HP Drain (badge)

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HP Drain
HP Drain Badge.pngSprite of the HP Drain badge in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
BP needed 3/1
Buy price 100 coins
Sell price 50 coins
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Paper Mario description Decreases Mario's attack power by 1. But for every attack turn, Mario's HP recovers by 1. Mario's HP can recover by a maximum of 5.
The Thousand-Year Door description Drops Mario's Attack power by 1 but regain 1 HP per attack.

HP Drain is a badge in Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. In Paper Mario, it can be bought from Merlow at Shooting Star Summit for fifteen Star Pieces. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, it is found in Rogueport, at an area near the docks accessible through Boat Mode, near Fahr Outpost, inside a red ? Block on the path to the Outpost, and possibly dropped after battle by Green Fuzzies and Swoopers. If Mario equips it, his attack drops by 1. Additionally, in Paper Mario, the Badge heals Mario for every enemy he hits, regardless if any damage is dealt, capping at 5. This means a Jump attack will heal 2 HP as opposed to 1 HP gained from using a Hammer attack, where as Quake Hammer or Multibounce against 5 enemies will net 5 HP. This behavior was changed in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, where any number of attacks will always heal Mario for an amount equal to the number of badges equipped. The badge has a variant named HP Drain P that affects solely Mario's partner.

Drop Rates[edit]

Badge Rates in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Sprite of the HP Drain badge in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
HP Drain
Roll over Rate types for descriptions, and dotted-lined rates to show percentages out of 100.
Enemy Hold Rate Drop Rate
Green Fuzzy 0/200 1/300
Swooper 0/200 2/300
Swooper (Glitz Pit, Wings of Night) 0/200 2/300

Merluvlee's prediction in Paper Mario[edit]

  • "I see...an HP Drain Badge. There is a child upstairs in the fortune-teller's house on Shooting Star Summit. Hey! I'm that fortune-teller! Anyway, the child is my brother, Merlow. He will trade Star Pieces for Badges. Head upstairs to see him!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハートスイトール
Hāto Suitōru
From "heart" and stylistic version of「吸い取る」(suitoru, to absorb)
Chinese 吸收生命勋章
Xīshōu Shēngmìng Xūnzhāng
Life Absorption Badge
French Drain PC HP Drain
German KP-Sauger (PM); KP-Segen (PMTTYD) HP Drain (PM); HP Blessing (PMTTYD)
Italian Forza x vita Strong per Health
Spanish Recupera PC Regain HP