker onto the enemy's weak point, which if hit will earn an "Excellent!" rating and reward the player with better items and more coins than if an "OK" rating is achieved upon missing the target.
Star Driver Control the star to attack! This move is used at the real end of the battle against Bowser, as well as Bowser X. The player must tilt the 3DS to dodge Bowser's fireballs, which, if hit, will nullify the attack and Luigi must push Bowser into the pool of lava again.
Gallery[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Mario
Bros. Attack Description BP Location
3D Red Shell Mario kicks the shell with A Button, and Luigi kicks with B Button. Chain multiple kicks together! 3 Dropped by Nabbit in Peach's Castle.
Rocket Blast The rocket will take Mario and Luigi high up in the air before they jump off. To stomp, press each character's button just as he lands on the enemy. If both bros. stomp the enemy, the rocket will fire at the end. Aim the rocket by sliding left and right on the Circle Pad. Do one loop, and then aim right in the middle of where your enemies are standing! 5 Complete Catch Nabbit!.
Bomb Derby Slide right on the Circle Pad to throw a bomb, and then press A Button to hit it towards an enemy. The faster you go, the more damage you can do. Make it to the end to launch a giant bomb! 7 Throw a Bomb Bud at Nabbit in Gloomy Woods.
Cannonball Chuck Press A Button to begin spinning, then A Button again when you're ready to launch. Aim straight ahead! Once your cannonball is in the air, you can steer left and right using the Circle Pad. You can also fly higher by sliding down and lower by sliding up on the Circle Pad. When aiming for tall enemies, slide down on the Circle Pad to fly high and topple them! 9 Complete Nabbit Multiplication.
Toad Trail Use the Circle Pad to steer as you slide along the path of Paper Toads. Watch out! If you fall off the path, your attack will fail. Press A Button to jump over gaps in the rails. At the end of the path, steer Mario and Luigi towards the enemies with the Circle Pad! 11 Defeat King Bob-omb atop Mount Brrr.
Luigi
Bros. Attack Description BP Location
Fire Flower Repeatedly press the button of the bro holding the bigger fireball. The sizes of the fireballs will change from time to time. Whenever the sizes of the fireballs change, the thrower will also switch. Throw lots of fireballs to go into a bonus mode. Just keep mashing A Button and B Button! 3 Dropped by Nabbit in Peach's Castle.
Drill Shell Press B Button to launch, and then press A Button to drill down when you're directly over an enemy. Once you connect, press B Button as many times as possible to deal the most damage. 5 Catch Nabbit for the first time in Doop Doop Dunes.
Dropchopper Move the Dropchopper above Mario's and Luigi's head using the Circle Pad. Press A Button for Mario to grab on and B Button for Luigi. The faster they both grab it, the higher it goes. Aim for your enemies using the Circle Pad, and press the top character's button to release! 7 Trio Drill Dash into Nabbit in Doop Doop Dunes.
Balloon Blast At the top of each jump, press either A Button or B Button to blow up the balloon. The better your timing, the bigger the balloon will get. The timing gets harder with each jump. Pump that balloon and let it fly! 9 Complete Skyjinks with Nabbit.
Mega Thwonk Press B Button each time Luigi stomps on the ground. You'll speed up if you time it right. Press A Button at just the right time to whack your enemy with the hammer. Continue pressing A Button each time Mario lands on an enemy's head to keep dealing damage! 12 Complete Bad Nabbit.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブラザーアタック
Burazā Atakku
Brother Attack
Chinese 兄弟特技
Xiōngdì Tèjì
Bros. Special Technique
French (NOE) Attaque Duo Duo Attack
German Paar-Attacke
Spezialattacke (Bowser's Inside Story)
Pair attack
Special attack
Italian Attacchi Fratelli Brothers Attacks
Korean 브라더 어택
Beuradeo Eotaek
스페셜 어택
Seupesyol Eotaek
Brother Attack

Special Attack
Russian Дуплет
Duplet
Doublet
Spanish Ataque tándem Tandem attack