Iron Cleft

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Iron Cleft
The red Iron Cleft from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door The green Iron Cleft from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) (2024)
Variant of Cleft
Notable members
“See these bods? Solid iron. See these spikes? Yeah, they penetrate any substance.”
The Iron Adonis Twins, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Iron Clefts are a powerful type of Cleft first seen in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The only known Iron Clefts are the two members of The Iron Adonis Twins team in the Glitz Pit. They are large blue Clefts made of impenetrable metal. Because their defense is considered to be unknown, no attacks will do any damage to them, even moves that bypass defense and if a character executes a perfectly timed Superguard. Yoshi's Gulp provides the only known source of damaging these Iron Clefts, as it involves hitting one of the Iron Clefts with the other.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

GameCube[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Iron Cleft (Red)
Iron Cleft with red boots Max HP 6 Attack 4 Defense Special; immune to all attacks except Gulp
Location(s) Glitz Pit Role Boss Level 18
Sleep? 0% Dizzy? 0% Confuse? 0%
Tiny? 0% Stop? 0% Soft? 0%
Burn? 0% Freeze? 0% Fright? 0%
Gale Force? 0% KO? 0% Moves Charge (4, resists counter, Piercing)
Exp. points 0 Coins 3 Items None
Tattle Log #:
80
Log No attacks can pierce the Defense of this hard, metallic Cleft. Are they impossible to defeat???
Tattle That's an Iron Cleft. That guy is SCARY. Period! Max HP is 6, Attack is 4, and Defense is...UNKNOWN?!? What's WITH this book? It says no attack will work against Iron Clefts! It says nothing in the world is as hard as an Iron Cleft, so its Defense is impenetrable. If that's true, the only way to beat one is to whack it with the other one... Running away may not be a bad idea at this point.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Iron Cleft (Green)
Iron Cleft with green boots Max HP 6 Attack 4 Defense Special; immune to all attacks except Gulp
Location(s) Glitz Pit Role Boss Level 18
Sleep? 0% Dizzy? 0% Confuse? 0%
Tiny? 0% Stop? 0% Soft? 0%
Burn? 0% Freeze? 0% Fright? 0%
Gale Force? 0% KO? 0% Moves Charge (4, resists counter, Piercing)
Exp. points 0 Coins 3 Items None
Tattle Log #:
81
Log No attacks can pierce the Defense of this hard, metallic Cleft. Are they impossible to defeat??? Since this one is wearing green shoes, it must be the younger brother.
Tattle That's an Iron Cleft. That guy is SCARY. Period! Max HP is 6, Attack is 4, and Defense is...UNKNOWN?!? What's WITH this book? It says no attack will work against Iron Clefts! It says nothing in the world is as hard as an Iron Cleft, so its Defense is impenetrable. If that's true, the only way to beat one is to whack it with the other one... Running away may not be a bad idea at this point.

Nintendo Switch[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Iron Cleft (Red)
A Tattle Log image from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) Max HP 6 Attack 4 Defense Special; immune to all attacks except Gulp
Location(s) Glitz Pit Role Boss Level 18
Sleep? 0% Dizzy? 0% Confuse? 0%
Tiny? 0% Stop? 0% Soft? 0%
Burn? 0% Freeze? 0% Fright? 0%
Gale Force? 0% KO? 0% Moves Charge (4, resists counter, Piercing)
Exp. points 0 Coins 3 Items None
Tattle Log #:
83
Log No attacks can pierce the Defense of this hard, metallic Cleft. Are they impossible to defeat?
Tattle That's an Iron Cleft. That guy is SCARY. Period! Max HP is 6, Attack is 4, and Defense is...UNKNOWN?! What's WITH this book? It says no attack will work against Iron Clefts! It says nothing in the world is as hard as an Iron Cleft, so its Defense is impenetrable. If that's true, the only way to beat one is to whack it with the other one... Running away may not be a bad idea at this point.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Iron Cleft (Green)
A Tattle Log image from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) Max HP 6 Attack 4 Defense Special; immune to all attacks except Gulp
Location(s) Glitz Pit Role Boss Level 18
Sleep? 0% Dizzy? 0% Confuse? 0%
Tiny? 0% Stop? 0% Soft? 0%
Burn? 0% Freeze? 0% Fright? 0%
Gale Force? 0% KO? 0% Moves Charge (4, resists counter, Piercing)
Exp. points 0 Coins 3 Items None
Tattle Log #:
84
Log No attacks can pierce the Defense of this hard, metallic Cleft. Since this one is wearing green shoes, it must be the younger brother.
Tattle That's an Iron Cleft. The green shoes mean...this one must be the younger brother! Max HP is 6, Attack is 4, and Defense is...UNKNOWN?! What's WITH this book? It says no attack will work against Iron Clefts! It says nothing in the world is as hard as an Iron Cleft, so its Defense is impenetrable. If that's true, the only way to beat one is to whack it with the other one... Running away may not be a bad idea at this point.

Trivia[edit]

  • Despite Goombella's tattle mentioning the only way to damage the Iron Clefts is to whack them into each other, neither the Super Hammer nor the Ultra Hammer moves are able to damage them, despite both moves being capable of hitting enemies into each other.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイアンシンエモン
Aian Shin'emon
Iron Cleft

Chinese (simplified) 钢铁岩石怪
Gāngtiě Yánshí Guài
Iron Rock Monster

Chinese (traditional) 鋼鐵岩石怪
Gāngtiě Yánshí Guài
Iron Rock Monster

French Cleft Acier
Steel Cleft
German Stahl-Kirk
Stahl ("steel") + the German name of Cleft
Italian Teschiolito Beta
Beta Cleft
Korean 아이언가시돌턱
Aieon Gasi Dolteok
Iron Spike Stone Jaw

Spanish Hermanos Tachuela
Armored Harriers