Cobalt Base

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Cobalt Base
Cobalt Base from Paper Mario: Color Splash
Snifits rewarding Mario with the Instant Camera Thing
How to access Obtain the blue Mini Paint Star from Sacred Forest
Paint Stars Blue Mini Paint Star icon from the Paper Mario: Color Splash World Map
Colorless spots 3
Things Instant Camera icon from Paper Mario: Color Splash
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“That Snifit hooked us up with all the cards we need. Let's go win that game show!”
Huey, Paper Mario: Color Splash

The Cobalt Base is a location from Paper Mario: Color Splash. The path leading here is unlocked after getting the Blue Mini Paint Star from Sacred Forest, and unlocks a path leading to Fort Cobalt. The entire level is devoted to the Snifit or Whiffit game show. The Instant Camera thing can be found here.


Snifit or Whiffit in Cobalt Base
Snifit or Whiffit:
Seabed Edition

Hidden near the entrance of the base is the Informant Snifit, who sells Mario various decks of cards. Mario must peel the Bowser Tape off the door and enter. A Mini Paint Star floats ahead, but a trapdoor drops Mario down into a watery area with a Warp Pipe before he can get it. By entering the pipe, Mario and Huey end up in a bubble and are welcomed to Snifit or Whiffit: Seabed Edition.

Host Snifit explains the rules: Mario must get four of seven questions correct to earn the Mini Paint Star. If he gets all seven correct, he is invited to play a three-question bonus round, which wins him the Instant Camera Thing. To answer the questions, Mario must use his own supply of cards and paint. Failing four questions results in a Big Urchin popping Mario’s bubble and a Game Over as a result.

If Mario completes 7 questions, Host Snifit lets him play the bonus round. However, if Mario fails a single question in the bonus round, the Big Urchin will pop his bubble and he does not get credit for completing the first 7 rounds. Additionally, if Mario is running low on paint, he can buy a refill for 100 coins.

After winning the bonus round, Mario is congratulated and sucked into a Warp Pipe, which leads him to a room with two Snifits and the Instant Camera Thing. If Mario already has the Instant Camera in his inventory, the two Snifits instead offer him trading cards with their photos — these cannot be seen physically and do not go into Mario's inventory. He can then enter another pipe and collect the Mini Paint Star, opening a path to Fort Cobalt.

Colorless spots[edit]

Cobalt Base
In the first area, on the ground. Cobalt Base
In the first area, on the ground. Cobalt Base
In the first area, on the ground. This colorless spot is in the shape of a Bowser insignia. Cobalt Base


Audio.svg Snifit or Whiffit Theme - Plays during the intro and ending to Snifit or Whiffit: Seabed Edition
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Audio.svg Your Answers, Please! - Plays while selecting cards during Snifit or Whiffit
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Audio.svg Look Sharp! - Plays while the cards are being shown
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Audio.svg Thing: Instant Camera - Plays while using the Instant Camera Thing
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コバルトベース
Kobaruto Bēsu
Cobalt Base
French Base Cobalt Cobalt Base
German Kobalt-Bunker Cobalt Bunker
Italian Forte Cobalto Cobalt Fort
Portuguese Base Cobalto Cobalt Base
Russian Кобальтовый форт
Kobal'tovyy fort
Cobalt Fort
Spanish Fuerte Cobalto Cobalt Fort