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Not to be confused with Cursa.
Super Paper Mario enemy
Sprite of a Cursya from Super Paper Mario.
Location(s) Merlee's Basement (2-4), Floro Caverns (5-4), Overthere Stair (7-3), The Overthere (7-4), Castle Bleck Foyer (8-2), Castle Bleck Interior (8-3), Castle Bleck Inner Sanctum (8-4), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Rooms 33, 44, 61, 73, 93)
Max HP 1
Attack 1
Defense 0
Score 400
Items Poison Shroom
Card type Common
Card location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP; Chapter 2-2: Found on the balcony above the front door of Merlee's Mansion.
Card description
This nasty critter will slow you down. It's just so easy to get lost in those dreamy eyes.
That's... a Cursya! This spiteful, evil monster curses everything it touches... Max HP is 1 and Attack is 1. This Cursya's curse slows you down temporarily... You should throw something at it or use an item... Jumping on it would be a bad idea...
List of Catch Cards
77           78           79

A Cursya is an enemy from Super Paper Mario. Its name is a corruption of the phrase "curse you". It resembles seven tall green blobs with eyes, and two flexing protrusions on both sides that appear to be hands or claws. Switching to 3-D however, Cursyas are revealed to be made of thin, spinning disks. Touching one results in the player being cursed. The different types of Cursya each place a different curse on the heroes, though Piccolo can instantly remove any of these status-changing curses.

The regular Cursya makes the player move slower. They are first found in 2-4, moving slowly across a wide floor in Merlee's Basement. Its card can by obtained by falling off the front of the mansion's roof in 2-2. Since they cannot be harmed directly, the player must attack from a distance using Bowser's Fire Breath, Boomer, Cudge, Barry, a Pal Pill, or an item. Using Carrie to jump on a Cursya does not work.

Cursyas sometimes will drop a Poison Shroom when defeated.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノロイノロイ
Noroi Noroi
Pun on「鈍い」(noroi, sluggish) and「呪い」(noroi, curse), same as the name of the Paper Mario version of the Slow Go badge
French Fléo Simplified form of "fléau" (curse)
German Miseria Latin word for "misery"
Italian Maledizio Short for "maledizione" (spell)
Korean 느려저
From "느려지다" (neuryeojida, to weaken) and "저주" (jeoju, curse)
Spanish Hechicia From "hechizo" (archaic word for "spell") and possibly "–ia" (Spanish feminine suffix used for forming nouns)