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.
All of Mario's, Luigi's, and Bowser's rankings.

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.

List of Ranks[edit]

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

Ranks first appeared in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, giving set rewards to Mario, Luigi and Bowser when they reach a new rank. At the ending of the game, Chakron's 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 return in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, with a few of the ranks from the original game being replaced and changing the order they are reached. Rank-Up Bonuses from the first two 3DS Mario & Luigi games also make an appearance, replacing the set rewards from the original game.

Ranks for the Mario Bros. (Nintendo DS)
Name Achieved at Level Benefit
Mushroom Rank Default Allows up to one accessory to be equipped.
Shell Rank 6 Allows up to two accessories to be equipped.
Flower Rank 12 Allows up to three accessories to be equipped.
Shine Rank 18 Allows the bros to shop at the Toadles Boutique in Toad Town.
Star Rank 25 Allows the bros to shop at the Star Shop in Toad Town.
Rainbow Rank 40 When both brothers reach this rank, gives the Excellent!! Bros Badge.
Ranks for Mario Bros. (Nintendo 3DS)
Name Achieved at Level Benefit
Mushroom Rank Default Allows up to three accessories to be equipped.
Shell Rank 6 Gives the player an option to select a Rank-Up Bonus.
Boomerang Rank 12 Gives the player an option to select a Rank-Up Bonus.
Flower Rank 18 Gives the player an option to select a Rank-Up Bonus and allows the bros to shop at the Toadles Boutique in Toad Town.
Star Rank 24 Gives the player an option to select a Rank-Up Bonus and allows the bros to shop at the Star Shop in Toad Town.
Rainbow Rank 30 Lets the player select the 2 remaining Rank-Up Bonuses.
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 (Nintendo DS)
Name Achieved at Level Benefit
Bronze Boss Rank Default Allows up to one accessory to be equipped.
Silver Boss Rank 10 Allows up to two accessories to be equipped.
Gold Boss Rank 20 Allows up to three accessories to be equipped.
Final Boss Rank 40 Gives the Intruder Fangs equipment to Bowser.
Ranks for Bowser (Nintendo 3DS)
Name Achieved at Level Benefit
Bronze Boss Rank Default Allows up to three accessories to be equipped.
Silver Boss Rank 8 Gives the player an option to select a Rank-Up Bonus.
Gold Boss Rank 16 Gives the player an option to select a Rank-Up Bonus.
Master Boss Rank 24 Gives the player an option to select a Rank-Up Bonus.
Final Boss Rank 32 Lets the player select the two remaining Rank-Up Bonuses.
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

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
POW Up+ Gives you an additional +1 POW every time you gain a level. Shell Rank
BP Up+ Gives you an additional +1 BP every time you gain a level. Shell Rank
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
Jump Man Boosts your solo-jump attack power to 125% of normal. Flower Rank
Hammerhead Boosts your solo-hammer attack power to 125% of normal. Flower Rank
Counterer Boosts your counter-attack power to 150% of normal. Flower Rank
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
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

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 Notes
Gear Slot +1 Gives you 1 extra gear slot! 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.
HP Up+ Gives you an additional 2 HP every time you level up. Shell Rank Only one character can pick this bonus.
BP Up+ Gives you an additional 1 BP every time you level up. Shell Rank Only one character can pick this bonus.
DEF Up+ Gives you an additional 1 DEF every time you level up. Shell Rank Only one character can pick this bonus.
STACHE Up+ Gives you an additional 1 STACHE every time you level up. Shell Rank Only one character can pick this bonus.
POW Up+ Gives you an additional +1 POW every time you gain a level. Boomerang Rank Only one character can pick this bonus.
SPEED Up+ Gives you an additional +1 SPEED every time you gain a level. Boomerang Rank Only one character can pick this bonus.
Star Point Max +10 Increases your maximum Star Points by 10 Boomerang Rank Only one character can pick this bonus.
Jump Man Boosts your jump attack power by 25%. Flower Rank
Hammerhead Boosts your hammer attack power by 25%. Flower Rank
Counterer Boosts your counterattack power to 200%. Flower Rank
Iron Body Reduces damage you receive from enemies by 25%. Flower Rank
Mushroom EXP Receive bonus EXP every time you eat a mushroom.
Eat a lot to level up quickly!
Flower Rank
Copy Max +2 Increases the number of copies Paper Mario can have by 2. Flower Rank Only Paper Mario can choose this Bonus. Can be chosen twice for a max amount of 10 copies, but the second upgrade is not available until the Star Rank.
Big Lucky Doubles the damage of lucky hits. Star Rank
Big Restore Doubles the effect of restoration items in battle. Star Rank
Casual Bros. Decreases the BP cost of Bros. and Trio Attacks by half. Star Rank 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 Only one character can pick this bonus.
Quick Copy Allows you another action after making copies. Star Rank Only Paper Mario can choose this Bonus. The effect cannot be stacked.
Quick Item Allows you another action after using an item. Star Rank Paper Mario can't choose this Bonus. The effect cannot be stacked.