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First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) (2024)
Notable members
Mario! Did you see it? That was a Jabbi! Based on what Puniper said, they're helping the intruders and trying to seize the tree. Our tribes have been enemies for a long time now. Every time we meet, we fight. A lot.”
Punio, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Jabbies are gray, mosquito-like insects that live in the Great Tree alongside the Punies. The Jabbies ally themselves with the X-Nauts in order to gain control of the tree. In the second chapter of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Mario and his friends must save the Punies from the Jabbies. Mario and the Puni army following him wage a short war on two of the Jabbi hives which Mario can help Punies defeat them faster by using Madame Flurrie's ability. After the chapter, the Jabbies learn to live in peace with the Punies. The only Jabbi whose name is known is Jabble, whom Punio says used to be his friend, and he wonders if Jabble is involved in the alliance with the X-Nauts. It is proven that he is not if the player uses Madame Flurrie to find the secret store in which he is located.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲ族
Spike Tribe

Chinese 尖刺族
Jiāncì Zú
Spike Tribe

Dutch Muskie
From muskiet ("mosquito")
French Picpic
Repetition of pic ("spike")
German Piekato
Derived from Piekst ("to sting")
Italian Picador
Derived from picca ("spade") and the Spanish suffix "-dor"
Korean 따끔족
Spike Tribe

Spanish (NOA) Piqui
From picar ("to sting")
Spanish (NOE) Pinchi
From pinchar ("to pierce")


  • Inside the Great Tree, after the completion of the chapter, there is a room where a Jabbi is hidden in a bush. If shaken, the Jabbi appears and gives Mario a Mushroom. Tattling it before talking to it reveals that this Jabbi is Jabble.