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Super Paper Mario enemy
Sprite of a Barribad from Super Paper Mario.
Location(s) Whoa Zone (4-4)
Max HP 4
Attack 2
Defense 0
Score 600
Items Block Block
Card type Common
Card location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Card description
A round enemy that wraps itself in a force field. Round face, square shield... Triangle brain?
That's a Barribad. It can shield itself with a strong barrier...Max HP is 4 and Attack is 2. It also shoots rings of energy from its mouth...You can't break its barrier, but you can flip to get places it might not want you to...
List of Catch Cards
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The Barribad is an enemy in Super Paper Mario. It is encountered in the Whoa Zone. Its name is derived from "barrier", referring to its method of protection, and is also a pun on "very bad". It appears similar to the Yux species from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, and due to this and the similar Japanese names, is likely inspired by Yux. The Barribad projects an impenetrable barrier around itself when Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser, or Luigi approach, and shoots rings of energy at them. However, by flipping to 3D, the player can go around the barrier, switch to 2D, and defeat it. An alternative is to use Pixl Barry, which will reflect the energy back at them and destroy them, Thoreau to pick it up and throw it at a wall, or Fleep to daze it for a few moments, then attack the Barribad before it recovers. Another way to defeat it is to use Bowser to breathe fire at it. The last known method of defeating it is to use Slim and walk towards the Barribad as the force field fades, at that point which the Barribad will form the force field around the player and itself, allowing the player to defeat it inside its own force field. Only one is found in the game, making it and the Dark Barribad the rarest enemies in Super Paper Mario.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バリバー
Derived from English word "barrier"
French Barry R Pun on "barrière" (barrier)
German Sobös From "so" plus "bös" (bad)
Italian Barripallo From "barriera" (barrier) and masculine form of "palla" (ball)
Korean 바리바
Same as Japanese name
Spanish Barriet Derivation of "barrier"