Tower of Yikk

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Tower of Yikk
An artwork of the giant boss in the gauntlet before fighting it. In this case, it's Tower of Yikk.
Artwork shown before fighting the Gauntlet version in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Greater location Blubble Lake
Ruler Yikk
Tower of Yikk

The Tower of Yikk is a location from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake. It is a large, mechanical tower built by the late Yikk. It is capable of autonomous movement.

The Tower of Yikk is first discovered by Bowser while he is searching for the first Star Cure. On his way to Dimble Wood to confront Durmite (who unbeknownst to Bowser is actually inside his body), he passes a propeller protruding from the surface of Blubble Lake. The Koopa King takes advantage of an allergy to a nearby plant, activating the propeller with a sneeze. This causes the submerged tower to come to life, escaping from the lake and crushing Bowser beneath a mechanical leg. Traveling to the Rump Command again, the Mario brothers activate Bowser's ability to grow to match the size of the tower. He defeats it by punching it into the lake, and then punching the tower's head, its weak spot. Bowser's strength is able to deactivate the tower permanently, allowing him access.

Inside the tower is a Save Block and a Shop Block. A short hallway and an elevator ride lead to what appears to be some sort of study. Here, the door locks behind Bowser. The spirit of Yikk appears and shows Bowser the Boo-ray Machine, which allows the Mario Bros. to pursue Durmite.

Bowser can also punch the bricks on the path to Yikk's lab and find a coin worth 100, a Star Candy, and a Drumstick Ring.[1] Additional items can be purchased from the Shop Block.

In the remake, it fills the same role in the main story, although it also makes a brief cameo in the side story Bowser Jr.'s Journey during the level Dad's Work, where Bowser Jr. witnesses his father's fight against it. Larry and Lemmy presumably witness Bowser get crushed and attempt to save him, but after he grows giant, they try to assist him and, despite Kamek's warnings, get injured in the process. Bowser Jr. saves Lemmy and Larry from getting crushed by the tower, but after the fight ends, they lose sight of Bowser again.


Super Bowser fighting the Tower of Yikk
Bowser fighting the tower at the lakeside.
Bowser's Inside Story enemy
Tower of Yikk
Sprite of Yikk tower in battle in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Location(s) Blubble Lake
Battled by Giant Bowser
Level 27
HP 508 (762)
POW 215 (538)
DEF 93 (140)
SPEED 35 (53)
Fire Normal
Burn? Immune
Dizzy? Immune
Stat down? Normal
KO? Immune
Experience 1,800
Coins 800 (1,200)
Item drop Star Candy - 100%
  • 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.

The Tower of Yikk has various moves. One of its moves is having Mawful Moles with hammers jump on its head, forcing the player to use the flame to prevent them from restoring a chunk of its health. Another is having Crawfuls throw a Fawful Bomb at Bowser. Bowser must continuously punch the bomb back and forth, and if it lands below the tower's head, it will explode, sending the tower backwards. Its other move will involve Leaf Guys flying at Bowser with giant, ready-for-ignition bombs, which involve fireballs to take out. Sometimes, however, they will carry Mushrooms instead.

If the tower is pushed into Blubble Lake, it will attempt to fly back up on solid ground. Bowser must punch repeatedly (by touching in a small area) to prevent that from happening. It becomes increasingly difficult after each time, and after the third time it becomes virtually impossible.

If Bowser is pushed into Blubble Lake, he will be temporarily stuck and the tower will jump on his head twice for a large amount of damage.

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, after defeating the Tower of Yikk, the tower's head will fall off and roll towards Bowser, who kicks it back at the tower. This causes the head to be placed back where it should be, though it becomes dislodged, which makes Bowser laugh at it.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イビッキタワー
Ibikki Tawā
Yikk Tower
French (NOE) Tour Ronfloski Yikk Tower
Italian Torre di Yikk Yikk Tower
Spanish (NOA) Torre de Yikk Tower of Yikk
Spanish (NOE) Torre de Fantómasen Tower of Yikk

Areas map[edit]

Level map


  • The Earthwake boss battle in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team draws many similarities to this battle.
  • It is the only giant boss to have no known involvement with Fawful, despite using his minions in some of its attacks.


  1. ^ abcd9146 (December 30, 2009). Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story FAQ/Walkthrough. GameFAQs. Retrieved June 10, 2016.