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Sprite of a Flaret from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)

Flarets are round fireballs that Bowletta shoots out of her mouth in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. Their name comes from "flare", and they resemble a yellowish-orange circle with a hexagonal tessellation akin to a honeycomb. They are not living species, but appear on the battlefield as targets. If they are not defeated in a timely manner, Bowletta reabsorbs them and heals herself by 35 HP (99 in the remake). Sometimes, she does not reabsorb some of the Flarets and leaves a few on the battlefield. Flarets are healed with Firebrand and Thunderhand attacks, and any jump attacks (with the exception of Advanced Splash Bros.) will hurt Mario and Luigi, so they can only be defeated with hammer attacks. After she uses her Fire Breath attack, any Flarets produced by Bowletta that are still on the battlefield will be destroyed.

In the remake, their graphic is more defined and resembles a polyhedron, instead of a circle with a honeycomb pattern.


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy
Flaret Sprite.png HP 10 POW 95 Defense 160 (150)
Speed 300 Experience 0 Coins 0
Location Bowser's Castle Jump Spiny Hammer Normal
Hand Normal Fire Heal Thunder Heal
Stat down? 0% Stun? 0% Burn? 0%
Level 39 Role Support Item drop None – 0%
None – 0%
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions enemy
Sprite of a Flaret from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions HP 15 POW 88 DEF 88 SPEED 999 Experience 0
Fire Heal Thunder Weak Jump Spiny, Normal Hammer Normal Coins 0
Stat down 0% Dizzy 0% Burn 0% Speed down 0% Item drop None (0%)
None (0%)
None (0%)
Level           40 Location(s) Bowser's Castle

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メラメラ
Japanese onomatopoeia for something flaring up; shared with Li'l Cinder and Li'l Scorcher

Chinese 炽热火球
Chìrè Huǒqiú
Burning Hot Fireball

German Flamy
Diminutive of English word "flame"
Italian Fiammello
From "fiamma" (flame) with diminutive suffix "-ello"
Korean 이글이글
Korean onomatopoeia for burning

Spanish Brasitún
From "brasa" (ember)