Rank

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This article is about the ranks gained upon reaching a certain level in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. For ranks gained upon leveling up Mario in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, see Audience.

Ranks are a game mechanic introduced in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, and later appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. They are bestowed upon a character who reaches an appropriate level through leveling up. Each new rank confers benefits on the recipient, such as extra gear slots or privileges to certain shops.

Starting in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, the player can choose a bonus for each character upon gaining a rank, with more bonuses becoming available as the characters reach higher ranks. Upon reaching the highest rank, the player can choose two bonuses. However, with the exception of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, it is not possible to choose every bonus due to the limited rank increases.

List of Ranks[edit]

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

All of Mario's, Luigi's, and Bowser's rankings in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Ranks first appeared in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, giving set rewards to Mario, Luigi and Bowser when they reach a new rank, ex. allowing the characters to equip more than one accessory and allowing the bros access to certain shops in Toad Town. Mario and Luigi have six ranks each, with the first five being named after items in the Mario series (Mushroom, Green Shell Fire Flower, Shine Sprite and Super Star), while Bowser only has four which have the words "boss" in them, referencing Bowser's status as a boss in various Mario games.

After the credits of the game, and when the ending screen is shown, Chakron's disembodied voice appears, commenting on the player's progress and the current rank they had before beating the game; either suggesting the player tries harder next time or congratulating them on getting the highest ranks.

Ranks for the Mario Bros.[edit]

Rank Name Achieved at Level Benefit
Sprite of the Mushroom Rank in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Mushroom Rank Default Allows up to one accessory to be equipped.
Sprite of the Shell Rank in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Shell Rank 6 Allows up to two accessories to be equipped.
Sprite of the Flower Rank in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Flower Rank 12 Allows up to three accessories to be equipped.
Sprite of the Shine Rank in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Shine Rank 18 Allows the bros to shop at the Toadles Boutique in Toad Town.
Sprite of the Star Rank in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Star Rank 25 Allows the bros to shop at the Star Shop in Toad Town.
Sprite of the Rainbow Rank in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Rainbow Rank 40 When both brothers reach this rank, gives the Excellent!! Bros Badge.

Ranks for Bowser[edit]

Rank Name Achieved at Level Benefit
Sprite of the Bronze Boss Rank in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Bronze Boss Rank Default Allows up to one accessory to be equipped.
Sprite of the Silver Boss Rank in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Silver Boss Rank 10 Allows up to two accessories to be equipped.
Sprite of the Gold Boss Rank in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Gold Boss Rank 20 Allows up to three accessories to be equipped.
Sprite of the Final Boss Rank in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Final Boss Rank 40 Gives the Intruder Fangs equipment to Bowser.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

Ranks work slightly differently in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team than in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. Instead of set rewards, such as extra gear slots or shopping privileges, the player can choose a Rank-Up Bonus to give to Mario or Luigi upon reaching a new rank. Upon reaching Rainbow Rank, the player can choose two Rank-up Bonuses, and can shop in the gold side of Rose Broquet. This means that each Bro. has a maximum of five bonuses once the player reaches Level 40.

  • Shroom Rank (default)
  • Shell Rank (Level 8)
  • Flower Rank (Level 16)
  • Star Rank (Level 26)
  • Rainbow Rank (Level 40)
Rank-Up Bonuses
Bonus Description Availability Notes
Gear Slot +1 Increases your apparel slots by one, letting you use more gear! Shell Rank Can be chosen twice. The player can give a brother another extra gear slot if they have already chosen Gear Slot +1 before.
Badge Stock +1 Adds an additional effect stock for your badges. Shell Rank If the player selects this for both Bros., they can have the maximum of four badge effect stocks.
HP Up+ Gives you an additional +2 HP every time you gain a level. Shell Rank
N/A
POW Up+ Gives you an additional +1 POW every time you gain a level. Shell Rank
N/A
BP Up+ Gives you an additional +1 BP every time you gain a level. Shell Rank
N/A
Quick Level Gives you 20% more EXP from enemies you defeat, making it easier to level up. Shell Rank Increases the total EXP by 20% for each enemy the Bros. defeat.
Iron Body Reduces damage you receive from enemies by 25%. Shell Rank
N/A
Jump Man Boosts your solo-jump attack power to 125% of normal. Flower Rank
N/A
Hammerhead Boosts your solo-hammer attack power to 125% of normal. Flower Rank
N/A
Counterer Boosts your counter-attack power to 150% of normal. Flower Rank
N/A
Shroom EXP Makes Mushrooms give you EXP as well as HP. Mushrooms lovers level up easily! Flower Rank Using Mushrooms adds 150% of the healed HP to the EXP.
Big Lucky Boosts the power of Lucky Hits so you can deliver 200% the normal damage. Star Rank
N/A
Casual Bros. Makes Bros./Luiginary Attacks cost half the BP they normally do. Star Rank Can be stacked with the Bros. Ring. If both Bros. choose this, luiginary attacks will still cost half the price, not a quarter.
Quick Healer Makes restoration items restore 200% of what they normally do (in battle). Star Rank
N/A

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Ranks in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam work similar to the one in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, but there are seven ranks for every character. Once again, for Rainbow Rank the player can choose two Rank-up Bonuses, which gives the player the limit of seven slots for bonuses per character after having reached the final rank.

  • Mushroom Rank (default)
  • Shell Rank (Level 6)
  • Boomerang Rank (Level 12)
  • Flower Rank (Level 19)
  • Leaf Rank (Level 27)
  • Star Rank (Level 36)
  • Rainbow Rank (Level 46)
Rank-Up Bonuses
Bonus Description First Availability Character(s) Notes
Gear Slot +1 Gives you 1 extra gear slot! Shell Rank All Can be chosen twice. The player can give a brother another extra gear slot if they have already chosen Gear Slot +1 before.
HP Up+ Gives you an additional 2 HP every time you level up. Shell Rank All Only one character can pick this bonus.
BP Up+ Gives you an additional 1 BP every time you level up. Shell Rank All Only one character can pick this bonus.
DEF Up+ Gives you an additional 1 DEF every time you level up. Shell Rank All Only one character can pick this bonus.
STACHE Up+ Gives you an additional 1 STACHE every time you level up. Shell Rank All Only one character can pick this bonus.
POW Up+ Gives you an additional +1 POW every time you gain a level. Boomerang Rank All Only one character can pick this bonus.
SPEED Up+ Gives you an additional +1 SPEED every time you gain a level. Boomerang Rank All Only one character can pick this bonus.
Star Point Max +10 Increases your maximum Star Points by 10 Boomerang Rank All Only one character can pick this bonus.
Jump Man Boosts your jump attack power by 25%. Flower Rank All
N/A
Hammerhead Boosts your hammer attack power by 25%. Flower Rank All
N/A
Counterer Boosts your counterattack power to 200%. Flower Rank All
N/A
Iron Body Reduces damage you receive from enemies by 25%. Flower Rank All
N/A
Mushroom EXP Receive bonus EXP every time you eat a mushroom.
Eat a lot to level up quickly!
Flower Rank All
N/A
Copy Max +2 Increases the number of copies Paper Mario can have by 2. Flower Rank Paper Mario Can be chosen twice for a max amount of 10 copies, although the second upgrade is not available until the Star Rank.
Big Lucky Doubles the damage of lucky hits. Star Rank All
N/A
Big Restore
(Quick Healer in British English)
Doubles the effect of restoration items in battle. Star Rank All
N/A
Casual Bros. Decreases the BP cost of Bros. and Trio Attacks by half. Star Rank All Can be stacked with the Bros. Ring/Trio Ring.
Battle Card Discount Lowers the cost to use battle cards by 1 Star Point. Star Rank All Only one character can pick this bonus.
Quick Copy Allows you another action after making copies. Star Rank Paper Mario The effect cannot be stacked.
Quick Item Allows you another action after using an item. Star Rank Mario and Luigi The effect cannot be stacked.

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

All of Mario's, Luigi's, and Bowser's rankings in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey

Ranks return in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, with one of the ranks from the original game being replaced (Shine Rank, in favor for the Boomerang Rank from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam), changing the order and level some ranks are reached, and adding one new rank for Bowser: the Master Rank. Rank-Up Bonuses from the first two 3DS Mario & Luigi games also make a reappearance, replacing the set rewards from the original game. All Rank-Up Bonuses are now possible to obtain throughout the course of the game, with the last two being obtained when reaching the highest rank. Like in the original game, the Bros. can shop at Toadles Boutique upon reaching Flower Rank (instead of Shine Rank), and the Star Shop upon reaching Star Rank. However, the Bros. and Bowser do not receive any new equipment upon reaching their highest ranks, and since they start with three gear slots, no new gear slots are unlocked.

Ranks for the Mario Bros.[edit]

  • Mushroom Rank (Default)
  • Shell Rank (Level 6)
  • Boomerang Rank (Level 12)
  • Flower Rank (Level 18)
  • Star Rank (Level 24)
  • Rainbow Rank (Level 30)
Rank-Up Bonuses
Bonus Description Availability
Beefy Bro +1 POW and HP for each level up. Shell Rank
Suave Bro +1 BP and STACHE for each level up. Shell Rank
Stoic Bro Reduces the damage you take from enemy attacks. Boomerang Rank
Badge Boost Increases your Badge energy gained by a small amount. Boomerang Rank
Lucky and Good Increases the power of your Lucky Hits. Flower Rank
BP Aplenty Reduces the amount of BP required to perform Bros. Attacks. Star Rank

Ranks for Bowser[edit]

  • Bronze Boss Rank (Default)
  • Silver Boss Rank (Level 8)
  • Gold Boss Rank (Level 16)
  • Master Boss Rank (Level 24)
  • Final Boss Rank (Level 32)
Rank-Up Bonuses
Bonus Description Availability
King's Hoard +1 BP and HORN for each level up. Silver Boss Rank
King's Feast +1 POW for each level up. Increases the recovery power of drumsticks. Silver Boss Rank
King's Power Increases the power of Punch and Flame attacks. Gold Boss Rank
King's Grace Increases the power of Brawl Attacks. Gold Boss Rank
King's Blessing Increases the power of Lucky Hits. Master Boss Rank

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