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Paper Mario Description A fruit found in a desert oasis. Restores 1 HP and 2 FP.

Lemons are found alongside Limes in Dry Dry Desert's oasis in Paper Mario. They restore one HP and two FP and can be cooked by Tayce T. to make a Tasty Tonic.

Lemons don't sell well anywhere and are largely only good for cooking. However, retrieving at least one is necessary for unlocking Dry Dry Ruins in the storyline as predicted by Merlon, as the way to earn the Pulse Stone (the only artifact capable of opening the Ruins) involves giving a Lemon to Sheek, who will then allow Mario to "meet" Moustafa (actually himself), owner of the Pulse Stone, by telling him to buy things in a specific order in Little Mouser's Shop. (If the player knows the order in advance, it is not necessary to use a Lemon to get this information, as Mario can do this directly.) Lemons are also good for making the Lemon Candy, which is useful in bribing the Anti Guy in Shy Guy's Toy Box.

In Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Lemons appears at the end of every level in the Lemon Kingdom. After Donkey Kong reaches the end of that level, he munches through the whole lemon. This lemon is larger than Donkey Kong himself.


Recipe Result of Cooked Item
Lemon Tasty Tonic
Honey Syrup + Lemon
Cake Mix + Lemon Lemon Candy
Melon + Lemon Special Shake
Jammin' Jelly + Lemon
Lime + Lemon Super Soda
Apple + Lemon
Maple Syrup + Lemon
Koopa Leaf + Lemon
Red Berry + Lemon
Blue Berry + Lemon
Yellow Berry + Lemon

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レモン[1]
Chinese 檸檬 (Traditional)
柠檬 (Simplified)


  • Lemons are mentioned in Lumpy's diary in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, where he states that the last revision of his foodstuff during his Dry Dry Desert expedition consists of Lemons and Limes.


  1. ^ "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 4, 2015.