Sniffle Thwomp

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Sniffle Thwomp
Sniffle Thwomp's sprite from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Variant of Thwomp

A Sniffle Thwomp is a type of Thwomp with a cold that appears in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. They are encountered in Bowser's Castle. In battle, it takes 13 damage (10 in the remake) after every attack it makes, but if Bowser inhales the ice pack on its head, the Sniffle Thwomp's fever will rise and it will take 26 damage (20 in the remake) two times, which is a total of 52 damage (40 in the remake). Bowser can inhale a Blitty from a Sniffle Thwomp.

A Sniffle Thwomp has several attacks. It can jump into the sky and try landing on the character like other Thwomps do. If it sees Bowser in his shell, it will stop in mid-air and wait for Bowser to retreat. Bowser must withdraw into his shell at the very last moment. Alternately, Bowser can trick the Thwomp by immediately withdrawing repeatedly. Neglecting to do this or delaying the withdraw at the wrong time results huge damage and possibly the dizzy status. If Bowser is fighting, it will sometimes land in front of Bowser and sneeze on him to inflict the Sick status. Bowser has to dodge this move by punching the Thwomp away. Sniffle Thwomp will also faint sometimes and be picked up by a group of White Shy Guys. The Shy Guys walk in a zig-zag path at the character, and Bowser must punch them before the Shy Guys ram the character with the Sniffle Thwomp. If a Sniffle Thwomp's eye glints, it will jump up off the Shy Guys to try to smash the character, which is defended as if it were a regular smash. If the Thwomp was wearing an ice pack when it faints, the ice pack will stand off to the side on a pair of yellow legs until the attack is completed; if the Thwomp is defeated by the counter-attack, the ice pack will run away.

If Mario and Luigi fight Sniffle Thwomp, it has the same moves, but the Bros. must use their hammers to counter most of its attacks, and jump if it sneezes. Instead of the Sick status, Mario and Luigi will get poisoned if they get hit by the Sniffle Thwomp's sneeze.

In the remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, Sniffle Thwomps have the normal coloration of regular Thwomps, using the Thwomps' design from Super Mario Galaxy, and its ice pack no longer has feet. Furthermore, they no longer try to land on Mario and Luigi in the overworld, and only one Sniffle Thwomp can be encountered, rather than being fought alongside Magifoofas when battling them. Additionally, their eyes no longer glint during the Shy Guy attack; if the Shy Guys carry the Thwomp while walking backwards, they will trip and drop the Thwomp onto the defending character.


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

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Sniffle Thwomp
Sniffle Thwomp.gif HP 256 (384) POW 194 (485) DEF 125 (188) SPEED 23 (35) Coins 60 (90)
Level 28 Fire Half Burn? Immune Battled by Anyone Location(s) Bowser's Castle
Dizzy? Double Stat Down? Half KO? Half Experience 400 Item Drop Supersyrup Jar - 10%
Glutton Ring - 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
Sniffle Thwomp
MLBISBJJSniffleThwomp.png HP: 256 POW: 221 DEF: 144 SPEED: 23 Experience: 400
Fire: Weak Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Anyone Coins: 60
Burn: Immune Dizzy: 2x Stat Down: 0,5x Speed down: 0,5x Item Drop: Super Cheese - 30%
Glutton Ring - 20%
Level:           18 Location(s): Bowser's Castle
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Enemy
Sniffle Thwomp (Ice Pack)
MLBISBJJSniffleThwompsIcePack.png HP: 156 POW: 39 DEF: 31 SPEED: 30 Experience: 0
Fire: Normal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Anyone Coins: 0
Burn: 1x Dizzy: 1x Stat Down: 1x Speed down: 1x Item Drop: None - 0%
None - 0%
Level:           1 Location(s): Bowser's Castle

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヅッツン
A pun on zutsū (headache) and dossun, Thwomp's Japanese name.
Spanish (NOA) Thwomp Resfriado Sniffle Thwomp
Spanish (NOE) Roca Resfriacuda Pun on Roca Picuda, which is Thwomp's Spanish name and Resfriado, which means cold (illness)
French Thwnif A portmanteau of "Thwomp" and "snif" ("sniffle")
German Fieberblock Fever Thwomp
Italian Ecciomp Put on Ecciù (Sneeze sound) and Thwomp


  • If a Sniffle Thwomp is left alone while it has its ice pack, it will instantly be defeated after 20 turns (26 in the remake). But if it does not have its ice pack, it will instantly be defeated within 5 turns (7 in the remake).