Albino Dino

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Albino Dino
AlbinoDino PM.png
An Albino Dino in Paper Mario
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Variant of Dino Rhino
“You can't go through here unless you solve the puzzle. Once you solve the puzzle, we'll let you through.”
Albino Dino, Paper Mario

Albino Dinos are white-colored variants of Dino Rhinos (hence the name) that reside in the Crystal Palace during the events of Paper Mario.

Mario, Kooper and some Albino Dinos in the Crystal Palace in Paper Mario
Mario, near three Albino Dinos in the Crystal Palace

Three Albino Dinos can only be found in the room preceding the Crystal King's lair. They are harmless and do not attack Mario or even move at all, unless interacted with. In order to pass the Albino Dinos' room and battle the Crystal King, Mario has to solve a puzzle that involves pushing statues into the correct positions. In order to change the direction in which he can move these statues, Mario must speak to an Albino Dino in a certain manner, such as approaching it from the left side to make a corresponding statue face left.

Albino Dinos were originally going to be an enemy species in Paper Mario; however, they were removed as foes from the final version of the game. The statistics of the Albino Dino, along with Goombario's Tattle for them, still exist in Paper Mario's coding.


All three Albino Dinos share the same tattle.

  • "This is an Albino Dino. He looks exactly like that stone statue over there. He's a guard for this palace. I never thought you could talk to these creatures! Wouldn't it be something if we made friends with these guys? You know, it seems that they like facing us when we talk to 'em."

Paper Mario unused data[edit]

Paper Mario enemy
Albino Dino
AlbinoDino PM.png Max HP 8 Attack 4 Defense 4 Type Ground
Level 23 Strong Fire Weak None Moves Charge (1)
Sleep? Immune Dizzy? Immune Shock? Immune Shrink? Immune
Stop? Immune Fright? Immune Air Lift? Immune Hurricane? Immune
Coins N/A Items N/A Run N/A Location(s) Crystal Palace
Tattle This is an Albino Dino. Albino Dinos are the guards of this frosty place. Max HP: 8, Attack Power: 4, Defense Power: 4 Fire attacks won't work. Their defense power is huge, so let's reduce their HP steadily using our strongest damage-dealing attacks.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese セキゾー
From「石像」(sekizō, stone statue)
Chinese (Simplified) 石像怪[1]
Shíxiàng guài
Stone Statue Monster
German Albino Dino Albino Dino
Spanish (NOE) Albino Dino[2] Same as in English