Art Attack

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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door move
Art Attack
Art Attack
Mastered by Mario
Crystal Star Ruby Star
Effect Draw circles around enemies to harm them.
Target All
Attack Power 3 for each complete circle

Art Attack is a Special Move in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door that uses up 4 SP. It is available after getting the Ruby Star at the end of Chapter 4. The name of the move is a play on the words "art" and "heart attack".

The Action Command requires the player to control the Ruby Star with the Control Stick, drawing circles around enemies. The player has about 15 seconds to make as many circles as possible, not counting the time spent during the enemy damage animation. If an enemy is completely encircled, it suffers 3 HP of piercing damage, with any less than that reducing the damage dealt - as a result, more damage can be dealt against smaller foes, which are faster to encircle. Fully encircling all enemies (even if they have no HP left) is necessary for the action command to be considered a "success", though this has no mechanical effect. Damage can be maximized by ignoring already-defeated enemies, or foregoing damage on all enemies to focus on a single foe.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カコンデポン
Kakonde Pon
"Encircle and Pop"; Possibly a parody of Panel de Pon (パネルでポン), a Nintendo game released in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1995

French Trace Pow
German POW-Ring
Italian Giraboom
From "girare" (to turn) and "boom"
Spanish Ataque Estelar
Stellar Attack