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Paper Mario Enemy
Fuzzipede PM.png
Location(s) Toad Town (Whale)
Max HP 20
Attack 3
Defense 0
Moves Headbonk (3), Headbutt (3, Command Loss), Heal (4 HP; HP ≤ 7)
Type Elevated, Ground or Ceiling
Items N/A
Coins N/A
Misc. stats
Level 43
Run N/A
Strong None
Weak None
Sleep? 50%, -1
Dizzy? 50%, -1
Shock? 75%, 0
Shrink? 50%, 0
Stop? 75%, -2
Fright? 0%
Air Lift? 0%
Hurricane? 0%


“You got it! I'm ornery as all get out! Prepare for some pain!”
Fuzzipede, Paper Mario

Fuzzipede is a character who only appears in Paper Mario. Fuzzipede is a Fuzzy-like caterpillar that is seen in front of the Toad Town docks as Fishmael attempts to use him as bait. He speaks with a U.S. southern accent.

After Mario defeats General Guy and his Shy Guys in Shy Guy's Toy Box during the events at the end of Chapter 4, Mario comes back to Toad Town as usual and decides to go to the docks to get to Lavalava Island to get the fifth Star Spirit, Misstar. When Mario sees a Whale having a belly-ache, the Whale begs Mario to check its stomach. After that, the Whale opens up its mouth and Mario makes his way into its belly. Inside, Mario sends Watt out to light up the darkness, and Fuzzipede is revealed hanging from the ceiling. Fuzzipede starts to jump around the Whale's belly, but Mario engaged him in battle.

During the fight, only Watt can be used as it is too dark to attack when using any of Mario's other partners. This means that he cannot be Tattled by Goombario during the battle, although he can be field Tattled at other points in time. In battle, Fuzzipede is capable of disabling Mario's hammer and jump attacks. As a ceiling character, he can only be hurt with quake moves or flying tackles such as Watt's standard attack.

After Mario defeats Fuzzipede, he explains that he was eaten by the whale while trying to escape his captor, Fishmael. By then, the Whale says that he is actually feeling good now that Fuzzipede is off his stomach wall. Then water starts to fill up the Whale's Belly, popping Mario, his partners and Fuzzipede out through his blow-hole. Fuzzipede forgives the whale after getting out of the belly and then leaves Toad Town. If Mario returns to the docks, the Fuzzipede is seen on the pile of boxes at the west side of the docks and Mario is able to talk to him.

Later in the game, he writes to Watt a letter, which the player can read at the Post Office in Toad Town. In the letter, he thanks Watt and her buddies (Mario and his other partners) for saving him from the whale's belly, and says that he doesn't want to be bothered anymore.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケムシ
French Fuzzipède
German Fuzzipede -
Chinese 毛虫


  • The Fuzzipede is the only enemy that cannot be Tattled in battle after Goombario's recruitment.