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Paper Mario Enemy
Swoopula PM.png
Location(s) Crystal Palace
Max HP 8
Attack 2
Defense 0
Moves Suck (absorbs 2, tap A to defend)
Type Elevated or Flying
Items Volt Shroom
Coins 1 + 0-4
Misc. stats
Level 22
Run 40
Strong None
Weak None
Sleep? Fair, 3
Dizzy? Good, 4
Shock? Good, 3
Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 4/5
Fright? Good
Air Lift? Good
Hurricane? Good

Swoopulas attack from the air and cling to you to suck your HP. Hit A repeatedly to fight it off or else it'll keep sucking your HP. You can't jump high enough to attack them while they're hanging from the ceiling. An earthquake attack ought to work, though. Flying party members, like Bow or Parakarry, can also attack them with ease. If they fall and begin to flap around, you can attack them by jumping as well.

Swoopulas are more powerful species of Swoopers that absorb HP from Mario (taking 2 HP per bite) in Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The attack is similar to a Fuzzy attack. Usually at the beginning of battle, they will be perched on the ceiling. To get them down, Mario must hit them with either an item, Quake Hammer, Hammer Throw, or a particular partner attack. A Superguard will also work. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door however, normal Swoopulas start the battle in the air. Unlike the Swoopulas in the first Paper Mario game, they may only attack once before the battle starts.

Swoopula's name is based off of the vampire, Count Dracula.

Related species[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door profile and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Swooper.PNG Max HP 9 Attack 4 Defense 0 Location(s) Palace of Shadow, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 71-79)
Sleep? 70% Dizzy? 100% Confuse? 70% Tiny? 80%
Stop? 75% Soft? 90% Burn? 100% Freeze? 70%
Fright? 70% Gale Force? 85% KO? 95% Moves Suck (Absorbs 4 HP, Piercing)
Level 30 Exp. points 0 Coins 0 - 4 Items Boo's Sheet, Dizzy Dial, Ice Storm
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Log An HP-sucking batlike thing. Its name comes from its swooping, blood-sucking attack.
Tattle That's a Swoopula. An airborne, bloodsucking, batlike thing. Max HP is 9, Attack is 4, and Defense is 0. As if losing HP wasn't bad enough, this little creep adds yours to its own! How totally, totally gross! Don't let it bite me, Mario!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バサバサチュルル
Basabasa Chururu
Spanish (NOE) Súpula An adaption of the English Name to Spanish pronunciation.
French Swoopula Same as English Name.
German Swoopula Same as English Name.