Sworm

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Sworm
MLSSBMSwormIdle.gif
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Comparable
Chain Chawful

Sworms are black worms found in the outskirts of Beanbean Castle Town in the games Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.

History[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

In the overworld, Sworms try to attack by digging into the ground, and then resurfacing at or around Mario and Luigi's current position, giving a warning of where it will pop out by a small patch of dirt in the grass that appears to be vibrating, after which they will pop out of the dirt. If their attack fails, they will burrow back in and try again. In battle, Sworms have two methods of attack: burrowing into the ground and popping out beneath Mario or Luigi, or burrowing underground and popping up in front of Mario or Luigi to bite him. The former method can be countered by jumps, and the latter by Hammers. Sworms are often assisted by Sharpeas.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Fawful-like versions of Sworms appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, where they possess and command Chain Chomps to create Chain Chawfuls. These Sworms are green and order the Chain Chomp they're controlling. The Sworms can be dislodged and eaten with Bowser's vacuum attack, thus freeing the Chain Chomp the Sworm was controlling, although no experience is given. In the remake, inhaling the Sworm restores 30 HP and 10 BP, and gives 25 EXP.

Statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Sworm
Sworm.gif HP 14 POW 26 Defense 22 Speed 25 Experience 14 (2)
Fire Normal Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 4 (8)
Stat Down? 100% Stun? 30% Burn? 60% Hand Normal Item Drop Woo Bean – 64.52%
Ultra Mushroom – 32.26% (100%)
Level           12 Location(s) Beanbean Outskirts Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Sworm
MLSSBMSwormIdle.gif HP: 24 POW: 35 DEF: 18 SPEED: 30 Experience: 2
Fire: Normal Thunder: Normal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Coins: 8
Stat Down: 60% Dizzy: 30% Burn: 30% Speed down: 30% Item Drop: Nut (12%)
Muddy Jeans (11%)
Muddy Jeans (50%)
Level:           8 Location(s): Beanbean Fields

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Enemy
Chain Chawful (Sworm)
MLBISBJJSworful.png HP: 999 POW: 999 DEF: 999 SPEED: 999 Experience: 25
Fire: Weak Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Anyone Coins: 0
Burn: Immune Dizzy: 1x Stat Down: 1x Speed down: 1x Item Drop: None - 0%
None - 0%
Level:           11 Location(s): Bowser Path

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニョロプー
Nyoropū
From 「にょろにょろ」 nyoronyoro, referring to slithering or wriggling, and "Choropū", the Japanese name for Monty Mole
Spanish Topo Novo Pun on a corruption of nuevo (new) and topo (mole).
French Crocker Pun on croquer (to crunch).
German Digger Pun on the english word digger and on the german term with the same name that is comparable to dude or bro
Italian Struzzo Talpa Mole Ostrich
Chinese 大嘴虫
Dàzuǐ Chóng
Big-mouth Insect/Worm