Giant Bowser

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Not to be confused with Super Bowser or Giga Bowser.
This article is about Bowser's giant form in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. For Bowser's size changes in other games, see Bowser § Size.

“GAHAHA! See that? All Bowser, baby!”
Giant Bowser, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Giant Bowser battling Bowser Castle

Giant Bowser is a form that Bowser takes on in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. It is almost exactly like his regular form, only several times larger.


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

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Bowser grows giant four times. When he is crushed, Mario and Luigi must go to the Rump Command, where they play a minigame to spike Bowser's adrenaline. Once this is done, Bowser will grow large enough to fight whatever is threatening him. The first time this happens, Bowser attempts to fire a Banzai Bill at his castle, but the castle activates rockets installed by Fawful and lands on top of Bowser. However, he grows giant and lifts the castle up. He then fights it as a boss. Later, he is exploring Blubble Lake when he comes across a large propeller, belonging to the Tower of Yikk. After he activates the propeller by sneezing, the tower comes to life and stomps on him. Bowser is enlarged once again to fight it. Later he must battle the Fawful Express at Bowser Castle and a robotic, "Fawfulized" version of Peach's Castle called Super Peach's Castle.

At a few points in the game, Bowser requests that he be enlarged, only to be reminded that it only works in mortal danger.


During Giant Battles, the Nintendo DS is held sideways, with Bowser to the left on the Touch Screen and the boss on the other screen. All of Giant Bowser's attacks are executed with the stylus or mic.

Attack Image In-game Description Effects
Punch Giant Bowser Punch.PNG Slide farther and faster to increase your punch power! Bowser will step up to the boss and rear back. When an arrow appears, the player must slide across it as fast and hard as they can to make Bowser deliver a punch. This is Giant Bowser's primary attack.
Flame Giant Bowser Flame.PNG Blow into the mic to release flaming breath! Bowser will prepare to breathe fire. When the blowing symbol appears, the player must blow into the mic as hard and long as they can to unleash Giant Bowser's fire breath. This attack deals minimal damage and is usually used to clear away smaller enemies, though it is critical in the battle against the Fawful Express.
Mushroom Giant Bowser Mushroom.PNG Restores 50% of HP. Mushrooms can be collected from some Giant Bosses' attacks. For example, when the Tower of Yikk sends Leaf Guys carrying bombs, some will be carrying Mushrooms. Giant Bowser can hold more than one at a time. When he eats one, 50% of his HP is restored.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

This section is referring to a subject in an upcoming or recently released game. When the game is released, or more information about this subject is found, this section may need major rewriting. Remove this only when the changes have been applied.

BJJ Bowser Bowser Jr..jpg

Giant Bowser will reappear in the remake of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Bowser Jr.'s Journey. The trailer depicts him battling Bowser Castle and Bowser Jr. watches him face the Tower of Yikk.


  • "Showtime!"
  • "That’s an order!"
  • "Leave it to me!"
  • "Instead of crying, why not get big too?!"
  • "The lake... Back here, too!"
  • "Man, what’s this guy’s body made of?"
  • "Aw, you wanna fly away?! Tough luck, sucker!"
  • "Attacking this dude’s body seems useless. Maybe that head?
  • "Nice! He’s sinking! Now I can whale on his head!"
  • "What’s your deal?"
  • "Huh? Fireworks? Real festive..."
  • "Huh? Nothing! Worst fireworks ever!"
  • "Weird fireworks, pal... Real weird. Well, moving on...
  • "Time to deal with your ugly mug!"
  • "NOOO! That thing’s sucking me in!"
  • "Don’t even try it!"
  • "Aw, that again?! Come ON!"
  • "Please! I'll blast that thing down with a fireball!"
  • "GAHAHA! See that? All Bowser, baby!"