Courage Shell

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This article is about the item from the Paper Mario series. For the armor from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, see Courage Shell (Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars).
Courage Shell
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Courage Shell SPM.png
The Thousand-Year Door description Gives your partner courage to boost his or her Defense.
Super Paper Mario description This shell briefly reduces the damage you take by half.

A Courage Shell is an item found in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Super Paper Mario. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, using one can boost Mario's or his partner's Defense by 3 points for two turns. Courage Shells can be bought in Petalburg and can also be stolen from Koopa Paratroopas. They can also be cooked up by Zess T. by cooking up a Mr. Softener and Point Swap together.

In Super Paper Mario, it reduces damage players take by half. To make it more effective, players have to play a Minigame similar to Koops' Shell Shield. The effect can last anywhere from 25 to 40 seconds. In this game, if one were to give a Shell Shock to Saffron, she would bake a Courage Shell. However, if one gives the Courage Shell to Saffron, she will bake a Mistake. Courage Shells can be purchased from Howzit's shop in Flipside for 10 coins. Various enemies can also drop Courage Shells.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カチカチコウラ[1]
Kachikachi Kōra
Rock-Solid Shell
French Carapadur Pun of Carapace (shell) and Dur (hard)
German Hartpanzer Hard shell
Italian Guscioduro Hard shell; shared with Durapurl
Korean 딱딱등껍질
Ttagttag Deungkkeobjil
Hard Shell
Spanish Caparazón Coraza Armor Shell


  1. ^ "Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door From Japanese to English". (June 1, 2014). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 2, 2015.