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Artwork of Kalmar from Mario Party 5.
Species Star
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Mario Party: The Top 100 (cameo) (2017)
“You have successfully rescued all of us Star Spirits. We are in your debt.”
Kalmar, Paper Mario
Kalmar PM.png

Kalmar is one of the seven Star Spirits found in Paper Mario. He is the star spirit designated to the Crystal King to guard in his very own Crystal Palace, found in Chapter 7: A Star Spirit on Ice. His name is in reference to the word "calm", and, like his name, his personality is very calm and he hates fighting and arguments. His name is also the same as the Swedish city Kalmar, a fact possibly taken into consideration in the game's development as he is encountered in a cold, snowy area.

When Mario frees Kalmar from the Crystal King, he gives him the ability to use the Up & Away move. Up & Away causes the enemies on the battlefield to turn into stars, which fly into the sky, ending the battle. The move costs two Star Power to use. He later appears along with the rest of the Star Spirits in Star Haven when they give Mario the Star Beam.

In Mario Party 5, Kalmar serves as the guide of the options mode. He makes a cameo in Mario Party: The Top 100.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダール
From "dad".
Chinese 绅士星[1]
Shēnshì Xīng
Gentleman Star
French Calmétoile From calme (calm) and étoile (star)
German Friedstar Peaceful Star
Italian Astromillo From "astro" (star), "camomilla" (camomile, a relaxing drink), and the masculine suffix "-o".
Portuguese Kalmar -
Spanish Dormella From dormir (to sleep) and estrella (star)


  1. ^ iQue's Paper Mario instruction booklet, page 30.