Close Call (badge)

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Close Call
Close Call Badge.pngClose Call TTYD.png
BP Needed
Sell Price 50 Coins­
First Appearance Paper Mario (2000
Latest Appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004
Paper Mario Description When Mario's in Danger, enemies sometimes fail to attack.­
The Thousand-Year Door Description When Mario's in Danger, cause enemies to sometimes miss.

Close Call is a badge in Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. In Paper Mario, it is found on Goomba Road, inside a red ? Block found along the path, and in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, it is found in Petal Meadows (in a ? Block near the entrance); bought from the Lovely Howz of Badges after Chapter 1 for 100 Coins; or rarely held/dropped by Goombas, Spiky Goombas, Paragoombas and Koopatrols. If Mario is equipped with it, all enemy attacks have approximately a 33% chance of missing Mario when he is in Danger, which occurs when his HP is five or lower. This badge stacks with Pretty Lucky and Lucky Day to boost Mario's evasion further.

Drop Rates[edit]

Badge Rates in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
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Close Call
Roll over Rate types for descriptions, and dotted-lined rates to show percentages out of 100.
Enemy Hold Rate Drop Rate
Goomba 2/200 1/300
Koopatrol 2/200 2/300
Paragoomba 2/200 1/300
Spiky Goomba 2/200 1/300

Merluvlee's predictions in Paper Mario[edit]

  • "I see...a Close Call Badge. Near the signboard located on the path from Goomba Village to Toad Town, you see a red Block. When you smash it from below, the Badge appears."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピンチデラッキー
pinchi de rakkī
Lucky in a pinch
Spanish Casi Acabado Almost worn-out
French (NOE) Chaud devant Danger ahead
German Tu mir nichts Do nothing to me
Italian Totorischio All-Risk
Chinese 千钧一发勋章
Qiānjūnyífà Xūnzhāng
Close Call Badge