Paper Mario Walkthrough

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// Paper Mario FAQ./Walkthrough (update)                \
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// This FAQ./Walkthrough was made by:                   //
//           Aaron Illingworth                         //
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1. Characters
2. Main Attacks and Weapons
3. Clues (for each chapter)
4. How to beat each boss (including Bowser)
5. Other Stuff

NOTE ABOUT MY UPDATE: (I updated this so I could explain some things better, 
and correct some of my errors. Here is what I updated:

Walkthrough (Explained more and added more.)
Bosses (More tips.)
Other Stuff (Added and corrected a few things.)

There you have it, that's what I updated. Below is my walkthrough! Enjoy!

1. Characters

Mario - Mario is back in a new "paper" adventure!

Luigi - He is in this game, but hardly plays a big roll, poor Luigi.

Princess Toadstool - She gets captured by Bowser, again! But this time,
Bowser captures her an unusual way. Play the game to find out.

Bowser - The green, nasty turtle is back and powerful than ever when he
takes the legendary Star Rod!

Kammy Koopa - Bower's side-kick, and little helper in this new game. She is
a koopa with a broomstick.

Twink - This star kid helps Mario and Princess Peach throughout the game.

Tayce T. - A cook in Toad Town. Give her some ingredients and she will cook
up something! Some things will not turn out right, and she will give you a
"mistake" in return. Go to the "Other Stuff" section to find out all the
"good" ingredients to give to her.

           *7 Star Spirits*

Eldster   Mamar   Skolar   Muskular

       Misstar   Klevar  Kalmar

You must save each star spirit throughout the game. Each of them will give
you their power. Here is the list of all the powers.

Eldster's power: Refresh (Restores 5 HP, and 5 FP.)

Mamar's power: Lullaby (Puts all enemies to sleep.)

Skolar's power: Star Storm (Damages 7 HP to all enemies.)

Muskular's power: Chill Out (Lower enemies attack power.)

Misstar's power: Smooch (Restores 20 HP.)

Klevar's power: Time Out (Makes your enemies unable to move.)

Kalmar's power: Up & Away (Turns your enemies into stars, and removes them 
from battle. This does not work on bosses.)

2. Main Attacks and Weapons

This section is provided with information about your eight party members
moves, and attacks.

Mario - Mario is capable of using a hammer, and jumping. He is probably the
best character on your team considering he can use weapons, and badges.

Goombario - His Tattle attack is great on finding your enemies HP, and tips 
on that enemy or boss. He can also tell you information about a certain 

Kooper - He is a good character if you want to attack all of the enemies. He 
can use his shell to do that. And if you need to hit a switch from afar,
just press down c on your controller, and Mario will give his shell a kick
to reach the switch.

Bombette - My favorite character. She can bomb cracks in the wall, and bomb 
your enemies in battle. Once you get her ultimate ability, you can attack 
enemies on the ground and in the air.

Parrykarry - Almost like Kooper, except he can fly, and do air attacks. He 
is a good member to have as you will probably use him alot. Also, when you 
need to reach an area out of reach, climb on to Parrykarry, and he will take 
you there.

Bow - A great member to have. She can knock some sense into your enemy my 
smacking them constantly. Once you get her ultimate attack, she can attack 
with a fan. Also, her transparent ability to make Mario invisible is a good 
thing to have when hiding from enemies.

Watt - An electric character. Watt is an awesome member, but you probably 
won't use her very much. She only has one good attack that actually does 
damage. The others just paralyze your enemy, and raise Mario's attack power 
and stuff. She can light the way in dark areas.

Sushie - A water character. She is a fish. She can be great at destroying 
your fire enemies. Her Tidal Wave attack is awesome to get. That is her 
ultimate attack. She can give you a ride on her back in water which is 

Lakilester - An excellent character. Not only can he attack air enemies, but 
he can do a great amount of damage to your powerful enemies. He can hover 
over spikes and lava when you need him to.

3. Clues (for each chapter)

Chapter 1:

When at the Koopa Bros. Fortress, make sure you fall for the Yellow Koopa 
Brother's trick to get to the Bob-ombs and get Bombette to join your party.

When you are in the room at Koopa Bros. Fortress that the doorways raise, 
you must destroy all the enemies in the room to make the doorways lower 

Tips for the boss in the boss section.

Chapter 2:

To get Dry Dry Ruins out of the sand, you must have the shiny stone to tell
you where it is. It is found in the Dry Dry Outpost and you must go to the
shop and purchase the Dry Shroom, and the Rusty Hammer in that order.

The statues in Dry Dry Ruins have hollow holes in them to place the items 
you find along the way. Place them in every other hollow statue. Here is a 
picture for a demonstration.

- this indicates the items
| | this indicates the statues

|-|  | |  |-|  | |  |-|

Pretty quick, you will find out exactly where to place the items.

Tips about the boss in the boss section.

Chapter 3:

When in Forever Forest, you must go through the correct gate. Each correct
gate will give you a clue. Here is each clue.

First Clue - In front of the correct gate, the bushes will shake. (Hey, that

Second Clue - In front of the correct gate, glowing red eyes will appear in
a tree.

Third Clue - In front of the correct gate, a tree will laugh at you with
glowing red eyes, and a glowing red mouth.

Fourth Clue - Ok, I can't exactly remember what the fourth clue was, but
here are the rest of the clues, but I am not sure what the order they are

One of the clues - Several mushrooms will be in front of the right gate.

One of the clues - A group of flowers will smile when you press A in front
of the correct gate.

That is all of them, I think.

When you are at the Boo Mansion, to get to Bow, you must return the rest of
the painting to the picture on the 2nd floor.

Tips for the boss in the boss section.

Chapter 4:

To get to Shy Guy's Toybox, go to the empty house in Toad Town. Turn
transparent with the help of Bow, and a Shy Guy will enter the house. He
will enter a secret door, follow him. Now, go inside the Toy Box!

The Toy Train is located in the Toad Town shop (the one nearest to the Toy 
Box, and once you return the Storeroom Key to him, he will grant you access 
to his storeroom, which has many good items, plus the Toy Train!

When you get the Toy Train back, you must leave Shy Guy's Toybox, and press 
A outside of the box. Choose the train, and drop it inside to put it back on
it's tracks.

When you go against the monster with the lantern, jump on the lantern with 
Mario's attack to light up the room. The monster hates light, then use your 
partner to attack him.

(NOTE: Remember, if I didn't mention something very important to you, or if 
you need something that I didn't say, then please e-mail me at the address 
above of this walkthrough.)

Tips for the boss in the boss section.

Chapter 5:

When saving the Yoshi children, you must explore the jungle. Here is the
locations of all the Yoshi children.

First Yoshi child: Find him near two piranha plants. Fight the plants to
save him.

Second Yoshi child: Find him in a tree. Use your hammer to knock him down.

Third Yoshi child: You will find one in a bush. Fight the bush type monster
and shake the bushes ahead. You will then find the Third Yoshi child.

Fourth Yoshi child: You will find the next one in a warp pipe. Jump onto a
purple spinning flower to blast up to the warp pipe, and go down. You will
need the help of Watt to see through the dark cave. You will then find the
Fourth Yoshi child.

Fifth Yoshi child: Once you exit the warp pipe, get out Sushie, and go onto
the water. Follow the water path to go to the last yoshi child sitting on an
island, all alone.

Tips for the boss in the boss section.

Chapter 6:

You need to first find Peutinia, she is in the east. Once you find her, 
destroy the moles around her. For a reward, she will give you a magical 
bean. Hold on to it as you will find two more items useful.

To get the Red flower, the Blue flower, and the Yellow flower to move, you 
must give them berries that match their color. Use your hammer on some trees 
to find them.

The soil will be given by a flower in Flower Fields. I believe she is the 
one with the long nose connected to the crystal tree (forgive me if I am 

When you come across Lily, you must find the Water Stone for her. When you 
find that rose behind the maze, she has it. You must find her something 
"more beautiful" and that's when the flower that is attached to the Crystal 
Tree comes in, she will give you a crystal when you tell her the problem. 
Take the rose this, and give Lily the Water Stone.

Also, when you return the Water Stone back to Lily, you will
be able to get a Bubble Berry to give to that Bubble flower. Also, for a 
reward, Lily will give you the Miracle Water, the final item to plant the 
bean near the entrance. But don't cheer yet, you need the sun to come out 

The Bubble Flower will take you across from the bubble is gives you. Proceed 
on to find a tower with the sun at the top. Use Bombette to break open the 
rock inside the tower.

To get the sun back up in the sky, you must destroy the Puff Puff machine. 
After you leave the tower
with the sun, you will face Lakilester. He will join you after you beat him.
He will help you get across spikes and lava.

Go back to the place where the colored switches are. The only switches you 
need to mess with is the Green and Purple ones. I can't remember the exact 
order, but there is the clue. Use Lakilester to go back and forth on the 
spikes. The Puff Puff machine is next.

When you destroy the machine, go back to the main area where the entrance 
is. You will have the three items (soil, bean, and miracle water) to go to 
the sky and fight Huff n' Puff. After you do all of that, go up the 
beanstalk, and proceed on. Huff n' Puff in next.

Tips for the boss in the boss section.

Chapter 7:

Go to Merlon's House and talk to a character from Shiver City. Then, go to 
the warp pipes. With the help from Watt, you can find secret switches to get 
to the town.

To solve the murder case in the snow town, you need to find Herringway. You
need the Warehouse key to get in a secret part of his house. When the green
penguin is out of the lake part of the town, smash the ice with the new jump
technique, and get the key with Sushie(Swim to it and dive underwater.)

The scarf and the bucket go onto the snowmen with missing items outside of
the town.

Once you enter the Crystal Palace, you must find the Blue Key, and the Red 
Key. You can find them easily at the beginning. You will find the Blue Key 
first in one of the rooms below. If you have any questions about them, you 
can e-mail me.

Tips for the boss in the boss section.

Chapter 8:

This chapter will start once you get closer to Bowser and Princess
Toadstool. This is probably the most frustrating chapter.

When you are at Bowser's castle, you must go all the way through to even get
to Princess Toadstool's castle. You will come across frustrating dungeons
that are so long and get real annoying after awhile.

When you come across the gold cannons, you can just run away from them, and
not waste time with them, unless you want more Flower Points.

The clue with the boxes of Bowser is that you can move one in each room. To
get the key for the door in one of the rooms, you must move the box a
different direction to go through a different tunnel.

Tips for the boss in the boss section.

4. How to beat each boss (including Bowser)

Chapter 1 Boss: The Koopa Bros.
Location: Koopa Bros. Fortress
Difficulty - Extremely Easy
Best Partner: Bombette

These guys are so simple. To make the battle easier, make sure you have
Bombette with you. These guys attack in two forms. The first one with a
Bowser machine, and one as themselves.

Chapter 2 Boss: Tutan Koopa
Location: Dry Dry Ruins
Difficulty - Very Easy
Best Partner: Parrykarry

This guy won't take you very long to beat. Once you inflict enough damage on
him, which won't take very long, his Chomp will chase him out of battle.
Also, during battle, he does call the help for Chomps. They are very weak,

Chapter 3 Boss: Tubba Blubba
Location: Gusty Gulch
Difficulty - Extremely Easy
Best Partner: Bow

This guy is so easy, you won't believe it. Hit him a few times, and he's
down. But, you will have to fight his heart in Glitter Gulch which is
extremely easy as well.

Chapter 4 Boss: General Shy Guy
Location: Shy Guy's Toy Box
Difficulty - Easy
Best Partner: Bow

This battle can last for awhile, but this guy never gives up. He always just
sits there, and watches his workers do all the work for him. After awhile,
he will fight you himself. This guy is also easy to defeat, and there are no
real tips.

Chapter 5 Boss: Huge Piranha Plant

Location: A volcano
Difficulty - Hard
Best Partner: Sushie

This guy is probably one of the hardest bosses in the game. He is a fire
boss, so you would probably need the help of Sushie in this battle. He will
have two forms. The first one, he is pretty easy, just hit all of his heads.

The second form, his three heads are flaming with fire. You can jump on them
or else you'll get scorched. Just use Sushie on the big head first so he
will faint for awhile, then deal with his weaker heads. They will spit some
kind of creatures at you, make sure you get rid of them too before they hit

Chapter 6 Boss: Huff n' Puff
Location: Flower Fields
Difficulty - Hard
Best Partner: Lakilester

This boss would probably  be considered hard, but also can be fairly easy
once you know what to do. I suggest having Lakilester out with you. This
boss will shrink every time you hit him, because little clouds fly off of
him everytime you get a hit. Once he is small enough, he will be
defeated(also when he inflicts alot of damage of course.)

Chapter 7 Boss: Crystal King
Location: Crystal Palace
Difficutly - Easy
Best partner: Bombette

This boss is very easy. It only took me one try to beat him. Just hit him,
and hit him until he decides to make two other forms of himself. Once he
does that, just use "Star Storm" and it will hit the correct one. No real
tips for this battle since it's very easy.

Chapter 8 Boss: Bowser
Location: Peach's Castle
Difficulty: First battle (Easy) Second battle (Medium/Hard)
Best Partner: Varies (Bombette, Bow, Lakilester, etc.)

You first fight Bowser inside Peach's Castle. It takes no effort to beat him
the first time since you have the "Star Beam" The second battle is the one
you need to worry about.

The second battle, I have many tips. First, use Bombette. Now, you need to
save up alot of FP to, or else you will have to use your no FP attacks if
you use it all. I suggest using "Refresh" throughout the battle, it helps
alot. I also suggest having the Life Shrooms with you just in case you run
out of HP and they revive you with 10 HP. You can get these shrooms in that
ice town place and in that star town near Star Haven. The "Star Beam" will
not work at first because Bowser has become more powerful. Soon, you will
get the "Peach Beam" so don't worry.

You also get to battle as Twink, and Princess Toadstool, no biggie, because
they each have only one move. Twink has "Dash" and Princess Toadstool has
"Focus" and you will go against Kammy Koopa.

Twink uses "Dash" to fly at Kammy Koopa. And Princess Toadstool uses "Focus"
to wish to make Twink stronger, it does work. The battle also does not show
any HP, so don't worry about your health.

When you beat her, you will get "Peach Beam" to upgrade your "Star Beam"
Then after that, you will go against Bowser for the final time.

If you need any other help, e-mail me at: [email protected]

5. Other Stuff

In this section, I will give you tips and fun stuff to do during this game.

Good recipes from Tayce T.

Mushroom = Fried Shroom
Egg = Fried Egg
Fire Flower + Egg = ? (But she says it is a good recipe, never tried it.)
Honey Syrup or Maple Syrup = Super Soda
Iced Potato = ?

I would just give her some ingredients that would be actually good to cook.
See it and try it out. She may also fail to cook some of your ingredients,
and in return, you will get a "mistake" which restores 1 HP, and 1 FP.

Quizmo's GameShow

Throughout the game, you will come across Quizmo, the GameShow guy. If you
answer the question correctly, you will get a Star Piece! Answer wrong, and
you won't get anything. Here are the questions that I was asked.

What is Goombario's sister's name?
Answer: Goombaria

How many windows does the Goomba family have?
Answer: 1

What color pants does the Goomba King have?
Answer: Red and White

What is on the left side of the task bar(is that how it is said?)
Answer: Stradegies

The Dojo:

You can get up to four cards, 1st Degree, 2nd Degree, 3rd Degree, and 4th 
Degree. You can also get the "diploma"

The Master of the Dojo is for the 3rd Degree, and 4th Degree Level Card. He 
can be pretty hard.

The Dojo is in Toad Town.

Mario and Luigi's house:

I visited there a few times in the game. Luigi will sometime be outside, or
inside. He is usually outside. But when he is inside, he is in his secret
room. To access it, do your upgraded technique jump to fall down in it.
Luigi's diary is in the secret room. He writes about Mario, and some of the
things that are going on in Toad Town and stuff, it's pretty cool to read.

Also, at Mario's house, you can see how many Star Pieces you have collected
all together, and how many coins all together and stuff like that. You can
also read your mail which is all in your room. Pretty cool. To get to Mario
and Luigi's house, go to the warp pipe at the entrance of Toad Town.

Post Office:

Go there in Toad Town to read your party member's mail. Each of them usually 
has a few letters to read throughout the game.

Well, that about covers everything, well, almost everything. If you have any
questions at all, please e-mail me. Once again, my e-mail address is:

[email protected]

Thanks for reading my FAQ./Walkthrough for "Paper Mario"!

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