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“You want somethin', chump? This is the fortress of the Robbo Thieves. You lost?”
Ishnail is a snail-like creature who is the leader of the Robbo Gang and the rival of Don Pianta in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. His name is a play on the main character of Moby-Dick, Ishmael, and "snail". He is the second Paper Mario character whose name is a reference to Ishmael, the first being Fishmael from Paper Mario.
Ishnail's base of operations can be found on the east side of Rogueport. Under his influence, the East side is far less secure than the West. It is unkempt, dirty, and serves as a hiding place for many bandits. His guard Gus even demands money for entering the further part of the east side. The west side is, on the contrary, rather secure and clean.
On his quest for a Blimp Ticket, Mario needed Ishnail's help on how to visit Don Pianta. For 64 coins (a reference to the Nintendo 64), Ishnail informs him that he needed to buy a Dried Shroom, followed by a Dizzy Dial, in Peeka's shop, a secret sign known only to friends of Don Pianta.
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