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Super Paper Mario enemy
Sprite of a Foton from Super Paper Mario.
Location(s) Outer Space (4-1), Outer Limits (4-3)
Role Common
Max HP 8
Attack 2
Defense 0
Score 300
Items Shooting Star, Fresh Veggie
Card type Common
Card location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP; Chapter 4-1: Found in 3D behind an asteroid near the Jelliens.
Card description
Fotons fire super-fast, superheated particles. Of course, they're big crowd-pleasers at parties.
That Foton is a space organism that is orbited by small blue particles... Max HP is 8 and Attack is 2. When it senses danger, it... Well, it shouldn't be much of a problem unless you're surrounded by them...
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Fotons are enemies dwelling in Outer Space and in the Outer Limits, in the game Super Paper Mario. Early versions of these enemies also appeared in Fort Francis during production. Fotons look like floating yellow and white squares, and constantly shrink and grow rapidly; they can be as small as Mario or Luigi's fist, or they can be same size as the plumber himself. They attack by emitting small heated particles, and firing them at Mario and his allies. Fotons often fire several particles in a row, making those projectiles harder to dodge. Squirps's lasers can easily destroy these enemies. Their names are a corruption of "photon", the elementary particle of light, and also may be based on the fact that their projectiles look like electrons circling an atom. When Fleep's ability is used on a Foton, its eyes turn into stars.

Fotons also have a chance of dropping a Shooting Star upon defeat.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フォトン
From "photon"

French Foton
German Foton
Italian Foton
Korean 포톤

Spanish Fotón