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Mario and Lady Bow talking to Herbert in Paper Mario
Herbert talking to Mario and Lady Bow
Species Boo
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Herbert. The sprite is also shared with other Boos in Gusty Gulch

Herbert is a Boo in Paper Mario. When Mario arrives in Gusty Gulch, the Boo near the entrance informs him that Tubba Blubba had eaten Herbert during his visit the other day. After Tubba Blubba is defeated, all the Boos that he had eaten are released from his body, Herbert included. By speaking to him when returning to the gulch, it is revealed that his ancestors once lived in Tubba Blubba's Castle.


  • I'm a ghost named Herbert. Isn't that a great name? My grandmother named me. My ancestors lived in that castle for many generations. They were great ghosts. I wanna be that great. I wanna be so scary that no one will ever forget me.


  • "That's a Boo who lives here in Gusty Gulch. You know, I think it's possible for a ghost to be cute and scary at the same time. It all depends on the person they're scaring. What's cute to one may be horrifying to another. This Boo doesn't look that scary. He looks too nice."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハインリヒ
Chinese (Simplified) 海尼奇[1]
From the Japanese name