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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 Advanced 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.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

POW-Down returns in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. By using a POW-Down Battle Card, Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario can decrease the enemies' attack power.

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 Bzzaps!.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

POW Down TTYD unused.png

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Mario can once again inflict the Tiny status effect by using Shrink Stomp. There's an unused "Attack has dropped!" status in the game's coding under the name "battle_common", which is indicated by a nervous face if the latter was hacked while using a Thunder Rage in battle. Mini-Yoshi can also do this by using Mini-Egg, and the item Mini Mr. Mini can shrink enemies as well.