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Torkscrew is a boss that appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. It lairs in Dozing Sands.

Torkscrew is first seen where he devours a pillow (actually a petrified Pi'illo folk) and digs away to make his getaway. Mario and Luigi used the drill machine to make him spit it out but soon, it then eats Britta. Mario and Luigi, infuriated, engage the Torkscrew in battle.


Torkscrew is a strange, mole-like monster. He has a red coloration, a drill on his head, and large teeth and claws. The Battle Ring gives him a purple coloration.


In battle, Torkscrew normally cannot be jumped on. He mainly uses his attack:

  • Drill Spin: Torkscrew will dig underground and will drill into either Mario or Luigi. This can be avoided with a jump. If a bro. gets stuck, the Torkscrew runs, causing an inverse Chase Attack. Then, the other bro must chase that bro will collecting the lost coins and avoiding the objects that Torkscrew tosses.
  • Drill Dive: Torkscrew will jump up high and attempt to dive down at either Mario or Luigi with his drill. One of them must use his hammer to block this attack. A successful counterattack will mean Torkscrew trips, rendering himself vulnerable to jumps.
  • Team Attack: Other enemies will go after one bro while Torkscrew goes after the other. Mario or Luigi must jump at the correct time to avoid damage.


Torkscrew is a heavy hitter so it is recommened to use Bros. Attacks in this fight. Remember that the drill on his head acts like a spike so jump-based attacks are useless. 3D Red Shell and 3D Green Shell are the best attacks to use in this fight. Fire Flower is also recommended because it can deal high amounts of damage to Torkscrew. Countering the Drill Dive allows him causes him to become vulnerable to jumps.


Location Level HP Power Defense Speed
Dozing Sands 13 656 101 97 34
Weakness Experience Coins Item Drop(s) No Hitter World
-- 500 250 (100%) Coin Boots (100%) -- Real