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Not to be confused with Swiggler.
A Squiggler in New Super Mario Bros.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Parent species Wiggler

A Squiggler[1] is a miniature, likely quite young type of Wiggler that first appears in New Super Mario Bros. With three body segments and a head about twice the size as the other segments with a sprout on its head, this tiny Wiggler crawls around the perimeter of pipes. Unlike regular Wigglers, they can be defeated by stomping them or by using a fireball. Squigglers are only seen in World 7-A. Squigglers are cream-colored with a small plant on its head.


A single Squiggler appears in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story in Dimble Wood. This Squiggler manages the Wiggler family farm. Bowser meets with it and the Squiggler seems friendly. Bowser, however, states bluntly that vegetables are gross and that meat is better. The Squiggler reacts to this by saying that a healthy body does not crave meat and then hides behind a rock. It can last be seen during the sliding punch tutorial, where it can be found if the player tries to head south. Upon doing this, it asks Bowser if he can smash the rocks blocking the shortcut out of the farm. In this game, Squigglers are mainly colored yellow instead of pale cream.

The Squiggler reappears in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey in the Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode, where it welcomes Bowser Jr. and Wendy to the Wiggler family farm.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese わかばちゃん[2][3]
メバナチャン[citation needed]
From wakaba (fresh leaves) and Wiggler's Japanese name.

From mebana (sprout) and Wiggler's Japanese name.


  1. ^ Nintendo Power New Super Mario Bros. guide, p. 11
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Shogakukan book
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Sūpā Mario Burazāzu Hyakka: Nintendō Kōshiki Gaido Bukku, New Super Mario Bros. section