Kiss Thief

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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door move
Kiss Thief
Kiss Thief in the game Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Mastered by Ms. Mowz
Rank Base Rank
FP cost 2
Effect Ms. Mowz pickpockets an enemy, stealing a coin, item or badge.
Target Single frontmost grounded enemy
Action Command Tier NICE

Kiss Thief is one of Ms. Mowz's moves in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. At the cost of 2 FP, Mowz will dash at the frontmost enemy and attempt to steal something from it. If the enemy holds an item or badge, it will be guaranteed to be stolen. Otherwise Mowz will draw from the enemy's held item pool, generally resulting in about a 2%~ of getting a badge, 16%~ of getting an item, and 82%~ of getting a coin.[1] However, to successfully perform the move, the player needs to press A Button button as the gauge gets filled past the "OK" marker, but before it becomes full, otherwise nothing will be stolen. Furthermore, if the enemy targeted by Mowz deals contact damage to her, she will also fail the move. Mowz will also fail to steal items or badges respectively, if Mario's corresponding inventory space for them is full.

The attack has one Stylish move that is performed by pressing A Button while Ms. Mowz is running toward the enemy. However, as the move is internally classified as an attack, yet cannot deal damage, this move can lead to losing audience members. Furthermore, in the Japanese release of the game, Kiss Thief does not recover any Star Power and has no Stylish move.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チュードロボー
Chū Dorobō
「チュー」is both an onomatopoeia for kissing and a mouse's squeaking, and「ドロボー」means "thief".
French Bisou choc Shock kiss
German Diebesgut Stolen Goods
Italian Topo di velluto Velvet Mouse (pun on the phrase "Velvet glove")
Spanish (NOE) Beso Furtivo[3] Sneaky Kiss


  1. ^ Jdaster64. July 19, 2016. [1]. Youtube. Retrieved June 30, 2023.
  2. ^ Jdaster64. April 20, 2022. [2] Youtube. Retrieved July 1, 2023.
  3. ^ "Paper Mario: La Puerta Milenaria - La misión de Lupina".