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This article is about the item in Paper Mario. For the Thing in Paper Mario: Color Splash, see Lemon (Thing).
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Paper Mario description A fruit found in a desert oasis. Restores 1 HP and 2 FP.

The lemon is an item found in Paper Mario. It can be obtained by going to the Dry Dry Desert's oasis and hitting the western (left side) tree with Mario's hammer. Leaving the oasis area and returning will allow the player to collect another lemon from the tree, and this may be done repeatedly. They restore one HP and two FP and may be cooked by Tayce T. to make a Tasty Tonic. Lemons are also good for making the Lemon Candy, which is useful in bribing the Anti Guy in Shy Guy's Toy Box. Lemons do not fetch many coins when sold and are largely only good for cooking.

The lemon may be used as a way to earn the Pulse Stone which will grant Mario entry to Dry Dry Ruins. If Mario gives a lemon to Sheek, Sheek explains how to "meet" Moustafa, who owns the Pulse Stone, by purchasing items in a specific order inside the Little Mouser's Shop in Dry Dry Outpost. If the player already knows the order of items to purchase, however, the combination may be entered successfully without ever speaking to Sheek.


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

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat[edit]

In Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, lemons appear 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レモン[1]

Chinese 檸檬 (Traditional)
柠檬 (Simplified)

French Citron


  • 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.