Scutlet (boss)

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Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Scutlet (boss)
Location(s) Flame Pipe
Battled by Mario & Luigi
Level 6
HP 280 (420)
POW 25 (63)
DEF 23 (35)
SPEED 22 (33)
Fire Normal
Burn? Immune
Dizzy? Immune
Stat Down? Normal
KO? Immune
Experience 200
Coins 50 (75)
Item Drop 1-Up Deluxe - 100%
  • 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.

Scutlet is a large cockroach-like creature found stuck inside Bowser's body in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. In English, it shares the name of its species, but it is named differently in the Japanese version and in some other localized versions. The Scutlet found in Bowser's body has grown much bigger than other members of its species possibly due to it feeding on Bowser's Flame Pipe, and it has also gained a long tongue.

Mario and Luigi encounter Scutlet

Scutlet prevents Bowser from breathing fire by blocking a hole inside his body, which produces the fire. The Mario Bros. investigate, and discover Scutlet, who scares Luigi away and then eats Starlow. They fight with Scutlet to allow Bowser to breath fire and to free Starlow. In battle Scutlet has three attacks. One attack involves Scutlet sticking out its tongue in hopes of eating one of the bros.; the way its eyes point is a sign about who it will attack, and its tongue can then be dodged with a jump. In the next attack, it wraps its tongue around Starlow and throws her in the air in an attempt to hit Mario or Luigi; this is countered by a hammer swing, which causes Starlow to get angry at either the bros (if successfully countered) or Scutlet (if they fail to counterattack). Finally, Scutlet gets ejected into the air by Bowser's flame breath, and drifts down towards either Mario or Luigi; this can be jumped over, causing no harm. Once Scutlet is defeated, Starlow is set free and Bowser can breathe fire again.

Later in the game, more normal-sized Scutlets appear outside of Bowser's body in Dimble Wood, Bowser can simply defeat these enemies by walking into them and he'll get five Coins though Mario and Luigi actually have to battle them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ベタリーノ
Spanish (NOA) Piojuela Composed by piojo (lice) and -uela, a suffix that is used to mean "little" or "a bit". The suffix could also come from juela (flake) or sanguijuela (bloodsucker).
Spanish (NOE) Pegaracho Pun on pegar (to punch) and cucaracha (cockroach)
French Tocolan
German Betaling
Italian Malablatta From "mala" (evil) and "blatta" (cockroach)
Korean 넙적충이
From 넙적 neobjeok, meaning "flat", and 충 chung, Korean reading of 蟲, which means "a bug".


  • Scutlet is the only required boss that Mario and Luigi do not fight in the Gauntlet (not counting Chakron and enemies Bowser inhales during his boss battles).
  • Scutlet is not harmed by the fire in Bowser's flame pipe, but is harmed by fire from Fire Mario and Fire Luigi.