Experience Point

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Experience Points as seen in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.

Experience Points (usually just referred to as Experience, or abbreviated as Exp., EXP, or XP) are units of measurement used in role-playing video games to quantify the progression of a playable character through the game. The RPGs of the Mario franchise generally award these points for defeating opponents in battle; RPGs of other franchises may also award them for completing quests or overcoming obstacles. When a sufficient number of Experience Points is obtained, the character Levels Up, earning increases to statistics such as their health, attack power, or special-moves capacities. As characters gain levels, the amount of Experience Points needed to reach levels increase, making it more difficult to level up. In general, enemies encountered at the beginning of a game drop less Experience Points than those found later on. Bosses and rarely-encountered enemies can drop a significant amount of Experience Points when defeated. When a character reaches their maximum level, Experience Points do nothing for them, and whatever Experience Points collected after that are not distributed to other characters.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Experience Points earned in battles are divided up between the party members (halved if there are two, in thirds for three), and are displayed as such on the victory results screen: if the player's party earns 30 Experience Points from a battle, "10 Exp." will be displayed. Characters can also receive Experience Points from battles, even if they did not participate in them; they would earn the same amount as those in the player's current party. The player can purchase the Exp. Booster Accessory to double the amount of Experience Points only for the party member wearing it. If the player gets a Game Over in battle, the player is sent back to their last Save Point while still retaining any new levels, Experience Points, Coins, and items gained. The player also has a chance to double their Exp. earned at the end of a battle from the "Wheeere's Yoshi?!" minigame if they successfully get the Baby Yoshi from one of the three eggs shuffled around.

A party member can collect a maximum of 9,999 Experience Points, bringing them to the maximum level of 30. Experience Points are still divided up regardless of how many party members have already reached this level.

For a listing of how many Experience Points are needed to advance levels for each character, see: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars level up progressions

Paper Mario series[edit]

In the original format of the Paper Mario series, Experience Points are called "Star Points", but their purpose is unchanged. In Super Paper Mario, Points serve as EXP. In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, EXP is absent. In Paper Mario: Color Splash, Hammer Scraps serve as EXP for increasing paint supply.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

The earned Experience Points in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam for all three characters is added to their total.

In the Mario & Luigi series, the total Experience Points earned in battle is applied to all characters, effectively doubling, tripling or quadrupling the amount actually earned. If a character is KO'd when a battle is over, they do not earn any Experience Points at all.

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, when the Mario Bros. fight enemies inside Bowser's body within the same battle he is, the Experience Points earned between them is separate.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

In Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, XP earned in battles are divided up between the teammates on the player's active team: the less teammates the player has on their team, the more XP each teammate earns. If the XP divided between the teammates ends at a decimal point, the value is rounded up. As with Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, XP is divided up between all members of the player's team regardless of how many have already reached their maximum levels.

The player can also provide XP for their teammates by depowering other teammates in the player's Ally Box for their XP in the Power Up spot at Toad Houses. Depowering teammates removes them from the player's Ally Box and up to five allies can be depowered at a time. A teammate can provide more XP for another the higher their level is, with their base XP value multiplied by their current level. Teammates getting an ally's XP receive 50% more if their main attributes match. Coin Coffers and King Coin Coffers provide a significant power up for teammates using this method. Occasionally, a teammate may earn twice as much XP from another teammate than normal.

Teammates Max Lv. Base XP Max Lv. XP
Normal Boosted Normal Boosted
Goomba Green Koopa Troopa Red Koopa Troopa Yellow Koopa Troopa Buzzy Beetle Spiny Bullet Bill Cheep Cheep Blooper Piranha Plant Chain Chomp Boo Thwomp Whomp Wiggler 25 66 99 1650 2475
Flame Chomp Lakitu 99 66 99 6534 9801
Hammer Bro 50 135 202.5 6750 10125
Bob-omb 25 162 243 4050 6075
Paragoomba Green Koopa Paratroopa Red Koopa Paratroopa Yellow Koopa Paratroopa Bony Beetle Para-Beetle Banzai Bill Big Cheep Cheep Blooper Nanny & Baby Fire Piranha Plant Bone Piranha Plant Big Boo Big Thwomp Big Whomp 50 178 267 8900 13350
Gold Goomba 99 312 468 30888 46332
Red Magikoopa Blue Magikoopa Green Magikoopa Yellow Magikoopa Purple Magikoopa Boom Boom 99 318 477 31482 47223
Wiggler & Flame Chomp Chain Chomp & Flame Chomp Bullet Bill & Goomba 2-Goomba Tower Spiny Egg & Lakitu Blooper & Cheep Cheep Red Koopa Troopa & Cheep Cheep Boo Trio 50 349 523.5 17450 26175
Fire Bro Boomarang Bro Ice Bro 99 349 523.5 34551 51826.5
Big Paragoomba Big Green Koopa Paratroopa Dry Bones Big Yellow Koopa Paratroopa Big Bony Beetle Heavy Para-Beetle King Bill Cheep Chomp Blooper Nanny & Babies 99 397 595.5 39303 58954.5
Gold 2-Goomba Tower 99 624 936 61776 92664
Red Magikoopas Red/Green Magikoopas Red/Purple Magikoopas Blue/Red Magikoopas Blue Magikoopas Blue/Yellow Magikoopas Green/Blue Magikoopas Green Magikoopas Green/Yellow Magikoopas Yellow/Green Magikoopas Yellow Magikoopas Yellow/Purple Magikoopas Purple/Red Magikoopas Purple/Yellow Magikoopas Purple Magikoopas 99 636 954 62964 94446
Sledge Bro 99 687 1030.5 68013 102019.5
Petey Piranha Big Bone Piranha Plant King Boo Thwomp & Thwimps Flutter & Flame Chomp Chain Chomp & Flame Chomps Bullet Bill & Goombas 3-Goomba Tower Double Lakitu Blooper & Cheep Cheeps Dry Bones & Cheep Cheep Whomp & Boos Boo Crew 99 780 1170 77220 115830
Bob-omb & Lakitu 50 825 1237.5 41250 61875
Gold 3-Goomba Tower 99 1248 1872 123552 185328
Green Coin Coffer Red Coin Coffer Blue Coin Coffer Yellow Coin Coffer Purple Coin Coffer 1 25000 37500 -- --
King Green Coin Coffer King Red Coin Coffer King Blue Coin Coffer King Yellow Coin Coffer King Purple Coin Coffer 1 100000 150000 -- --

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOE) Puntos de Experiencia Experience Points