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.
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