Forever Forest

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Forever Forest.

Forever Forest is a short distance to the east of Toad Town in Paper Mario. Because of some magic, the forest can only be traversed by following the path in front of something different. These differences can be anything from what flowers do on bushes to glowing eyes in a tree. Oaklie and a Bub-ulb are the only sentient, living residents of the woods. At the end of the woods is Boo's Mansion, where Lady Bow and her servants live. Continuing past the mansion, one will find Gusty Gulch, home of Tubba Blubba's Castle and a small Boo village.

Inside the forest is a Magical Seed, an HP Plus Badge, and an FP Plus Badge.

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Area Tattles[edit]

  • "Boy... The forest is really dark and spooky. People say that if you don't choose exactly the right path, you'll get totally lost. I can believe it. This looks like the type of place where you get lost and then monsters come out of the grass and... Hey! Did you notice that grass over there rustling? I swear I saw it move!"
  • "Mario... Don't look now, but I think I saw an eye shining deep inside the hole in that tree."
  • "The flowers in this forest are unusual, huh? They're strangely colored, and they look creepy when they move. I think I saw some that were a slightly different color over there. Did you see 'em?"
  • "The trees in this forest are weird, aren't they? I've heard sometimes they smile wickedly... I'll tell you, if I see a tree smiling, I'm gonna run in the opposite direction!"
  • "Is it just my imagination or is it getting darker? Are we going the right way? I'm getting a little worried. There seem to be a lot of strange glowing mushrooms around these tree trunks. Boy! They're everywhere! Must be an infestation... It kind of looks like one mushroom patch is slightly different from the others. My mind may just be playing tricks on me, though."
  • "Look, I'm sick of this forest, all right? Let's get out of here. I don't care how many important things are hidden in this forest. I can't stand another instant in the freaky place! Look, I know I saw a beehive. Let's make the beehive a landmark, OK?"
  • "What kind of evil flowers would grow in a place like this? When we approach, some seem to shrink, while others just grin... But...but I'm not scared. I mean it, Mario! I told you that they don't scare me! All right?"
  • "Where are we? After making so many turns on different paths, I'm getting confused as to which way is up. Aren't there any signs?"
  • "This all looks the same to me. Gloomy trees that seem to go on forever. Seems like they found the perfect name for this place. By the way, did you hear something in that bush?"

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese まよいの森
Mayoi no Mori
Lost Forest
Spanish Bosque Eterno Eternal Forest
French Forêt Éternelle Eternal Forest
German Nimmernimmer-Wald Never-Never Forest

Trivia[edit]

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  • Forever Forest can be thought of as somewhat similar to the Forest Maze of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, and the Bafflewood of Paper Mario: Sticker Star , particularly in that the Forest Maze's maze sections mirror those of Forever Forest, being mazes with four exits each. The other areas are also wooded, although the Forest Maze lacks Forever Forest's creepy theme.
  • Forever Forest is also similar to the Lost Woods from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, as each section has 4 exits and choosing the wrong one leads Mario/Link back to the beginning.
  • The trees with eyes here resemble Treevils, from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.
  • Whenever Mario enters Forever Forest, a wolf howl is heard throughout, similar to the day-to-night change in The Legend of Zelda installments.