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Super Paper Mario Enemy
Sprite of a Frackle from Super Paper Mario.
Location(s) Yold Ruins (1-4)
Max HP 1
Attack 1
Defense 0
Score 0
Card Type Uncommon
Card Location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Card Description
This bot defends Fracktail from foreign invaders. In off-hours, it relaxes on Fracktail's back...
That's a Frackle. These little defense bots protect Fracktail's body... Max HP is 1. Attack is 1. They will attack any intruder they find on their master. They must have been made by the Ancients, just like Fracktail...
List of Catch Cards
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Frackles on Fracktail's back

Frackles are diminutive, robotic beings which are produced by Fracktail. Like him, they were presumably created by the Tribe of Ancients. They are encountered by Mario in Super Paper Mario, during his fight with the malfunctioning Fracktail. Mario uses Thoreau's ability to pick up the Frackles that are trying to defend their host and throw them at his antenna. The player can also choose to defeat Fracktail with the Frackles by jumping on them to boost Mario toward Fracktail's weak spot. After being hit multiple times, Fracktail is defeated and explodes, which also brings about the end of the Frackles.

Fracktail's prototype has stronger robots similar to Frackles known as Wrackles. Both types of robot bear some resemblance to duck-like enemies known as Cataquacks, though they do not act like them. Additionally, if Mario flips, they are shown to be 3D enemies.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キョロル
Possibly from 「きょろり」 (kyorori, eyes wide open) or 「キョロキョロ」 (kyorokyoro, glancing around) and the English word "roll"
French Drakinus Portmanteau of "Drakal" (Fracktail's French name) and "minus" (small, puny)
German Kosto From Lohkost (Fracktail's German name) + -o
Italian Drack From "Dracker" (Fracktail's Italian name)
Spanish Fraco Spanish pronountiation of Frackle