Cobalt Base

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Cobalt Base
PMCS CobaltBase01.png
Snifits rewarding Mario with the Instant Camera Thing
How to access Obtain the blue Mini Paint Star from Sacred Forest
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Colorless spots 3
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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:
Seabed Edition

Mario must peel the Bowser Tape off the door to the base 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.

The Snifit host 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 cards and paint them.

If Mario completes 7 questions, the Snifit lets him play the bonus round; however, if he fails it, 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. He can then enter another pipe and collect the Mini Paint Star, opening a path to Fort Cobalt.

At the start of the level is a blue Snifit who can sell Mario a deck of 30 cards for 1000 Coins. If Mario has already purchased it before, its price is lowered to 500 Coins. If Mario has entered the bonus round, he gets an option to buy a special deck with all the cards needed in the bonus round for 2000 Coins. Buying this deck also allows him to start the game at the bonus round after rejoining.

Colorless spots[edit]

Cobalt Base
In the first area, on the ground. PMCS Cobalt Base colorless spot 1.png
In the first area, on the ground. PMCS Cobalt Base colorless spot 2.png
In the first area, on the ground. This colorless spot is in the shape of a Bowser insignia. PMCS Cobalt Base colorless spot 3.png


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
Spanish Fuerte Cobalto Cobalt Fort
French Base Cobalt Cobalt Base
German Kobalt-Bunker Cobalt Bunker
Portuguese Base Cobalto Cobalt Base
Russian Кобальтовый форт
Kobal'tovyy fort
Cobalt Fort