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Mario and Goombella arriving in Glitzville for the first time.
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Greater location Rogueport's surrounding areas
Inhabitants Lakitus, Bob-ombs, Toads, etc.
“Today's weather in Glitzville is sunny with a chance of more sun. It's above the clouds, stupid.”
Telephone Booth, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Glitzville is a Chinese-style city built on an artificial floating island. It is the setting of Chapter 3 in the game Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The city has a Hot Dog Stand and souvenir shop on its left and a juice bar on the right, but the main attraction is the Glitz Pit in the middle. Glitzville is popular and gets visitors from all around the world, according to Goombella's Tattle. There is also a pay phone in the left of the foreground. It also has a Hot Dog cut-out next to the Hot Dog Stand.

To reach Glitzville, Mario must take a blimp shaped like an enormous Cheep Cheep. However, Mario needs a ticket to access the blimp, which can be received from Don Pianta for finding his daughter, Francesca.

Characters found[edit]


Additional items are on sale at the souvenir shop, which is located in the western part of Glitzville.

Item Icon Found In
Hot Dog A Hot Dog from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door/ Can be bought from the Hot Dog Stand from Mr. Hoggle for 10 coins each.
Hot Sauce Hot Sauce. Given and purchasible from the businessman after finishing his trouble.
Inn Coupon An Inn Coupon from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Behind the red poster to the front of the juice bar.
Power Plus P Sprite of the Power Plus P badge in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. In the chest box on the roof of the juice bar.
Shine Sprite A Shine Sprite from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door In Glitzville, it's in the right of the area near the Glitz Pit. There is a hidden block below to reach it, or it can be reached later with a Spring Jump.
Star Piece A sprite of a Star Piece. In Glitzville, it's behind the telephone booth in the southwest.
In Glitzville, it's in the far-left corner inside the juicy shop in the right.
In Glitzville, it's behind the right plants before the entrance of Glitz Pit.
In Glitzville, it's under a panel in the middle-south.
On top of the juice shop, it's under the Rawk Hawk poster. Requires Tube Mario or Koops.
Storage Key Sprite of a Shop Key and Storage Key in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Behind the telephone booth during one of X's missions.
Behind the left Gonzales poster on the second floor in the lobby during another of X's missions.
Super Hammer Super Hammer TTYD.png In the juice shop, it's given by Podler in Chapter 3.

Hidden ? Block[edit]

Main article: List of hidden blocks in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Item Description Image Image (block revealed)
1 coin Outside, near the front-right pillar of the Glitz Pit's entrance is a Shine Sprite. There's a hidden ? Block underneath it that Mario can reveal by hitting it with his Hammer. Screenshot of Mario at a hidden ? Block location in Glitzville, in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Screenshot of Mario using his Hammer to reveal a hidden "stepping stone" ? Block in Glitzville, in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

Area Tattle[edit]

  • "Yup, this is Glitzville. It's so exotic; it feels like we're in another country! This is like an entertainment hub that attracts visitors from all over the world. The Glitz Pit is, obviously, the main attraction. That's where fighters duke it out. To the right: the Fresh Juice Shop. The Hot Dog Stand is to the left. Where to first?"


RogueportPetalburgPetal MeadowsHooktail CastleThe Great TreeBoggly WoodsPirate's GrottoKeelhaul KeyTwilight TownTwilight TrailFahr OutpostCreepy SteepleMoonX-Naut FortressGlitzvillePoshley SanctumRiverside StationPoshley HeightsA map of Rogueport and the surrounding areas visited during Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
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In-game map description[edit]

  • A floating city in the sky known for its exotic atmosphere. Warriors fight daily here in thrilling bouts that take place in the city's arena. It's rumored that the rich and famous bet on the fights here.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウーロン街
Oolong Town
French Yunnanville From "Yunnan" and "ville" (French translation of "city")
German Falkenheim Hawk's Home
Italian Oolong Oolong
Spanish Ciudad Dojo Dojo City


  • The Japanese "Oolongtown" moniker appeared on the Glitz Pit building's label on the official Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door website,[citation needed] although it was referred to as "Glitzville" everywhere else.
  • When the camera pans across Glitzville at the start of Chapter 3, a poster of a Cleft can be seen behind the Hot Dog Stand, while no normal Clefts appear anywhere in Glitzville.
  • When boarding the blimp, the sign that says "Glitzville" changes to "Glowtown", a synonym of Glitzville and most likely an error.