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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)
The three size variations of Protobatter

A Protobatter is a round creature that holds a club. It is found inside the Pump Works of Bowser's body in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.

It grows up to two to three times larger whenever Mario and Luigi attack it. It attacks by spitting a piece of batter and slamming it with its club at the bros. The direction it holds its club is to indicate which one of the Bros. is being attacked. This attack can be countered with the hammer. It may miss the swing up to two times in an attempt to lower the player's guard. Protobatters also have stronger faster cousins called Pwallops that appear in the Energy Hold.


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

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
MLBISProtobatter.gif HP 36 (54) POW 22 (55) DEF 22 (33) SPEED 13 (20) Coins 5 (8)
Level 5 Fire Double Burn? Double Battled by Mario & Luigi Location(s) Pump Works
Dizzy? Double Stat Down? Double KO? Normal Experience 15 Item Drop Syrup Jar - 30%
Nut - 20%
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
MLBISBJJProtobatter.png HP: 24 POW: 22 DEF: 15 SPEED: 13 Experience: 15
Fire: Critical Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Mario & Luigi Coins: 5
Burn: 2x Dizzy: 2x Stat Down: 1x Speed down: 1x Item Drop: Syrup Jar - 30%
Nut - 15%
Level:           4 Location(s): Pump Works

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タンパくん
Tanpa Kun
From 蛋白 Tanpaku, an abbreviation for protein. It is a pun on the Japanese honorific くん -Kun, typically used for young boys.
Spanish (NOA) Batezoide From the verb Batear (To bat) and the suffix -zoide.
Spanish (NOE) Albuminio Pun of the protein Albúmina (Albumin)
German Protzeino Pun on Protein and Protz (swank)
Italian Protentoso From "proteina" (protein) and "portentoso" (powerful)