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Mario using Focus

Focus is a command in Paper Mario that increases Mario's Star Power with a single command. It is learned after Mario defeats the Koopa Bros. and frees Eldstar, the elderly Star Spirit. Focus increases Mario's Star Power by half a bar; this value can be increased by an additional 1/4 of a bar for each Deep Focus badge Mario has equipped. If the Group Focus badge is equipped, Mario's partner will be able to use the Focus command as well. Peach also uses this move when Twink is fighting Kammy Koopa, where it raises Twink's Attack and Defense by 1 each turn it is used.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Focus was replaced by Appeal, a similar move that charges Star Power based on the audience makeup.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ねがう[1]
Chinese 聚能[2]
Collect energy
French Méditation Meditation
German Fokus Focus
Spanish (NOE) Recargar Recharge


  1. ^ "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  2. ^ From iQue's localization of Paper Mario: (153:28)