Battle Card (Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam)

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This article is about the cards used as special effects in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. For the cards used as battle commands in Paper Mario: Color Splash, see Battle Card (Paper Mario: Color Splash).
Three Battle Cards on the Touch Screen.

Battle Cards are items introduced in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, being the spiritual successor to the Badge system in the previous games. They are used in battle and have a plethora of effects: examples include temporarily boosting a certain stat, healing the party, reducing a specific group of enemy's Level, dealing damage to a specific group of enemies and boosting EXP and Coins earned at the end of the battle.

Battle Cards are introduced in Twinsy Tropics' dungeon. After freeing a Paper Goomba, the player receives their first cards. After that, previously unavailable Card Shops officially open, and they can be also obtained by clearing Lakitu Info Center quests or sometimes retrieved from defeated enemies.

In the menu, the player can set up a deck from his Battle Card collection from the Battle Card option. A deck can only contain 10 cards: no more, no less. First, the player can only make a deck, but as they collect more Battle Cards, they can store three decks, and, by changing them, they can even make unfinished ones (that can't be used in battle). From this menu, the player can also delete the currently set Battle Cards, restore the deck to how it was last time the player edited it, or let the game complete the deck by picking random Battle Cards.

In battle[edit]

The total EXP and Coins earned can be quadrupled after using the Battle Cards.

When a deck is set up, it appears in the Touch Screen in battle. Their effects can be used in exchange of Star Points: up to 20 of them can be obtained at once (30 with a Rank-Up Bonus). Each card uses a different amount of Star Points, from just one to over a dozen of them (this amount can also be reduced by one with a Rank-Up Bonus). Star Points are obtained by attacking enemies, and obtaining ranks like Great and Excellent gives more of them at once: however, ordinary attacks can only add up to about a third of a Star Point, while Bros. Attacks and Trio Attacks can grant up over one Star Point and a half. If a player doesn't want to use a card, they can turn it over to discard it.

Up to three cards can be dealt at once. If three of them are present at once, no more come out, and the player has to use one or turn it over. When all ten cards are used, they are shuffled again and the cycle repeats. The status of a player's deck carries over battles, unless the player changes their deck: in that case, the cards are dealt all over again.

Various Gears help the player gather Star Points. Filler Gloves (and Filler Gloves DX) increase the Star Points the player obtains after any attack. Counter Change Gloves make the player obtain Star Points when countering enemy attacks, while Filler Brooches give Star Points whenever a Lucky Hit is scored and Filler Wears (and Filler Wears DX) give Star Points whenever the user takes damage. Paper Mario also has his own variants of these Gears, but he doesn't seem to be able to wear Counter Change Gloves, and Filler Wear (DX) is called Boost Wear (DX).

Variation[edit]

Shiny Battle Cards[edit]

Shiny Battle Cards are a variation of ordinary Battle Cards. They are dropped by certain shiny enemies and are never sold in Card Shops. Their effects are the same as an ordinary Battle Card, but cost half of the Star Points. See List of Battle Cards for more.

After Battle Cards are introduced, Shiny Battle Cards can be dropped by enemies at anytime. The player can learn about their effect by talking to the rightmost Toad in a Card Shop.

Character Cards[edit]

Character Cards are a system similar to Battle Cards, but work with amiibo. To get started, one must first get a ? Card. ? Cards come in two variations: LV 1 ? Cards and LV 2 ? Cards. The second type is rarer but produces stronger cards. They are rarely dropped by enemies or alternatively bought for 200 and 800 Coins, respectively, in a Card Shop from Toads that have a dialogue box with a ? Card in it. ? Cards can also be sold, for the same price the can be bought for, to the afromentioned Toads. From the menu, the player can make a random Character Card of the ? Card's level by scanning an amiibo. In battle, the player can scan an amiibo, pick a card and use it. That amiibo character can't be used again until the battle ends, limiting the player to 6 Character Cards per battle. The player can't get doubles of the same card: every ? Card is guaranteed to grant a new card. Once all cards of the same level are obtained, the player also can't make another for that amiibo.

Two variations of them exist. The first is Duo Character Cards. If the game alerts the player they can make one by saying "Now's Your Chance!", they can scan a different character amiibo (no data is written on it) and the card is obtained. They feature an artwork of two characters at once. If the player doesn't have another amiibo, they can cancel the creation with B Button. If they make a combination that doesn't lead to any Duo Character Card, the card making is canceled. Bowser doesn't appear in any LV 1 Duo Character Cards (except for its own), while only Mario, Luigi and Bowser are guaranteed to star in an amiibo's LV 2 Duo Card: Yoshi, Peach and Toad are present sparingly.

Sparkle Character Cards are stronger version of Character Cards, but are made differently. If the player has two amiibo of the same character and both of them have at least one shared Character Card, they can both be scanned to make a card with the same effect, but that also grants Star Points (two for LV 1 Cards, four for LV 2 Cards and five for Extra Card), and register it on both amiibo. They are shiny too, making them similar to Shiny Battle Cards. However, the player can only make one Spakle Character Card per day.

The first ? Cards are dropped by defeating Petey Piranha: after that, they can be freely bought and used. Mario and Luigi have 26 different cards, while Peach, Yoshi, Toad and Bowser all have 23 of them, having one less LV 1 Character Card, LV 2 Character Card and LV 2 Duo Character Card for a grand total of 144 Character Cards. If one amiibo has all Character Cards, it unlocks a secret, unusually powerful Character Card.

Enemies' Battle Cards[edit]

Ludwig von Koopa, fought in Twinsy Tropics and Neo Bowser Castle, is a unique boss as he has his own Battle Card decks that he uses to aid himself and Larry in the battle. Both Koopalings also have a personal Star Points counter (called Dark Star Points in-game), which works similarly to the player's: if the player fails to dodge enemy attacks and gets hit, the counter goes up. Battle Cards are used automatically as the needed Dark Star Points are reached by spending Dark Star Points. They have different effects, including raising one of their stats or disabling some of the player's attack temporarily. At the start of the battle and after any card is played, a dialogue plays, alerting the player of the next card's effect and the number of Dark Star Points needed. All Battle Cards are used in a precise order, and when the last Battle Card is used, Ludwig starts the cycle over by drawing the first card of the deck.

List of Ludwig's Battle Cards[edit]

First battle

Effect Dark Star Points needed
Raises the Koopalings' SPEED. 2
Nullifies the damage dealt to each Koopaling two times. 4
Raises the Koopalings' POW. 3
Deals 60 damage to Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario. 5

Second battle

Effect Dark Star Points needed
Raises the Koopalings' SPEED. 2
Shrinks Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario. 4
Raises the Koopalings' POW. 3
Heals one of the Koopalings of an amount equal to the damage dealt to him for one turn. 5
Deals 180 damage to Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario. 6

Morton Koopa Jr. also uses his magic to mess with the player's Battle Deck. All their cards become Battle Cards with Morton's emblem over them. They cost 2 Star Points, but the game obscures their effect. Once used, they either deal everyone 60 damage or give the player either a Max Mushroom, Max Nuts, or Max Candy. Character Cards can't be used while fighting Morton.

List of Battle Cards[edit]

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There are a total of 154 cards: the original 12 Paper Goomba starts the player with, 53 from the Card Shop, 18 from Lakitu Star Medals, and 71 shiny card variants.

All Card Shop and Lakitu cards have a shiny variant that are dropped randomly by any one of the following paper enemies: Paragoombas, Shy Guys, Bob-ombs, Koopas, Ninjis, Spikes, Fire Piranhas, Dry Bones, and Sombrero Guys. Paper shiny variants of these enemies are guaranteed to drop a shiny card when defeated, while regular paper variants can drop the shiny card, albeit rarely. Each species has a certain maximum of shiny cards that can be obtained from them, after which the drops become regular items. The sum of all of their maximums is 71.

The shiny variant has the exact same effect but costs half the star points, rounded up. (Some of the images for the shiny cards have the wrong star points listed on the card due to the person who took the screenshots choosing a rank up reward that lowers the star point costs on cards by 1.)

Image Effect Star Points How To Obtain Normal Card
MLPJ Weak HP Card.png Restores 20% of all your characters' HP. 5 Given by Paper Goomba (No Shiny)
MLPJ Average HP Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny HP Card.png Restores 30% of all your characters' HP. 6/3 Card Shop - 450 Coins
MLPJ Strong HP Card.png55px Restores 50% of all your characters' HP. 8/4 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 41 Medals
MLPJ Average BP Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny BP Card.png Restores 30% of all your characters' BP. 8/4 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 47 Medals
MLPJ Strong BP Card.pngMLPJ Strong Shiny BP Card.png Restores 50% of all your characters' BP. 12/6 Card Shop - 900 Coins
MLPJ Weak Life Card.png55px Resurrects fallen party members with 25% of their HP. 9/5 (???)
MLPJ Strong Life Card.png55px Resurrects fallen party members with 50% of their HP. 14/7 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 62 Medals
MLPJ Weak POW Up Card.png Raises your characters' POW by 20% for a limited time. 3 Given by Paper Goomba (No Shiny)
MLPJ Average POW Up Card.png55px Raises your characters' POW by 25% for a limited time. 4/2 Card Shop - 600 Coins
MLPJ Strong POW Up Card.png55px Raises your characters' POW by 35% for a limited time. 6/3 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 65 Medals
MLPJ Weak DEF Up Card.png Raises your characters' DEF by 25% for a limited time. 2 Given by Paper Goomba (No Shiny)
MLPJ Average DEF Up Card.png55px Raises your characters' DEF by 30% for a limited time. 3/2 Card Shop - 450 Coins
MLPJ Strong DEF Up Card.png55px Raises your characters' DEF by 40% for a limited time. 5/3 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 35 Medals
MLPJ Weak SPEED Up Card.png Raises your characters' SPEED by 20% for a limited time. 3 Given by Paper Goomba (No Shiny)
MLPJ Average SPEED Up Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny SPEED Up Card.png Raises your characters' SPEED by 25% for a limited time. 4/2 Card Shop - 450 Coins
MLPJ Strong SPEED Up Card.png55px Raises your characters' SPEED by 35% for a limited time. 6/3 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 50 Medals
MLPJ Average Damage Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny Damage Card.png Raises the damage that player characters and enemies deal by 25% for a limited time. 6/3 Card Shop - 600 Coins
MLPJ Strong Damage Card.png55px Raises the damage that player characters and enemies deal by 50% for a limited time. 8/4 Card Shop - 3200 Coins
MLPJ Average POW Down Card.png55px Lowers enemies' POW by 20% for a limited time. 3/2 Card Shop - 450 Coins
MLPJ Strong POW Down Card.pngMLPJ Strong Shiny POW Down Card.png Lowers enemies' POW by 30% for a limited time. 5/3 Card Shop - 1200 Coins
MLPJ Average DEF Down Card.png55px Lowers enemies' DEF by 20% for a limited time. 3/2 Card Shop - 450 Coins
MLPJ Strong DEF Down Card.pngMLPJ Strong Shiny DEF Down Card.png Lowers enemies' DEF by 30% for a limited time. 5/3 Card Shop - 1200 Coins
MLPJ Average SPEED Down Card.png55px Lowers enemies' SPEED by 20% for a limited time. 3/2 Card Shop - 300 Coins
MLPJ Strong SPEED Down Card.png55px Lowers enemies' SPEED by 30% for a limited time. 5/3 Card Shop - 800 Coins
MLPJ Average Goomba Transform Card.png55px Can transform standard enemies into Goombas. Has a chance of failure. 5/3 Card Shop - 750 Coins
MLPJ Average Mushroom Transform Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny Mushroom Transform Card.png Can transform standard enemies into Mushrooms. Has a chance of failure. 7/4 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 29 Medals
MLPJ Average Heal Damage Card.png55px Heals all damage to the user for a limited time. 10/5 Card Shop - 5600 Coins
MLPJ Average Piranha Plant Down Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny Piranha Plant Down Card.png Lowers Piranha Plant enemies' levels by 5. 8/4 Card Shop - 900 Coins
MLPJ Average Koopaling Down Card.png55px Lowers the Koopalings' levels by 5. 9/5 Card Shop - 2400 Coins
MLPJ Average Bowser Down Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny Bowser Down Card.png Lowers Bowser's and Bowser Jr.'s levels by 5. 10/5 Card Shop - 4800 Coins
MLPJ Weak SP Up Card.png Boosts the Star Points you earn per successful action by 25% for a time. 2 Given by Paper Goomba (No Shiny)
MLPJ Average SP Up Card.png55px Boosts the Star Points you earn per successful action by 50% for a time. 2/1 Card Shop - 750 Coins
MLPJ Strong SP Up Card.pngMLPJ Strong Shiny SP Up Card.png Boosts the Star Points you earn per successful action by 100% for a time. 4/2 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 53 Medals
MLPJ Average SP Damage Card.png55px Grants Star Points proportional to the damage you've earned in battle. 2/1 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 44 Medals
MLPJ Weak SP Exclamation Card.png Boosts your Star Points by 30% if you aren't hit by the next enemy attack. 1 Given by Paper Goomba (No Shiny)
MLPJ Average SP Exclamation Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny SP Exclamation Card.png Boosts your Star Points by 50% if you aren't hit by the next enemy attack. 3/2 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 20 Medals
MLPJ Average HP SP Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny HP SP Card.png Deals damage to each of your characters equal to 50% of their max HP, and grants up to 6 Star Points. 2/1 Card Shop - 1050 Coins
MLPJ Strong HP SP Card.png55px Deals damage to each of your characters equal to 80% of their max HP, and grants up to 12 Star Points. 2/1 Card Shop - 5600 Coins
MLPJ Average Coins SP Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny Coins SP Card.png Takes a small number of your Coins (based on your level) in exchange for up to 6 Star Points. 2/1 Card Shop - 750 Coins
MLPJ Strong Coins SP Card.png55px Takes a large number of your Coins (based on your level) in exchange for up to 12 Star Points. 2/1 Card Shop - 4000 Coins
MLPJ Weak Enemy Damage Card.png Hits all enemies with 20 damage. 4 Given by Paper Goomba (No Shiny)
MLPJ Average Enemy Damage Card.png55px Hits all enemies with 30 damage. 6/3 Card Shop - 600 Coins
MLPJ Strong Enemy Damage Card.pngMLPJ Strong Shiny Enemy Damage Card.png Hits all enemies with 60 damage. 7/4 Card Shop - 1600 Coins
MLPJ Super Strong Enemy Damage Card.pngMLPJ Super Strong Shiny Enemy Damage Card.png Hits all enemies with 90 damage. 8/4 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 68 Medals
MLPJ Weak Multi Enemy Damage Card.png Hits all enemies three times with 10 damage. 5 Given by Paper Goomba (No Shiny)
MLPJ Average Multi Enemy Damage Card.png55px Hits all enemies four times with 15 damage. 9/5 Card Shop - 1200 Coins
MLPJ Strong Multi Enemy Damage Card.png55px Hits all enemies five times with 20 damage. 11/6 Card Shop - 3200 Coins
MLPJ Super Strong Multi Enemy Damage Card.pngMLPJ Super Strong Shiny Multi Enemy Damage Card.png Hits all enemies six times with 25 damage. 13/7 Given by Lakitu after obtaining all 70 Medals
MLPJ Average Spiny Damage Card.png55px Hits all spiky monsters with 50 damage. 6/3 Card Shop - 450 Coins
MLPJ Strong Spiny Damage Card.png55px Hits all spiky monsters with 100 damage. 8/4 Card Shop - 2400 Coins
MLPJ Average Flying Damage Card.png55px Hits all flying monsters with 50 damage. 6/3 Card Shop - 450 Coins
MLPJ Strong Flying Damage Card.pngMLPJ Strong Shiny Flying Damage Card.png Hits all flying monsters with 100 damage. 8/4 Card Shop - 2400 Coins
MLPJ Weak Paper Damage Card.png Hits all paper monsters with 30 damage. 4 Given by Paper Goomba (No Shiny)
MLPJ Average Paper Damage Card.png55px Hits all paper monsters with 50 damage. 6/3 Card Shop - 600 Coins
MLPJ Strong Paper Damage Card.png55px Hits all paper monsters with 100 damage. 8/4 Card Shop - 3200 Coins
MLPJ Average Paper Shiny Damage Card.png55px Hits all shiny paper monsters with 100 damage. 8/4 Card Shop - 1200 Coins
MLPJ Strong Paper Shiny Damage Card.png55px Hits all shiny paper monsters with 200 damage. 12/6 Card Shop - 2400 Coins
MLPJ Average Shell Damage Card.png55px Hits all shelled monsters with 50 damage. 6/3 Card Shop - 600 Coins
MLPJ Strong Shell Damage Card.png55px Hits all shelled monsters with 100 damage. 8/4 Card Shop - 3200 Coins
MLPJ Average Highest HP Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny Highest HP Card.png Deals 150 damage to the enemy or character with the most HP remaining - including the Mario Bros.! 8/4 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 56 Medals
MLPJ Average Level Card.png55px Defeats enemies that are the same level as the user. Not 100% effective. 5/3 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 23 Medals
MLPJ Average Goomba Defeat Card.png55px Defeats Goombas. 2/1 Card Shop - 1200 Coins
MLPJ Average EXP Coins Exclamation Card.png55px Grants twice the EXP and Coins when defeating an enemy with your next command. 6/3 Card Shop - 2400 Coins
MLPJ Average No Damage Card.png55px Nullifies all damage to your party two times. 6/3 Card Shop - 750 Coins
MLPJ Strong No Damage Card.png55px Nullifies all damage to your party three times. 8/4 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 59 Medals
MLPJ Weak Block Damage Card.png Nullifies all damage to your party once when using Emergency Block. 4 Given by Paper Goomba (No Shiny)
MLPJ Average Block Damage Card.png55px Nullifies all damage to your party two times when using Emergency Block. 5/3 Card Shop - 600 Coins
MLPJ Strong Block Damage Card.png55px Nullifies all damage to your party three times when using Emergency Block. 7/4 Card Shop - 3200 Coins
MLPJ Average Low Damage Card.png55px Nullifies one instance of damage over 50 to your party. 4/2 Card Shop - 450 Coins
MLPJ Strong Low Damage Card.png55px Nullifies any damage of 4% or less of max HP when using Emergency Block. 6/3 Card Shop - 6400 Coins
MLPJ Average Block Up Card.png55px For a limited time, reduces all damage by an additional 40% when using Emergency Block. 3/2 Card Shop - 300 Coins
MLPJ Strong Block Up Card.png55px For a limited time, reduces all damage by an additional 60% when using Emergency Block. 5/3 Card Shop - 1500 Coins
MLPJ Average EXP Exclamation Card.png55px Grants twice the EXP when you defeat an enemy with your next command. 4/2 Card Shop - 450 Coins
MLPJ Average Coins Exclamation Card.png55px Grants twice the Coins when you defeat an enemy with your next command. 4/2 Card Shop - 1200 Coins
MLPJ Weak EXP Card.png Increases the EXP earned after battle by 25%. 4 Given by Paper Goomba (No Shiny)
MLPJ Average EXP Card.png55px Increases the EXP earned after battle by 50%. 5/3 Card Shop - 600 Coins
MLPJ Weak Coins Card.png Increases the Coins earned after battle by 25%. 4 Given by Paper Goomba (No Shiny)
MLPJ Average Coins Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny Coins Card.png Increases the Coins earned after battle by 50%. 5/3 Card Shop - 1600 Coins
MLPJ Average EXP Coins Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny EXP Coins Card.png Increases the EXP and Coins earned after battle by 50%. 7/4 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 38 Medals
MLPJ Average Copies Card.png55px Maxes out Paper Mario's copies. 6/3 Card Shop - 1600 Coins
MLPJ Average Timer Card.png55px Extends the time by five minutes. Only effective when timer is displayed. 5/3 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 32 Medals
MLPJ Average Shuffle Card.pngMLPJ Average Shiny Shuffle Card.png Shuffles all Battle Cards. 4/2 Card Shop - 2400 Coins
MLPJ Average Three New Card.png55px Pulls three new Battle Cards. 3/2 Given by Lakitu after obtaining 26 Medals

List of Character Cards[edit]

Mario[edit]

Image Card type Effect
MLPJ Mario LV1-1 Card.png LV 1 Card Given 1 consumable item as a present. What you'll get is a surprise.
MLPJ Mario LV1-2 Card.png LV 1 Card Nullifies all damage to your party once.
MLPJ Mario LV1-3 Card.png LV 1 Card Removes status effects from all your characters.
MLPJ Mario LV1-4 Card.png LV 1 Card Increases the striking power of the user's Hammer by 50%.
MLPJ Mario LV1-5 Card.png LV 1 Card Pulls three new Battle Cards.
MLPJ Mario LV1-6 Card.png LV 1 Card Increases the coins earned after battle by 30%.
MLPJ Mario LV1-7 Card.png LV 1 Card Doubles your chance of lucky hits.
MLPJ Mario LV1-8 Card.png LV 1 Card Boosts the Star Points you earn per successful action by 30% for a time.
MLPJ Mario LV1-9 Card.png LV 1 Card Hits all enemies five times with six damage.
MLPJ Mario LV2-1 Card.png LV 2 Card Shuffles all Battle Cards.
MLPJ Mario LV2-2 Card.png LV 2 Card Gives one consumable item as a present. What you'll get is a surprise.
MLPJ Mario LV2-3 Card.png LV 2 Card Boosts your Star Points by 50% if you avoid the next enemy attack.
MLPJ Mario LV2-4 Card.png LV 2 Card Raises your characters' DEF by 40% for a limited time.
MLPJ Mario LV2-5 Card.png LV 2 Card Earns Star Points proportional to the damage you've taken in the battle.
MLPJ Mario LV2-6 Card.png LV 2 Card Hits all flying enemies with 50 damage.
MLPJ Mario LV2-7 Card.png LV 2 Card Maxes out all Paper Mario's copies.
MLPJ Mario LV2-8 Card.png LV 2 Card Hits all enemies six times with eight damage.
MLPJ Mario LV2-9 Card.png LV 2 Card Triggers a Lucky Attack. Using a Lucky Attack right away guarantees a Lucky Hit.
MLPJ Mario Duo LV1-1 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Mario + Luigi) Restores 30% of the user's BP.
MLPJ Mario Duo LV1-2 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Mario + Peach) Restores 30% of the user's HP.
MLPJ Mario Duo LV1-3 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Mario + Yoshi)1-3 Raises your characters' SPEED by 25% for a limited time.
MLPJ Mario Duo LV1-4 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Mario + Toad) Increases the EXP earned after battle by 30%.
MLPJ Mario Duo LV2-1 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Mario + Luigi) Allows you to use a Bros. Attack once without consuming BP.
MLPJ Mario Duo LV2-2 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Mario + Peach) Resurrects a fallen party member once.
MLPJ Mario Duo LV2-3 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Mario + Yoshi) Forces an enemy to drop an item it's carrying.
MLPJ Mario Duo LV2-4 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Mario + Bowser) Reverses any effects on POW, DEF and SPEED for a limited time.
MLPJ Mario Extra Card.png Extra Card (received by obtaining all Mario's other 26 Character Cards) Prevents enemies from taking action for a limited time.

Luigi[edit]

Image Card type Effect
MLPJ Luigi LV1-1 Card.png LV 1 Card Increases the striking power of the user's Boots by 50%.
MLPJ Luigi LV1-2 Card.png LV 1 Card Removes status effects from all your characters.
MLPJ Luigi LV1-3 Card.png LV 1 Card Restores 30% of the user's HP.
MLPJ Luigi LV1-4 Card.png LV 1 Card Hits all spiky monsters with 35 damage.
MLPJ Luigi LV1-5 Card.png LV 1 Card Pulls three new Battle Cards.
MLPJ Luigi LV1-6 Card.png LV 1 Card Increases the Coins earned after battle by 30%.
MLPJ Luigi LV1-7 Card.png LV 1 Card Doubles your chance of Lucky Hits.
MLPJ Luigi LV1-8 Card.png LV 1 Card Boosts the Star Point you earn per successful action by 30% for a time.
MLPJ Luigi LV1-9 Card.png LV 1 Card Increases the defense of the user's wear by 50%.
MLPJ Luigi LV2-1 Card.png LV 2 Card Shuffles all Battle Cards.
MLPJ Luigi LV2-2 Card.png LV 2 Card Gives 1 consumable item as a present. What you'll get is a surprise.
MLPJ Luigi LV2-3 Card.png LV 2 Card Triggers a Luck Attack. Using a Lucky Attack right away guarantees a Lucky Hit.
MLPJ Luigi LV2-4 Card.png LV 2 Card Earns Star Points proportional to the damage you've taken in battle.
MLPJ Luigi LV2-5 Card.png LV 2 Card Hits all flying monsters with 50 damage.
MLPJ Luigi LV2-6 Card.png LV 2 Card Lets you use the Battle Card that was just played.
MLPJ Luigi LV2-7 Card.png LV 2 Card Raises your characters' SPEED by 35% for a limited time.
MLPJ Luigi LV2-8 Card.png LV 2 Card Lets the character with the highest POW act first for a limited time.
MLPJ Luigi LV2-9 Card.png LV 2 Card Restores 30% of all your characters' HP.
MLPJ Luigi Duo LV1-1 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Luigi + Mario) Restrores 30% of the user's BP.
MLPJ Luigi Duo LV1-2 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Luigi + Peach) Gives you the chance to double your Star Points, but can also reduce them to 0.
MLPJ Luigi Duo LV1-3 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Luigi + Yoshi) Raises your characters' SPEED by 25% for a limited time.
MLPJ Luigi Duo LV1-4 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Luigi + Toad) Increases the EXP earned after battle by 30%.
MLPJ Luigi Duo LV2-1 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Luigi + Mario) Allows you to use a Bros. Attack once without consuming BP.
MLPJ Luigi Duo LV2-2 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Luigi + Peach) Resurrects a fallen party member once.
MLPJ Luigi Duo LV2-3 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Luigi + Toad) Increases the EXP earned after battle by 50%.
MLPJ Luigi Duo LV2-4 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Luigi + Bowser) Heals all damage to the user for a limited time.
MLPJ Luigi Extra Card.png Extra Card (received by obtaining all Luigi's other 26 Character Cards) Hits all enemies eight times with 10 damage.

Peach[edit]

Image Card type Effect
MLPJ Peach LV1-1 Card.png LV 1 Card Restores 30% of the user's HP.
MLPJ Peach LV1-2 Card.png LV 1 Card Increases the Coins earned after battle by 30%.
MLPJ Peach LV1-3 Card.png LV 1 Card Pulls three new Batle Cards.
MLPJ Peach LV1-4 Card.png LV 1 Card Restores 30% of the user's BP.
MLPJ Peach LV1-5 Card.png LV 1 Card Increases the EXP earned after battle by 30%.
MLPJ Peach LV1-6 Card.png LV 1 Card Removes status effects from all your characters.
MLPJ Peach LV1-7 Card.png LV 1 Card Gives you the chance to double your Star Points, but can also reduce them to zero.
MLPJ Peach LV1-8 Card.png LV 1 Card Doubles your chances of Lucky Hits.
MLPJ Peach LV2-1 Card.png LV 2 Card Lets you use the Battle Card that was just played.
MLPJ Peach LV2-2 Card.png LV 2 Card Nullifies all damage to your party two times.
MLPJ Peach LV2-3 Card.png LV 2 Card Lets the character with the highest POW act first for a limited time.
MLPJ Peach LV2-4 Card.png LV 2 Card Restores 30% of all your characters' HP.
MLPJ Peach LV2-5 Card.png LV 2 Card Resurrects a fallen party member once.
MLPJ Peach LV2-6 Card.png LV 2 Card Hits all enemies with 60 damage.
MLPJ Peach LV2-7 Card.png LV 2 Card Resurrects fallen party members with 25% of their HP.
MLPJ Peach LV2-8 Card.png LV 2 Card Maxes out Paper Mario's copies.
MLPJ Peach Duo LV1-1 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Peach + Mario) Raises your characters' POW by 25% for a limited time.
MLPJ Peach Duo LV1-2 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Peach + Luigi) Reduces the cost of the Battle Cards currently in play by 30%.
MLPJ Peach Duo LV1-3 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Peach + Toad) Prevents enemies from taking action for a limited time.
MLPJ Peach Duo LV1-4 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Peach + Yoshi) Lowers enemies' POW by 20% for a limited time.
MLPJ Peach Duo LV2-1 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Peach + Mario) Boosts the Star Points you earn per successful action by 70% for a time.
MLPJ Peach Duo LV2-2 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Peach + Luigi) Triggers a Lucky Attack. Using a Lucky Attack right away guarantees a Lucky Hit.
MLPJ Peach Duo LV2-3 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Peach + Bowser) Increases POW in proportion to the damage you've taken in battle.
MLPJ Peach Extra Card.png Extra Card (received by obtaining all Peach's other 23 Character Cards) Completely restores your characters' HP and BP.

Yoshi[edit]

Image Card type Effect
MLPJ Yoshi LV1-1 Card.png LV 1 Card Doubles your chances of Lucky Hits.
MLPJ Yoshi LV1-2 Card.png LV 1 Card Restores 30% of the user's HP.
MLPJ Yoshi LV1-3 Card.png LV 1 Card Pulls 3 new Battle Cards.
MLPJ Yoshi LV1-4 Card.png LV 1 Card Removes status effects from all your characters.
MLPJ Yoshi LV1-5 Card.png LV 1 Card Raises your characters' SPEED by 25% for a limited time.
MLPJ Yoshi LV1-6 Card.png LV 1 Card Gives 1 consumable item as a present. What you'll get is a surprise.
MLPJ Yoshi LV1-7 Card.png LV 1 Card Raises your characters' SPEED by 25% for a limited time.
MLPJ Yoshi LV1-8 Card.png LV 1 Card Reduces the cost of the Battle Cards currently in play by 30%.
MLPJ Yoshi LV2-1 Card.png LV 2 Card Quadruples your chances of Lucky Hits.
MLPJ Yoshi LV2-2 Card.png LV 2 Card Gives 1 consumable item as a present. What you'll get is a surprise.
MLPJ Yoshi LV2-3 Card.png LV 2 Card Lets you use the battle card that was just played.
MLPJ Yoshi LV2-4 Card.png LV 2 Card Raises your characters' SPEED by 35% for a limited time.
MLPJ Yoshi LV2-5 Card.png LV 2 Card Hits all enemies six times with eight damage.
MLPJ Yoshi LV2-6 Card.png LV 2 Card Earns Star Points proportional to the damage you've taken in battle.
MLPJ Yoshi LV2-7 Card.png LV 2 Card Completely restores the user's HP and BP.
MLPJ Yoshi LV2-8 Card.png LV 2 Card Hits all enemies with 60 damage.
MLPJ Yoshi Duo LV1-1 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Yoshi + Mario) Raises your characters' POW by 25% for a limited time.
MLPJ Yoshi Duo LV1-2 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Yoshi + Luigi) Raises your characters' DEF by 30% for a limited time.
MLPJ Yoshi Duo LV1-3 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Yoshi + Toad) Takes a small number of your coins (based on your level) in exchange for up to six Star Points.
MLPJ Yoshi Duo LV1-4 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Yoshi + Peach) Resurrects a fallen party member once.
MLPJ Yoshi Duo LV2-1 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Yoshi + Mario) Boosts the Star Points you earn per successful action by 70% for a time.
MLPJ Yoshi Duo LV2-2 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Yoshi + Luigi) Triggers a Lucky Attack. Using a Lucky Attack right away guarantees a Lucky Hit.
MLPJ Yoshi Duo LV2-3 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Yoshi + Bowser) Reverses any effects on POW, DEF, and SPEED for a limited time.
MLPJ Yoshi Extra Card.png Extra Card (received by obtaining all Yoshi's other 23 Character Cards) Hits all enemies 8 times with 10 damage.

Toad[edit]

Image Card type Effect
MLPJ Toad LV1-1 Card.png LV 1 Card Nullifies all damage to your party once.
MLPJ Toad LV1-2 Card.png LV 1 Card Lowers enemies' DEF by 20% for a limited time.
MLPJ Toad LV1-3 Card.png LV 1 Card Restores 30% of the user's HP.
MLPJ Toad LV1-4 Card.png LV 1 Card Gives one consumable item as a present. What you'll get is a surprise.
MLPJ Toad LV1-5 Card.png LV 1 Card Restores 30% of the user's BP.
MLPJ Toad LV1-6 Card.png LV 1 Card Increases the Coins earned after battle by 30%.
MLPJ Toad LV1-7 Card.png LV 1 Card Hits all flying monsters with 35 damage.
MLPJ Toad LV1-8 Card.png LV 1 Card Can transform standard enemies into Mushrooms. Has a chance of failure.
MLPJ Toad LV2-1 Card.png LV 2 Card Lets you use the Battle Card that was just played.
MLPJ Toad LV2-2 Card.png LV 2 Card Allows you to use a Bros. Attack once without consuming BP.
MLPJ Toad LV2-3 Card.png LV 2 Card Forces an enemy to drop an item it's carrying.
MLPJ Toad LV2-4 Card.png LV 2 Card Lowers enemies' POW by 30% for a limited time.
MLPJ Toad LV2-5 Card.png LV 2 Card Completely restores the user's HP and BP.
MLPJ Toad LV2-6 Card.png LV 2 Card Triggers a Lucky Attack. Using a Lucky Attack right away guarantees a Lucky Hit.
MLPJ Toad LV2-7 Card.png LV 2 Card Allows you to use a Trio Attack once without consuming BP.
MLPJ Toad LV2-8 Card.png LV 2 Card Gives one consumable item as a present. What you'll get is a surprise.
MLPJ Toad Duo LV1-1 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Toad + Mario) Raises your characters' POW by 25% for a limited time.
MLPJ Toad Duo LV1-2 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Toad + Luigi) Raises your characters' DEF by 30% for a limited time.
MLPJ Toad Duo LV1-3 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Toad + Yoshi) Pulls three new Battle Cards.
MLPJ Toad Duo LV1-4 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Toad + Peach) Removes status effects from all your characters.
MLPJ Toad Duo LV2-1 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Toad + Mario) Nullifies all damage to your party two times.
MLPJ Toad Duo LV2-2 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Toad + Luigi) Nullifies all damage to your party three times when using Emergency Block.
MLPJ Toad Duo LV2-3 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Toad + Bowser) Raises your characters' POW by 35% for a limited time.
MLPJ Toad Extra Card.png Extra Card (received by obtaining all Toad's other 23 Character Cards) Increases the EXP and Coins earned after battle by 100%.

Bowser[edit]

Image Card type Effect
MLPJ Bowser LV1-1 Card.png LV 1 Card Hits all enemies and player characters with 50 damage each.
MLPJ Bowser LV1-2 Card.png LV 1 Card Hits all enemies and player characters six times with eight damage.
MLPJ Bowser LV1-3 Card.png LV 1 Card Hits all Paper monsters with 35 damage.
MLPJ Bowser LV1-4 Card.png LV 1 Card Increases POW in proportion to the damage you've taken in the battle.
MLPJ Bowser LV1-5 Card.png LV 1 Card Grants Star Points proportional to the damage you've taken in the battle.
MLPJ Bowser LV1-6 Card.png LV 1 Card Raises your character's POW by 25% for a limited time.
MLPJ Bowser LV1-7 Card.png LV 1 Card Defeats Goombas.
MLPJ Bowser LV1-8 Card.png LV 1 Card Raises the damage that player characters and enemies deal by 25% for a limited time.
MLPJ Bowser LV2-1 Card.png LV 2 Card Adds fire to the user's attack.
MLPJ Bowser LV2-2 Card.png LV 2 Card Resurrects fallen party member with 25% of their HP.
MLPJ Bowser LV2-3 Card.png LV 2 Card Maxes out Paper Mario's copies.
MLPJ Bowser LV2-4 Card.png LV 2 Card Raises your character's POW by 35% for a limited time.
MLPJ Bowser LV2-5 Card.png LV 2 Card Hits all enemies six times with eight damage.
MLPJ Bowser LV2-6 Card.png LV 2 Card Reduces the cost of the Battle Cards currently in play by 50%.
MLPJ Bowser LV2-7 Card.png LV 2 Card Forces an enemy to drop an item it's carrying.
MLPJ Bowser LV2-8 Card.png LV 2 Card Lowers enemies' POW by 30% for a limited time.
MLPJ Bowser Duo LV1-1 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Bowser + Mario) Deals damage to each of your characters equal to 50% of their max HP, and grants up to six Star Points.
MLPJ Bowser Duo LV1-2 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Bowser + Luigi) Lets the character with the highest POW act first for a limited time.
MLPJ Bowser Duo LV1-3 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Bowser + Toad) Can transform enemies into Mushrooms- Has a chance of failure.
MLPJ Bowser Duo LV1-4 Card.png LV 1 Duo Card (Bowser + Yoshi) Takes a small number of your Coins (based on your level) in exchange for up to six Star Points.
MLPJ Bowser Duo LV2-1 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Bowser + Mario) Allows you to use a Trio Attack once without consuming BP.
MLPJ Bowser Duo LV2-2 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Bowser + Luigi) Reverses any effects to POW, DEF and SPEED for a limited time.
MLPJ Bowser Duo LV2-3 Card.png LV 2 Duo Card (Bowser + Peach) Hits all enemies and player characters with 80 damage each.
MLPJ Bowser Extra Card.png Extra Card (received by obtaining all Bowser's other 23 Character Cards) Prevents enemies from taking action for a limited time.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バトルカード
Batorukādo
Battle Card
Spanish Carta de combate Battle Card
Russian Боевый карта
Boyevyy karta
Battle card

Trivia[edit]

  • Just like Stickers in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, shiny Battle Cards can change the angle of the reflection by Tilt motion control the system.
  • Some of the cards have cameos of characters who do not appear in the main game (such as Baby Mario, Rosalina, and Antasma).
  • If the player attempts to use a Battle Card to defeat the party (like 80% HP for Star Points) at low health (i.e. their health bar count has turned red), they receive a Game Over.
  • The initial card set given by the Paper Goomba appears to be well-used as evident by the torn edges, scratches, and the faded colors.