TNT Drumstick

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Drumstick.png Sprite of a Drumstick from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey

TNT Drumsticks are consumables that Bowser exclusively has access to in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. They are the strongest form of drumsticks, excluding the Cheesy Drumsticks in the remake, eclipsing the Hot Drumsticks and the Fiery Drumsticks. If consumed, Bowser instantly restores 280 Heart Points, making it the strongest healing item in the game. It can be bought from Broque Monsieur's item shop after the boss fight against the Tower of Yikk for sixty coins. A few enemies have a chance of dropping one after fighting them: Choombas and Toothies have a 30% chance, while Crawfuls and Jailgoons have a 5% chance.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ばくはつチキン
Bakuhatsu Chikin
Explosion Chicken
French (NOA) Poulet nucléaire Nuclear Chicken
French (NOE) Poulet explosif Explosive chicken
German Ultra-Keule Ultra Drumstick
Italian Pollo Esplosivo Explosive Chicken
Spanish (NOA) Pollo Nuclear Nuclear Chicken
Spanish (NOE) Pollo explosivo Explosive chicken


Screenshot of an error in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story where TNT Drumsticks are displayed as "Nuclear Drumsticks" when hitting a specific block
  • Inside the freezer room in Peach's Castle in the original game, the TNT Drumsticks collected by Body Slamming a platform are mistranslated as "Nuclear Drumsticks". No other instance of this error appears in the game.