Dry Dry Desert
Dry Dry Desert is a vast hot desert in the Mushroom Kingdom. It first appeared as the eighth stage of Mario & Wario, but it reappeared as a major location in Paper Mario, where the second chapter takes place.
Mario & Wario
Dry Dry Desert is the eighth stage found in Mario & Wario. This stage reintroduces the Guriguri enemy, which are more tenacious than ever. A tame cactus basks in the desert's humid haze, watching Wanda's progress. Wario leaves an archeologist's hat on the player's character during the stage intro.
In Paper Mario, Mario gets there by using the Dry Dry Railroad and climbing Mt. Rugged in Chapter 2. Mario can find Kolorado and his research team in the first area he enters. After exploring the desert a bit, they visit the desert town of Dry Dry Outpost. After talking to Moustafa and receiving the Pulse Stone, Mario must search the hot desert to find Dry Dry Ruins. Many side-quests, badges and items are available in this large desert.
The desert is a 7x7 grid of smaller areas, or 49 panels. The Mt. Rugged exit is on the west (D1), while the Dry Dry Outpost is on the east (D7). The Nomadimouse can be found on the path between the two exits. If Mario and Parakarry delivers his letter, they will receive a Star Piece.
The green Ratooey named Lumpy at the docks in Rogueport in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door came here to strike it rich by finding oil. Although Dry Dry Desert itself is not accessible in the game, Mario can ask to read his journal entries anytime after Lumpy returns.
If Mario gets caught by a Tweester, it will deposit him one screen north and one screen east of his location.
This section is organized tile-style with A1 being the northwestern corner and G7 being the southeastern corner. Alphabetical characters run north-south and numbers run west-east.
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