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Super Paper Mario Enemy
Location(s) Whoa Zone (4-4)
Max HP 4
Attack 2
Defense 0
Score 600
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, and may even be related to the Yux species from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The Barribad projects an impenetrable barrier around itself when Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser, or Luigi approaches, 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 whale on the Barribad before it pulls itself together. 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 it's own force field.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バリバー
from "barrier"
Spanish Barriet From barrier
French Barry R Pun on barrière (barrier)
German Sobös So + bös (bad)
Italian Barripallo From barriera (barrier), and palla (ball)
Korean 바리바
Barriba; a pun on barrier