Snack Basket

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Snack Basket
Sprite of the Snack Basket Special Attack from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. Sprite of the Snack Basket from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
BP/SP/CP needed 14­
BP/SP/CP needed (Remake) 18/20 (Normal/Easy)­
Location Dimble Wood­
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018
Bowser's Inside Story description Use +Control Pad left +Control Pad right to eat, then repeatedly press A Button to throw Luigi. Slam down with B Button!
Target: All
Bonus effect: Nothing
Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey description As sweets come flying out of the snack basket, move Luigi right and left with Circle Pad so he can eat up. When Luigi is nice and full of sweets, he'll move above Mario. Tap A Button repeatedly to lift him up and toss him overhead. When Luigi starts to flail in mid-air, press B Button to perform a body press! Remember that the amount of damage and your rating depend on Luigi's size. As the sweets are falling, if you see one flashing, press B Button to make Luigi jump and eat it. This will allow you to fatten him up as much as possible.
A demonstration of the Snack Basket attack.
A demonstration of the Snack Basket attack.
A demonstration of the Snack Basket attack.

Snack Basket is a Special/Bros. Attack used in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its Nintendo 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, which is unlocked after acquiring all 10 Dimble Wood Attack Pieces.

When using this attack, the brother who started the attack will throw a basket into the air, which opens up and releases a bunch of cookies and other sweets that start raining down. Luigi will then eat the falling food while the player controls him with the +Control Pad. As a result of his snacking, Luigi gets very fat and jumps on top of Mario, who then proceeds to lift him up. The player must rapidly mash A Button here so Mario can push Luigi upwards. After that, Luigi is tossed into the air, and falls back down to the ground. Pushing the B Button button at the correct time with make Luigi perform a Ground Pound-esque maneuver. When Luigi lands, a big shockwave will hit all of the enemies on solid ground for great damage. This move has no effect on airborne enemies. In order to get an "Excellent", the player must miss no more than two pieces of food while controlling Luigi with the +Control Pad and raise Luigi fully while mashing A Button. After Luigi has finished the attack, he will shrink down to his normal size. This attack costs fourteen SP in the original game and eighteen BP (twenty BP on Easy) in the remake.

This, Green Shell, Yoo Who Cannon and Mighty Meteor are the only required Special/Bros. Attacks in the game; Snack Basket is required because it is the only attack that can knock the Star Sage Chakron out of his thousand year pose at the top of the cliff in Plack Beach so the bros can acquire the third and final Star Cure.

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, the player can make Luigi jump upwards by pressing B Button while he is trying to eat the food so he can eat them much earlier. The food is also more spread out and fall slower, making it easier for Luigi to eat every food, but the player only needs to eat the glowing food in order to make Luigi fat.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スイーツバスケット
Suītsu Basuketto
Sweet Basket
French (NOA) Folle fringale Crazy ravenousness
French (NOE) Panier Gourmand Gourmet Basket
German Fresskorb Hamper or gift basket
Italian Dolcesto Portmanteau of "dolce" (sweet) and "cesto" (basket).
Korean 스위트바스켓 Sweet Basket
Spanish (NOA) Canasta de Merienda Snack Basket
Spanish (NOE) Basquetomelo Portmanteau of Basket and Caramelo (candy).


  • In the original DS version, Snack Basket's food falls at a steady pace, while the 3DS version's food falls at different paces. The 3DS version also contains one food item that is more important than the others.