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Paper Mario Enemy
Swoopula PM.png
Max HP 8
Attack 2
Defense 0
Location(s) Crystal Palace

Items Volt Shroom
Moves Suck (absorbs 2, tap A to defend)
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]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バサバサチュルル
Basabasa Chururu
Spanish (NOE) Súpula
French Swoopula Swoopula
German Swoopula Swoopula

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door stats and Tattle info[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Max HP 9
Attack 4
Defense 0
Location(s) Palace of Shadow, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 71-79)
Log An HP-sucking batlike thing. Its name comes from its swooping, blood-sucking attack.
Items Boo's Sheet, Dizzy Dial, Ice Storm
Moves Suck (Absorbs 4 HP, Piercing)
That's a Swoopula. An airborne, bloodsucking batlike thing. 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!
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