“C-can't s-stand it! The hunger-the HUNGER!”
After exploring the sewers, Mario and Mallow enter a large, mostly empty room with Belome standing in the center. Mallow panics upon realizing the monster before them is Belome, who then attacks them. After battling and defeating him, he tells the heroes the cryptic message: "If you defeat me, you still won't beat me. Beware the flood!" and warps away. When he leaves, the ! Switch he stands on is released, causing the floodgate to open, with the water sweeping Mario and Mallow into Midas River.
Later in the game Mario and his allies travel to Land's End, where they discover Belome Temple and find Belome in it. Mario's party again battles Belome and defeat him. After this battle, Belome declares he's starving and disappears for the rest of the game. However, if Mario and his party travel back to Belome Temple, they will discover a golden Belome statue guarding a room full of treasure. If Mario presents the statue the key from Monstro Town, the golden effigy will eat the key and disappear, allowing him to claim the treasure for himself.
During the first battle, the monster will eat Mallow after a few turns. Mario can rescue Mallow by attacking Belome continuously, although Belome may still eat him after being rescued. If Mario falls while Mallow is in Belome's stomach, the game will end. Besides eating Mallow, Belome attack's includes licking his opponents and casting S'crow Funk.
Cloned members of Mario's party
The taste of Mario's party (According to Belome)
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