Black Key

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Black Key
Sprite of a Black Key from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
The Thousand-Year Door description "A strange black key...but what could it be for?"
“Hey there! Boy, I am SO glad you found that key! Unbelievable!”
Black Chest Demon in Hooktail Castle, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Black Keys are items in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door that open the four black chests. Each chest contains a Black Chest Demon that "curses" Mario and gives him a new Paper ability on the field.

The first Black Key is found in the Rogueport Sewers. Mario must press the nearby ! Switch to uncover a staircase to reach it. The second key is found in a chest in Hooktail Castle. Once it has been collected, spikes rises from the ground while the ceiling slowly falls. The third key is found in a shack just outside of Twilight Town. The fourth key is obtained at Pirate's Grotto by defeating the Ember that appears after speaking to the black chest.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 黒いカギ
Kuroi Kagi
Black Key
French Clée Noire Black Key
German Schwarzer Schlüssel Black Key
Italian Chiave Nera Black Key
Spanish Llave Negra Black Key