Huhwhat

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Huhwhat
Image of a Huhwhat from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Variants
Whuhoh
Pleaseno
Comeon

Huhwhat[1], originally known as Pandorite, is an enemy disguised as a treasure box that appears in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake. The creature inside the chest appears to either be a squat, pudgy ghost, or a mole of some sort. It is encountered in Kero Sewers. Its original name comes from the Greek legend of Pandora's box, a jar that released the world's misfortunes once opened by a curious woman named Pandora seeking treasure. In the remake, its new name of Huhwhat is a combination of the interjections "huh" and "what", while also staying true to its Japanese name.

Huhwhat possess both high physical attack and defense, and equally high magical attack and defense. It is immune to all special attacks, Mario's various Jump attacks excepted. In battle, Huhwhat can cast various fire spells, including Flame and Flame Wall. The creature inside the chest also uses the attack Scream, which can induce the Fear status ailment and Carni-Kiss, as well as physical strikes. Defeating Huhwhat rewards Mario's party with ten experience points, thirty Coins, a Flower Jar, and the Trueform Pin. If Mario exits the room and reenters it at any point, the treasure box that previously held the Huhwhat now contains an additional fifty Coins instead.

Several monsters similar to Huhwhat also appear in the game, these being Whuhoh, Pleaseno, and Comeon.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Pandorite
Sprite of Pandorite, from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.     Sprite of a Pandorite open, revealing a Monty Mole-like creature from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 300 FP 50 Speed 1 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 30 Magic attack 20 Location(s) Kero Sewers Bonus Flower None
Defense 20 Magic defense 20 Weak Jump Items Flower Jar (25%), Flower Jar (5%)
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Strong Fire, Thunder, Ice, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Mute, Critical Morph rate 0%
Coins 30 Exp. points 20 Spells Flame Wall, Flame Sp. attacks Carni-Kiss, Scream
Psychopath "I'm trying to sleep, OK?"

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Huhwhat
Image of a Huhwhat from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
HP 300
Exp. 20
Weak Elements Jump
Weak Statuses N/A
Drops Flower Jar
Rare Drops N/A
Found In Kero Sewers
Monster List profile
Anxious about what might be in the box? You should be—it's a Huhwhat! They're usually watching you.
Thought Peek
*grumble* Way to bother a person when they're sleeping.
Animations

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナンダロウ
Nandarō
Katakana version of「なんだろう」(nan darō, a Japanese phrase that roughly means "I wonder what it is")
Chinese (Simplified) 谜达罗
Mídáluó
From「谜」(, enigma) and the part of Japanese name
Chinese (Traditional) 謎達羅
Mídáluó
From「謎」(, enigma) and the part of Japanese name
Dutch Huhwat -
French Cocoffrelin From "coffre" (chest) with the diminutive suffix "-lin"
German Tricktruhe Trick Chest
Italian Scrignolo buh Li'l chest boo; from "scrigno" (treasure chest) and the diminutive suffix "-olo"
Korean 머지
Meoji
Childish pronunciation of "뭐지" (mwoji, a Korean phrase that roughly means "what?")
Spanish Chascón Portmanteau of "chasco" (disappointment) and the augmentative suffix "-ón"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mirror Gaming (November 2, 2023). You’ve waited 27 years for this… - Super Mario RPG Gameplay Preview. YouTube. Retrieved November 2, 2023.