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The Longadile is an enemy in Super Paper Mario. It appears as a stronger, red version of the Longator. Its name comes from "long" and "crocodile," possibly a reference in succession to Longator, whose name sounds like "alligator." Its name is therefore inconsistent with its abilities and no longer has ties to astronomy, which is especially fitting since Longadiles are only found in Castle Bleck. It attacks by stretching its head out to insane proportions, reaching the player from a long distance away. This attacking method makes it much easier to jump on since its body becomes a larger target. As Tippi points out when scanning them, Mario has to be careful when fighting these enemies as they can make Mario fall into the abyss if he gets hit which increases the damage. Also, when Dimentio assaults Mario and Luigi in the first room of his magic, Dimentio's energy spheres can make this a very deadly distraction due to the narrow ledges and Longadiles that attack.
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