Taunt Ball

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Icon for the Taunt Ball in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
Taunt Foes Forward
You can't attack background foes... When you see them, use a Taunt Ball. But careful! Some enemies are strong!”
In-game text, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Taunt Ball is an item found in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. It is a yellow ball with a teasing expression drawn on it. It can be used during battle against the enemies that appear in background. A Taunt Ball inflicts 1 damage point and lures one enemy out the background and into the battle, so Mario and Luigi are able to fight it. Some background enemies may not be required to defeat in order to win the battle. Other background enemies may also flee when alone. Background enemies with only 1 HP, such as a Nipper Plant spawned by a Piranha Plant, are instantly defeated if hit by a Taunt Ball.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Treiterbal Taunt Ball
French (NOE) Boule provocatrice Provoking ball
German Spottball Ridiculing ball
Italian Schernosfera From schernire (to taunt) and sfera (ball)
Portuguese Bola irrequieta Restless ball
Russian Шар-дразнилка
Shar-draznilka
Tease ball
Spanish (NOA) Bola Chacota Joke Ball
Spanish (NOE) Provocabola From provocar (provoke) and bola (ball)