Dark Boo

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Dark Boo
Sprite of a Dark Boo from Super Paper Mario.
Sprite from Super Paper Mario
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) (2024)
Variant of Boo
Variants

Dark Boos are purple-colored Boos introduced in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They later appear in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and Super Paper Mario.

History[edit]

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Mario next to the Shine Sprite in Poshley Sanctum in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Dark Boos as seen in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door in the Poshley Sanctum

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Dark Boos may be found only in the hidden spot of the Poshley Sanctum, and also in the Pit of 100 Trials on levels 51-59. Dark Boos have the same moves as their white counterparts, although they have more HP and attack power.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

In Super Paper Mario, Dark Boos can be found in Underwhere Road and in a few rooms of the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials. Here, they hide in 3-D, waiting for the player to walk by. Then, they flip to 2-D and sneak attack them. While in 3D, they act just like regular Boos, turning intangible when looked at and chasing the player when not. Shadowy versions of Dark Boos, called Dark Dark Boos, can be found in the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Dark Boos reappear in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time in the Gritzy Caves area, once again stronger than a normal Boo. A Dark Boo's only attack has it appear behind a brother and ram him, similar to their regular counterparts, albeit much faster. If it opens up its right eye, the attack is aimed at Mario. If it opens up its left eye, the attack is aimed at Luigi. If one of the Mario Bros. is attacked, the Dark Boo steals either a normal Item or a Bros. Item and will flee with the item on the next turn if not defeated quickly. They are usually encountered in large groups, rarely appearing alongside other enemies. Dark Boos are resilient to Bro Flowers, Ice Flowers and Mix Flowers. Unlike the ones in the Paper Mario series, Dark Boos lack yellow eyes and the blue mouth/tongue.

Statistics[edit]

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Dark Boo
Dark Boo, an enemy from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Max HP 8 Attack 5 Defense 0
Location(s) Poshley Sanctum, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 51-59) Role Common Level 24
Sleep? 40% Dizzy? 100% Confuse? 40%
Tiny? 85% Stop? 40% Soft? 90%
Burn? 100% Freeze? 40% Fright? 40%
Gale Force? 85% KO? 10% Moves Scare (5), Outta Sight (makes user or ally invisible for one turn), Float (makes user and all allies invulnerable to ground attacks)
Exp. points 0 Coins 0 - 4 Items Dizzy Dial, Honey Syrup (drop only), Power Punch, Slow Shroom, Tasty Tonic (drop only), Thunder Rage, Volt Shroom (drop only)
Tattle Log #:
73
Log A creepy-looking Boo with high HP and Attack. Get it before it turns invisible!
Tattle That's a Dark Boo. Purple just looks... so wrong. These Boos are SO creepy. Max HP is 8, Attack is 5, and Defense is 0. Its HP and Attack are high, but they're just like ordinary Boos otherwise. So, just attack it like a normal Boo. Get it before it turns invisible!

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Super Paper Mario enemy
Dark Boo
Sprite of a Dark Boo from Super Paper Mario. Max HP 13 Role Common Location(s) Underwhere Road (7-2), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Rooms 56, 62 and 85)
Attack 2 Card type Common
Defense 0 Items Catch Card Card location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP; Chapter 7-2: Found on a top-right platform of the second area with the Dark Boos and Underhands.
Score 700
Card description This ghastly ghost hates being stared at. Unlike other Boos, it will turn around in front of you.
  List of Catch Cards  
  92      93      94  
Tattle That's a Dark Boo. It likes the dark even more than other Boos... Max HP 13 and Attack is 2. When it sees someone, it gets in their face... I wonder...do you think it looks forward all day to startling people?

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time enemy
Dark Boo
Dark Boo HP 45 POW 57 Defense 54
Experience 20 Coins 6 Speed 39
Location(s) Gritzy Caves Role Common Item drop Trampoline – 12%
1-Up Mushroom – 3%
Level 15 Battled by Anyone
Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダークテレサ (Paper Mario series)
Dāku Teresa
テレテレサ[1] (Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time)
Tereteresa
Dark Boo

Pun on「照れる」(tereru, "to be shy") and「テレサ」(Teresa, "Boo")

French Boo Noctal
Nocturnal Boo
German Finster-Buu (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Super Paper Mario)
Finsterbuu (Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time)
Dark Boo
Italian Boo Scuro
Dark Boo
Korean 창피부끄 (Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time)
Changpibukkeu
다크부끄 (Super Paper Mario)
Dakeu Bukkeu
Portmanteau of "창피하다" (changpihada, "to be embarrassed") and "부끄부끄" (Bukkeu-Bukkeu, "Boo")

Dark Boo

Spanish Boo Oscuro
Dark Boo

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