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The donut the audience throws to Midbus when Bowser takes damage from him.
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Effect Heals 10 HP.

Donuts are a special kind of items that appear in Bowser's battle against Midbus at Fawful Theater in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. When Midbus attacks Bowser successfully, the audience have a chance to throw a Donut at Midbus. Bowser has the option to punch or inhale it. If Bowser does neither, Midbus will eat it in his turn. Such Donuts are black (apparently covered by chocolate) and heal 10 HP each.

Donuts also appear as one of the various kinds of sweets that fall from the sky during the Snack Basket special attack. This time they are in light pink.

Donuts play a key role in the Mario Party 10 game Shy Guy Shuffle, in which players must watch five Shy Guys holding different numbers of donuts shuffle around and then pick the one holding the most. The ending cutscene shows the characters happily eating their donuts together before the results are shown.

In Mario Kart Tour, there are two donut-based gliders, known as the Strawberry Donut and Chocolate Donut.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドーナッツ[1]


  1. ^ Mario in Japan: Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. Retrieved January 2, 2017.