Iron Cleft

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The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Iron Cleft
Iron clefts.PNG
Location(s) Glitz Pit
Max HP 6
Attack 4
Defense Special; immune to all attacks except Gulp
Moves Charge (4, resists counter, Piercing)
Items None
Coins 3
Log No attacks can pierce the Defense of this hard, metallic Cleft. Are they impossible to defeat??? (For Green) Since this one is wearing green shoes, it must be the younger brother.
Misc. stats
Level 18
Exp. points 0
Sleep? 0%
Dizzy? 0%
Confuse? 0%
Tiny? 0%
Burn? 0%
Freeze? 0%
Stop? 0%
Soft? 0%
Fright? 0%
Gale Force? 0%
KO? 0%

That's an Iron Cleft. That guy is SCARY. Period! Max HP is 6, Attack is 4, and Defense is...UNKNOWN?!? What's WITH this book? It says no attack will work against Iron Clefts! It says nothing in the world is as hard as an Iron Cleft, so its Defense is impenetrable. If that's true, the only way to beat one is to whack it with the other one... Running away may not be a bad idea at this point.

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“See these bods? Solid iron. See these spikes? Yeah they penetrate any substance.”
Armored Harriers, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

Iron Clefts are a powerful type of Cleft found in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The only known Iron Clefts are the two members of the Armored Harriers team in the Glitz Pit. They are larger than normal Clefts with a blue coloration, and as their name implies, they are made of impenetrable metal. Even if Mario manages to have the Piercing Blow badge equipped, he still won't deal damage, and a correctly-timed Superguard will not hurt them either. Yoshi Kid's Gulp provides the only known way to defeat the Armored Harriers, as it involves hitting one of the Iron Clefts with the other. It is unknown how the higher-ranked teams in the Glitz Pit managed to defeat the Armored Harriers and obtain higher rankings, or at least, how the next-highest team, the Tiny Spinies, managed to defend their rank.

Varieties of Clefts[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイアンシンエモン
Aian Shin'emon
Iron Shin'emon, where Shin'emon is the Japanese name of Clefts
French Cleft Acier Steel Cleft
German Stahl-Kirk Stahl (steel) + the German name of Cleft
Italian Teschiolito Beta Beta Cleft