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Artwork of Eldstar from Mario Party 5
Species Star
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Mario Party: The Top 100 (cameo) (2017)
“Please Mario... We need your help... We will...”
Eldstar, Paper Mario

Eldstar is one of the seven Star Spirits in Paper Mario and Mario Party 5. As indicated by his name, he is the elder of Star Haven and is inferred to be the leader and the oldest of the Star Spirits. He has a large white mustache, white eyebrows, and dark green eyes. He bears a resemblance to Millennium Star from Mario Party 3.


Paper Mario[edit]

Artwork of Eldstar in Paper Mario.
Artwork of Eldstar from Paper Mario
Eldstar PM.png

Eldstar, along with the other Star Spirits, visits Mario after his loss to Bowser during the opening moments of Paper Mario. While Mario is unconscious, Eldstar comes to him in a dreamlike state and tells Mario that he must go to Shooting Star Summit. He then disappears, and when Mario asks the Toad about it, he tells Mario that he did not see anyone go in or out.

When Mario arrives at Shooting Star Summit, Eldstar is waiting for him. He and the other Star Spirits tell Mario that Bowser has captured them, and that they are only talking to him through a spiritual link that will soon be extinguished. He tells Mario and Goombario that to stop Bowser and save Princess Peach, Mario must first rescue the Star Spirits.

Eldstar is guarded by the Koopa Bros. in Chapter 1: Storming Koopa Bros. Fortress and is the first Star Spirit rescued. When he is rescued, he grants Mario the powers of Refresh and Focus. Refresh causes Eldstar to replenish Mario's HP and FP by 5, and costs one Star Power. Focus causes Mario's Star energy to be boosted, and does not cost any Star Power. Eldstar later appears along with the rest of the Star Spirits in Star Haven when they give Mario the Star Beam.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

Party Mode from Mario Party 5
Eldstar as the Party Mode guide

In Mario Party 5, Eldstar is the guide of Party Mode. Like in Paper Mario, he is the leader of the Star Spirits.

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

Eldstar appears in Mario Party: The Top 100 as a collectible alongside the rest of the Star Spirits, earned when all the minigames from Mario Party 5 are unlocked.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Eldstar is a Sticker that raises launch resistance by six. The sticker can be used by any character.


Profiles and statistics[edit]

"Advice From The Star Spirits" Entry[edit]

Eldstar's "Advice From The Star Spirits", from the Paper Mario instruction booklet is as follows:

Eldstar's Hint: When you see a "!" mark, explore.

"Mario, my boy! When you see an "!" on the Field Screen, press "A" to investigate. You may find hidden switches or other things that will open closed roads. Hitting trees with your Hammer is also a fine idea. You may just knock down coins or other items that are stuck in branches."

Make sure to search bushes, signs, and other places that catch your eye. Stand next to a tree, then use your Hammer.


Goombario can use Tattle on Eldstar only as a projection when Mario visits Shooting Star Summit for the first time but before talking to the Star Spirits. He is the only Star Spirit aside from Misstar that can be tattled on.

“He's an old Star Spirit. His name is Eldstar. He reminds me of my grandpa. He's a revered person who lives in Star Haven, way up beyond the sky. Uh...a revered star, I mean. I wonder why he's here. He should be in Star Haven. And why does he look so... dim? I can see right through him.”
Goombario, Paper Mario

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Image Game Effect
A sticker of Eldstar Mario Party 5 Launch Resistance +6

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チョール
From「長老」(chōrō, elder)
Chinese 长老星[1]
Zhǎnglǎo Xīng
Elder Star
French Sagétoile From "sage" and "étoile" (star)
German Nobelstar Noble Star
Italian Astrobaffo Portmanteau of "astro" (star) and "baffo" (mustache)
Portuguese Eldstar -
Spanish Antella From "antigua" (old) and "estrella" (star)