|First appearance||Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)|
|Latest appearance||Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)|
Calorites are fiery monsters found inside the Flab Zone of Bowser's body in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. They will use the two logs in their hands to increase the power of their flames, and then the Calorite will begin rolling while shooting flames at Mario and Luigi. This attack can be avoided if the heroes simply jump over the flames. If they are hit by this attack, they might get a burn and lose a few turns, unable to dodge or counterattack. The number of times the Calorite rolls is based on the amount of times the logs are tossed into their fire. Calorites are also able to eat Tenderlings and turn them into additional Calorites. They can be attacked by using a hammer and all Bros. Attacks except Jump Helmet, Spin Pipe, and Magic Window. If they jump or use any of the aforementioned Bros. Attacks, they will lose one HP and forfeit their turn. In the remake, if Fire Flower is used, they will be healed.
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
|Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story enemy|
|HP||85 (128)||POW||37 (93)||DEF||28 (42)||SPEED||18 (27)||Coins||20 (30)|
|Level||10||Fire||Half||Burn?||Normal||Battled by||Mario and Luigi||Location(s)||Flab Zone|
|Dizzy?||Normal||Stat down?||Normal||KO?||Normal||Experience||40||Item drop||Refreshing Herb - 20%|
Nut - 25%
|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
|Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey enemy|
|Fire:||Heal||Jump:||Spiny||Hammer:||Normal||Battled by:||Mario & Luigi||Coins:||20|
|Burn:||Immune||Dizzy:||1x||Stat down:||2x||Speed down:||1x||Item drop:||Refreshing Herb - 50%|
Supersyrup Jar - 25%
|Level: 9||Location(s):||Flab Zone|
Names in other languages
|Portmanteau of "calorie" and Japanese endearing diminutive「~りん」(-rin); shared with Bones|
|German||Kaloring||Pun on "kalorien" (calories) and "ringen" (wrestling)|
|Italian||Calorino||From "caloria" (calorie) and diminutive suffix "-ino"|
|Spanish (NOA)||Calorita||From "caloría" (calorie) or likely "calor" (heat), with diminutive suffix "-ita"|
|Spanish (NOE)||Calorio||Masculine form of "caloría" (calorie); may incorporate "calor" (heat)|
- The Calorite is the only regular enemy in the game that can inflict the Burn status ailment on Mario and Luigi.
- The fire and burning powers of the Calorite reference the real life calorie, which is measurement of heat used to gauge the energy content of food.
- Unlike most fire enemies in the Mario & Luigi series, the Calorites are not immune to fire and they take damage from Mario and Luigi's Fire Flower attack. This is changed in the remake, where they get healed from the Bros. Attack.
- The Calorite could be a reference to the Oho Jee and Blazing Shroob enemies from the previous games as the three have rapidly moving legs and both have fire on their heads.