Action Toad

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Action Toad
PMCS Action Toad.png
Species Toad
First appearance Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016)
“Mario! Welcome to my dojo! I've watched more kung-fu movies than any other Toad in the area, so I'm kind of an expert on combat. If you're going to be out there defending yourself from wild Goombas and Shy Guys, you're going to have to learn good timing. And I'm just the Toad to help!”
Action Toad, Paper Mario: Color Splash

The Action Toad is a Toad that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash. He lives in the Action Command Dojo in the yellow district in Port Prisma. He first appears after Mario wins his first battle, where he tells Mario he can come any time to practice Action Commands. He teaches Mario how to time his Jump attacks, Hammer attacks, Fire Flower attacks and Blocking. The Action Toad uses a cardboard Goomba as a target for the attacks, and he hits Mario with it so that he can practice blocking.

When the Card Connoisseur Toad enters the Action Command Dojo to open the Prisma Museum, the Action Toad becomes scared and hides behind the cardboard Goomba.

The Action Toad became an expert on combat by watching kung-fu movies. He also tells Mario that he is writing an autobiographical kung-fu script named "Max Force."

Quotes[edit]

  • "Mario! Welcome to my dojo! I've watched more kung-fu movies than any other Toad in the area, so I'm kind of an expert on combat. If you're going to be out there defending yourself from wild Goombas and Shy Guys, you're going to have to learn good timing. And I'm just the Toad to help!"
  • "Let's get started, shall we? Which Action Command do you want to practice first?"
  • "All right, which Action Command do you want to practice now?"
  • "Ah, Jump. Classic. All right, take your position!"
  • "Ah, the tried and true. Hammer never lets you down, does it? All right, get ready!"
  • "Ooh, Fire Flower. Yes. This one is spicy. All right, let's get ready!"
  • "Nice, sticking to the fundamentals. Not every player will try this one. But you will, because you're a boss!"
  • "Oh? Going to play your way into shape? That's cool. If you ever change your mind and feel like you want a refresher, just come see me, OK?"
  • "All right. Good job today! I hope you can put this training to use out there in the real world. Come see me again anytime if you feel like training some more."
  • "Great work today, Mario! I think you're ready to put this stuff to use out there in the wild! Just so you know, you can always tap [manual] on the GamePad to check out the manual, too."
  • "Yeah, yeah, I get it. You're Mario! You know what you're doing out there! It's true... Well, if you ever do decide that you want a little more practice, you can come back anytime. Oh, and just so you know, you can tap [manual] on the GamePad to check out the manual, too."
  • "OK, so this might be reasonably familiar to you. If you press A Button just before landing on an enemy, you'll get an extra Jump attack. With most basic Jump Battle Cards, you can string together five Jump attacks in a row! You can also tap the GamePad instead of pressing A Button. Up to you. Ready to give it a try?"
  • "So here's a crash course in smashing with the hammer! When you rear back to swing, watch for a burst of light coming from the top of the hammer. Press A Button or tap your GamePad when the light is at its brightest to swing with max force! (Incidentally, Max Force is the working title of my autobiographical kung-fu script.) But we can talk about that later.) If you time it just right, you'll get an "Excellent!" and inflict huge damage on your enemy. But be careful! Wait too long, and you'll bungle it and do almost no damage. Ready to do this thing? Engage Max Force! I mean.. go ahead. Sorry, that's kind of my catchphrase."
  • "OK, so here's the trick to the Fire Flower. When the fireball forms in your hand, press A Button to throw it! If you press A Button too early or too late, it'll fizzle into a tiny failball and the attack will end prematurely. But if you keep pressing A Button at the right time, you can launch up to four fireballs! You can also tap the GamePad screen instead of pressing A Button. Whatever's clever! OK. Let's fire it up!"
  • "OK, let me show you the proper way to guard against attacks. If you press A Button just before being hit by an attack, you'll block the attack and take less damage. Even if you get hit with the start of an enemy's combo attack, you can still recover and block some damage, so don't give up! You can also tap the GamePad screen instead of pressing A Button. Whatever floats your boat! OK. Let's try it!"
  • "Great! Very close! The last one was just a tiny bit early."
  • "Nice! Not bad at all. The last one was a little early."
  • "Pretty good. Build on that! Your last one was early."
  • "Great! Very close! The last one was just a tiny bit late."
  • "Nice! Not bad at all. The last one was a little late."
  • "Pretty good. Build on that! Your last one was late."
  • "Nice! Not bad at all. You were just a little bit late."
  • "Great! Almost perfect. Your timing was just a little bit early."
  • "Nice! Not bad at all. You were just a little bit early."
  • "Not bad. Build on that! Your timing was a little bit early."
  • "Excellent! You nailed it! I don't even think I've seen that done in a movie!"
  • "Great! Very close! The last one was just a tiny bit early."
  • "Great! Very close! The last one was just a tiny bit late."
  • "Nice! Not bad at all. The last one was a little early."
  • "Nice! Not bad at all. The last one was a little late."
  • "Pretty good. Build on that! Your last one was early."
  • "Pretty good. Build on that! Your last one was late."
  • "Hmm...you're a bit trigger-happy there. You need to be a little more patient. Maybe try again?"
  • "Whoa! Slow down, grasshopper! I've always wanted to say that. Your timing is too early."
  • "Hmm...you're a bit slow on the draw there. You need to be a little more aggressive. Maybe try again?"
  • "I'm looking for a little more urgency in your action... Try again!"
  • "That's how it's done! A successful block! That'll reduce the damage you take."
  • "Perfect!"
  • "Early!"
  • "Late!"
  • "Wanna practice again?"
  • "Some weirdo suddenly appeared, and he won't get out of the way. Creepy!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Ku-Fung From kung-fu, a martial art, and fungo (mushroom)
Russian Тоад-тренер
Toad-trener
Trainer Toad