Mechawful

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Mechawful
MLBISBJJMechawful.png
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Variants
Dark Mechawful
Dark Mechawful.5

Mechawfuls are large robots based on Fawful, first appearing in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and later in the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.

History[edit]

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

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Mechawfuls are found in Peach's Castle Garden. They can attack by flying towards one of the Mario Bros. and attempt to hit him with its fist. The player must hammer the Mechawful multiple times to prevent damage. An alternate attack used by the Mechawful is to fall from the air and land on the player. It is possible to predict which attack the Mechawful will use by watching its movement on the top screen of the game. If the Mechawful flies out of view, then it is preparing to land on its target. The dust marks which appear will also reveal which bro. is the target of the Mechawful's attack. Mario and Luigi must hit it with a hammer to deflect it. This will send the Mechawful flying towards and damaging other enemies in the match, if any.

As Bowser, the player must quickly duck to avoid the Mechawful's attack. Alternatively, the Mechawful will rise to the top screen and land in front of Mario, Luigi, or Bowser. Failure to attack it immediately will cause the Mechawful to punch its target. Immediately after landing, the bros. must hit it with a hammer, or Bowser must punch it, to trigger a roulette-type action. Once the roulette is activated, the Mechawful's chest will light up and eyes will cycle through the colors yellow, blue, and red. Attacking it again will cause the roulette to stop.

  • If blue, the Mechawful returns to its place without attacking.
  • If yellow, the Mechawful will use a counterattack.
  • If red, the Mechawful will self-destruct, harming the player. It will only award Experience and Coins for defeating the head of the robot (not the rest of the body) at the end of the battle. It may also cause the player to become dizzy.

When defeated, the head detaches from the body and will either fly away, attack, or summon a new body on the next turn. Bowser can inhale the head, preventing the Mechawful from reassembling its body. Mario and Luigi can then fight the head of the Mechawful inside Bowser. Occasionally, the head is destroyed with the body when the Mechawful has self-destructed, or when it is destroyed as a result of a counter-attack.

Like most other large enemies, Bowser can use the Vacuum Block to inhale a Blitty from Mechawfuls. Mechawfuls also appear in the battle against Super Peach's Castle of Fury, where they are used in an attack along with a big yellow variant. Also, a dark blue variant called the Dark Mechawful can be battled by Bowser.

In the remake, the Mechawful's roulette light attack is removed, and replaced with an attack that involves a shield. The Mechawful will generate a shield which must be punched (or hammered) four times to break, then they can attack the Mechawful to push it back. They also no longer try to land on Mario and Luigi in the overworld.

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

Although they do not appear in the original Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Mechawfuls, renamed Mecha-Fawfuls, are added in its Nintendo 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, where they are shown as the ones responsible for the initial destruction of Beanbean Castle Town, and appear solely in the new mode, Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser. Unlike the Mechawfuls of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, these Mecha-Fawfuls have a patchwork-like design and crooked antennae. There is no generic type of Mecha-Fawful, with them instead coming in three variants:

  • Mecha-Fawful X, which have wrecking ball hands and wheels akin to Dark Mechawfuls
  • Mecha-Fawful Y, which is a Mechawful Head with arms akin to Dark Mechawful Heads
  • Mecha-Fawful Z, which has legs like the original Mechawful, while their arms have elbows and end in Piranha Plant-like jaws.

All three are weak against Broozer and Starlow.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

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

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Mechawful
Mechawful.gif HP 277 (416) POW 110 (275) DEF 87 (131) SPEED 94 (141) Coins 70 (105)
Level 25 Fire Half Burn? Immune Battled by Anyone Location(s) Peach's Castle Garden
Dizzy? Half Stat Down? Half KO? Half Experience 300 Item Drop Max Mushroom - 5%
1-Up Deluxe - 25%
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 Enemy
Mechawful Head
Mechawful Head.gif HP 98 (147) POW 86 (215) DEF 80 (200) SPEED 94 (141) Coins 20 (30)
Level 25 Fire Half Burn? Normal Battled by Anyone Location(s) Peach's Castle Garden
Dizzy? Normal Stat Down? Normal KO? Normal Experience 150 Item Drop --
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 Enemy
Mechawful
MLBISBJJMechawful.png HP: 190 POW: 108 DEF: 89 SPEED: 94 Experience: 380
Fire: Weak Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Anyone Coins: 70
Burn: Immune Dizzy: 0,5x Stat Down: 0,5x Speed down: 0,5x Item Drop: Ultra Mushroom - 25%
1-Up Deluxe - 30%
Level:           22 Location(s): Peach's Castle Garden
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Enemy
Mechawful (Head)
MLBISBJJMechawfulHead.png HP: 98 POW: 86 DEF: 80 SPEED: 94 Experience: 150
Fire: Weak Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Anyone Coins: 20
Burn: 1x Dizzy: 1x Stat Down: 1x Speed down: 1x Item Drop: Ultra Mushroom - 20%
Hustle Socks - 25%
Level:           22 Location(s): Peach's Castle Garden

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

Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser profiles[edit]

  • Mecha-Fawful X: Mass-produced robots that serve Fawful. They charge into foes with their giant bodies.
  • Mecha-Fawful Y: Mass-produced robots that serve Fawful. Those heads are known to fly about.
  • Mecha-Fawful Z: Mass-produced robots that serve Fawful. They fire powerful beams from their chests.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メカコビッツ
Mekakobittsu
Mechakobits, from English "mechanical" and Fawful's Japanese name, Gerakobits.
Spanish (NOA) Mecawful Mechawful
Spanish (NOE) Mecánovitz From mecánico (mechanical) and Grácovitz (Fawful's European Spanish name).
French Mécacowitz From mécanique (mechanical) and Gracowitz (Fawful's French name).
German Krankomat From Krankfried (Fawful's German name) and Automat (Machine)
Italian Marchinghigno From marchingegno (gimmick) and Sogghigno (Fawful's Italian name).