Nightmare Chunk

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Dreambunny from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Dreambunny holding the Nightmare Chunk holding Eldream.
A Nightmare Chunk.
Mario breaking the Nightmare Chunk holding Prince Dreambert.
“I could not move or speak, and my mind was unmoored.”
Prince Dreambert, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Nightmare Chunks are stones that appear in the Dream World in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. When Antasma was near defeat before the events of the story, he used his remaining power to shatter the Dark Stone and imprison the Pi'illos in Nightmare Chunks. This put them in a state of eternal sleep. However, Mario and Dreamy Luigi can easily break the Nightmare Chunks in-game by jumping into them from below or hitting them with their hammers to free the imprisoned Pi'illo. They can be imprisoned in one or more Nightmare Chunks, depending on the Pi'illo, in which case all Nightmare Chunks must be broken.

The first Pi'illo freed is Prince Dreambert, the ruler of the Pi'illos. After being freed from his own Nightmare Chunks, he attempts to free his fellow Pi'illos from their prisons, but finds he cannot break the Chunks. He enlisted the help of Mario and Luigi to find the remaining Pi'illos and rescue them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 悪夢のカケラ
Akumu no Kakera
Fragments of nightmare
Chinese (Traditional) 噩夢碎片[1]
Èmèng Suìpiàn
Nightmare Fragment
Dutch Nachtmerriebol Nightmare orb
Italian Frammento d'incubo Nightmare chunk
Spanish (NOE) Fragmento de pesadilla Nightmare Fragment