- “STACHE shows a character's lucky mustache power. A bigger number means more lucky hits and better deals when shopping.”
- —Guide, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Stache (Horn for Bowser) is a unique statistic in the Mario & Luigi RPG series, similar to Luck in other RPGs. It usually gives Mario, Luigi, Bowser, or Paper Mario better chances at getting a "Critical" or "Lucky" hit in battle, doubling the damage of their attacks. In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, and Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time it gives discounts to items bought at shops (down to half their usual price), and lets the Mario Bros. sell items at higher prices (up to 99% increase). Baby Mario and Baby Luigi also have this stat in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, despite not having mustaches. In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, it affects the type of scratch card the player gets after purchasing items. Since none of these features are present in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, the stat is only used for critical or lucky hits and nothing else in said game, while in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, it increases the chances of enemies dropping items after battle in addition to its effect from the previous game. This stat can be increased through level ups (in Superstar Saga / + Bowser's Minions, Bowser's Inside Story / + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, Partners in Time, Dream Team, and Paper Jam), Teehee Blends and Teeheespressos (only in Superstar Saga / + Bowser's Minions), and Stache/Flex Beans (introduced in Dream Team).
Names in other languages
|Chinese||HUZI||From 胡子 Húzi, meaning beard or mustache.|
|French||MOUST.||Abbreviation for moustache, the French word for "mustache".|
|Korean||SUYEOM||From 수염 suyeom, meaning mustache.|
|Korean||PPUL||From 뿔 ppul, meaning a horn.|
- From the iQue Localization prototype.