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First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Monty Mole

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, and also have a similar body and eye shape to Monty Moles.

Pendrils battle Mario and Luigi. Bowser never sees the Pendril because he never enters battles with Drillbit Crabs nor can he explore the cliffside of Plack Beach where Pendrils are most common. 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 do not appear in the overworld at all and can only be encountered if Mario and Luigi fight a Drillbit Crab, but only in the cliffside area of Plack Beach where Chakron resides.

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, although they only appear in Drill Storm for one round.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

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

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Pendril.gif HP 157 (236) POW 60 (150) DEF 57 (86) SPEED 88 (132) Coins 55 (83)
Level 22 Fire Half Burn? Double Battled by Mario and Luigi Location(s) Plack Beach
Dizzy? Normal Stat Down? Normal KO? Normal Experience 260 Item Drop Super Nut - 5%
Lazy Scarf - 30%
Notice: 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.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Enemy
MLBISBJJPendril.png HP: 157 POW: 108 DEF: 80 SPEED: 88 Experience: 260
Fire: Weak Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Mario & Luigi Coins: 55
Burn: 2x Dizzy: 1x Stat Down: 1x Speed down: 1x Item Drop: Super Nut - 35%
Lazy Scarf - 30%
Level:           22 Location(s): Plack Beach
  • Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: 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; shared with Digga


  • 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.