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First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
“Odd... really? Odd like... THIS!?”
Fawflant, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Fawflants are Fawful-like, drill ant enemies found in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. They live underneath Toad Town in the Toad Town Caves. In the overworld, they will start a battle by walking backwards toward Mario and Luigi with the drill in action. They are similar to Fawfloppers in that they are robots designed after insects and Fawful.

In battle, they have two attacks. If two or more Fawflants are in battle, they attack Mario and/or Luigi at the same time; this can be countered by jumping. For the other attack, they simply walk backwards into one of the brothers, who will take damage and possibly be poisoned if they are hit by the drill. This move can be countered by using the hammer.

Also, in Toad Town Caves, Mario and Luigi meet two Fawflants, disguised as Toads and acting as guards for Fawful while he is stealing the Dark Star; this also shows that Fawflants are capable of speech and shapeshifting. These Fawflants are a required battle in order to proceed.

Bowser can simply walk into these enemies to defeat them, though this can achieved only with hacking, as Bowser cannot access the areas where they can be found.

Fawflants also appear as enemies in the remake's Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode. They are Melee troops and their Special Skill is Charging Champ.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

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

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Fawflant.gif HP 100 (150) POW 42 (105) DEF 34 (51) SPEED 56 (84) Coins 30 (45)
Level 13 Fire Normal Burn? Normal Battled by Mario and Luigi Location(s) Toad Town Caves
Dizzy? Normal Stat Down? Normal KO? Normal Experience 70 Item Drop Supersyrup Jar - 5%
Super Nut - 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
MLBISBJJFawflant.png HP: 70 POW: 65 DEF: 52 SPEED: 56 Experience: 70
Fire: Normal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Mario & Luigi Coins: 30
Burn: 1x Dizzy: 1x Stat Down: 1x Speed down: 1x Item Drop: Supersyrup Jar - 40%
Super Nut - 20%
Level:           13 Location(s): Toad Town Caves
  • Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: A bug monster that resembles Fawful. Be careful when it charges ahead with the drill on its rear!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲランコ
Pun on 「ゲラコビッツ」 (Gerakobittsu), Fawful's Japanese name, and 「アリンコ」 (arinko, ant).
Spanish (NOA) Fawformiga From Fawful and Hormiga (Ant)
Spanish (NOE) Alácravitz From alacrán (scorpion) and Grácovitz (Fawful)
French Fourmicowitz From fourmi (ant) and Gracowitz (Fawful).
German Krankmite From Krankfried (Fawful's German name) and Termite (Termite)
Italian Formighigno From formica (ant) and Sogghigno (Fawful's italian name)