Pauline's lost items

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In-game sprites of Pauline's lost items.

Pauline's lost items,[1] also known as Lady's lost articles,[2] are collectibles in the game Donkey Kong. When Donkey Kong kidnaps Pauline, she loses three of the items she has: her parasol[3] (aka "umbrella"[4]), hat[3] and bag[3] (aka "purse"[4]). When Mario sets out to save Pauline from Donkey Kong, he can also optionally recover her lost items, which can be found throughout the game in all but the first stage. Each item is worth 300 points in level 1, 500 in level 2 and 800 in subsequent levels.

In the NES port of the game, the hat does not exist and is sometimes replaced by a second parasol. All three items are featured as optional collectible items in the 1994 Game Boy title Donkey Kong. In this game, collecting all the items can let Mario gain up to seven extra lives in a post-level minigame.

Pauline's parasol is an inventory item in the Nintendo Adventure Book, Doors to Doom.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the items appear in the retro stage 75m, which is based on the original Donkey Kong. Touching the items causes a sound effect to play, adds points to the tally at the top of the stage, and then they disappear for a while. The items do not affect gameplay.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パラソル・ハット・バッグ[5]
Parasoru Hatto Baggu
Parasol, Hat & Bag


  1. ^ "Collect Pauline's lost items and get 3,000 points!" - in-game description for Stage 5 of Donkey Kong in NES Remix.
  2. ^ In one arcade flier for Donkey Kong, "Lady's lost article" is the term used to describe the three items.
  3. ^ a b c Game Boy Donkey Kong English instruction booklet, page 14.
  4. ^ a b Instruction manuals for Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64 home versions.
  5. ^ Game Boy Donkey Kong Japanese instruction booklet, page 12.