Glitzville reporter

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Glitzville reporter
The Reporter from the Glitz Pit
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) (2024)
Yo! Outta the way, pal! I don't do stories on nobodies, sorry! Move it or lose it!
Glitzville reporter, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

The Glitzville reporter, as his name implies, is a seasoned reporter who covers fights in Glitzville's Glitz Pit in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. He is normally seen in the Glitz Pit's lobby alongside a Lakitu cameraman, who Goombella says he helps direct. With a microphone in hand, he is always interested in getting the latest scoop on Glitz Pit fighters, though he only devotes real attention to champions such as Rawk Hawk as well as fighters in the Major League. His race is never stated, though he shares some similarities with the Glitz Pit Security. He also somewhat resembles a pineapple, with an orange body and a spiky green tuft of hair that looks like pineapple leaves.


Yo! Yo! Great Gonzales! I hear you've thrown your hat back into the fighting ring!
Glitzville reporter, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Glitzville Residents
The reporter joins others in Glitzville to lend support to Mario in the remake.

After King K encourages Mario to go visit the nearby Hot Dog Stand, Mario tries to exit the Glitz Pit only to find himself surrounded by adoring Toad and Lakitu fans of Rawk Hawk. The reporter and his cameraman are on the scene, eager to report on a celebrity of Rawk Hawk's caliber. The reporter and the cameraman remain uninterested in Mario until he advances in rank substantially.

Concept art found in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch)
Concept art of the reporter

After Mario defeats Rawk Hawk and becomes the champion, the reporter is vastly more interested in hearing from Mario and his party members. He asks Mario are variety of questions, ranging from what kind of soda pop he would be, what noise he would make if he was a jungle animal, what kind of tasty chip he is, whether he is an android or a cyborg, what kind of soup ingredient he is, what kind of swim trunks he wears, and who he would be if he was a video-game hero. His interest is heightened even more when, with guidance from the mysterious X, Mario uncovers the truth behind Prince Mush's disappearance and exposes Grubba's corruption. If Mario chooses to return to the Glitz Pit after this, the reporter will express great enthusiasm to see him again.

During Mario's battle against the Shadow Queen, the cameraman gather with others in Glitzville to shout support into the Gold Star to empower Mario in the fight. In the remake on the Nintendo Switch, the cameraman and even more from Glitzville join the reporter to also give their support.

In the game's parade, the reporter's silhouette can be seen with the Glitzville characters in the original game; in the remake, he walks on stage with the Lakitu cameraman as they attempted to interview Grubba. After Grubba transforms into Macho Grubba, the reporter hurriedly runs after him to get a comment, frantically waving his microphone.


  • "That's a local reporter. I'm pretty sure he covers the fight scene. He's such a veteran, he even directs the rookie cameraman next to him."