Earth Vellumental

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Earth Vellumental
PMOK Earth Vellumental.jpg
First appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)

The Earth Vellumental is a Vellumental and the first boss fought in Paper Mario: The Origami King. It is a giant origami turtle with a color scheme that makes it resemble a Koopa Troopa. It resides in the Earth Vellumental Temple within Picnic Road, worshipped as a deity by the Koopa Troopas. Mario and Olivia encounter it after falling down a hole deep inside of the temple. It is based on the Black Tortoise.


The Earth Vellumental's shell is invulnerable to damage; as Jump attacks land there, they are ineffective. Instead, Mario must end up either in front of its legs or head and use a Hammer attack, causing it to retract.

Once the player thinks they are able to finish the Earth Vellumental off, the player can then hit its tail, which deals heavy damage makes all of its limbs tuck inside of its shell. Then, the player must use the 1,000-Fold Arms to grab its shell, flip it, and initiate a rush attack by hitting it multiple times. If the attack fails to deplete the rest of its health, however, it will use Terrepair. As such, the player must be wary of how much damage they think the rush attack will do.

After defeating the Earth Vellumental, its Magic Circle appears, along with its Bibliofold. Olivia uses the Bibliofold to learn how to fold into the Vellumental, and uses it to raise the arena ground. Then, the power is used to lower Overlook Tower.


  • Sandblast: The boss spits dirt three times at Mario. Used when its legs are attacked.
  • Earthquake: The boss hits the ground with one of its legs to create an earthquake on the column of spaces where Mario is. Used after its head is attacked if any legs are still exposed.
  • Tremor Tail: The boss turns around and smashes its tail on Mario. Used when only its tail is exposed.
  • Rough Landing: The boss pounds the ground with its shell. Used after it tucks its entire body in its shell.
  • Mega Earthquake: The boss charges for two turns and afterwards jumps high in its shell and hits the ground, creating an earthquake that covers the entire arena and causes a lot of damage. Starts charging after using Rough Landing.
  • Terrepair: If Mario fails to finish off the boss with the 1,000-Fold Arms, it heals itself and returns to its first phase.


  • Gallery description: That thick shell offers great defense, so aim for its head, limbs, and especially its tail.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガミ
Earth God
Spanish Papelemental de tierra Earth Vellumental
(papelemental is a combination of papel (paper) and elemental (elemental))
French Espli de la Terre Earth Vellumental
(Espli is a pun on esprit (spirit))
Dutch Aard-Origant Earth Vellumental
German Erd-Pergamenton
Italian Cartomagno della terra
Korean 땅의 신수
Ttangui sinsu
Legendary creature of Earth
(Can be 'Legendary' or 'Numinous', 'Divine' depending on translation)