Star Rod (Paper Mario)

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This article is about the Star Rod from Paper Mario. For information about the Star Rod from Mario Party 8, see here. For the Kirby series item from the Super Smash Bros. series, see here.
Bowser, holding the Star Rod.

The Star Rod is a magical rod that can make all wishes come true. According to Russ T., ancient magic created the Star Rod long ago. Bowser steals the Star Rod from Star Haven and captures as well as imprisons the seven Star Spirits at the beginning of Paper Mario. He uses it to grant all his evil wishes. Activating it, he easily defeats Mario by making himself invincible. Mario and his partners must save the seven Star Spirits and bring back the Star Rod.

In the final two battles against Bowser, the Koopa King is aided by Kammy Koopa who uses the Power Platform to increase Bowser's strength on top of the the strength the Star Rod had already given him.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スターのつえ
Sutā no Tsue
Star Wand
Spanish Varita Estelar Stellar Rod
French Baguette Étoile -
German Sternenstab Star Rod (literal translation)
Chinese 星之杖
Xīng zhī Zhàng
Star Rod