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Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey Enemy
Location(s): Flab Zone
Level: 8
HP: 30
POW: 25
DEF: 22
Experience: 30
Coins: 12
Item Drop: Mushroom - 30%
Syrup Jar - 40%
Fire: Normal
Jump: Normal
Hammer: Normal
Battled by: Mario & Luigi
Burn: 1x
Dizzy: 1x
Stat Down: 2x
Speed down: 1x
Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Location(s) Flab Zone
Battled by Mario and Luigi
Level 9
HP 45 (68)
POW 25 (63)
DEF 27 (41)
SPEED 30 (45)
Fire Normal
Burn? Normal
Dizzy? Normal
Stat Down? Normal
KO? Normal
Experience 30
Coins 12 (18)
Item Drop Mushroom - 5%
1-Up Mushroom - 30%
  • The second set of numbers next to the enemy's HP, POW, DEF, SPEED and Coins are stat increases from the Challenge Medal accessory; a 50% increase for HP, DEF, SPEED and Coins earned, and a 150% increase for POW.

Tenderlings are living pieces of meat that Mario and Luigi face inside Bowser's body in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story encountered in the Flab Zone. They attack by rolling at one of the Mario brothers, jumping while spinning before they strike. Tenderlings can also jump over the bros., causing damage if they jump instead of standing still. Tenderlings will do this attack if they jump higher and spin faster than they would before a normal attack. If eaten by a Calorite, they will become another Calorite, making Tenderlings more of a threat when seen with Calorites.

If one of Nutsoglobin's questions is answered wrong, a Tenderling falls out of a pipe nearby and will have to be battled.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジューシー
The English word Juicy.
Spanish (NOA) Bocadín From Bocado (Mouthful) and the diminutive suffix -ín.
Spanish (NOE) Manjario From Manjar, meaning "tasty meal". Some Spanish
given names end in -io.
German Cholhysterin Pun on Cholesterin (cholesterol) and hysterisch (hysterical)
Italian Carnoidrato Portmanteau of "carne" (meat) and "Carboidrato" (carbohydrate)


  • Their name is a pun on "tenderloin", a piece of meat on a bone. However, its overall appearance bears a closer resemblance to a leg of lamb.