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Dream Team enemy
Location(s) Mount Pajamaja
Level 16
HP 120
Power 77
Defense 86
Speed 43
Weakness None
Experience 85 (102)
Coins 20 (100%)
Item drop Taunt Ball (8%)
Ultra Nut (2%)
No Hitter 19
World Real

Monolifts are small mountain-shaped creatures with hands that appear in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. In the field, Monolifts carry rocks, and upon sighting Mario and Luigi, chase them for a short duration and throw a rock at the Bros. as a last effort to attack. They appear to be hostile, assist Flibbees R, and work for their boss Mammoshka.

In battle, Monolifts hold two to four rocks over their head. If only carrying two or three rocks, they are immune to jump-based attacks, but in the uncommon instance a Monolift is holding a stack of four rocks, it will turn red and struggle to hold the stack up. If the Monolift is jumped on during this time, the weight will becomes too much for it, and the Monolift will be squished and defeated instantly.

When attacking, a Monolift may approach a Bro. and hold the stack of rocks even higher over its head, making it shake back and forth. The approached Bro. must hammer the Monolift when the rocks are tilting away from him to make them all fall on the Monolift. If he fails to do so successfully, the Monolift will throw the rocks at a very vertical angle into the approached Bro., or the rocks will fall on him.

Monolifts may also throw their stack of rocks high into the air, and punch them into Mario and Luigi; they must jump over them. If the Monolift faces Mario and the background, it is about to punch a metal rock at him. If the Monolift faces Luigi and the foreground, it is about to punch one at him. If the Monolift is about to punch a orange rock, it will break into two and fly towards both Bros., who must jump over them at the same time. The orange rocks also approach the Bros. slightly slower than the metal rocks do.

If a single Grumbell and Monolift are present in the battle, they may perform an attack together that involves the Monolift dropping its stack of rocks and the Grumbell dropping to the floor. The Monolift will then pick up the Grumbell and begin weightlifting after twitching its eye. After several lifts, the Monolift will throw the Grumbell at the Bro. it targets. If it twitches so its left eye is bigger, it will aim at Luigi. If it twitches so its right eye is bigger, it will aim at Mario. If the targeted Bro. dodges the Grumbell, the Grumbell will go offscreen and ram into the Monolift at the back, dealing in normal mode, 10 and 14 damage towards each other respectively. This attack takes up the Grumbell's attack turn.

A stronger version of Monolifts known as Monolifts R appears later on in the game.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リフティー
Diminutive of English word "lift"
French (NOA) Garnott Pun on "garnotte" (garnet)
French (NOE) Caillass Pun of "caillasse" (scree)
German Werfor From "werfen" (to throw)
Italian Issosasso From "ooh issa" (exclamation for when lifting something heavy) and "sasso" (rock)
Portuguese (NOE) Içapedra Portmanteau of "iça" (lift) and "pedra" (stone)
Russian Камнеброс
From "камень" (kamen, rock) and "бросать" (brosat, to throw)
Spanish Levarroca From "levantar" (to lift) and "roca" (rock)


  • The name "Monolift" derives from "monolift rack", where barbells are placed on, fitting with the "strength" theme of Mount Pajamaja, and "monolith", a type of stone. It also references the partner attack it shares with Grumbell.