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The Pandorite is an enemy disguised as a Treasure Chest that appears in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The creature inside the chest is a squat, pudgy ghosts, similar to the creature inside the Clusters. It is encountered in Kero Sewers. Its name comes from the Greek legend of Pandora's Box, a jar that released the world's misfortunes once opened by a curious woman seeking treasure (Pandora).
The Pandorite possess both high physical attack and defense, and equally high magical attack and defense. It is immune to all special attacks, Mario's various Jump attack excepted. In battle, the Pandorite can cast various fire spells, including Flame and Flame Wall. The creature inside the chest also uses the attack Scream, which can induces the Fear status ailment and Carni-Kiss, as well as physical strikes. Defeating Pandorite rewards Mario's party with ten experience points, thirty Coins, a Flower Jar, and the Trueform Pin. If Mario exits the room and reenters it at any point, the Treasure Box that previously held the Pandorite now contains an additional fifty Coins instead.
Several monsters similar to Pandorite appear in Super Mario RPG, these being Hidon, Box Boy, and Chester, and Mimic, a monster that disguises itself as a treasure chest in later Final Fantasy titles, may be based on Pandorite and its relatives as both games were developed by Square.
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