Thunder Bros.

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Thunder Bros.
The Thunder Bros. from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga image.
Screenshot of the Thunder Bros. Bros. Attack in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions image.
BP/SP/CP Needed 6 (Mode 1 and 2)
4 (Mode 3)­
BP/SP/CP Needed (Remake) 14/17 (Regular; Normal/Easy)
10/13 (Super; Normal/Easy)­
Location Gwarhar Lagoon­
First Appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003
Latest Appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017
Superstar Saga Description Attack with thunder!­
Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Description Regular:
Press B Button when Luigi builds up his thunder.
Press B Button when Luigi gets on top of Mario to perform a big jump!
Press B Button when Luigi is highest in his jump. Get an Excellent to deal heavy damage!

Super:
Press B Button when Luigi builds up his thunder. When Mario's Hammer is above his head, press A Button!
When Luigi gets to the base of the foe's feet, press the B Button Button for an Excellent rating!
If you succeed, there's a chance you'll lower the enemy's POW.

Thunder Bros. is one of Luigi's Bros. Attack in the game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the game's enhanced remake. It based off of Luigi's Thunderhand move in the game. The move costs six BP on Modes 1 and 2, and four BP on Mode 3. In the remake, the move costs fourteen/ten BP on Normal, and seventeen/thirteen BP on Easy. Luigi will charge up a ball of electricity in his hands. When fully charged, pressing the B Button results in Luigi jumping on Mario. Another press on B Button at this time will send Luigi flying into the air, and one more B Button hit will allow Luigi to cast a thunderbolt (or a small orb of electricity that explodes upon contact with the ground in the 3DS remake) below him, causing some damage to all enemies on the ground. The attack, if performed correctly, always lowers the enemies' defense. In the original game, the attack cannot hit airborne enemies unless the player failed the second Action Command; in the remake, it can now hit airborne enemies after Luigi casts the orb of electricity that explodes upon ground contact.

Once the attack has been successfully executed eighteen times, the Advanced Command is learned. In the Advanced version, Luigi damages only one enemy with more damage. To execute it, the player should press B Button after the initial charge. Before Luigi lands on Mario, press A Button to make Mario step backwards. Press A Button again to make Mario pound Luigi into the ground, and B Button again when Luigi's underneath his target. He will attack with an electrifying uppercut that can even hit airborne enemies. The Advanced version, when performed correctly, will also lower the enemy's attack power. In the remake, Luigi will charge up the ball of electricity in front of Mario before he dunks him into the ground with his hammer.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サンダーブロス
Sandā Burosu
Thunder Bros.
Chinese 兄弟雷电技
Xiōngdì Léidiàn Jì
Bros. Thunder Technique
French Frères Tonerre Thunder Bros.
Italian Fratelli Tuono Thunder Bros.
Spanish Ataque Rayo Lightning Strike

Trivia[edit]

  • Interestingly, the Bros. Attack in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions costs less Bros. Points to use its Super version than its regular version.