Luigi Dunk

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The Luigi Dunk in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.
The Luigi Dunk in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.
The Luigi Dunk in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.

Luigi Dunk[1] is a Bros. Action that only appears Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. It is taught by Cork and Cask in Chateau de Chucklehuck along with the Mini-Mario technique. When Mario whacks Luigi from behind with his hammer, Luigi will be buried into the ground, unless the two are above certain surfaces such as metallic plating. While in this state Luigi can move underground, allowing him to pass under obstacles and jump into barrels from beneath, though he cannot pass through some surfaces.

If Luigi passes through an obstacle in which Mario cannot follow, like a metal gate, he will be separated from him. Luigi can also be used to find beans hidden in underground spots marked with an "X", and also Bean Fruit and Beanstones. Once Luigi has emerged from the ground, he cannot go underground again without Mario's help. If this is used over a rectangular hole near bodies of water, Luigi will be turned into a surfboard that Mario can use to surf across Oho Ocean to reach Joke's End later in the game. The in-battle equivalent to this move is Chopper Bros., and it is also used in the advanced version of the Thunder Bros. Bros. Attack.

In Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, a nearly identical move called Mole Mario appears, which involves Mario being buried into the ground instead of Luigi.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese もぐルイージ
Mogu Ruīji
Mole Luigi
Italian Schiaccia Luigi (on Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga's manual)
Luigi Talpa (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions)
Squash Luigi
Mole Luigi

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