Challenge Node

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Not to be confused with Challenge Mode.
Memory BanksPipe YardNose DeckAirwayTrash PitToad SquareChallenge NodeArm CenterFunny BonePump WorksGut CheckRump CommandLeg OutpostEnergy HoldChest StationFlab ZoneFlame PipeLumbar NookJoint TowerNerve ClusterA map of Bowser's body
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The Challenge Node
Challenge Node
Area map
“Have you two come to test your limits in the Challenge Node?”
Emoglobin, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

The Challenge Node is an area found inside Bowser's body in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. It is, apparently, located in Bowser's spleen. This area is completely optional and does not need to be entered to complete the game.

It is one of the first areas available to Mario and Luigi in Bowser's body after they clear Trash Pit. The first time Mario and Luigi enter the area, and when a new challenge becomes available, the bros. will be greeted and talked to by an Emoglobin. Its icon on the map of Bowser's body looks like an opened Nintendo DS with two dots of eyes on the top screen and one of mouth in the bottom, which the Emoglobins in the area also resemble.

Challenges[edit]

Here, Mario and Luigi can participate in two challenges:

  • The Gauntlet - Here, the Mario brothers can fight X Bosses, which are optional bosses that are similar to bosses they have fought before, but more tough. One of these bosses, Bowser X, is the toughest boss in the game. In the remake, giant battles can be re-fought here at a faster-paced difficulty. This is unlocked after defeating Durmite.
  • Cholesteroad - Here, Mario and Luigi use the Special Attacks they have learned to fight the same enemies until the player messes up. This is unlocked after defeating the Scutlet.

There is also a block that works the same way a Rally Block does here. If it is hit 99 times in a row, the player can double their Coins whenever they want, but once cleared, it cannot be repeated.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チャレンジホール
Charenji Hōru
Challenge Hall

French (NOA) Colisée des défis
Challenge Coliseum
French (NOE) Hall des défis
Challenges' hall
German Wettkampfhalle
Competition Hall
Italian Salone delle Sfide
Challenges Hall
Korean 챌린지 홀
Chaellinji Hol
Challenge Hall

Spanish (NOA) Nodo Desafío
Challenge Node
Spanish (NOE) Salón Desafío
Challenge Hall

Area map[edit]

Level map