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Sprite of a Calorite from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Variant of Tenderling

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[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story enemy
Calorite's idle 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[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey enemy
Sprite of a Calorite from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey HP: 48 POW: 37 DEF: 24 SPEED: 18 Experience: 40
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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カロリン
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.