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Durmite (named "Pillbo" in the Prima strategy guide enemy list.[page number needed]) is a caterpillar-like boss found inside Bowser's body in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake. The creature wears a hot pink ribbon on her head, has angry eyes, and a funnel-like snout, similar to Birdo's trunk. Her body is somewhat similar to a Wiggler, only with small, pink legs, and a white/yellow line splitting the Wiggler-Birdo's colors; one half green-blue, and the other side pink.
Durmite is eaten by Bowser along with an enormous carrot Bowser ate to get a Banzai Bill from a Wiggler. She proceeds to suck nutrients from his body, giving him a stomachache. Mario and Luigi go to the Nerve Cluster to find the source of the pain and encounter Durmite, who they defeat in combat. After the fight, Durmite shrinks down to a minuscule size and runs away. Durmite's identity is later revealed to be Wisdurm, the guardian of the first Star Cure.
In battle, Durmite attacks the Mario Bros. in many ways. One of her attacks turns her completely red from anger, like Wigglers do, and charge at Mario or Luigi. The bros. can counter this attack using their hammers, dealing damage to Durmite. Other attacks include spitting a sticky string from her snout to capture either Mario or Luigi and eat them. The string will slowly move side-to-side as the brothers leap to avoid its swaying. After eating the victim should he touch the string, Durmite can spit him out for an attack against the remaining bro. or sometimes release the victim from her rear to hit the target from the back and lose Speed. Either variation can be jumped over.
Durmite will also summon Biffiduses to fight for her, which she can devour, then shoot their spears from her snout at Mario or Luigi. These spear will sparkle before being shot and the direction they are facing hints at which brother they will strike (upward for Mario and downward for Luigi). These attacks can be avoided using a timely Jump. Durmite will sometimes summon a straw from her mouth, which allows her to regain her health. The straw can be easily destroyed with any attack to stop Durmite from healing. The Straw is a light shade of purple, and is a part of Durmite, acting as a proboscis.
Whenever the Straw appears, a tribe of Biffidus usually appears to defend Durmite and attempt to distract the Mario Bros., while Durmite recovers HP. The Straw does not need to be destroyed, however, it can be, and if done so, it will prevent Durmite from regaining HP (until she uses it again).
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