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Icon in Thousand-Year Door
“Immobilized! Movement will be impossible for a while!”
Battle text, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Immobilized, also known as paralyzed, is a status ailment in the Paper Mario series.

In the first Paper Mario, immobilization is an uncommon status effect, and it has two variants (which have different icons, and different success rates depending on the target enemy, but the same effect): "paralysis" (indicated by a lightning bolt icon, and inflicted solely by Watt's electric moves, Power and Mega Shock) and "immobilization" (indicated by a clock icon, and inflicted solely by the Stop Watch item and Klevar's Time Out ability). While paralyzed/immobilized, the victim is unable to do anything for one or more turns.

This status effect reappeared in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, under a sole name: immobilization. This time, it can be inflicted with the Stop Watch item, and the ability Clock Out; the latter of which can affect either the enemy party, Mario and his partner, or even the audience. It has a lower chance of working on bosses or stronger enemies; for example, it only has a 50% chance of working on Magnus von Grapple, while Crazee Dayzees have only a 30% chance and Bill Blasters are immune[1]. X-Yuxes are capable of immobilizing Mario and his partner with their beam attacks, as are Atomic Boos with their Boo-summoning technique and Sir Grodus with his magic.

This ailment once again appears in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. In this game, the status effect is brought about in the form of the "Tacked", "Clipped", "Stopped", "Frozen", "Soggy", "Taped", "Stapled", or "Crumpled" statuses. Victims of the Crumpled status receive double damage, and victims of the Soggy status receive 1.5 times of damage. Enemies that are Stapled are damaged as soon as the status is inflicted, provided the player got at least a "Nice!" rating from the attack. Enemies like the Pokey's topple or Bowser's swat attack can get Mario crumpled. The POW Block can also give this status effect to enemies.

Mario can get the soggy status from Cheep Cheeps, the Big Cheep Cheep mini-boss's water-spit attack, and Petey Piranha's goo attack.

The Clip Guys are the only enemy to give Mario the Clipped status. If the Clip Guy is successful, it will trap Mario and his HP bar will shake.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ストップ

Italian Paralisi
Spanish (NOE) No se puede mover (Paper Mario, immobilization)[2]
Paralizado (Paper Mario, paralysis)[3]
Detenido (Thousand-Year Door, in-battle effect)[4]
Parálisis (Thousand-Year Door, item menu and Tattle Log)[5]
Cannot move