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Super Mario RPG enemy
Sprite of Hidon, from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.     Hidon2.PNG
Location(s) Sunken Ship
HP 600
Attack 110
Magic attack 60
Defense 90
Magic defense 30
Speed 1
Spells Static E!, Willy Wisp, Flame Stone
Sp. attacks Carni-Kiss (CP)
Items None
Exp. points 50
Coins 100
Misc. stats
FP 100
Evade 0%
Magic evade 0%
Strong Fire, Thunder, Ice, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Mute, Critical
Weak Jump
Bonus Flower Attack Up! (20%)
Yoshi Cookie None
Morph rate 0%
"You wanna run, huh?!"

Hidon is a green Piranha Plant with a red stalk that is disguised as a green treasure box in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Its name is a play on "hidden", referring to how its true form is enclosed within the chest until Mario strikes it from below and initiates the battle. Hidon also shares its English name with a boss in Final Fantasy VI, another game by Square. Unlike the other enemies found in treasure boxes in the game, Hidon is only encountered once in the game. After defeating it, the player receives a large amount of experience points and coins, and can then find the Safety Badge inside Hidon's now-vacant treasure box. While hidden, only eyes are visible, despite the fact that Piranha Plants do not possess eyes.

Like its lookalikes Pandorite, Chester, and Box Boy, Hidon is a powerful opponent, having both high attack and defense, as well as high HP and immunity to Thunder, Fire and Ice and all status ailments, although Mario's Jump attacks are very effective. Hidon's first action in battle is to release four Goombettes that are trapped inside of the chest ("Monsters are inside!") to assist it in battle; once they are all defeated, it releases another set.

If Hidon is targeted with a normal attack, it either attacks in return, or uses Carni-Kiss, which allows it to bite a party member for 2x the damage of its normal attack. The odds of each is 2/3 in favor of casting one of its normal attacks (Static E!, Willy Wisp and Flame Stone), and 1/3 in favor of using Carni-Kiss.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナンダロナ
From「ナンダロウ」(Nandarō, Pandorite) and「な」(-na, a Japanese word used at sentence end)

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