List of hidden blocks in Paper Mario

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Mario revealing a Hidden Block in Shy Guy's Toy Box.

In Paper Mario, Mario can discover Hidden Blocks throughout the Mushroom Kingdom. Like regular ? Blocks, these invisible blocks contain coins, items, and even badges. Mario can reveal them by using Watt's field ability by pressing Camera down Button; however, Mario can still uncover them himself without her, even before she joins his party. All Hidden Blocks are revealed by jumping at them -- there are no Hidden Blocks on the ground that must be hit with the Hammer. Some Hidden Blocks are too high for Mario to hit with an ordinary jump and thus require the use of the Tornado Jump from the Ultra Boots to reveal them (such as four mandatory ones in Toad Town Tunnels leading to Shiver City). Hidden Blocks will never be found in areas with NPCs; as such, they will not be found in shops or houses. If Mario reveals a block containing an item or badge, then leaves and returns to the area without collecting the contents, the block will become invisible again until he does so. Some invisible blocks are used as stepping stones to reach new places or other items. There are 47 Hidden Blocks in the game. This page lists the location of each Hidden Block, the contents, and how to get to them.

Hidden Block locations[edit]

Location Item Description Image
Goomba Village PaperMario Items RepelGel.png
Repel Gel
In the area immediately east of Jr. Troopa's playground, Mario will find a gray block that can only be broken with the Super or Ultra Hammer. Jumping in the center where the block once was will reveal the Hidden Block. If Mario doesn't have the Super or Ultra Hammer, he can still hit the block by jumping on the Brick Block near it and using Kooper or Bombette while on the Stone Block. PMHiddenBlock1.png
Pleasant Path PaperMario Items FireFlower.png
Fire Flower
In the area two screens west of the Koopa Bros. Fortress, the Hidden Block is between the two Brick Blocks. PMHiddenBlock2.png
Dry Dry Desert (Area B1) PaperMario Items ThunderRage.png
Thunder Rage
In the area two screens north of Kolorado's camp, the Hidden Block is above the easternmost rock. PMHiddenBlock3.png
Dry Dry Desert (Area G2) Attack fx c badge.PNG
Attack FX C Badge
In the area one screen east and three south from Kolorado's camp, the Hidden Block is above the lone rock. PMHiddenBlock4.png
Dry Dry Desert (Area C5) Runaway pay badge.PNG
Runaway Pay Badge
In the area one screen north and four east from Kolorado's camp, the Hidden Block is in the center of the triangle of trees. PMHiddenBlock5.png
Dry Dry Desert (Area E7) PaperMario Items LifeShroom.png
Life Shroom
In the area one screen north of the oasis, the Hidden Block is above the ? Block on the ground. PMHiddenBlock6.png
Toad Town Tunnels PaperMario Items SuperShroom.png
Super Shroom
In the area one screen east from the entrance, the Hidden Block is in the middle of the gap in the row of blocks. PMHiddenBlock7.png
Toad Town Tunnels 1 Coin each In the area one screen west of the blue Warp Pipe to Boo's Mansion is a gap between the two high platforms with the Super Block on the western one. There are three Hidden Blocks in this area. Using the blue movable block, Mario should move it to the middle of the left side, the center, and the middle of the right side and jump from the movable block at those spots to reveal them. Alternatively, Mario can also hit the invisible blocks from the tiles without using the movable block using the Tornado Jump if he's equipped with the Ultra Boots. PMHiddenBlock8.png
Toad Town Tunnels PaperMario Items MapleSyrup.png
Maple Syrup
In the area two screens east of where the player obtains the Ultra Boots, near the starting pipe, Mario should jump at the center of the pathway sticking out to reveal the Hidden Block. PMHiddenBlock9.png
Toad Town Tunnels PaperMario Items Stopwatch.png
Stop Watch
In the same area, from the pipe, Mario should follow the central path going east. The Hidden Block is located just before the path splits north and south. PMHiddenBlock10.png
Toad Town Tunnels PaperMario Items VoltShroom.png
Volt Shroom
Also in the same area, near the doorway, the Hidden Block is west of the visible one. PMHiddenBlock11.png
Toad Town Tunnels PaperMario Items LifeShroom.png
Life Shroom
In the next area, the Hidden Block is between the two sets of three blocks. The Ultra Boots is needed to hit the block. PMHiddenBlock12.png
Toad Town Tunnels 1 Coin each In the area two screens east of the blue Warp Pipe to Yoshi's Village is a gap between two high platforms, with a doorway leading to Shiver City in the east. There are four Hidden Blocks in this area. From the visible ? Block touching the western platform, Mario should move three block lengths from it and Tornado Jump to reveal the first Hidden Block, then continue to use the same method for the next blocks to reveal them all. PMHiddenBlock13.png
Shy Guy's Toy Box (Blue Zone) PaperMario Items StoneCap.png
Stone Cap
By the Blue Station, the Hidden Block is slightly east of the station itself. PMHiddenBlock14.png
Shy Guy's Toy Box (Blue Zone) PaperMario Items MapleSyrup.png
Maple Syrup
One screen west of the Blue Station, the Hidden Block is three tiles east of the large toy block. PMHiddenBlock15.png
Shy Guy's Toy Box (Blue Zone) PaperMario Items Mystery.png
Mystery?
Two screens west of the Blue Station, at the Shy Guy Playground, the Hidden Block is two beige tiles southwest of the large jack-in-the-box in the north. PMHiddenBlock16.png
Shy Guy's Toy Box (Blue Zone) PaperMario Items FrightJar.png
Fright Jar
In the same area, the Hidden Block is two tiles south of the large jack-in-the-box, slightly east of the last hidden block. PMHiddenBlock17.png
Shy Guy's Toy Box (Pink Zone) PaperMario Items SuperSoda.png
Super Soda
Two screens west of the Pink Station, past the gate where Gourmet Guy sits going northwest, the Hidden Block is at the beige tile west of the large toy block. PMHiddenBlock18.png
Shy Guy's Toy Box (Pink Zone) PaperMario Items DizzyDial.png
Dizzy Dial
In the same area, in the northern path going east, the Hidden Block in the center of the gap between the two visible ? Blocks, at the beige tile. PMHiddenBlock19.png
Shy Guy's Toy Box (Pink Zone) PaperMario Items ThunderRage.png
Thunder Rage
From the same area, going two screens east to the northwestern region of the Pink Station, the Hidden Block is at the beige tile northeast of the pink switch. PMHiddenBlock20.png
Shy Guy's Toy Box (Green Zone) PaperMario Items FireFlower.png
Fire Flower
By the Green Station, the Hidden Block is three tiles north of the eastern passageway, on the northern corners. PMHiddenBlock21.png
Shy Guy's Toy Box (Red Zone) PaperMario Items SuperShroom.png
Super Shroom
By the Red Station, the Hidden Block is five tiles west of the Red Station itself, in line with the Save and Heart Blocks in the east. PMHiddenBlock22.png
Shy Guy's Toy Box (Red Zone) PaperMario Items VoltShroom.png
Volt Shroom
One screen west of the Red Station, the Hidden Block is to the east of the first brown block near the passageway. PMHiddenBlock23.png
Shy Guy's Toy Box (Red Zone) Deep focus badge.PNG
Deep Focus Badge
In the same area, going west by taking the elevator and Ferris wheel into the shaded region, the Hidden Block is in the gap between to the two visible blocks. PMHiddenBlock24.png
Shy Guy's Toy Box (Red Zone) PaperMario Items SnowmanDoll.png
Snowman Doll
Also in the same area, the Hidden Block is all the way to the west, between the last brown block and the passageway to Big Lantern Ghost's room. PMHiddenBlock25.png
Shy Guy's Toy Box (Red Zone) 1 Coin In the area east of the Red Station, past the block wall, this Hidden Block is two blocks east of the large green block. PMHiddenBlock26.png
Lavalava Island PaperMario Items RepelGel.png
Repel Gel
Going one screen southeast from the island's westernmost shore with the Whale, the Hidden Block is directly southeast of the first Bellbell Plant. PMHiddenBlock27.png
Lavalava Island PaperMario Items Mystery.png
Mystery?
In the same area, going east, a second Hidden Block is directly southwest of the second Bellbell Plant. PMHiddenBlock28.png
Jade Jungle PaperMario Items ThunderRage.png
Thunder Rage
Going one screen northeast from the island's westernmost shore with the Whale, Mario should use Sushie's field ability to swim from the southern dock to the one northwest of it. Then, he should follow the path east then north to find a Bellbell Plant and jump directly northwest of it to reveal the Hidden Block. PMHiddenBlock29.png
Jade Jungle PaperMario Items StoneCap.png
Stone Cap
In the area one screen north of the Raven statue, Mario should go to the high elevated ground and jump directly southeast of the Bellbell Plant to reveal another Hidden Block. PMHiddenBlock30.png
Jade Jungle PaperMario Items VoltShroom.png
Volt Shroom
In the next area, Mario should use the westernmost blue movable block and push it east once and north once, then jump from it to reveal the Hidden Block. Alternatively, Mario can also hit the hidden block from the ground with a Tornado Jump if he's equipped with the Ultra Boots. PMHiddenBlock31.png
Mt. Lavalava PaperMario Items LifeShroom.png
Life Shroom
In the area one screen east of where the player obtains the Ultra Hammer, Mario should climb up all the way to the highest elevated ground in the northeast. Then, he should jump near the center close to the edge to reveal the Hidden Block. PMHiddenBlock32.png
Flower Fields (Southeast) PaperMario Items MapleSyrup.png
Maple Syrup
In the area with the Bubble Tree on the eastern grassy area, Mario should jump slightly northwest of the first patch of yellow flowers -- directly in the opposite spot from the visible block in the west -- to reveal the Hidden Block. PMHiddenBlock33.png
Flower Fields (West) 1 Coin In the area one screen west of the Wise Wisterwood, with the blue flower guard, Mario should jump at the spot between the Springboard and the Brick Block to reveal the Hidden Block. PMHiddenBlock34.png
Flower Fields (West) PaperMario Items ShootingStar.png
Shooting Star
In the same area, Mario should jump from the same Springboard onto the revealed ? Block, then to the Brick Block and jump again to reveal another Hidden Block. PMHiddenBlock35.png
Flower Fields (Northeast) PaperMario Items ThunderRage.png
Thunder Rage
One screen west of the area with the Puff Puff Machine, in the northeastern corner, is another Hidden Block. Jumping in the area between the two patches of yellow flowers will reveal it. PMHiddenBlock36.png
Shiver Snowfield PaperMario Items Stopwatch.png
Stop Watch
In the area where Mario fights Monstar, going up the steps in the east to the high platform, the Hidden Block is on the north-central area. PMHiddenBlock37.png
Shiver Mountain PaperMario Items UltraShroom.png
Ultra Shroom
In the first area, going all the way east to the Brick Block, Mario should Tornado Jump underneath it to destroy it, then Tornado Jump again in the same spot to reveal the Hidden Block. PMHiddenBlock38.png
Crystal Palace PaperMario Items JamminJelly.png
Jammin' Jelly
On the mirror side, in the western area with the small Albino Dino statue, Mario should Tornado Jump northwest from the door, above the Spin Panel, to reveal the Hidden Block. PMHiddenBlock39.png
Bowser's Castle PaperMario Items MapleSyrup.png
Maple Syrup
In the eastern room of rooms involving the use of Sushie to raise and lower the water levels, the Hidden Block is on the top level in between the recessed passages. PMHiddenBlock40.png
Bowser's Castle PaperMario Items MapleSyrup.png
Maple Syrup
One screen east of the large hallway with the Bombshell Bill Blasters, the Hidden Block is underneath the western chandelier. PMHiddenBlock41.png
Princess Peach's Castle PaperMario Items UltraShroom.png
Ultra Shroom
In the first area, the final Hidden Block is directly on the opposite side of the Save Block, across the steps in the east. PMHiddenBlock42.png

Hidden Block count[edit]

This chart shows the number of Hidden Blocks for each location, with the total amount at the bottom. Locations are listed in the order the player can visit them.

Location Count
Goomba Village 1
Pleasant Path 1
Toad Town Tunnels 12
Dry Dry Desert 4
Shy Guy's Toy Box 13
Lavalava Island 2
Jade Jungle 3
Mt. Lavalava 1
Flower Fields 4
Shiver Snowfield 1
Shiver Mountain 1
Crystal Palace 1
Bowser's Castle 2
Princess Peach's Castle 1
Total 47

Trivia[edit]

  • Unlike Surprise Boxes in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and invisible ? Blocks in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga which have to be hit twice to collect their items (first time to even reveal them), Hidden Blocks in Paper Mario immediately drop their items as soon as they're hit and revealed.
  • In Gusty Gulch, there is a ? Block containing a single Coin inside a small house with no door one screen east of the Windy Mill. Close inspection through the cracks on the top of the house reveals the ? Block is not invisible.