Coalbit

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Coalbit
Sprite of a Coalbit from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
Sprite 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)

Coalbits are small creatures made out of coal that appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. They are fought in the Tunnel, where they assist Choombas in battle. Coalbits are usually found in groups of three in tandem with Choombas, but can sometimes be found in groups of five in later parts of the Tunnel.

Battle[edit]

Coalbits do not actually attack when fighting Bowser. Rather, they jump into the smokestack of the Choomba they are traveling with to power it up and allow it to attack multiple times in a row if Bowser does not inhale them quickly; they may also flee from battle. If Bowser inhales the Coalbits, Mario and Luigi must fight them inside his body.

To attack the Bros., the Coalbits line up in front of one of the Bros. and march towards him with their pincers in the air, forcing the Bro to jump over all of them at once. If there are too many in the battle for the brother to be able to jump, there will be breaks in the Coalbits' formation that the player must time their jumps between. This attack can poison one of the brothers in the remake. Strangely enough, though coal is flammable, Coalbits take no damage from the Fire Flower special attack or the Flame attack in the original game. They are also one of the very few enemies to be able to resist the dizzy status.

Statistics[edit]

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

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story enemy
Coalbit
Coalbit HP 34 (51) POW 28 (70) DEF 42 (63) SPEED 46 (69)
Coins 15 (23) Level 10 Fire Immune Burn? Immune
Role Common Battled by Anyone Location(s) Tunnel Dizzy? Immune
Stat down? Normal KO? Normal Experience 30 Item drop Super Mushroom - 10%
Hustle Socks - 30%
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
Coalbit
Sprite of a Coalbit from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey HP 34 POW 48 DEF 60 SPEED 46 Experience 30
Fire Weak Jump Normal Hammer Normal Battled by Anyone Coins 15
Burn Immune Dizzy Immune Stat down 1x Speed down 1x Item drop Super Mushroom - 25%
Hustle Socks - 5%
Level           10 Location(s) Tunnel

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コールアント
Kōru Anto
Coal Ant

French (NOA) Charbout
From "charbon" (coal) and "bout" (bit)
French (NOE) Charbondibule
Portmanteau of "charbon" (coal) and "mandibule" (mandible)
German Kohlameise
Portmanteau of "kohle" (coal) and "ameise" (ant); also possibly a pun on "Kohlmeise" (great tit)
Italian Formicarbone
From "formica" (ant) and "carbone" (coal)
Spanish (NOA) Minimita
From "mina" (mine) and "termita" (termite)
Spanish (NOE) Carbonormiga
Pun on "carbón" (coal) and "hormiga" (ant)