The Jade Jungle is a location on Lavalava Island in Paper Mario, and is the home of Raphael the Raven. Mario needs to travel through here to reach a better route to Mt. Lavalava and ends up at a huge tree. A hole in the tree leads to a room with a staircase carved out of the wall. At the top is a huge branch and Raphael the Raven's nest. Raphael and his fellow Ravens make a pulley contraption to ride over to the mouth of the volcano, where Mario must defeat the Lava Piranha inside and rescue the Star Spirit Misstar. There are various exotic plants living in the jungle; some are beneficial to Mario, such as the Heart Plant, and others are hostile, such as the Hurt Plant.
In Chapter 5 of Paper Mario, Mario's group and Kolorado first visit the part of Jade Jungle to the east of Yoshi's Village. They found that entrance to Mt. Lavalava is blocked by a gap filled with lava, and Kolorado suggests that they go back to the village to find clues to get there. Back in the village, the two find Yoshi's Village in chaos, learning that the Yoshi kids have sneaked into the jungles to the north of the village. Mario and his partners head there to find the Yoshi kids, rescuing Sushie on the way who then joins Mario's party. All the Yoshi kids saved, the Village Leader gives Mario the Jade Raven which allows Mario to proceed further in the jungle. Eventually Mario finds Raphael the Raven in a big tree, who then heads to the area to the east of Yoshi's Village and has his Ravens build a pulley for Mario to enter Mt. Lavalava.
When Mt. Lavalava erupts at the end of Chapter 5, the treasure chest containing the Volcano Vase is blown out and lands on the island in the jungle where Sushie was trapped. Mario needs to bring the vase to Kolorado for a Magical Seed, which is required to enter Chapter 6. It turns out that the Magical Seed is possessed by a Bub-ulb in the jungle, who has given it to Kolorado so Mario needs to get it from Kolorado instead of the Bub-ulb.
At the end of the game, the island where Sushie was trapped and the Volcano Vase ended up is seen again, this time Sushie reading an invitation letter and Yoshis sleeping.
In the in-game map, the shore where Mario lands on the island and the beach between the shore and Yoshi's Village also belong to the Jade Jungle.
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