Special Attack (Bowser)

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This article is about Special Attacks used by Bowser in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. For Mario & Luigi's Special Attacks, see Bros. Attack § Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.
Bowser using the Special Attack Goomba Storm

Special Attacks first appear in the game Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. Bowser is able to use these, with each special attack using a certain amount of Special Points, or SP. Special Attacks even have a menu section in the Star Menu, where the player can watch demos and practice the attacks.

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Bowser has a total of six Special Attacks that he gathers throughout the game. Like Mario & Luigi, Bowser has to unlock them in many areas of the game. To unlock these type of attacks for Bowser to use, the player must liberate Bowser's loyal, non-brainwashed troops. The player finds them in cages all around the Mushroom Kingdom. Out of the six, five of them would be found inside one of the cages. The last one is when the player collects all fifteen Blitties through the vacuum ability. Unlike Mario & Luigi's attacks, which use the buttons, Bowser's attacks use the touch screen. All six of Bowser's Special Attacks are shown in the table below (note: When using an attack with an Economy Ring, the SP cost is halved):

Special Attack SP Location
Goomba Storm 6 Dimble Wood (after rescuing the Goomba corps)
Shy Guy Squad 8 Bowser Path (after rescuing the Shy Guy corps)
Koopa Corps 10 Blubble Lake (after rescuing the Koopa unit)
Bob-omb Blitz 12 Bowser Castle (after rescuing the Bob-omb squad)
Magikoopa Mob 15 Peach's Castle (after rescuing the Magikoopa corps)
Broggy Bonker 20 Broque Monsieur's Shop (After collecting all fifteen Blitties)


  • The top screen of Bowser's tutorials always show a candy-less Chuboomba being defeated by the acquired Special Move. However, in normal battle conditions, Chuboombas flee once the candy is removed.