Earth Tremor

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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door move
Earth Tremor
PMTTYD EarthTremor.png
Mastered By Mario
Attack Power 6 (if all gauges completed)
Crystal Star Diamond Star
Effect Performs a tremor that can hit multiple enemies.
Target Grounded (no gauges),
Low hovering (one or two gauges),
Flying (three gauges),
All (four or five gauges)

Earth Tremor is a Special Move that can be used in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. It is learned when Mario gains the Diamond Star at the end of Chapter 1, after defeating Hooktail. The attack involves Mario and his partner jumping on an enlarged Diamond Star, as a long blue gauge appears, with several circles along it in random positions. The gauge will start filling up with a green bar from left to right, and when it passes through a circle, the A button must be pressed. If it is not pressed, or the timing is off, the Action Command stops. The potential attack power increases with each gauge completed out of the total 5, with each having an extra circle, and with the green bar moving faster each time. The Diamond Star itself gets bigger with each one completed. The attack power starts off at 1, and can go up to 6 if done perfectly. The other effect is that with each bar completed, the tremor reaches higher off the ground and so can hit more enemies.

  • No gauges completed: 1 damage, only hits ground enemies. (e.g. Goombas and Koopa Troopas)
  • 1 completed: 2 damage, also hits low hovering enemies (e.g. Lava Bubbles and Ruff Puffs in their low position)
  • 2 completed: 3 damage, height difference has no effect
  • 3 completed: 4 damage, also hits normal flying/floating enemies (e.g. Paragoombas and Lakitus)
  • 4 completed: 5 damage, hits enemies on the ceiling, if just barely (e.g. Swoopers and Swoopulas)
  • All completed: 6 damage, hits all enemies

Earth Tremor's attack is piercing and is capable of damaging invisible enemies.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese デッカクドッカン
Dekkaku Dokkan
Big Boom
French Coud'Séisme Pun on "coup" (blow) and "séisme" (earthquake)
German Maxi-Beben Maxi-Quake
Italian Astromoto Star Quake