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Durmite X under the effect of POW-Down.

POW-Down (also known as ATK-Down) is a status ailment that has appeared in various RPGs. It stands for "Power-Down".


Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, some enemies have the ability to change the Mario brothers' stats. If their attack power goes down, they won't be able to do as much damage with their attacks. The ailment is indicated by a red burst with an arrow pointing down.

Luigi's Thunder Bros. attack can give this status effect to enemies.

Starkisses are one of the enemies that can cause POW-Down to the Mario bros.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

POW-Down is the same status ailment in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. It is indicated by a shrinking red circle around the affected. Ice Flowers can randomly inflict this status ailment on enemies.

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

POW-Down returns again in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. Red streaks flowing downward indicate the affected. The Mighty Meteor and the Shroob Boots can cause this on enemies.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Main article: Tiny (status effect)

Paper Mario[edit]

In Paper Mario, Mario can give enemies the Tiny ailment by using Shrink Stomp. Also, Mario can receive this ailment from Hammer Bros and Bzzap!s.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Mario can once again inflict the Tiny status effect by using Shrink Stomp. Mini-Yoshi can also do this by using Mini-Egg, and the item Mini Mr. Mini can shrink enemies as well.