Heart Island

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Heart Island
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Toads 1
Not-Bottomless Holes 5
? Blocks 1
Enemies Nipper Plants
Cheep Cheeps
“It's shaped like a heart. I'll call it...Heart Island.”
Captain T. Ode, Paper Mario: The Origami King

Heart Island is a location in Paper Mario: The Origami King, an island located in The Great Sea. It is found in the center of the sea, charted in territory D-4. This is one of the four suite islands to be found, along with Club Island, Diamond Island, and Spade Island. As its name and description suggest, it is a heart-shaped island with several shrubs and switches. Additionally, a MAX UP Heart can be found here. There are no Collectible Treasures to be found here.

Layout[edit]

Upon arriving at the island, Captain T. Ode notes its shape and names it accordingly. Once Mario and Olivia get off the boat and onto the dock, many more shrubs are revealed than can be seen at first glance. In fact, there are shrubs all over the island, with almost no enemies. Mario can hammer a shrub to knock it over and reveal a button on the other side, which can then be hammered to trigger an event changing the layout of the island.

  • The button on the shrub all the way on the east side of the island changes the shape of the statue on top of the island, which now carries a stone ball.
  • The bush to the left of this shrub has a button which, whenever hammered, simply blows some steam out of the boat.
  • The shrub directly southwest of this bush has not a button on the other side, but a Nipper Plant Mario must battle if revealed.
  • The bush to the right of the Nipper Plant bush has a button which lights up the right half of the neon outline of the large heart pillar in the center of the island.
  • The southernmost shrub has a button which turns the statue and drops its ball down the ramp.
  • A bush northwest of this shrub has a button which lights up the left half of the neon outline of the pillar.
  • The shrub on the northwest part of the island has a button which, whenever hammered, resets up all of the other bushes on the island.
  • To the right is a secluded bush with a button which brings up a small part of the island out of the water to complete the ramp.

To solve this riddle and complete the island, Mario must change the shape of the statue, turn it to the left, bring up the missing piece of the island, and drop the stone ball. This causes it to roll onto the main layer of the island, allowing Mario to get onto the ramp and travel up to the top of the island. Here, there is a stone statue indicating this island as one of the four suite islands. On the ledge off to the right is a chest containing a Toad. Believing Mario may be disappointed he is not a real treasure, he marks a spot on his map to make up for it. Before leaving this island, Mario can activate the large neon heart on the pillar in the center of the island to reveal what appears to be a Heart. To the right of the statue is a bush with a button Mario must hit to create a bridge allowing him to reach the pillar. However, hammering the heart reveals it is actually a Toad. Believing Mario may be disappointed he is not a real heart, the Toad gives Mario a MAX UP Heart worth 20 extra HP. There are a few Not-Bottomless Holes on this island, around the pillar at the center of the island and close to the dock.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハート
Hāto-jima
Heart Island
Spanish Isla Corazón Heart Island
French Île du cœur Heart Island
Dutch Harteneiland Heart Island
German Herz-Insel Heart Island
Italian Isola Cuore Heart Island
Chinese (Simplified) 红心岛
Hóngxīn Dǎo
Heart Island
Chinese (Traditional) 紅心島
Hóngxīn Dǎo
Heart Island