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“Invisible! Attacks will now miss!”
Battle text, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Invisible effect icon

Invisible is a positive status effect in the Paper Mario series, the Mario & Luigi series, and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. When affected, the character cannot be attacked; all attacks will go right through. In the case for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, the character invisible cannot be directly targeted, but can still take damage.


Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Paper Mario Invisible status.png

In Paper Mario, the invisible status is indicated by a speech bubble divided horizontally into black and white segments. A circle is also divided in half into black and white, with the white half on the black background and the black half on the white background. The entire symbol switches shades repeatedly.

The Repel Gel item will make Mario invisible, and Kooky Cookies and Strange Cakes have a chance to grant this status effect to their consumer.

The player can also use Lady Bow's Outta Sight ability to turn Mario and Bow invisible and avoid enemy attacks for a turn, but this can only be used once every two turns.

The only enemies to give the invisible status to its allies are Gray Magikoopas and normal Magikoopas.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

The Invisible icon shown when battling in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Peach fully invisible after drinking the potion
Mario under the effects of the Invisible status in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
An invisible Mario

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, the Boo's Sheet item replaces the Repel Gel. The indicator in this game is a semitransparent smiling face. Also, the Love Pudding recipe has a chance to cause the eater to become invisible. In addition, a Boo from the audience may appear and pass through anyone in battle, turning them invisible for one turn. The following enemies can turn themselves or their allies invisible: Green Magikoopas, Boos, normal Magikoopas, Dark Boos, and Kammy Koopa.

Similar to Lady Bow from the previous game, Vivian can also help Mario avoid damage from attacks by enemies, by using her Veil move to pull him into the shadows where they can hide.

Princess Peach, with the help of TEC, becomes invisible, by creating an Invisibility Potion from other potions (the Orange, Red and Blue potions). She reverts to her normal state with the help of the Green Potion. In contrast with Mario's semitransparent appearance, Peach's body is completely invisible to the player (though she has to take off her clothes in order to be unnoticed, as the Invisibility Potion has no effect on them).

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

In the Mario & Luigi series, Boo Biscuits are the main way to become invisible since their introduction in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, which can render Mario, Luigi, Bowser, and Paper Mario invincible for a short time. While invisible during battle, the user will not be able to attack until the effect wears off, however, and counterattacks will not inflict any damage on enemies at all. Thus, its only purpose is to allow the player to practice defending against enemy attacks, without risk of the battle ending from either side being defeated.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope[edit]

Unseen icon from Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Ethering's Unseen ability in battle in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Mario under the effects of Unseen in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
“Won't trigger any enemy reaction attacks or chase behavior. Can't be attacked directly, but can still take incidental damage.”
Hero Info description, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

The invisible effect appears in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, only from the Spark Ethering, whose Power ability Unseen makes the hero it is equipped to invisible for 1 (2 if upgraded to at least level 3) turn(s). While invisible, the hero cannot be directly targeted by enemies, but they can still take damage from attacks, usually by area attacks from hazards and enemies.

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese とうめい

French Intangible
Italian Invisibilità
Spanish (NOE) Transparente (Paper Mario and Thousand-Year Door's in-battle effects)[1][2]
Invisible (Paper Mario Tattle, and Thousand-Year Door's item menu and Tattle Logs)[3][4][5]