|First appearance||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (2013)|
Eldream is a character appearing in the game Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, and the knowledgeable elder of the Pi'illos, as well as the only Pi'illo who had befriended the creatures of Pi'illo Island, whom he apparently shares kinship with. Eldream is a purple Pi'illo with a thick white beard, moustache, and monobrow. His name is a portmanteau of "elder" and "dream". He appears to be deaf in the left ear as he informs the player of this if the player tries talking to him on the left.
Prior to the events that caused the temporary end of the Pi'illos, Eldream was called by Prince Dreambert for ideas on how to stop Antasma. Together, they devised a plan in secret to eternally seal Antasma away in Dream's Deep, and played a part in temporarily sealing him away.
Eldream makes his first appearance in Mushrise Park as an inanimate stone pillow, due to the fact he was hit by a Nightmare Chunk. He is found in the possession of Brickle, who refuses Mario, Luigi, and Starlow's wishes to relinquish him as he likes the historic feel. Brickle then runs away leaving Mario and Luigi having to chase him. After Mario and Luigi free Brickle from the fountain, he agrees to let Mario and Luigi use Eldream's pillow.
Upon Mario and Luigi gaining access to Eldream, he is soon freed from the Nightmare Chunks and is alerted of the dire circumstances of the island, and agrees to help Mario and Luigi access Dream's Deep. In sync with his pet rabbit, Dreambunny, Eldream drills a path into Dream's Deep for the Bros. After the encounter with Bowser and Antasma, Eldream once again comes to Mario, Luigi and Peach's aid by taking them out of the Dream World when he finds them lying unconscious, as it is dangerous to sleep in dreams.
Eldream also has a side quest to free all of the captive Pi'illo people. When the player frees a certain amount of Pi'illos, they can go to Eldream who is staying on Brickle's bed. If they talk to him, he either tells them the certain amount of Pi'illos they need to free for another reward, or gives gear. Also, when the player frees all the captive Pi'illos, he summons the Zeekeeper and asks if he can help the Mario Bros. When the Zeekeeper says yes, Eldream gives the Mario Bros. 10 attack pieces for the Zee Egg Bros. Attack. During this exchange, it is revealed he is good friends with the Zeekeeper, and they call each other nicknames: Eldream is called "Eldawg", and Zeekeeper is shortened to "Zeek".
Names in other languages
|Portmanteau of「夢」(yume, dream) and「爺」(jī, old man)|
|Dutch||Eldream||Name copied from the English version|
|French (NOA)||Trêvieux||Pun on "très vieux" (very old)|
|French (NOE)||Ancionio||From "ancien" (ancient) and "onirique" (oneiric)|
|German||Traumsworth||Play on "traum" (dream) and Toadsworth|
|Italian||Vecchioniro||From "vecchio" (old) and "onirico" (dreamy)|
|From "dream" and "영감" (yeong'gam, old man)|
|From "мудрый" (mudryy, wise) and "грёза" (gryoza, dream)|
|Spanish (NOA)||Maestro Onirio||Pun on "onírico" (dream) and "Maestro Kinopio" (Toadsworth)|
|Spanish (NOE)||Yayo Sueño||Grandpa Dream; "yayo" is a childish term of "abuelo" (grandfather)|
- Normally, Pi'illos in the Dream World appear as just a head if they are the one being used to access the realm, and full-bodied if not. Eldream is an exception, as he appears full-bodied despite being the Pi'illo used to access the Dream World.