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Sprite of a Calorite from 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)
Variant of Tenderling

Calorites are fiery enemies found inside the Flab Zone of Bowser's body in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. They are named after the calorie, which is the measurement of heat used to gauge the energy content of food. They will use the two logs in their hands to increase the power of their flames, and then the Calorite will begin rolling while shooting flames at Mario and Luigi. This attack can be avoided by jumping over the flames. If Mario or Luigi are hit by this attack, they might get burned and lose a few turns, unable to dodge or counterattack. The number of times the Calorite rolls is based on the amount of times they toss the logs into their fire. Calorites are also able to eat Tenderlings and turn them into additional Calorites. Due to their heads being on fire, they are immune to jumps and any attempt at doing so will harm Mario and Luigi; they must be attacked using hammers or any Bros. Attack that does not involve jumping.

Oddly enough, despite being fire-based enemies, Calorites take damage from the Fire Flower Bros. Attack in the original game (although they do take reduced damage from it); in the remake, they are healed instead.


Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story enemy
Calorite's idle HP 85 (128) POW 37 (93) DEF 28 (42) SPEED 18 (27)
Coins 20 (30) Level 10 Fire Half Burn? Normal
Role Common Battled by Mario and Luigi Location(s) Flab Zone Dizzy? Normal
Stat down? Normal KO? Normal Experience 40 Item drop Refreshing Herb - 20%
Nut - 25%
Notice: 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.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey enemy
Sprite of a Calorite from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey HP 48 POW 37 DEF 24 SPEED 18 Experience 40
Fire Heal Jump Spiny Hammer Normal Battled by Mario & Luigi Coins 20
Burn Immune Dizzy 1x Stat down 2x Speed down 1x Item drop Refreshing Herb - 50%
Supersyrup Jar - 25%
Level           9 Location(s) Flab Zone

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カロリン
Portmanteau of "calorie" and Japanese endearing diminutive「~りん」(-rin); shared with Bones

German Kaloring
Pun on "kalorien" (calories) and "ringen" (wrestling)
Italian Calorino
From "caloria" (calorie) and diminutive suffix "-ino"
Spanish (NOA) Calorita
From "caloría" (calorie) or likely "calor" (heat), with diminutive suffix "-ita"
Spanish (NOE) Calorio
Masculine form of "caloría" (calorie); may incorporate "calor" (heat)


  • The Calorite is the only regular enemy in the game that can inflict the Burn status ailment on Mario and Luigi.
  • The Calorite could be a reference to the Blazing Shroob and red Oho Jee enemies from the previous games as the three have rapidly moving legs and fire on their heads.