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Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey Enemy
Location(s): Plack Beach
Level: 22
HP: 157
POW: 108
DEF: 80
Experience: 260
Coins: 55
Item Drop: Super Nut - 35%
Lazy Scarf - 30%
Fire: Weak
Jump: Normal
Hammer: Normal
Battled by: Mario & Luigi
Burn: 2x
Dizzy: 1x
Stat Down: 1x
Speed down: 1x
Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Location(s) Plack Beach
Battled by Mario and Luigi
Level 22
HP 157 (236)
POW 60 (150)
DEF 57 (86)
SPEED 88 (132)
Fire Half
Burn? Double
Dizzy? Normal
Stat Down? Normal
KO? Normal
Experience 260
Coins 55 (83)
Item Drop Super Nut - 5%
Lazy Scarf - 30%
  • 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.

Pendrils are penguins with drills instead of beaks who appear at Plack Beach in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. They resemble Bumpties from the Yoshi franchise, save for their beaks, which is reference by their name, which comes from "penguin" and "drill".

Pendrils battle Mario and Luigi. Bowser never sees the Pendril because he never enters battles with Drillbit Crabs. They attack by diving underground and then popping out of the ground before nose diving into one of the Mario Bros. Sometimes when they resurface, a rock will be stuck on their nose. If one of the Mario Bros. attack them with the rock stuck on them, the rock will shatter and a Bob-omb will run at the one who attacked. Eventually, the Pendril will dive back into the ground and have the rock off them. Pendrils are sometimes paired with Drillbit Crabs in battle.

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, they can be counterattacked upon being hit by one of the Bros.'s hammers. They also appear in the Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode as enemies.

Bowser Jr.'s Journey bio: They attack by spinning the drill on their mouth. Their powerful charge makes it seem like they're sliding across the ground.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドリペン
From English "drill" and 「ペンギン」 pengin, "penguin".
Spanish (NOA) Pinforador Pun on Pingüino (Penguin) and Perforador (Drill)
Spanish (NOE) Talagüino Pun on Taladro (Drill) and Pingüino (Penguin).
French Pingouvrille From Pingouin (Penguin) and Vrille (Tendril)
German Bohr-Pingu From Bohrer (Drill) and Pinguin (Penguin)
Italian Trivellino Little Drill


  • If the player hacks the game with Bowser battling one, when it attacks, as the Pendril ends the attack, the game will freeze, forcing the player to reset.