Lavalava Island is an island in Paper Mario and is the holding place for Misstar, the fifth Star Spirit. Jade Jungle, Yoshi's Village and Mt. Lavalava make up most of the level. Yoshi Cabana is the only real building on this island. Yoshis, Raphael the Raven and Sushie live here, and after Mario helps Sushie find 5 missing Yoshi kids, she joins him on his quest to save Princess Peach. While Mario and his partners visit the island with Kolorado, something happens in Mt. Lavalava, and Mario takes a tough journey through the lava-infested environment. The boss of the area is Lava Piranha and two Lava Buds. Also, the rare Trumpet Plant can also be found here, as well as Bellbell Plants and Cymbal Bushes.
According to Russ T., who lives in Toad Town, Lavalava Island used to be home to humans long before Yoshis and Ravens arrived. He claims that the humans used to live in Mount Lavalava's various outside caves. He can confirm this by the artifact that Kolorado found there.
Mario and his partners go to the island with the help of the whale at the beginning of Chapter 5. The whale will serve like a boat between Toad Town and Lavalava Island for the rest of the game. There is also a blue pipe that connects Toad Town Tunnels and Yoshi's Village on the island.
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