List of minor NPCs in Paper Mario

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Throughout Paper Mario, there exist several NPCs that are not named in any way. The following is a list of them.

Peach's Castle[edit]

During the party at the beginning of the game[edit]

Luigi, Frost T., Russ T., Tayce T., the Toad Minister, Mayor Penguin and the following characters can be found at the party at the beginning of the game.

Character Quotes
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad talking with Luigi on the first floor.
  • "Mario, you're looking well! Please enjoy the party, OK?"
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad walking in front of the stairs on the first floor.
  • "Wow! I've never seen so many guests from different parts of the world in one place! I'll bet you could hear some stories about places you've never been to, huh?"
A red Toad guard from Paper Mario
A red Toad guard near the stairs on the first floor.
  • "Welcome to Peach's Castle!"
Yellow Toad from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad to the east of the stairs on the first floor.
  • "Hey...urp...Mario! I hope you brought an appetite! There's so much good food here! I already ate way too much... I'm taking a little breather. Well, that's enough of a rest! I'm hungry again! Let's eat! To the buffet table!!!"
A pink-spotted female Toad in Paper Mario
A pink Toad girl to the west of the stairs on the first floor.
  • "I think Princess Peach has been looking forward to seeing you since this morning, Mario. She's been restless... hee hee hee... How cute..."
Kris T. of the Three Beautiful Sisters in Paper Mario
A green Toad girl to the west of the stairs on the first floor.
  • "Oh! Welcome, Mario! The last party was lovely, wasn't it? Oh! By the way, Princess Peach has been waiting for you."
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A penguin near the door to the second floor on the first floor.
  • "Wow... This castle is absolutely breathtaking, don't you think? I wish I could stay here at Peach's Castle forever!"
A blue Toad guard from Paper Mario
A blue Toad guarding the door to the second floor on the first floor.
  • "Princess Peach went into her private chambers just now. She must be a bit tired."
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad along with Tayce T. in the kitchen on the first floor.
  • "I've been practicing cooking. I hope that someday I get good enough to cook food as delicious as Tayce T.'s. Do you know how to cook, Mario? You really ought to learn! Personally, I think cooking is exceptionally fun!"
A green Dryite from Paper Mario
A green Dryite talking with the Nomadimouse on the second floor.
  • "I come from a desert town called Dry Dry Outpost. This castle is really lovely, isn't it? Truly gorgeous. So cool and comfortable... I even got a chance to talk to the beautiful Princess Peach. What an honor! When I return to Dry Dry Outpost, I'm going to tell everyone about it."
Sprite of a Nomadimouse from Paper Mario
A Nomadimouse on the second floor. It is likely that this character is Nomadimouse.
  • "I'm a Nomadimouse, and I come from Dry Dry Desert. Everyone I've met in this town seems incredibly nice. I think I'll make this place my home away from home."
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad on the second floor.
  • "Well... Today, we have guests from Dry Dry Outpost, the Shiver region, Koopa Village... There're so many folks here, I can't keep track of them all. And where might you be from? Oh... You're Mario!? I... I'm sorry! Excuse me!"
A green Toad from Paper Mario
A green Toad on the second floor.
  • "Does Princess Peach have a special man in her life? She's such a lovely lady... Whoever she loves must be very special indeed..."
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad on the second floor.
  • "Do you know of a place called Shooting Star Summit? It's near this castle. It's such a romantic place... It's definitely the best place for a date. Trust me. Maybe you ought to, you know, ask the princess to go there..."
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An orange Toad girl on the second floor.
  • "Hello, Mario. I am always on the cutting edge of fashion, and I must say... ...your outfit is just fabulous. It really suits you!♡"
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A green Koopa Troopa talking with Mayor Penguin on the second floor.
  • "I come from Koopa Village, which is just down the road from here. Ohhh... I just had the honor of talking with Princess Peach! What a wonderful lady she is!♡"
A yellow Toad guard from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad guarding Princess Peach's room on the second floor.
  • "This is Princess Peach's room, but I'm afraid she isn't in here at the moment."
  • "Huh? Oh no! Absolutely not! I don't think it's very polite to go into her room without asking her first, Mario!"
  • "I said NO, and that means NO. You are simply not allowed to go in there!"
  • "Boy, you're persistent! I guess I have no choice... Hurry up in there, though-- and don't touch anything!"
  • "I envy you, Mario..."
  • "How was it? To tell you the truth, I've never seen the inside of her room..."
A red Toad guard from Paper Mario
A red Toad guarding the door to the third floor on the second floor.
  • "I... I'm just a trainee, sir. So many guests... My heart's been beating like a bass drum ever since this morning... Thump thump thump thump..."
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad walking on the third floor.
  • "It's nice and quiet here with no guests around. Ahh...so pleasant."
A red Toad guard from Paper Mario
A red Toad guarding the door to the place where Mario meets Princess Peach on the third floor.
  • "Princess Peach went into her private chambers just now."

During Chapter 6 intermission[edit]

Character Quotes
A Koopatrol from Paper Mario
A Koopatrol patrolling in the west part of the first floor.
  • "Hey! You! Stop loitering around here!"
  • "Are you still here!? Get back to your post before I'm forced to report you to Kammy Koopa!"
A Koopatrol from Paper Mario
A Koopatrol patrolling in the east part of the first floor.
  • "Why'd you leave your station? Oh... You're looking for your relief, huh? Well, get a move on, then!"
  • "Sighhh... So booooored... I wish I were Princess Peach's personal guard. Then I could admire at her beauty all day long. I hope she breaks out of her room and comes here today... I can't believe I said that! You didn't hear that, did you?"
  • (With Peach as Clubba) "Hey! Hold up! Your shift? Oh, hurry up, then!"
The Toad hiding in a closet in Peach's Castle in Paper Mario
A red Toad hiding in the closet in the room on the east of the first floor.
  • "Nobody's in here! Go away!"
  • "Oh noo! I'm caught for sure! ... Huh!? Princess Peach! You're OK! Thank the Stars!" [Princess Peach: "You're a Toad from the castle? How long have you been hiding in here?"] "Well, since Bowser took over. I was so scared of being caught that I jumped into this closet. I'm hiding here until Mario comes and saves us all. Princess Peach, you ought to hide too! It's risky out there! Please don't take any chances!"
Sprite of a sleeping Clubba, from Paper Mario.
A Clubba sleeping outside the castle gate.
  • "Zzzzz..."
  • "So sleepy... So very sleepy... Just lemme catch a quick nap... but don't tell anyone... Zzz... mumble... mumble..."
  • "Uh...nnnn... ...Princess Peach...somewhere around here...close by... Zzz... mumble... mumble..."
  • "Hey, it's you! Oh no, it's just me. Hello me! Zzz... mumble... mumble..."
A Koopatrol from Paper Mario
A Koopatrol talking with another on the second floor. This and the following one are the first Koopatrols Princess Peach encounters after escaping from her room.
  • "Hey. How goes it? Phew... They've been working me like a dog lately..."
  • "You too? Seems like everybody's busy... King Bowser's all ticked off about something and Kammy Koopa takes it out on us. You think, maybe...? Maybe it means that Mario's coming to defeat King Bowser!"
A Koopatrol from Paper Mario
A Koopatrol talking with the previous one on the second floor.
  • "Sayyyy... I heard that Kammy Koopa is building some big thing above Princess Peach's Castle. I bet you it's a secret weapon designed to defeat Mario."
  • "That thing that Kammy Koopa's making up above the castle... I wonder what she could possibly do with it? It's not even possible for Mario to get up here, so why would she need a secret weapon?"
A Koopatrol from Paper Mario
A Koopatrol guarding the door to Princess Peach's room on the second floor.
  • "On patrol? Very good, then. You can pass through."
A Koopatrol from Paper Mario
A Koopatrol guarding the door to the third floor on the second floor.
  • "On patrol? Very good, then. You can pass through."
Sprite of a Hammer Bro, from Paper Mario.
A Hammer Bro patrolling the library room on the second floor.
  • "What are you doing here? Get back to your station! Kammy Koopa will chew us both out if she finds you here instead of at your post!"
  • "Huh? Are you insane? Get back to your post! Do you have any idea what Kammy Koopa will do to you if she finds you here?"
Sprite of a Hammer Bro, from Paper Mario.
Another Hammer Bro patrolling the library room on the second floor.
  • "Why do we bother patrolling? I mean, don't you agree? Sure, I know, Princess Peach got out a couple of times... But this castle is hovering in the middle of the sky! Where's she gonna go? Huh? I think King Bowser's nervous. He hides it well, though."
  • "Listen, don't hang around me. Kammy Koopa'll get really mad if she finds you here. I guess I understand why you're so curious, though. It's not often you get to see so many books in one place. I've gotta admit, sometimes I sneak a few peeks myself... Heh heh heh..."
Sprite of a Hammer Bro, from Paper Mario.
A Hammer Bro at the end of the library room on the second floor. Will give Princess Peach a Shooting Star if talked to in disguise.
  • "Wha... What're you looking at? I... I'm not looking for the book you think I'm looking for! I swear! No fooling! I'm trying to study...something! Here, take this and go away!"
  • "Seriously, leave me alone. I'm really trying to study. I always get this killer headache when I open a book..."
A Koopatrol from Paper Mario
A Koopatrol patrolling the hall on the third floor.
  • "All quiet here! ... Me? Nervous? No, not me! You surprised me, that's all."
  • "I'm not goofing off! I swear it! Please, let me guard in peace!"
  • (With Peach as Clubba) "Where have you been? You took your sweet time!"
A Koopatrol from Paper Mario
A Koopatrol guarding the door to the higher areas of Peach's Castle on the second floor.
  • "Where's my relief, already? My shift has been over for ages now! Listen... Could you go find that slacker and get him up here? Please! I'm exhausted! [Clubba] ← He looks like this. He's probably goofing off outside the castle somewhere. Here. Take this to find him. It's the key to the entrance of the castle. You won't be able to get downstairs without it."
  • "He still hasn't shown up... [Clubba] ← Find this guy, OK?"
  • (With Peach as Clubba) "Ah! Finally! About time! You're so late! Again! Don't you know how to read the shift schedule? Well, I guess I'll let it go this time, but watch it, OK? OK. Have a good shift. I'm shovin' off. Don't goof off, either! You're on thin ice, buddy!"
A Koopatrol from Paper Mario
A Koopatrol in the hall in the open space on top of the castle. There are two Koopatrols in this scene, but only this one can be talked to without triggering the cutscene with Kammy Koopa.
  • "Hey, you! Yeah, you! Entry is prohibited for unauthorized people. But...you're already up here, so I guess it's too late. It's a stupid restriction, anyway."
  • "It's about time Kammy Koopa came back down. I wonder what she could be doing up there? All those construction sounds..."
  • (During the cutscene) "Absolutely! Affirmative! You're right, Kammy Koopa!"

During Chapter 8[edit]

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
The Toad hiding in a closet in Peach's Castle in Paper Mario
The red Toad hiding in the closet in the room on the east of the first floor. He will open a Toad House if Mario talks to him.
  • "Nothing in here but clothes! Please don't open... Oh!"
  • "Huh!? Mario!? ... Oh, sweet!! You came to save me, right? Phew... I was so scared... Thanks for coming! While you're here, would you like to take a quick nap? I'll wake you if anyone bad comes in, I swear it. Would you like to take a nap?" [Alternate ending: "Oh... Actually... You look fine. You could take a nap anyway. What do you say?"]
  • "The Toad House slogan is... 'Refresh your Body and Soul!' Tee hee hee... I always wanted to say that. Would you like to take a nap?"
  • "... ? You look healthy to me. Still, you're the boss. Are you sure you want a nap?"
  • "Good luck! I'll be rooting for you, Mario... from in here."
  • "Please enjoy your rest."
  • "Did you sleep well? Good luck, Mario!"
  • "This Toad was hiding out in that chest. He's gonna open a Toad House here. Hey Mario, isn't that a stroke of luck? We'll be able to take a rest."

Toad Town[edit]

Entrance scene[edit]

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad near the entrance of Toad Town.
  • "Mario! I'm so glad you're OK! The town is in an uproar! The princess kidnapped! The very castle uprooted! It's bedlam! I really don't know what we can do about all this... Please, Mario! Save Her Highness!"
  • "The town is in an uproar! The princess kidnapped! The very castle uprooted! It's bedlam! Please, Mario! Save Her Highness!"
  • "The road in front of the Toad House connects to scenic Pleasant Path. But I heard that there are weird Toads blocking the way. Who could they be?"
  • "The weird Toads were actually guys called Koopa Bros.? Is that bad? I guess these Koopa Bros. are loyal to Bowser?"
  • "I heard that the train can't move. Folks are saying that a giant boulder is blocking the tracks. If only there were some way of destroying it, we could travel by rail again."
  • "People are saying that the train started moving again. Now folks can go to Mt. Rugged! I'll tell you, it's tough to travel if the train won't move."
  • "Mario! Grr...rrrr... Just a second ago, a Shy Guy ran into Russ T.'s house! Eek... What should we do... Um...er... Do something, please!"*
  • "Oh, that wily Shy Guy! He stole Russ T.'s Dictionary! Russ T. really loved that Dictionary, too. LOVED it. Poor Russ T.... You're his only hope, Mario! Get it back for him!"
  • "You were able to get Russ T.'s Dictionary back? Whoa! Way to go, Mario! Russ T. must be overjoyed."
  • "Lavalava Island? It's an island in the sea way south of Toad Town, isn't it? Folks say there's a volcano on the island that could erupt any time now. If it does, you'll sure see some lavalava!"
  • "You're going to go to Lavalava Island? You have heard about the volcano, right? The one that people say could blow at any moment? Do you really think it's safe to go there? OK...but travel carefully."
  • "Hey, Mario, Minh T. would like you to lend her a hand. She runs the flower garden. Flower Fields, a land covered in flowers, is supposedly in grave danger. I told her I'd send you over to her to learn more."
  • "What's going on in Flower Fields? Bad trouble? I guess we're not the only folks who have problems."
  • "I wonder how Princess Peach and the others in the castle are doing? You think they're...suffering? I wish things would go back to normal again so that we could all live in peace. Mario... you're the only one we can truly rely on."
  • "You always help us during hard times, Mario. When you're in trouble, who's there to lend a hand? ...Mario... I know there's not much we can do to help, but we'll be rooting for you always."
  • "This Toad is always standing in front of the gate. Is it his job, maybe? He looks as if he's asleep on his feet, but he actually knows quite a bit about the town."
Yellow Toad from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad walking near the shop.
  • "Oh, no! Doom! Danger! Princess Peach's Castle has flown away, up into the sky! No castle! Horrors! Only a hole remains! Our beloved castle! Where is it? Spread the word! Outrage!"
  • "Oh, no! Danger! Strange Toads are about in front of the Toad House! They don't look trustworthy! Beware, people, beware!"
  • "Big news, people! The Koopa Bros. are running rampant at the end of our Pleasant Path! They fight for Bowser! There's even word that they work poor, innocent Bob-ombs like slave drivers. Mario's going to kick their shells in! Just wait! Attention, people! Listen up!"
  • "Oh, ill news! Dry Dry Railroad is not running! The horror of it all! A giant rock has made travel impossible. The train won't move! We can't go to Mt. Rugged! Oh, no. Oh, ruin! Big problem, people!"
  • "Listen up, people! Huge news! Dry Dry Railroad started working again! Mario got rid of the rock that blocked the way! We can go to Mt. Rugged now! Good news! Fortune! Joy!"
  • "Oh, fright! Spooky news! A Boo has been sighted in town near Forever Forest! I didn't actually see it with my own eyes...but I heard about it! Terror! Be afraid, people!"
  • "Oh, cruel fate! Mischievous Shy Guys are running loose in Toad Town! It is a plague! Your precious treasures are in peril! Danger!"
  • "Big news, people! Huge news! Mario taught those Shy Guys a lesson they won't forget! Our town is peaceful again! (Except for people shouting!) It's big news, people. We're talking massive news!"
  • "Alert! Big news, people! Minh T., our kind citizen who tends to the flower garden, has word of trouble brewing. Flower Fields, a land peopled with fair flowers, is mired in grave danger! Someone must gather special seeds to help Flower Fields!"
  • "Big news, people! Wake up! A door has appeared in Minh T.'s flower garden. This door is, according to my sources, a portal to the land of flowers, Flower Fields. I'm talking big news, here!"
  • "Big news, people, wow! Mario beat the pollen out of Bowser's henchmen! Flower Fields is saved! Big news, folks. Great news!"
  • "Rally, people! Big news! Our hero Mario is finally going to Bowser's Castle! Bring back good news, Mario! Good luck! Bowser's going down! Fight hard! Be strong!"
  • "This Toad is always very excited about whatever news he has. He's a little crazy. Even so, it's a good idea to listen to him. He may be a little excitable, but he always has news."
A blue Toad from Paper Mario A pink-spotted female Toad in Paper Mario
A blue male Toad and a pink female Toad near the pond.
  • "The castle was taken away, and Princess Peach was kidnapped. These are dark days. Everyone in town is suffering, and yet my heart cares for nothing but you, my sweet. Does that make me wicked?" "My heart is the same, my love. It cares for you, none other. We are both wicked Toads."
  • "If Bowser himself were to come down and kidnap you... I would not hesitate to vanquish him and save you." "Oh! My sweet hero... you're so brave and true."
  • "Whatever obstacle comes, our love will see us through. The power of my love could blow up any roadblock!" "Oh! You're so romantic. Our love is explosive..."
  • "If Bowser himself were to come down and kidnap you... I would not hesitate to vanquish him and save you." "Oh! My sweet hero... you're such a tough guy."
  • "I do not fear ghosts. The only thing I fear is the thought of losing you." "Uh... I'm sorry, but I think... I'm more scared of ghosts. Oh, forgive my errant words!"
  • "I heard that Shy Guys are causing trouble all over town. But as long as you're with me, you will always be safe!" "As long as you stay with me, I shall have nothing to fear but too much love!"
  • "I want to take you to some far-off land. Perhaps to a southern island where we can be all alone... or perhaps to some distant and undiscovered world." "You're so sweet! How about the legendary Lavalava Island? I will go anywhere in the world as long as you're beside me."
  • "You are like the sun to me! Gazing down on me with warmth and loveliness, heating up my heart. Oh! Without you I would wither up and be no more!" "Oh! Your flowery praise! This sun will never set upon you, my love!"
  • "Let's wish to the Stars that we'll stay together forever. I hope that you and I need never be apart again." "Your heart echoes mine! Life without you is just a pale illusion."
  • "I heard that you are going to defeat Bowser so our fair land will once again find peace." "Please succeed, Mario! So we two Toads can stay together forever..."
  • "This Toad claims that he and his girl are in love. But just the other day, he told me he liked a different girl! What a cad!"
  • "Those Toads are in love. They're so in love, they don't even notice what's going on. Unless you like seeing public displays of affection, I wouldn't talk to them. They're shameless."
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad on the path.
  • "Hey, Mario, did you know you can carry up to 10 items? When you can't carry any more items, it's a good idea to go to a shop like this and ask them to hold items for you. You can even claim the items at any other shop. Pretty convenient, huh?"
  • "I heard that to the east, along Pleasant Path, there are many loyal Koopa Bros. followers. The Mushrooms and Fire Flowers you can buy at a shop will help you survive."
  • "Hey... I bet you didn't know that there's another shop here in Toad Town. The merchandise they carry is slightly different. You might want to check it out sometime."
  • "I didn't ever think our town would have ghosts in it. How scary... Of course, I'd heard there were lots of them deep within Forever Forest, but not here! I'd never go wandering in there, not for a million coins. Brrrrrr..."
  • "I just saw some Shy Guys go by. I'd bet anything that they're up to no good again. Who knows where they went, but wherever they are, I'm sure they're causing trouble."
  • "Russ T.'s Dictionary was stolen! Can you believe it? Somebody ought to stop those guys before they strike again!"
  • "You got Russ T.'s Dictionary back? Wow! Mario, you're the best! He must have been really happy."
  • "Do you keep using one favorite item all the time? It's fine to have favorites, but you really should experiment with other items. You might just find one that's even cooler."
  • "This Toad always stands in front of the shop. He knows all about items. He never moves, as far as I can tell. Maybe he's trying to get a tan."
Yellow Toad from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad on the path.
  • "Oh?...Ha ha ha! You don't have it? The Degree, Mario. The Degree shows how strong you are. Ha ha ha... I have it. I fought at the Dojo over there and got it from The Master. I am one bad Toad!"
  • "Hey, that's... a First-Degree Card! I have one, too. See? A First-Degree Card!! That means I'm as strong as you! Cool! I'm bad! Yeah!"
  • "Hey, that's... a Second-Degree Card? Whoa! Cool! You fought your way to a Second-Degree Card? Mario, you're awesome!"
  • "Hey, that's... a Third-Degree Card? Whoa! Wow! Whoop! I knew you were strong!"
  • "Hey, that's... a Fourth-Degree Card! Whoa! Amazing! You rule, Mario! You must be crazy strong!"
  • "Whoa! Can it be? That's... a Diploma??? Whooooopeee! It's real, isn't it? You defeated The Master! Wow! You're the best, Mario!"
  • "This Toad has tried his skills at the Dojo. That takes guts... Someday I'm gonna try it all by myself."
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad near the path.
  • "Mario, have you gone back to your house yet? Luigi was wondering how you were doing. You can go home through that pipe in front of the main gate over there. You can enter the pipe by standing on the edge and pushing down on the Control Stick. Say, why don't you give me a tour of your house someday?"
  • "The Master of the Dojo came back from his training. Before he left, he said he wouldn't return until he was incredibly strong. He must be pretty tough by now."
  • "Two Shy Guys just ran by! One seems to have invaded the shop over there. The owner was not happy! I have no idea where the other one went. Those guys can disappear in the blink of an eye. I bet they're still around here..."
  • "You know, I'm getting pretty fed up with these Shy Guys. They didn't use to be such a big nuisance to the town. Little pranks are one thing, but when you start stealing people's precious treasures, that's just wrong."
  • "Mario, you're really showing those Shy Guys a thing or two! Things just seem to work out when you're around. You'll be able to beat Bowser and save the princess soon, don't you think?"
  • "Have you heard about the monster at the port? Everyone is pretty shook up. But I'm not. I know you'll take care of it!"
  • "Mario... People's wishes haven't been coming true lately. It seems like right now, only the bad guys' wishes are coming true. Is it all in my head?"
  • "May I ask you something, Mario? Why don't you just go save the princess right now? I thought you had a long history of beating up Bowser..."
  • "Mario... Is it... Is it tougher this time to take on Bowser? Is he somehow stronger than before? Is that why you're having to work so hard?"
  • "Mario, I heard you're going to the far north. Bring a sweater or something. And be careful! It's dangerous!"
  • "Mario, I heard you're going to storm Bowser's Castle. There's not much that I can do, but I'll be cheering you on. I wish I were a hero like you."
  • "He doesn't seem to have any particular reason to be at the Dojo. He's not fighting. He just loiters around, checking out the fighters. Maybe he just likes watching tough guys. I bet he'll cheer for us if we challenge The Master."
A green Toad from Paper Mario
A green Toad in the southwestern house.
  • "The earthquake when the castle flew away was terrifying! Everything was shaking... the ground...the houses... I fell right over! It was so horrifying... that I'd just like to forget it ever happened."
  • "Toad Town without a castle... It just doesn't seem right. Less castle-filled, somehow. Do you think it'll ever be like the old days around here?"
  • "Since I worked at the castle, I have nothing to do for a while. You'd think that'd be relaxing. But this house isn't exactly restful during the day. My wife doesn't even have any spare time to spend with me. She works all day cleaning stuff up and dealing with the kids. It must be tough, doing all that work."
  • "I think it's time I stopped moping around about the castle being stolen. My wife is busy working, so... I guess I'll go on a walk with my children."
  • "Take off, you lousy Shy Guy! I don't care how convincing your Mario disguise is! You aren't getting in! Stay away from my family!"**
  • "We've been cooped up too long for fear of those dastardly Shy Guy troublemakers. We need some exercise. It's high time we went on a family walk, I think. The kids should stretch their legs. There's nothing like a bit of fresh air and exercise to revitalize the spirit!"
  • "I've begun helping my wife with the chores. ...I'm thinking that the work I did at the castle was much easier than this. I had no idea... I have to get down on my knees and thank my wife for all the work she does every day!"
  • "I've been playing this strange game with my children. It's pretty difficult. The kids say I stink at it, too! Those rascals... They have a surprise coming... I've been practicing at night! Don't tell! I can't wait to show them all up!"
  • "Mario... My family means more to me than anything in the world. I can't be a hero like you, but as a father and husband, I'm doing my best. Good luck to you, Mario. My entire family is cheering for your success!"
  • "This family man ordinarily works at Peach's Castle. He was on his day off when the castle disappeared. Talk about your basic lucky coincidence! Wow! He's a very reliable worker at the castle... but he never does chores around the house."
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An orange female Toad in the southwestern house.
  • "Oh, busy, busy! The room doesn't get tidied up when my darling's at home."
  • "Oh, how busy, busy! My sweetheart might have some time off from work, but I never have a day off. It's a lot of work! Aw... Look at my poor dear. I know he's sad that the castle is gone, but grieving forever won't do anything. He should try to find something that brings him joy. If you could, please say something to him, Mario."
  • "I used to love the annual cooking contest at the castle, but it looks like we won't have one this year... I was sure this was the year I'd beat Tayce T.!"
  • "My darling's spirits seem to have improved lately. Maybe he realized there was no sense in staying home and grieving all the time. My darling is a bit timid, but he is such a good-natured person at heart.♡"
  • "It looks like the Shy Guys won't be pestering the town anymore, will they? I know they're just pranksters, but I still feared for the children while they were loose. But... My sweetie-pie protected the family! And he looked so cute being brave!♡ Oh, sorry! How embarrassing! Don't tell my darling that I said that, all right?"
  • "You're in my way, sugar! Scoot over! Oh, gracious! Mario? Tee hee... How embarrassing! I'm awfully sorry. I thought you were my darling. That's why I shouted. Even with all that's going on in the world, you can't stop cleaning your house. It sure is tiresome, though..."
  • "My dumpling's always playing games with the children. When he used to go to the castle every day for work, I would sometimes wish to the Stars that the family could be together more often. I didn't think it would be like this! It's like I have three children instead of two!"
  • "So, you're finally on your way to save the princess! Hurry to her! But don't be rash or reckless. Her Highness would be worried!"
  • "She's the homemaker here. She's ordinarily very relaxed and easygoing. Since her lazy husband is home, she's working harder than ever right now. The housework piles up every day, but somehow she manages it all with no help. Where does she get the energy?"
A green Toad kid from Paper Mario
A green Toad kid in the southwestern house.
  • "My dad works at the castle, so he's not at home usually. But now the castle's gone, so he's at home. When I said I'm glad 'cause Dad's at home, I got scolded. ...What's up with that?"
  • "When the castle was still here, I used to climb the trees and look off into the distance. But those trees all fell down... Now there's nothing to do."
  • "Since the castle is gone, Dad is really bummed, and Mom seems a little frazzled. I'm kind of happy that Dad's at home now, but I wish we could get him to play with us."
  • "We've been playing with Dad. He's terrible at our games, so I'm teaching him how to play. You never realize how much work it is to take care of grown-ups."
  • "Dad, you are so cool!"**
  • "When the Shy Guys came, Dad protected us, so we had nothing to worry about. Who knew Dad was so cool? He was like a raging animal!"
  • "When I grow up, I'm going to be just like my dad. It's not a bad idea to be like you, Mario, but, my dad's cooler... Sorry, Mario!"
  • "Dad told me about you. You're trying to save Princess Peach and the people in the castle, aren't you? That's pretty cool... You're the second coolest guy after my dad."
  • "He's one of the Toad kids. He likes his father so much that he always tries to sneak into the castle. He's about the same age as I am. We sometimes play together when I come to Toad Town. I guess he's a pretty good friend of mine."
A green Toad kid from Paper Mario
A green Toad kid in the southwestern house.
  • "Princess Peach was kidnapped! So I'm going to save her! But...Mom told me I had to be a good boy and stay home. How come?"
  • "I started going to the Dojo so I can get stronger and save the beautiful Princess Peach. But...my mom tells me I have to behave and stay home. Why is that?"
  • "I'm not afraid of ghosts! Eee... What if a real ghost heard me and shows up? Oh, no..."
  • "The Master of the Dojo is really, really strong! Who's stronger, you or The Master? Seriously, who?"
  • "You gotta tell me, Mario. How can I get stronger? I wanna be super muscular. The Master at the Dojo says: 'Those who desire only strength will always be weak.' Huh? Say what? Whaddaya think that means?"
  • "Dad says he's more afraid of Mom than of anything else in the whole world. But Mom's such a sweetheart! She's totally kind! You think... Dad's a scaredy-cat?"
  • "I wished to the Stars that I'd become a strong boy. But then Dad said I should wish for you instead. He told me to wish that you would beat up Bowser. I'm gonna wish really hard."
  • "He's a Toad kid who wants to be really powerful. He thinks that having power solves everything. His way of thinking is a little bit different from mine. He's a good enough guy, though, when we play together."
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A Toad who runs the Shroom Grocery.
  • "Welcome to Shroom Grocery! How can I help you today?"
  • "You need [...] coins for '[...]'. Want to buy it?"
  • "Thank you very much."
  • "Please come again."
  • "A Shy Guy took over my shop! My precious shop... Please, Mr. Mario! Get the Shy Guy out of my shop!"
  • "Mario!! Way to show that little hooligan a thing or two! Hooray! Thank you so much! I'm still giving great deals at rock-bottom prices, so don't be a stranger around here!"
  • "That Toad runs this shop. He buys, sells and checks items. If you don't manage what you're carrying well, you may not be able to hold everything. Check items when you can."
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A red Shy Guy taking over Shroom Grocery during the Shy Guy invasion of Chapter 4. Mario can repel this Shy Guy to help the shopkeeper reclaim the shop.
  • "Tee hee hee hee! Welcome to Shy Guy's Shop. Too bad I'm not gonna sell anything to you, Mario!"
  • "Oh, no... Poor me..."
  • "This Shy Guy is just causing trouble in here. He's pretending to shop, but he's not buying anything. Hey, buy something or get out, pal! You hear me?"
* Mario can hear this quote by entering the scene from the Goomba Village area, via Toad Town Tunnels, so that he has a chance of talking to this Toad before the Shy Guy runs out of Russ T.'s house.
** These quotes can only be heard outside the house, so it is unclear to which members of the family they belong. The assignment here is according to the grouping of the quotes in the game's coding.

Scene near Peach's Castle[edit]

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad standing still in front of Merlon's house.
  • "The building with the spinning roof is Merlon's house. He's weird. He also happens to be as stubborn as a mule. He rarely comes out. As weird as he is, though, his talent is no joke. He can read the stars. He even predicted that you'd come back safe and sound!"
  • "Oh... Mario! Merlon was looking for you. He lives in that house with the spinning roof. He asked me to tell you to go meet him at his house. I was just about to go look for you, but here you are! It's rare for Merlon to call somebody over to his house... He's a bit eccentric. Even when he has visitors, it's rare for him to come out of the house at all."
  • "Koopa Village is to the east of Toad Town. You know that famous explorer by the name of Kolorado? He has a house there. He's probably not there now. I heard that he's in the field exploring Dry Dry Desert."
  • "Some guy named Rowf started a Badge Shop in the square over there. I haven't been, but it looks like he's selling rare Badges. You been there yet?"
  • "I've been hearing good things about the Badges over there in Rowf's Badge Shop. Have you been there recently?"
  • "Shy... Shy Guy... Shy Guys just stormed the... post office..."
  • "I tried my best to catch that Shy Guy when he bolted from the post office, but he was way too fast. Maybe I need to work out more on my 'Toadinator.'"
  • "I heard you got back the letters those Shy Guys stole from the post office. You're so smooth, Mario. You always get the job done!"
  • "I asked Minh T. to make a bouquet so I could give it to my mother. Minh T.'s the absolute best at growing flowers. She senses flowers' feelings. My mother was so pleased to get pretty flowers that she made me a pie. Yum!"
  • "Bub-ulbs can speak the same language that we do. They're pretty easy to understand, I guess. But I definitely don't get how Minh T. communicates with other flowers..."
  • "Mario! Great timing. Somebody was looking for you. He's over at Merlon's house."
  • "Mario, do you collect Badges? I've heard that there are Badges for almost everything! I bet adventuring is a whole lot easier if you have lots of Badges, huh?"
  • "This friendly Toad loves to run his mouth. He's a bit of a gossip."
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad walking in the open area at the center of the scene.
  • "Up on Shooting Star Summit, there are these two siblings named Merluvlee and Merlow. Merluvlee tells fortunes. She's really good at finding Badges or Star Pieces. When you take Star Pieces to Merlow, he'll trade them for Badges. These two could help you, no? You ought to go meet them."
  • "If you want to go to Koopa Village, head east on the road in front of the Toad House. There's a fork in the road, so watch the signs and be careful not to get lost."
  • "Are you taking a trip to Dry Dry Desert? Take the train. There's a station south of town. After getting to the station at Mt. Rugged, you'll have to hike over the mountain. Dry Dry Desert is just on the other side of the mountain."
  • "I heard there are old ruins somewhere in Dry Dry Desert. Some team of researchers is looking for them, excavating in the sand. Must be hot."
  • "Have you met the wise Toad? He lives over by the western gate. The big one. That guy seems to know something about everything. He's really popular at parties, what with his knowledge and everything. You'd be surprised."
  • "Did you see that? Shy Guys just went into the post office! Wha... What should we do?! You think they're causing trouble in there? Maybe they can still be stopped...if we act quickly. Mario! Can you go check in there? I'd go, but I have a bum leg..."
  • "Shy Guys stole the mailbag from the post office! It all happened so fast that I didn't have time to react! They were gone in an instant!"
  • "You got the letters back! Mario, you rock!"
  • "I have this friend who really loves to fish. Every time I go to the port, there he is, fishing. Ever met him?"
  • "This guy knows tons of gossip. His favorite subject is the brother and sister who live on Shooting Star Summit. Sometimes it's tough dragging information out of him. But then again, sometimes it's worth it if you're curious."
Yellow Toad from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad walking in front of the door to Peach's Castle.
  • "Do you see that blue pole in front of the post office? That's a road sign. You can find out what's where in Toad Town by checking out the signs. What am I telling you this for? I'm sure you know it's smart to read all the signs you see."
  • "Whenever you go somewhere, you really should read all the signs along the way. Reading signs carefully is a good way to avoid getting lost."
  • "How about going to the post office from time to time? The mail doesn't stop just because you're out gallivanting around. Everybody in your party might get letters... Isn't getting mail the greatest?"
  • "Shy Guys can be so aggravating! Grr! They think stealing people's stuff is funny! It's not! People are really upset!! If we don't do something, they'll make off with all the valuables in town!"
  • "Now Shy Guys stole a mailbag from the post office. A mailbag! What's the world coming to? What could they possibly want with a mailbag? Think about how many important things travel through the mail! Those Shy Guys have really done it this time!"
  • "Heyyyy... You got that stolen mailbag back, didn't you? I heard. Way to go! The mail is safe once again! The postmaster must be feeling deep relief right about now."
  • "Somebody was just saying there's a monster at the port. I could almost believe it. Lots of weird stuff's been going on since Peach was taken. I wonder where Her Highness is now? I hope she's OK... I worry about her constantly."
  • "I heard that the monster at the port was really a whale. Big surprise. Everyone's so on edge, though, that it was easy to believe at first. If people just kept their heads, we wouldn't have all this panic."
  • "Princess Peach... Oh..., If only I could see her smile once again..."
  • "Bowser! You hear me?! Give up our Princess Peach! Sniffle sniffle... Mario... you gotta save her..."
  • "I have a feeling that our beloved Princess Peach will return to us soon. And all because of you. You...sniffle...work so hard... Mario... ...you're the greatest, man! Only you can save her, so get up there and do it!"
  • "This Toad... I'll tell you a secret. He's a huge fan of the princess. He told me once that he has a big collection of her photos. What a lovesick fool..."
Yellow Toad from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad walking back and forth on the horizontal path.
  • "Hey! Mario! Word is you're needed on Shooting Star Summit. You never been? Just go through that blue gate there and bear right at Peach's Castle. ...Oops! I forgot... Peach's Castle is... gone......"
  • "I thought I knew everybody in this town, but I've never seen those dark Toads before. Seen 'em? Over by the Toad House? They look nasty. I hope they don't pick a fight."
  • "Those dark Toads were actually the Koopa Bros.! 'Nash T.'... I should have known! Those no-good scheming... Dressing up as Toads to cause trouble is just plain rude. I'm lodging a formal complaint!"
  • "Hey, by the way, if you were to go across Dry Dry Desert, you'd reach Dry Dry Outpost. It's a small town. But they do have a shop and a Toad House. Never been there, myself. I'd like to, but that heat..."
  • "Hey, you've been to Shooting Star Summit, right? Did you meet Merluvlee and Merlow? I hear that Merluvlee uses her psychic powers to find Star Pieces and Badges. Her little brother, Merlow? He's crazy about Star Pieces. Trades Badges for 'em."
  • "Hey, hold up! Shy Guys just ran into the post office! You know that isn't good. Mario, check it out, will you?"
  • "Oh, drag, some mail was stolen? Maybe we should've warned you earlier about the Shy Guys... They've always been a problem. I guess I just tuned 'em out."
  • "Hold up, now! You got back all that stolen mail?! Oh, yeah! Way to go!"
  • "I'm keeping my eyes open for any little movement on the Shy Guy front. They won't catch me off guard."
  • "What should I do if something goes down in Toad Town while you're off adventuring? Well, I'm worried, Mario! We haven't had much luck solving problems on our own."
  • "So. The time has come. You're gonna take him on. ...Doesn't Bowser scare you? You've got guts, Mario. That monster's pretty huge! Of course, maybe you're afraid but are going anyway... That's even more courageous!"
  • "This guy often knows rumors. He's counting on you, Mario. You won't let him down, will you?"
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad near Minh T.'s garden.
  • "Look at Minh T.! Always with the flowers... She's as pretty as a rose. Just watching her from a distance makes me happy!♡"
  • "Ah, lovely Minh T.! The most beautiful flower in the garden! She's ever so cute!♡ I overheard her wishing that this town be filled with flowers. My wish is to become a Star Spirit so I can grant Minh T.'s wish. Seeing her happy is all that matters!"
  • "Oh, Mario! Do something! Those Shy Guys are trampling all over Minh T.'s precious flower garden! Look at her! She's so sad! I can't bear to see her in such pain!"
  • "Now that you saved the garden, there's a lot of cleaning up to do. Is this my chance? I... Maybe I should go help Minh T. fix the garden..."
  • "Mario, Mario! I'm bursting! I helped Minh T. fix up the flower garden! She thanked me! And smiled! I've never been so happy!♡ OK... I should calm down! I shouldn't get so worked up when everyone in town is having such a hard time."
  • "Mario... Minh T. seems to be troubled."
  • "Minh T. is a pure genius when it comes to growing flowers. Flowers grow more lovely in her lovely hands. Their blooms... Their petals... Oh,... how beautiful... Minh T. is!"
  • "I've always been content just to watch Minh T. at work. ...At least, that's how I used to feel, but lately I've grown restless... What good is looking at her? If I never get up the nerve to talk to her, she'll never know my true feelings... Oh... Minh T.... Maybe I could talk to her up on Shooting Star Summit."
  • "It seems like this Toad is always in love with someone. Right now, he likes Minh T. I think he's in good spirits. As long as he can be near her, he'll be happy."
A green Toad from Paper Mario
A green Toad near the notice board.
  • "The theft of our castle caused great destruction here. The worst of it happened in the center of town. It seemed to rain wood. As a result, we can't get to the southern part of town. The train station, the port... many important things lie south. Not being able to get there is a great inconvenience to me and to everyone."
  • "So much broken wood, scattered all over town... We could no longer reach the south side, and yet... now we can. Excellent. We can once again reach the port and the train station."
  • "The trains are up and running again, but I'm told they were stuck for a while because of a large boulder. Local opinion holds that you broke it for us, Mario. Thank you. I'm ecstatic."
  • "The Toad who guards the entrance to Forever Forest is a timid lad named Fice T. Word is that Fice T. had grown tired of being timid, so he requested and got the job of guard of the forest. Still... His fear remains. He is terrified of ghosts, and looks not into the forest."
  • "Mario. Bad things are afoot. Shy Guys just ran to the west, toward the Main Gate. They're no doubt up to something. There is a shop over that way. Perhaps it is there that they have set their sights. No good can come of this."
  • "I witnessed a Shy Guy fleeing with a book of some sort. I ran and ran, but he was too fleet of foot. He headed south, toward the house of Tayce T. I must recover from this excitement."
  • "Mario. If the Shy Guys aren't stopped, I may have to raise my voice."
  • "The town has grown peaceful once more. The Shy Guy menace is at last halted. We owe you a debt. Those Shy Guys... I'm not usually this emotional. I must calm down."
  • "Mario. Calm my nerves. Princess Peach will return safely to us, is it not so? She must, or I may faint. This town was once peaceful and carefree. My wish is to see it peaceful once more."
  • "Shiver City is far from here, in the northern lands. There is snow there always. If I ever had to live in such a place, I'd never go outside. The people up there should wish for warmer weather. Maybe it's none of my business."
  • "I have a wish... A simple wish that Toad Town would return to its peaceful ways. Perhaps this time it is you, and not the Stars, that will grant my earnest wish. I am filled with excitement. Go forth. And good luck."
  • "He's a Toad who often thinks about going south. Maybe his girlfriend's there. Or maybe he just has a lot of friends from that area. He's pretty chatty."
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad running the Toad House.
  • "Hello, Mario! The Toad House's slogan is... 'Refresh your Body and Soul!' Would you like to take a nap?"
  • "...Really? You seem to be in fine shape. Are you sure you want to take a nap?"
  • "Please come again!"
  • "Sleep well!"
  • "Did you sleep well? Now that your body and soul are refreshed, your travels will seem much easier."
  • "The Toad House's slogan is... 'Refresh your Body and Soul!'... But... it's impossible to get refreshed with this Shy Guy jumping all over the place. Sorry."
  • "Now that the Shy Guys are gone, you can stay here. Would you like to take a nap?"
  • "This is the manager of a Toad House. These havens are all over the world, usually manned by a Toad. When you're exhausted, you should stay at one and recover."
A pink Bub-ulb from Paper Mario
A Bub-ulb appearing next to Minh T. near the beginning of Chapter 6. He will be absent after Mario enters Flower Fields.
  • "Flower Fields is in a state of despair because of Bowser's minions. Please! Save us!"
  • "He's one of the Bub-ulbs. Bub-ulbs are a type of talking plant. Aren't they hilarious? I think they come from Flower Fields."
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A Ninji appearing in Merlon's house near the beginning of Chapter 7. Leaves for Starborn Valley after Mario enters the house and the three have a conversation.
  • "Nice to meet you. I come from Starborn Valley. Starborn Valley is in the Shiver region, a chill place far to the north, at the very end of the earth. Merle, who hails from there, said that he had something important to tell you, Mario."
  • "Yes, please hurry! I will run ahead and take tidings of you to Merle."
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Scene near Forever Forest[edit]

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
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A purple Toad girl standing in front of Tayce T.'s house.
  • "Doesn't something smell good? Tayce T. lives in this house. She's an incredibly good cook. She just taught me the recipe for delicious Fried Shroom. You make it with a Mushroom. Someday, if I keep practicing, maybe I'll become a master chef."
  • "Tayce T. just taught me how to make Spicy Soup! Hot stuff! Have you ever tried it? A fresh Fire Flower is the key to a good Spicy Soup. I just made it at home, but it nearly fried my taste buds off! Tayce T.'s is much yummier. I've got to keep practicing."
  • "Did you hear? Tayce T.'s best Frying Pan was stolen! It was the work of Shy Guys! I'm a huge fan of Tayce T.'s. It really gets me steamed that they'd do such a thing! Please, Mario! Try to get her Frying Pan back!"
  • "Ooh... Oh, my! Smells like Tayce T.'s baking a Cake! What a tantalizing aroma! The Cakes Tayce T. makes are beyond belief. I'd love to make one sometime. But you need Cake Mix to make a Cake, and it's really hard to find."
  • "Maybe you know, Mario. People say that somewhere in the world is an ultimate Cookbook for master chefs. Supposedly, if you believe the rumors, it has recipes for unheard-of delicacies. Tayce T.'s been looking for that book for quite a while, but she hasn't found it. I don't know how you'd find it, but if you do, give it to her."
  • "I heard Tayce T. increased her repertoire of recipes! I wish I had her skills! Of course, even she doesn't always know how a dish will turn out. When she uses a Mystery? ingredient, it's anybody's guess as to what will appear. Sometimes the result is good. And sometimes not..."
  • "How many times has Bowser kidnapped Peach, anyway? It seems like every time you turn around, he's done it again! Maybe Bowser just wants to eat the cakes the princess bakes. Yeah, that must be it."
  • "My wish was to become a good cook and to work as a chef at Princess Peach's Castle... Right now it doesn't look very likely...but I believe the castle will return one day, and everything will be fine. So I'm going to keep on practicing cooking! You have to chase your dreams!"
  • "I tried to make Maple Super the other day, but it didn't go well at all. To make Maple Super, you need Maple Syrup and... Well, let's see... What was it? It's really a delicious dessert. I want to make it for my love! I guess I'll have to remember the recipe exactly. Either that or just guess... I'm not going to give up! I'm going to keep trying!"
  • "I was just trying to bake a batch of Kooky Cookies. I'm going to give them to the object of my affection. One ingredient is Cake Mix. And the other is... You find out!♡ I'm going to bewitch my love with these cookies. He'll fall head over heels!"
  • "I'm trying my hardest to make Kooky Cookies. I'm going to give them to the object of my affection. To make them, you need Cake Mix and... You just wait!♡ I'm going to bewitch my love with these cookies. He'll fall head over heels."
  • "Because I've been practicing, I'm well on my way to becoming a better cook!♡ I heard that Princess Peach is a good cook, too. I hope the princess will be back soon. Of course she will! You're saving her, right? Then it's settled. The princess will definitely return soon. I'll be supporting you. Good luck!"
  • "She worships Tayce T. because she really loves to cook. She's usually right here. I guess she's kind of Tayce T.'s cooking apprentice right now. My mother also admires Tayce T. She always says that she wants to learn how to cook from her."
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad walking on the main road. Before Chapter 1 is cleared, scattered wood prevents Mario from going to the south part of Toad Town, and he stands by the wood and explains this to Mario.
  • "These building materials used to be stacked by the road, but they all came down when that earthquake hit. Unfortunately, it's impossible to go to the south side of town with all this scattered wood. Don't worry. We're restacking it as quickly as possible. I know it's inconvenient, but please bear with us while we get everything in order."
  • "Toad Town Station is just south of here. The train there is the only way to reach Dry Dry Desert. You aren't thinking of going to the desert, are you, Mario? Be careful if you do..."
  • "People around here think that there's a huge ghost mansion deep within Forever Forest. Full of Boos, people say. And get this: according to the rumors, there's even a cute princess-like ghost in there! People will say anything! How would they know if this ghost princess was cute?"
  • "Yow! A big group of Shy Guys just ran off to the north! There's all sorts of trouble they could get into up there... At the post office...the shop... Look, Mario, would you mind going to check out the scene?"
  • "So! The post office was robbed after all. Just as I expected! Ooh... Those rabble-rousers! There's a limit to how much mischief we'll put up with!"
  • "Hey, Mario, good work getting that mailbag back. I'm sure glad you're on our team, Mario!"
  • "Aaaah... Nothing like a day without hordes of galloping Shy Guys running about! Thanks for dealing with those mischief-makers, Mario."
  • "If you're looking for any particular objects, you should ask Merluvlee of Shooting Star Summit to read your fortune. She's famous for the accuracy of her predictions."
  • "This Toad is diligent and very hard working. He has a great work ethic. I heard he has a bit of a crush on Merluvlee, who lives on Shooting Star Summit."
Yellow Toad from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad walking on the main road.
  • "Dry Dry Desert is huge. Wherever you go, all you can see is sand. Many a wanderer has gotten lost, so travelers should use extreme caution. Oh, and you should avoid any whirlwinds you see. According to my sources, if you get close to a whirlwind, it'll blow you far away. Chances are, you'll get lost."
  • "I just saw an odd thing: a gray Boo with a mustache. He seemed to be looking for someone. He was wandering all around here. According to my sources, there's a Boo Mansion deep within Forever Forest. Perhaps he came from there."
  • "The recent invasion by these Shy Guys has everyone reeling. There's no end to their mischief. I just saw Shy Guys run over toward the station. What could they be up to now? Unless I miss my guess, it's bound to be something bad. Wouldn't you agree? You may be the only one with the strength to repel them."
  • "According to my sources, Shy Guys come from the west. It looks like it's up to you to find their hideout and teach them a lesson."
  • "Well, the Shy Guys are gone. Strangely enough, I feel kind of lonely when it's so quiet."
  • "Minh T. was looking for you in the flower garden, Mario. Reports are sketchy, but I've heard that a flower-filled place called Flower Fields is in a world of trouble. Mario, you'd better go talk to Minh T.!"
  • "According to my sources, a door leading to Flower Fields has appeared in Minh T.'s garden. I suppose Bowser's not content just spreading trouble in our fair kingdom. He's moved on to other worlds! Mario, is there nothing to be done?"
  • "My sources tell me that deep inside that pipe over there, lie many hidden treasures. What kind of treasures? Inquiring Toads want to know!"
  • "I have a hunch that very soon now, Princess Peach will come back to us. The castle and our friends will all come back safely and everything will be just like it used to be... I never ignore a hunch."
  • "This Toad is pretty smart. I wonder where he gets all of his information. There's a rumor that this is the Toad who writes the Toad Town Times. There's also a rumor that Luigi is the one who writes it. I wonder which rumor is true?"
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad standing in the south of the main road.
  • "People say that there's a big, dangerous creature living deep inside that pipe over there. But when people tell you not to go in, it kind of makes you want to even more! Of course, you'll be all right if you carry lots of items. Probably..."
  • "When you get lost in Forever Forest, you find yourself back at the beginning in an instant. I guess that's why they say it's almost impossible to find your way through there."
  • "It seems like all the Shy Guys come from just west of here. I wish we could find out where they come from and get rid of them! Rapscallions!"
  • "I'm sick of these Shy Guys stirring up so much trouble. Can you beat them up? Please?"
  • "There are lots of rumors about that pipe over there. One is that huge monsters live there. Another one claims that the pipe somehow connects to many distant towns. They're only rumors, though. Who knows if they're true?"
  • "Mario, you're really good at climbing down that pipe! You roll up like paper and spin on down! That's so cool!"
  • "This Toad is constantly running his mouth. When I'm with Gooma, he boasts about his pet a lot. He's a huge gossip. You can't believe everything he says."
Sprite of Mini T. from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad kid playing on the grass-covered platform in the northeast of the scene.
  • "When I grow up, I'm gonna learn to be a train conductor. Train conductors are so cool. Station stop! All aboard!"
  • "Oh, hi, Mario. Y'know, I used to want to be a train conductor when I grow up, but.. I decided not to 'cause... I decided I wanna be a hero like you instead. I'm going to beat up the bad guys, then I'm going to save Princess Peach. Is it hard to do?"
  • "It's Shy Guys, it's Shy Guys! Let's get 'em! ...Oh! Mario! Sorry, I was just practicing beating up pretend Shy Guys."
  • "Now I've decided to become a ship captain. Because trains have to stay on the tracks, y'know. You can go anywhere on the sea! Ahoy! Full steam ahead!"
  • "Oh, hi, Mario. Do you know... what do archaeologists do? I heard they travel around the world and look for treasures. Doesn't that sound like fun? Maybe I want to become an archaeologist now. Will the Stars make my wish come true, you think?"
  • "Mario, I'm thinking of becoming a detective when I grow up. There's this really cool detective in this novel my mom's reading right now. I wanna be like him."
  • "Oh, hi, Mario. Y'know, I've thought I wanted to be a lot of different things when I grow up. But I decided that I'm just gonna be myself. Although maybe I'll imitate you a little, if that's OK..."
  • "He always talks about what he wants to be when he grows up. He's constantly changing his goals. I guess that's natural. It's good to have a dream to chase, don't you think? I have a couple dreams. I'm living one of 'em right now! Who'd have thought I'd actually have an adventure with Mario?!"
A pink Bub-ulb from Paper Mario
A Bub-ulb with a pink flower in the southeast of the scene.
  • "P... Pppppppppppppppppppp..."
  • "PUFFFFF! Well, hello there. My name is Bub-ulb. I came from Flower Fields, the wonderful land of flowers. I'd love to spread the wondrous flowers of Flower Fields all over your land! You like flowers, don't you? Of course you do. Who doesn't? For that reason I'll entrust this to your care."
  • "That is a flower seed. If it's well cared for, a beautiful flower will bloom. These flowers are delicate... Only one with a loving heart can make them bloom in beauty. Please take good care of it, for beauty is fragile."
  • "Most flowers don't speak, but they all listen. When you grow flowers, be sure to speak kindly to them."
  • "It's a beautiful day, today. The sunshine is pouring down on us from the sky... It feels ever so nice. Now that I think about it, yesterday and the day before were also fine... Is it just my imagination, or does the weather never change in this town? Nah, I must be imagining things."
  • "Either there's not enough sun, the people here are too loud, or it's boring because the place is too quiet. You may not know this, but it's natural for some flowers to complain all the time or flip-flop on issues. Who's to say that's wrong? There's a saying: 'The soil is always browner on the other side.'"
  • "At times, I feel homesick for my home, lovely Flower Fields. Back there, there are beautiful and unique flowers as far as the eye can see. You really should journey there someday to enrich yourself."
  • "The wonderful flowers of Flower Fields are grown in rich earth with pure spring water and warm sunshine. There are so many of them that when they all talk at once, it gets rather loud."
  • "I heard you beat up the evil Huff N. Puff, who had brought darkness to Flower Fields. Thanks for saving my hometown, from the bottom of my roots."
  • "The people in the town say that you are going to save a person called Princess Peach. I don't even know who she is, but best of luck anyway."
  • "It's a flower. I guess that's pretty obvious... It doesn't seem to move like an ordinary flower, though."
  • "Oh! A Bub-ulb. Talking flowers seem weird... Didn't I hear that Bub-ulbs live in Flower Fields?"
A green Toad from Paper Mario
A green Toad standing next to the Odd House.
  • "Mario, Mario, Mario. Have you ever met Merluvlee of Shooting Star Summit? That lady... She's so lovely... and mysterious... Oh, I'm crazy for her!♡ I heard that her hobby is cultivating bonsai trees. Maybe I should try that, too... By the way, did you know that Merluvlee has a twin sister? Her sister must be really gorgeous and charming, too."
  • "Mario, Mario, Mario. Have you ever met Tayce T.? She lives in a house just over there. She always cooks great dishes for the townspeople. I heard that when Tayce T. used to live in the Dojo, a powerful Goomba teacher was training The Master. Tayce T. learned to cook from the Goomba teacher's wife. What? You don't know why Tayce T. lived in the Dojo? The Master and Tayce T. are brother and sister. Everybody knows that!"
  • "Mario, Mario, Mario. Have you ever met the wise Toad, Russ T.? He has more books than you could shake a shroom at! People say that some books are very old and rare. I also heard that Kolorado, that explorer, sometimes uses those books to do research. But, I heard that Kolorado doesn't treat the books with care, and Russ T. is secretly pretty mad about it."
  • "Mario, Mario, Mario. Have you ever met the postmaster? I just had lunch with him at the restaurant at the port. He told me that the postman who just started working for them is always making mistakes. He said he's pretty worried. But do you know what? He didn't look worried. He was smiling when he said it! He must be happy that he's finally found a successor to take over his job. Maybe he can retire soon."
  • "Mario, Mario, Mario. Have you ever met The Master of the Dojo? I used to want to learn at the Dojo, so I went over there once. Want to hear what he said? 'Come again after cultivating yourself more ...cough...'"
  • "Mario, Mario, Mario. Have you ever met the wizard, Merlon? I went to him to ask what I could do to 'cultivate myself.' And Merluvlee was there! Merlon's her grandpa, of course. I was so lucky...and happy... My heart started beating a mile a minute... She said 'hello' to me. ...Tee hee!♡"
  • "Mario, Mario, Mario. Have you ever met the lovely Princess Peach? ...Well, of course you have. What a silly question! Sometimes I think that it would be pretty nice just to sit and gaze at the princess all day long. Is it just me? Have you ever felt that way?"
  • "This Toad can't keep his mouth shut. He's an incurable gossip. I have to wonder what he says behind our backs... To be honest, I'd love to find out."

Train station scene[edit]

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad near the Li'l Oink farm.
  • "I love Li'l-Oinks! Love 'em! You... You want to learn about 'em?"
  • "Li'l-Oinks are timid and mysterious creatures that hatch from eggs. They spook easily, and will run away if you approach them. Observe them from out here. There are many breeds of Li'l-Oinks. They're very easy to tell apart. White ones, black ones... even gold and silver ones! If you're curious about the breed of a newborn Li'l-Oink, come over to talk to me. I wish the world were full of Li'l-Oinks! That would be grand!"
  • "Oh, OK... If you want to hear about the different types of Li'l Oinks, just ask, OK?"
  • "Ha... Li'l-Oinks are so cute! Aren't they the most adorable things you've ever seen?"
  • "Oh, wow! It's a Silver Li'l-Oink! Look at its silver hide! Glittering in the sunshine... What a gorgeous creature!"
  • "Whoopee!! It's a Gold Li'l-Oink! Look at its golden hide! It glows like a treasure of ancient times!"
  • "Oh, it's a Black Li'l-Oink! They're known to be wild!"
  • "Oh, it's a White Li'l-Oink! So pale and dainty!"
  • "Oh, it's a Pink Li'l-Oink! Such coloring!"
  • "Oh, it's a Tiger Li'l-Oink! Look at those stripes!"
  • "Oh, it's a Shroom Li'l-Oink! They're the cutest!"
  • "Oh, it's a Flower Li'l-Oink! Nice floral design!"
  • "Oh, it's a Star Li'l-Oink! The stars...so mystical!"
  • "Oh, it's a Question Mark Li'l-Oink! How weird... Uh, I mean how int... interesting."
  • "This Toad loves Li'l-Oinks. I always see him near Li'l-Oink Farm. He keeps an eye on the Li'l-Oinks from outside the fence. Obviously, he really likes 'em."
A white-dotted Toad train conductor from Paper Mario
A Toad train conductor in a black uniform with white dots.
  • "Howdy, Mario. This train is bound for Mt. Rugged. Are you getting on?"
  • "The train is about to depart. Please board quickly."
  • "We hope to see you again!"
  • "Toad Town! Toad Town!"
  • "There's still some time before the next departure. Come back in a bit."
  • "I'm ruined... Done for! A huge rock is blocking the train tracks! When Peach's Castle was uprooted, one of the boulders from that stack rolled off and landed here. What bad luck! If we can't do something about that boulder, I can't make my run to Mt. Rugged!"
  • "Oh, thank you, Mario!! The train's back on track! All aboard!! This train is bound for Mt. Rugged. Are you coming, Mario?"
  • "What'll I do... I'm ruined! There's no hope for me! We can't get the train moving because of the pesky Shy Guy on the tracks. I told him to scram, but he won't listen to me, and he won't move at all. What am I gonna do?"
  • "Oh, thank you, Mario!! We're rolling now! All aboard!! Are you coming along?"
  • "He's the station master of Dry Dry Railroad in Toad Town. The motto of Dry Dry Railroad is, 'We are generous, polite and safe.' Yeah, that's catchy!"
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad near the train station.
  • "I love trains, don't you? I love to come here and watch it come and go, but it doesn't seem to move at all now. It's really a lot more fun to watch when it's moving. The problem must be that gigantic rock on the tracks."
  • "You're the best, Mario! It's nice to see the train up and running once again. It really wasn't a whole lot of fun watching it just sit there."
  • "I overheard someone saying that there's been a Boo sighting at the edge of Forever Forest. Boos never come to Toad Town. Most unusual... By the way, Mario, did you know that this here blue pole is a road sign? There are signs all over Toad Town, so check them well. Road signs could even lead you to Forever Forest."
  • "That Shy Guy on the tracks has stopped the train schedule again. This is no good. Can you scare him off?"
  • "The sound of the wheels when the train is running... Psshhh! The loud hissing... And the WHOOO-WHOOOOOOO! Just listening to trains makes me feel at peace. I want the train to keep on running today, tomorrow, the next day... That's my wish, all right."
  • "I guess it's sort of odd that this train only goes between Toad Town and Mt. Rugged. Maybe they ought to expand to some other areas."
  • "I like watching the train from here rather than actually getting on it. If I get on it, I won't be able to see the train."
  • "I get all excited when I hear the train chugging along and watch the smoke puffing. I wish that someday, in a faraway land, I'll find someone who loves trains as much as I do."
  • "So! I hear you're off to fight Bowser. Princess Peach and everyone in the castle will finally come back, won't they? Mario... when peace returns here, I want to tell you something, OK?"
  • "This Toad never seems to leave the station. He loves trains, so he makes excuses to travel all over. When he's not on one of his trips, he watches the trains at the station. Did I mention he loves trains?"
A green Toad from Paper Mario
A green Toad near the train station.
  • "Ever been to Dry Dry Desert? It's a really scary place. I've seen packs of cactus monsters, thieves who prey on travelers' coins, and even whirlwinds! It's a lot safer to stick to the path so you don't get lost. It goes in a direct line from Mt. Rugged to Dry Dry Outpost."
  • "Look at this idiot... Playing on the train tracks? How dumb are these Shy Guys? What a nuisance... I mean, Shy Guys are known for being aggravating, but this is ridiculous."
  • "Shy Guys always play pranks, but they never seemed so wicked before this. You don't think that Bowser could have something to do with this, do you?"
  • "A lot of people claim that hidden treasure is spread all over Dry Dry Desert. If you get to know the area pretty well, it might not be a bad idea to check around a bit and try to find some. As for me, I'm too scared of getting lost out in that heat. I just stick to the path and go right to Dry Dry Outpost."
  • "The people in Dry Dry Outpost look totally different from us Toad Towners, don't they? Well, variety is the spice of life, you know. I love that town... I'd go there all the time if the desert weren't so dangerous."
  • "Mario, I really admire the fact that you're so well traveled. If I had one-eighth of your strength and courage, I think I'd travel the world having adventures, too."
  • "Best of luck, Mario! You're the only hope for Princess Peach and the other captives of that evil Bowser. You can do it! Here we go, Mari-o, woo woo! Here we go, Mari-o, woo woo!"
  • "He's just an average Toad. He apparently knows a lot about Dry Dry Desert. He goes there a lot. For work...? Oh, I don't know."
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A purple Toad girl near the train station.
  • "Mario, you do keep a good supply of items on hand, don't you? If you get attacked when you have nothing, you'll be in a pretty tight fix, huh? My advice is, whenever you're going on a long journey, you should stop by a shop and load up with supplies."
  • "That's just great. The train can't move because a Shy Guy is on the track. Say, Mario... Any chance you could do something about that guy?"
  • "Aw, thanks, Mario! The train's back in business!"
  • "Say, Mario, you do always carry items when you travel, don't you? Don't be overconfident. You never know when you might get caught off guard."
  • "You know, if you're out in the field and need an item, there may not be a shop around. You should always be prepared for the worst. They have lots of good stuff at the shops here in Toad Town..."
  • "She's a very caring Toad. Just by the way she talks, I get the sense that she's generous and carefree."
A pink-spotted female Toad in Paper Mario A pink-spotted female Toad in Paper Mario A pink-spotted female Toad in Paper Mario
Three pink-spotted Toad girls found in front of the train station. Absent after Mario arrives at Dry Dry Outpost.
  • (Left:) "We can't work because Peach's Castle flew away. Oh, well! I guess there's nothing to be done! The girls and I always wanted to go on a long trip. How lucky for us!♡" (Middle:) "At first, I said let's not go because there's so much trouble going on. But... Eventually I came around!♡ We're ready to roll! But now the train can't move. Great." (Right:) "Our first stop was going to be the desert town. I wish we could go! Right now!"
  • (Left:) "We're finally departing. On the train, girls!" (Middle:) "Do you girls have all your bags and everything? I hope I didn't forget anything. I bet I did, though." (Right:) "Okay, okay. Let's go to Mt. Rugged! Except... Let me just check my bags one more time real quick."
  • (Left:) "This Toad is one of the castle maids. Seeing as the castle has up and disappeared, I guess they've decided to take a holiday. Traveling does have a way of refreshing the body and mind."
  • (Middle:) "This Toad is one of the castle maids. They're all traveling together. They're quite good friends. I've never seen 'em apart!"
  • (Right:) "This Toad is one of the castle maids. She's always been very curious. I wonder what kind of trip they're taking. It's definitely not going to be as difficult as our journey, but I'm kind of curious."

Playroom[edit]

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad at the reception desk of the Playroom.
  • "Hello there, Mario! Welcome to the Playroom! To play here, you need a Member Credit. The kind of game you can play depends on the kind of Member Credit you have."
  • "Hello there, Mario! Are you enjoying the game? Did you know there's another game in this Playroom? If you get a Gold Credit, you can play the other one, too."
  • "Cool! You have a Silver Credit. In that case, I'll make a pipe appear that will lead down to the Jump Attack floor."
  • "Cool! You have a Gold Credit. In that case, I'll make a pipe appear that will lead down to the Smash Attack floor."
  • "Cool! You have a Gold Credit. In that case, I'll make a pipe appear that will lead down to both the Jump Attack and Smash Attack floors."
  • "Please enjoy the game."
  • "Please enjoy the games."
  • "He's the receptionist Toad for the Playroom. He'll tell you what games there are to play."
A green Toad from Paper Mario
A green Toad walking around in the Playroom.
  • "Y'know, I haven't seen that old Koopa Troopa lately. He came here often, but he always lost a bundle."
  • "It was never fun when that old Koopa Troopa lost. He'd blame it on everyone but himself then raise a big stink. Phew! It was a crazy scene."
  • "Hey, are you having a good time here at the Playroom, Mario? I heard the 9-Blocks Option in Jump Attack is really hard to clear successfully. Maybe I'll have better odds playing the 5-Blocks Option."
  • "Hey, Mario! So you come here, too. Having a good time? Smash Attack is pretty hard. I've never cleared it before. Have you?"
  • "He seems to be a customer at the Playroom. I bet he comes here all the time."
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad walking around in the Playroom.
  • "I'm winning big, baby!"
  • "Grrr... I was so close today!"
  • "I won a little today. Good luck, Mario."
  • "Ugh. Double ugh. Talk about rotten luck..."
  • "He seems to come to the Playroom often. He's probably one of their best customers."
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad in the room for Jump Attack.
  • "Greetings, my good man! This is the floor for Jump Attack. Gimme a second, and I'll explain the rules for you. [...] The rules are written on that board over there. I think you'll catch on quickly once you start playing. Anyway, you might as well try it at least once. You need ten coins to play. How about it? Wanna try?"
  • "Welcome! You need ten coins to play. How about it? Wanna try?"
  • "Try to hit five/seven/nine blocks. Get ready to... JUMP... ATTACK!!!"
  • "Whatever suits you. Come again sometime! See you."
  • "Oops... Bummer! Game over. Too bad. Better luck next time."
  • "...Mario, you don't have ten coins. You can't play the game without enough coins."
  • "This Toad both explains and judges the Playroom games. This game is Jump Attack."
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad in the room for Smash Attack.
  • "Hello, Mario! This is the floor for Smash Attack. Let me explain the rules to you, OK? [...] You need ten coins to play. Would you like to try?"
  • "Welcome to Smash Attack! You need ten coins to play. Like to give it a try?"
  • "Ready to get ten Peach Panels? Get set to... SMASH... ATTACK!!!"
  • "Another time, perhaps."
  • "No more time! Too bad. Please come again."
  • "...Mario, you don't have ten coins. Please bring more money with you next time."
  • "This Toad both explains and judges the Playroom games. This game is Smash Attack."

Southwestern scene[edit]

Besides the characters listed below, the Great Gossip Trio and the Rangers are also found here.

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
A green Toad from Paper Mario
A green Toad near the signpost at the entrance of the scene.
  • "If you want to get to Dry Dry Desert, take the train from Toad Town Station. You dig?"
  • "If you go to the west, you'll reach the port. If you want to go to Forever Forest, head east. Got it?"
  • "I'm positive that the Shy Guys are coming from somewhere in Toad Town. But where... Where could they be hiding around here? Unless I miss my guess, they must be in a house. Dig me?"
  • "Hey, Mario. About Rowf's Badge Shop... I've heard it said that there are lots of Badges there. Might be a good idea to go there often, you dig me?"
  • "I think this Toad is a guide. He wants to be a Tour Conductor, whatever that is. He's also interested in unique shops and items."
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad walking on the path at the center of the scene.
  • "By the by, Mario, if you can't hold any more items, you should leave them at the shop. You can pick the items up again at any shop in the world, so it's a useful system."
  • "Eek! Mario! Some Shy Guys just ran into the shop over there! There's no way they're gonna do anything good in there! Get 'em! Please!"
  • "I tried to chase the Shy Guys, but I fell and lost their trail. I was real busy holding my toe and shrieking, but I think maybe they went to the port."
  • "If you get tired, you really ought to rest at a Toad House. A good nap is the best medicine. Maybe you should hit the Save Block after you rest, too. Just to be safe."
  • "If you're going to travel far, you really should get healthy at a Toad House first. Oh, and you should stop by a shop and get some items. And brush your teeth. Maybe comb your mustache. Don't forget to save, too."
  • "Hey there, Mario! Did you recently go some place tropical or something? You look like you came back with a little tan. I didn't think you could possibly look any cooler, but you do."
  • "Mario, aren't you tired at all? Adventuring must take its toll. Try to relax while you're here in Toad Town, OK?"
  • "The Stars used to make wishes come true for the citizens of Mushroom Kingdom. Supposedly, they only grant good wishes, but who's to say which wishes are good?"
  • "I know this wish is a good one. I wish the princess and everyone else will come back safely. I wish, I wish, I wish! Good luck, Mario!"
  • "He talks a lot, this guy. Say, since I travel with you, do you think I'll be famous, too? I wonder if there's any gossip about me yet."
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad near the houses in the north of the scene.
  • "I've heard a rumor about this great big hidden ruin somewhere in Dry Dry Desert, but I don't believe it. Well, I've never seen it. Once I see it with my own eyes, then I'll believe it."
  • "I've heard a rumor about this dark, scary Boo Mansion deep in Forever Forest... I don't believe it. Well, nobody's ever seen it. It must be a lie."
  • "I've heard a rumor that Shy Guys are hiding in somebody's house in Toad Town. Here! Shy Guys in Toad Town!? What rubbish! I think that people would notice a huge group of Shy Guys living in one of the houses in the neighborhood. There's no way that's true."
  • "What!? The Shy Guys were hiding in that house over there?! Why... Why didn't I notice it??? I'm always around here!!! I... I just can't... believe such a tale! No way!"
  • "Huh...? Mario, you're trying to go to Lavalava Island? Good luck. You're completely wasting your time, though. Lavalava Island only exists in rumors spread by idiots. It's a figment of imagination."
  • "You're going to Lavalava Island on a whale?! Mario, there's no such island! And furthermore, there's no way you can ride a whale. I'm shocked that you would make up such lies, Mario."
  • "You went to Lavalava Island? Yoshis? Ravens? Erupting volcanoes? Wow, that's amazing! ...You know something, Mario? It's also a big, fat lie! I don't believe it for a second!"
  • "I've heard a rumor that the door in the flower garden leads to a region that's full of flowers. It's called Flower Fields. Oh, come on. No more of this. Another world? Unbelievable."
  • "A lot of people around here say that there's something inside that pipe in the town, but... I don't believe one word of it! Well, think about it... If there really were something... That'd be really creepy!"
  • "Mario... I heard a rumor... It was about you going to fight Bowser and save the princess. I don't believe it. Well, for one thing, it's scary. You could get hurt, you know. I can't believe a sane man would willingly do such a thing. I won't believe it! No! I don't believe it! I'll never believe you! Neveeeer!"
  • "This guy is pretty wary. He doesn't believe most of the rumors that people spread. But he wants attention, so he listens well and keeps the rumors alive."
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An orange Toad girl near the exit to the port.
  • "This neighborhood is the quietest place in Toad Town. That's why I often come here to walk and think. Oh, I try to put on a glad face. The castle won't come back just because we stay home and mope, now will it?"
  • "I often come here to walk. It's nice and quiet, is it not? On sunny days, I even head over to the port sometimes."
  • "I saw them! The scoundrels! Shy Guys just went into that empty house right there. Do you suppose... Could that be the Shy Guy hideout?"
  • "Our pleasant local shopkeeper has been hit by Shy Guys! They stole his Storeroom Key. The dear man said that it's the most important key he has. Oh, this is simply awful! How will he ever get it back?"
  • "Mario, that key you hold... Isn't that the Storeroom Key? The shopkeeper is truly pulling his hair out over that key. You must take it to him!"
  • "Whenever I have problems, I take a brief journey across town to where Merlon resides. He tells the future. He's an old wizard, you know. A bit unusual, perhaps, but his prophecies are usually right on the money."
  • "My, my, that's quite a nice Frying Pan you're carrying. It seems like it was used quite a bit in its time. Its owner must have really loved to cook. Is it yours?"
  • "Our local scholar, Russ T., has met with an ill fate. It seems that Shy Guys have made off with his beloved dictionary. My heart aches for that poor man. He loved that dictionary like a son! Dearest Mario, is there any chance you can retrieve it?"
  • "My dear Mario, what an odd note you have! Perhaps... Our scholar Russ T. might just be able to read it."
  • "The local gossip is that there's something like an island afloat at the port. Others say it's a monster. How frightful... It looks like I won't be walking there for some time."
  • "I beg your pardon!? The thing floating at the port was a whale? Oh, silly me! I shouldn't have been so frightened!♡"
  • "I'd love to walk alone in a park full of flowers. It would be quiet and relaxing. Flowers don't chatter endlessly like people are prone to do."
  • "People often ask me if I don't get bored going for walks in the same place every day. But I don't get bored at all. It seems like something changes a little bit every day."
  • "She's always taking a walk around here. She's elegant, don't you think? She's almost too nice to be really elegant, though. Maybe she needs to learn to be more snobby. Then she'd seem really elegant!"
Kris T. of the Three Beautiful Sisters in Paper Mario
A green Toad girl in the house.
  • "Hi! I'm new to the neighborhood. I never expected it to be so nice and quiet in the big city. It cost me a small fortune in coins to get this place, but I think it was worth it. It's such a lovely house, isn't it? It sure is!"
  • "Oh. Hi, Mario! Thanks for coming to visit me! It's so quiet around here. I've been really bored... I know I just moved here, but I kind of wish I'd moved somewhere more...happening."
  • "Hi, Mario! Hey, by the way... Did you know the house next door is supposed to be vacant? ...But you know what? I hear lots of noises coming from there. Maybe it's a thief's hideout... Oh, how scary! Right next door!"
  • "What!? You're kidding me! Shy Guys are living in the vacant house right next to us?! I would never have bought this house if I had known... I'm calling my realtor!"
  • "Those Shy Guys really seem to have quieted down recently. Too quiet... I get really lonely when it's so dull. I wish those Shy Guys weren't so bad. I bet we could be really good friends if they shaped up."
  • "My wish was to live a peaceful, fulfilling life in this lovely, quiet house. But recently, I've been feeling very blue inside. My wish may have come true, but the princess was kidnapped and all... It's tough to feel happy when everyone around you seems to be suffering."
  • "Hey, Mario. Are you good at saving up your coins? I still have tons of coins in my savings. I have no idea how to spend them all! You don't know of any smart investments, do you?"
  • "Hi, Mario! Are you ready? I heard you're off to take on the evil Bowser! If you can beat him, I'm going to spend all my coins on one huge celebration. Just to show how much you mean to this town, I'm going to fill the sky with booms and pops and bangs and zings! All for you! I won't tell you more... It'll ruin the surprise! Hee hee hee hee..."
  • "These Toads just moved here. This is the first time they've lived in an actual town. I think they were worried that it'd be too noisy in town. This quiet area seems to suit them well."
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A purple Toad girl in the house.
  • "Hey, you're Mario, right? We just moved in! We've only just unpacked! It's like a dream come true. A quiet and gorgeous home all to ourselves!♡ Ah, I'm so happy! Of course, happy as I am, I know these are sad times. I try not to act too jolly when I'm out and about."
  • "It's so quiet... It's actually kind of unsettling. I miss all the hustle and bustle that was here when we first moved in."
  • "Somebody's really been raising a racket in the house next door, that's for sure! It sounds like a bunch of kids bouncing off the walls. And I thought that house was vacant... How creepy!"
  • "Huh? You mean Shy Guys were staying in that house next door? No wonder it was so noisy... I knew something was weird. Empty houses don't make noise."
  • "Toad Town's back to being quiet now that the Shy Guys are gone. Yup... Reeeeal quiet. Nothing going on at all. Ugh... I need some excitement. I can kinda understand why the Shy Guys were running wild. This town is sort of stifling."
  • "When we first moved in here, Toad Town was hopping! Now it's just depressing. Even when I wish to the Stars, my wishes don't come true anymore. This place is really getting me down."
  • "My sister's thinking of a good way to spend her coins. I think she should spend it for the good of others..."
  • "I guess my sister decided what she's gonna do with her coins. She won't even tell me! Can you believe that? Her own sister! Aren't you just dying to know what she's gonna do?"
  • "These Toads just moved here. They like peace and quiet. They said they're enjoying living here so far. They think it's quite comfortable. Well, you could just listen to them yourself, Mario..."

Port[edit]

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad near the entrance of the port.
  • "This is the port. Welcome! If you want to go to Dry Dry Desert, you can't get there from here. Go to the train station instead."
  • "This is the port. Welcome! Isn't it relaxing to sit and just listen to the waves?"
  • "This is the port. Welcome! Excuse me? Shy Guys? Oh yes, Shy Guys. We sometimes see them at the port, but they usually behave themselves. They come from the east. Who knows why they come here."
  • "This is the port. Welcome! Doesn't the sound of waves soothe your nerves?"
  • "This is the port. Welcome! Our tourist trade is booming! People have been flocking here to see the whale."
  • "This is the port. Welcome! I used to come here at night to watch for shooting Stars out over the ocean. I haven't seen one in a while. I wonder where the Stars went?"
  • "This is the port. Welcome! Oh, Mario, Mario. Don't push yourself so hard. Relax and just go at your own pace, like the sea does. Good luck turning the tide!"
  • "He's a Toad. I think he's a guide at the port. He goes like this: Welcooooome! Pretty good, huh? Anyway, he knows this area very well. You can ask him all about it."
Yellow Toad from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad at the port.
  • "O, memories of younger days♪ River runs with sunlit rays♪ We ramble as the music plays♪ Phew! What is it about the ocean that makes me want to sing?"
  • "An unknown town--Ooh!♪ I travel down--Oh yeah!♪ The locals frown--Get down!♪ Oops, I started singing again! What is it about the ocean that makes me want to sing?"
  • "Heyyy... Do you see something floating over there? See what I'm talking about? Well, if you go straight and walk onto the pier, you'll be able to see it. It bothers me for some reason. I think I just saw it move!"
  • "That thing that looks like an island has been floating in the port for days. But just recently, it moved right next to the pier. Brr... I wonder if one day soon it'll come ashore... Ma... Mario, could you possibly go see if it's dangerous?"
  • "Oh? Oh! It was only a whale, after all. Who'd be scared of a whale? M... Me? I... I don't remember that."
  • "Where'd you go on the whale? Lavalava Island? Sweet! Of course, I've heard of it, but I've never gone there. It sounds like paradise."
  • "That whale... It seemed like it was hurting before, but it looks fine now. Anything that big is bound to be a little scary at first, but now that I'm used to it, it's actually really cute! It makes me want to write a serenade for it!"
  • "He's a Toad. He seems to be taking a walk and singing off key. Great tune, though! It kind of makes me want to hang out and sing, too. I'm a terrible singer, but this guy might make me sound good!"
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad at the port.
  • "Hello, Mario. I heard that you went over to Koopa Village recently. A long time ago, I went to Koopa Village, too. I remember it like it was just yesterday. There were all sorts of people...uh, that is Koopa Troopas, there. One Koopa loved the radio, I recall...those four rowdy brothers...that giant Kent C.... Oh yes, there was also that world-renowned explorer and archaeologist, Kolorado. If I recall correctly, his wife was always worrying about him. I suppose she wanted him to stay home a bit more. I often wonder how all those Koopas are holding up..."
  • "Hello, Mario. I heard you hiked over to Dry Dry Desert recently. A long time ago, I went to Dry Dry Desert, too. Sadly, I got lost in the desert. A noble soul by the name of Moustafa saved me. The way the locals referred to him, I assumed at first that he was a fierce, stern person. But once I spoke with him, it became clear to me that he was quite a nice guy. A secret surrounded this Moustafa... I was let in on it. Moustafa is actually... No, I can't tell you! Well, Mario, because it's a secret. That's that."
  • "Hello, Mario. I heard you braved Forever Forest recently. I got lost in Forever Forest a long time ago. I wandered around and around in circles for a good while, utterly lost, then at last I came to a mysterious mansion. It was there I met a Boo by the name of Bootler. This Bootler used to travel the world having adventures with a pair of his friends, a Goomba and a Koopa Troopa. We spoke of many things, he and I. He even told me of his undying love for the mistress of the mansion. There was a little girl Boo there then, the granddaughter of the mansion's mistress. She was headstrong and very spoiled. Still, she was cute. I wonder how she's doing now. She must be beautiful."
  • "Hello, Mario. Do you happen to know the owner of the Badge Shop that recently opened? Rowf? I met that Rowf in a different town a long, long time ago. Back then, he was selling rare foods, not Badges. I recall that he had a beautiful wife at the time. They worked so hard together to build a business up from nothing in that town. His wife doesn't seem to be here in Toad Town, though. I wonder what happened..."
  • "Hey, Mario, I heard you went over the sea to Lavalava Island recently. I went to Lavalava Island a long time ago, too. The folks in Yoshi's Village took really good care of me. What a wonderful place it was! Such a mild climate, and some of the tastiest foods! I remember eating picnic lunches on the beach, sea breezes... It was just fantastic. Oh, it's been too long! I must go again sometime."
  • "Hello, Mario. I heard you went over to Flower Fields recently. I've never been there myself, but the elder at Koopa Village, the esteemed Koopa Koot, told me once about the time he journeyed to Flower Fields in the days of his youth. According to his tale, he valiantly saved a big tree called Wise Wisterwood. Old Koopa Koot... He's told me a million stories about his travels. He was a famous explorer when he was younger, probably the most famous Koopa in the land. Perhaps it was Koopa Koot's influence that led Kolorado into the adventuring life."
  • "Hello, Mario. In all your travels, have you ever been to Star Haven? As far as I know, nobody has ever been there. It's too far off, way beyond the clouds. If I could have one wish, it would be to open a Toad House in Star Haven. Don't you think it would be amazing to live with the stars surrounding you? You could stay for free, of course, whenever you came."
  • "This Toad's been all over the place. He'll tell you lots of old stories. I heard that he knows lots of stories about Goompa and Koopa Koot. Were they really that famous?"
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad at the port.
  • "Oh! Bountiful, beautiful sea! When I behold the ocean, I feel peace and serenity. When you feel sick in body or in heart, nothing heals you better than the sea."
  • "I wish I could travel across the waters to some other land. Oh! How wonderful it would be to go ashore some warm and uninhabited island and lead a life without cares!"
  • "Hey, do you see that strange island-like thing over there? I've been watching it, and it seems to move sometimes. Spooky. I wonder what it is..."
  • "An odd fellow's been hanging around the port lately. All he does is stare out at the horizon and mumble about treasures and the like. Look, he's here again today!"
  • "Oh! You're going to an island! And on a whale, no less! It sounds like a dream... Living a peaceful life on an island with no rules and no schedules to keep... Oh! How I envy you, Mario!"
  • "Hey Mario, the woman who tends flowers, Minh T., is looking for you."
  • "Flower Fields... Lavalava Island... So many places I have never seen with my own eyes! I wish I could travel all over this world like you do..."
  • "I often wonder what Star Haven is like. Do you think it could be that different from Toad Town? Sailing on a sea of stars... How glorious that would be!"
  • "Whenever I talk to this Toad, he tells me he wants to go 'somewhere by the sea.' Sure, it'd be great if there were an island to go relax on, but what if he got out there and there was only ocean?"
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad waiter at the Club 64 restaurant.
  • "Welcome to Club 64! How do you like the club, dude? Pretty posh, right? Yeah, my buddy there and I opened up last year. This club was broken here and there in that earthquake, but, no problem. We'll get it all fixed up in no time."
  • "Welcome to Club 64! How do you like the club, dude? Pretty posh, right? Yeah, my buddy there and I opened up last year. We lost a lot of glasses in that earthquake, but hey, no problem. We'll get it all fixed up in no time."
  • "Welcome to Club 64! Huh? Shy Guys? Nah, dude, haven't seen any. Just relax here, OK? We've got a no Shy Guy policy."
  • "Welcome to Club 64! What's up with no customers? Isn't that Shy Guy epidemic over with already? We need some good press... Maybe some attraction to draw people to the area... I mean, times are hard, you know what I mean, dude? People need a reason to grin!"
  • "Oh, no way! For real? A whale, huh? I thought it was some kinda surfacing submarine or something like that."
  • "Welcome to Club 64! I checked out that whale. It's huuuuge! Huuuge, dude!"
  • "Welcome to Club 64! You believe this? That whale's been really good for the biz. All these people come for the whale and stay for the food! This joint's been jumping!"
  • "He's a waiter at this restaurant. He said he's working here because he longs to be near Pop Diva. He's really working hard! I bet he's working hard to try to impress her."

Entrance scene (during the party at the end of the game)[edit]

Character Quotes
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad near the entrance of Toad Town.
  • "I love it when Toad Town is full of party-goers! I'm going to talk to as many of them as I can!"
  • "Mario, where are you going? I'm sure that Princess Peach is waiting for you in the castle!"
Yellow Toad from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad walking near the shop.
  • "Big news, everyone, huge news! Mario, who defeated the vile Bowser, has just arrived! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!! Let's hear it for Mario!"
A blue Toad from Paper Mario A pink-spotted female Toad in Paper Mario
A blue male Toad and a pink female Toad near the pond.
  • "Peach's Castle has come back at last, and peace has been restored to Toad Town. Now we can spend our days together without fear!♡"
  • "Oh, I'm so happy!♡ But I work at the castle... so I must return there. Such is the sweet sadness of love, my darling!♡"
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad on the path.
  • "The castle has come back! Everything's back to normal, thanks to you, Mario! Look at this place! Toad Town is hopping 'cause so many people are here to celebrate!"
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad near the path.
  • "I wish we Toads could have done more than just wish for you. But we followed your progress the whole time. Your efforts really gave us hope. All of Toad Town thanks you! It must have been grueling..."
A green Toad from Paper Mario
A green Toad in the southwestern house.
  • "Well, back to work, I guess... I'm not all that excited to get back to the grind, but it is somehow a relief. After all, having a routine is probably for the best. At least for me it is..."
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An orange female Toad in the southwestern house.
  • "I'm so happy that Princess Peach's Castle is back, but... my darling must return to work. It's going to be lonely here..."
A green Toad kid from Paper Mario
A green Toad kid in the southwestern house.
  • "Hey, Dad! You have to go back to work starting tomorrow? Aw, lame! Now we won't be able to play together every day! What a bummer..."
A green Toad kid from Paper Mario
A green Toad kid in the southwestern house.
  • "Next time something happens to Princess Peach, I'm gonna be the one to protect her! I'm gonna be a guard in the castle and I'm gonna punch the bad guys in the nose and I'm gonna tell them to GET OUT! I'm gonna do it all by myself!!"
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A Toad who accompanies the Toad who runs the Shroom Grocery.
  • "Oh! Hey, Mario! Taking your time on the way to the party, huh? Don't dally too long! It's going to be quite an exciting day! I can hardly wait!!"
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The Toad who runs the Shroom Grocery.
  • "Oh! Sorry, Mario! The shop's closed today. Nobody would buy anything on a day like today anyway. The shopkeepers want to hang out and enjoy the festival, too, you know!"

Scene near Peach's Castle (during the party at the end of the game)[edit]

Character Quotes
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad standing still in front of Merlon's house.
  • "You made it, Mario! You're truly our hero!!"
Yellow Toad from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad standing near the door to Peach's Castle.
  • "Princess Peach has returned. Oh I'm so happy,... I feared she was lost forever!"
A green Toad from Paper Mario
A green Toad near the notice board.
  • "Princess Peach has come back safely. Oh joy. I'm so happy. I'm ecstatic."
KoopaTroopaPM.png
A Koopa Troopa along with Bruce near the Toad House.
  • "Well, Mario, I hear you defeated Bowser at last. It must have been quite an adventure for you. Sounds tiring to me..."
A red Toad in Paper Mario
The Toad running the Toad House, now outside the house.
  • "Good afternoon, Mario. Toad House is closed today. We deserve a day off to celebrate, don't we?"
Yellow Toad from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad near the exit to Pleasant Path.
  • "Bowser'll be better behaved now, won't he, Mario? I hope so, because I'd just lose it if something terrible happened again."
  • "Mario, where are you going? I'm sure the princess is waiting for you up at the castle."
A pink Bub-ulb from Paper Mario
A Bub-ulb near the Flower Fields gate.
  • "On behalf of all of Flower Fields, I came here to say thank you. This is all thanks to you, Mario. Thank you, Mario! Thank you so very much!"
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad near Minh T.'s garden.
  • "I've been watching Minh T.'s flower garden, you know. Everyday, it gets more and more happy and beautiful. And now that the castle's back, Minh T. looks happy as well. Just looking at Minh T. makes me feel so...happy!"
A green Dryite from Paper Mario
A green Dryite near Rowf and Rhuff's badge shop.
  • "Oh, Mario!? Wow! Hello! I'm so pleased to meet you! Now when I get back to Dry Dry Outpost I can brag to my friends that I met you!"
A green Dryite from Paper Mario
Another green Dryite near Rowf and Rhuff's badge shop.
  • "I've never seen a house with a spinning roof before. Wow.... This Toad Town is a really amazing place, huh?"
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad near the exit to the southern part of Toad Town.
  • "I hope you got your rest, Mario. There's no time to sleep today! After all, it's a celebration. It's time to party into the wee hours of the morning with all of our friends! Yeeeeeah!"
  • "Mario, where are you going? Princess Peach is waiting for you up at the castle."

Scene with Peach's Castle (during the party at the end of the game)[edit]

Character Quotes
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A penguin near the spring outside Peach's Castle.
  • "I've heard all about... the story of your adventure! It's a spectacular story full of romance, courage and thrills! Herringway said he definitely wants to write your story. He even came up with a title... What was it again? Let's see... Well... 'Paper Mario'!! What do you think!!??"
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Another penguin near the spring outside Peach's Castle.
  • "Being locked in that prison cell just seems like a bad dream to me now. Everything worked out fine! It's so great!! Thank you, Mario! Now all I want to do is sit down and eat shaved ice treats all day and all night... until I'm completely stuffed!!"
Sprite of a green Baby Yoshi from Paper Mario
The green Yoshi kid near the spring outside Peach's Castle.
  • "Oh, it's Mario! Hello again! You've gotta come back to visit Lavalava Island again! Everybody's been wanting to see you, Mario! I guess maybe everybody on Lavalava Island oughtta come over here, huh? There's a lot of crazy stuff around here! We could sure have some fun exploring!"
A Green Yoshi from Paper Mario.
The green Yoshi parent on the path to Peach's Castle.
  • "Wow... everything on this shore is so new to me. I wish the other guys could've come along, as well."
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad on the path to Peach's Castle.
  • "Oh, Mario! Our wishes were granted! The castle has come back and things are as they were before! I'm so glad that the princess and all the other people who got kidnapped are safe! What a miracle! You know, this is all thanks to you, Mario. How can we ever thank you... We're all in your debt."
Little Mouser in PM
A purple Nomadimouse along with Moustafa near the gate of Peach's Castle. It is likely that this Nomadimouse is Little Mouser.
  • "Hi! I've come here as an attendant to Mr. Moustafa. The rumors of your great accomplishments have spread even to Dry Dry Outpost. You're truly amazing. Well done!"
A red Toad guard from Paper Mario
A red Toad guarding the gate of Peach's Castle.
  • "Wel... Wel... Welco... Welcome to Peach's Castle! To... to... to... Today we have many special guests, so I'm very nervous... My heart's pounding... Thump thump thump thump..."
A Boo in Boo's Mansion from Paper Mario
A Boo near the spring outside Peach's Castle.
  • "I came here so I could see Lady Bow dressed up in all her finery. I know Princess Peach is beautiful, but... Lady Bow is even prettier!"
Herbert. The sprite is also shared with other Boos in Gusty Gulch
A peasant Boo near the spring outside Peach's Castle.
  • "After this splendid party, we're going to have a wedding ceremony at Gusty Gulch. It's going to be the most Boo-tiful wedding ever! We'll scare everybody!"
A yellow Toad guard from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad guarding the exit to Shooting Star Summit.
  • "Welcome, Mario. Thank you for waiting, everybody! Please proceed to the castle."
  • "Where are you going, Mario? Princess Peach awaits you in the castle."

Koopa Village[edit]

Koopa Village is home to Koover, Mort T., Kolorado, Kolorado's wife, Kooper, Bruce (after Chapter 1), Koopa Koot, as well as several unnamed Koopa Troopas and Bob-omb refugees.

Left: The open area in the west half of Koopa Village. Middle, Right: The open area in the east half of Koopa Village.
Left: The open area in the west half of Koopa Village. Middle, Right: The open area in the east half of Koopa Village.
Left: The open area in the west half of Koopa Village. Middle, Right: The open area in the east half of Koopa Village.
Left: The open area in the west half of Koopa Village. Middle, Right: The open area in the east half of Koopa Village.
Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
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A Koopa Troopa near the bushes in the west of the west scene. During the Fuzzy invasion, his shell is on the brick block above the bushes.
  • "Oh, woe! My shell's up there! What'll I do...? I can't reach that high!"
  • "Oh, you're the best! Thank you very much!"
  • "Oh, yes I'm much more comfy inside my shell. Without it, I feel every little breeze!"
  • "Is it true that Kooper is joining your adventure, Mario? That's terrific! Come back as a hero, Kooper!"
  • "By the way, I heard a rumor that Princess Peach was kidnapped recently. I hope she's OK... How many times has she been kidnapped in her life, anyway? Seems like a lot."
  • "Please do your best, Mario. I'm trying to do mine."
  • "You don't say? A giant Koopa named Kent C. Koopa is blocking Pleasant Path? ...I remember him! Ever since he was little, he's been able to fall asleep anytime, anywhere. It used to be impossible to wake him up."
  • "I wonder what Princess Peach is doing right now. I'm wishing to the Stars that she returns home safely."
  • "Is it only my imagination or did Koopa Troopas used to walk around on four legs? I guess that was a really long time ago, huh?"
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A Koopa Troopa near the tree in the west scene. During the Fuzzy invasion, his shell is in the tree.
  • "Curse those stupid Fuzzies! They put my shell in the tree! How can they be so mean for no reason? That was my best shell!"
  • "Thanks, Mario! This shell was made to order. That's why it fits me so well. I mean, how cool do I look?"
  • "The Koopa Bros. of the fortress used to live in this village. They left, though, because they said it just wasn't exciting enough around here."
  • "I remember Kooper used to always talk about traveling the world as an explorer. Going with Mario is a great chance to travel, isn't it? Make us proud, Kooper!"
  • "I finally bought a new shell. What do you think? Don't you think the glossy finish really brings out the trim?"
  • "Kent C. Koopa used to live in this village. But he always insisted that we pay him money for no reason. What an extortionist! If you want to hear stories about him, ask anybody in this village."
  • "... Oh, did you say something?"
  • "Koopa Troopas sunbathe in their shells when it's sunny out. Supposedly, a lot of Koopa Troopas set trends and are totally fashionable. I guess they have different tastes from mine..."
Image of Mario and Goombario in Koopa's Shop in Koopa Village, in Paper Mario.
A Koopa Troopa who runs the shop in the village, Koopa's Shop.
  • "Welcome! This is the reliable and credible Koopa's Shop! Well, what do you want?"
  • "Thank you!! Are there any more items you want to sell?"
  • "Hey, you don't have any items at all!"
  • "Yes? You didn't store anything."
  • "He's a Koopa Troopa merchant who sells goods. He also checks and buys stuff. You might want to buy some stuff from him if we're going somewhere dangerous."
Mario and Kooper in the house of a Koopa Troopa listening to radio in Koopa Village in Paper Mario
A Koopa Troopa who lies in a hammock listening to radio in the rightmost house of the west scene.
  • "Supposedly, these Bob-ombs recently ran away from the Koopa Bros. Fortress. Of course, things aren't much better here in the village. The Fuzzies are running wild! Poor little Bob-ombs... Huh? Me? I don't leave my house because I couldn't bear it if the Fuzzies made a fool of me. They'd probably take my shell and play with it. I know I don't look cool without my shell. Nope. No, thank you. I'd rather just stay here and listen to music."
  • "Hey! We can go outside again because the Fuzzies are gone! Stupendous! Spectacular! It's time to bask in the sun! A little music on the radio, a little sunshine on my shell... Does it get any better?"
  • (Island Sounds Station) "Aw, I love this song! Doesn't it remind you of a tropical island? Get down! Yow!"
  • (Golden Oldies Station) "Aw, I love this song! Golden oldies remind me of the good old days. Sing it!"
  • (Hot Hits Music Station) "Oh, this song always brings tears to my eyes... So moving..."
  • (Information Station) "Hey, hey! Hands off the dial! That's my jam, right there! Don't turn off the funk! I was getting my groove on!"
  • "This Koopa Troopa obviously loves the radio. He's always listening to it. He seems to prefer music to the news reports. Who wouldn't? I like music, too. How about you, Mario?"
A red Bob-Omb from Paper Mario
A red Bob-omb hiding in the radio-loving Koopa's house during the Fuzzy invasion. After the Fuzzies flee, he is in front of the tree in the west scene.
  • "You must listen! The Koopa Bros. in the fortress worked us too hard. As far as they're concerned, laborers have no rights. I will never, ever go back to work in such a terrible place."
  • "You must listen! The Koopa Bros. in the fortress worked us too hard. It was a long road, but I'm still glad I ran away. I'd rest easier if I knew those Koopa Bros. had been punished."
  • "I decided to stay here with my friends for a while. It's a nice place."
  • "I feel...so very happy... ...surrounded by friends..."
  • "Bombette will be victorious! You can bet your bombs on it..."
  • "I'm a Bob-omb. I love to bomb-bomb!"
  • "He's a Bob-omb. He used to work inside Koopa Bros. Fortress. Now he lives here among the Koopa Troopas. He sometimes blows up at very inappropriate times. Not that it's such a big deal, but somebody might get mad."
A red Bob-Omb from Paper Mario
A red Bob-omb hiding in the radio-loving Koopa's house during the Fuzzy invasion. After the Fuzzies flee, he is in front of the tree in the west scene.
  • "We're Bob-ombs. We just ran away from the Koopa Bros. Fortress. We thought we'd at least find some peace here in the village. Boy, were we wrong. The Fuzzies are running wild around here. All we want is a little peace..."
  • "Of course we're happy that we made it out of the fortress... but we still worry constantly about our imprisoned friends. They didn't make it out with us. Oh, what a tragedy! I wish there were some way that we could rescue them. Sigh..."
  • "Finally... Without those Fuzzies it's so peaceful here. But what good is peace for us if our friends are still stuck in jail inside the fortress?"
  • "Bombette! You're safe!? Oh, joy!! I was so worried about you!"
  • "Good luck, Bombette! We Bob-ombs will all be wishing you luck! Bombs away!"
  • "Here's a little something I put together to wish Mario and Bombette luck! Bomb-bomb!"
  • "We salute you! Buh-bomb!"
  • "Explosion is a fine art! Bomb-bomb!"
  • "Bombs away, Mario! We wish you the best of luck! Bomb-bomb, ker-BOMB!"
  • "He's a Bob-omb. He's from inside the walls of Koopa Bros. Fortress. Even if he explodes, you'll be fine as long as you stay a good distance away. You never know when these Bob-ombs might go off!"
A red Bob-Omb from Paper Mario
A red Bob-omb who joins the Bob-ombs in front of the tree after Mario defeats the Koopa Bros.
  • "Thank you, thank you, thank you! Way to beat the Koopa Bros.! Now we can all live in this village in peace and harmony. Freedom is glorious!"
  • "Some of our other friends who were also in the fortress are living in that vacant house over there now. I guess I should go over and visit one of these days. ...Because, you know, nothing is more precious than friendship."
  • "Oh, yeah... the air out here is so wonderfully clear. The oxygen content really helps me make huge explosions! My ambition is to make an explosion so loud that all of Mushroom Kingdom will hear it and be amazed. Tee hee hee... I'm burning up with the very idea of such a blast!"
  • "It's not fair that bad guys' wishes always come true, and good guys' wishes don't! By the way, we get really angry just before we explode."
  • "He's a Bob-omb. He used to be stuck in the jail at Koopa Bros. Fortress. He must have escaped. Now he lives with his friends in Koopa Village. Koopa Village is quite the popular place now. I wonder how they're dealing with the population boom."
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A Koopa Troopa near the westernmost bushes in the east scene. During the Fuzzy invasion, his shell is not stolen.
  • "You Fuzzies won't beat me! Behold my power! Goahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Wheeze... How was that? Super power, wasn't it?"
  • "Mr. Kolorado is a famous archaeologist from here. He hasn't been back here to his house since he went to Dry Dry Desert. Mr. Kolorado's wife is always worrying about him. They live in that house over there with the yellow roof."
  • "Mr. Kolorado is a famous archaeologist from here. That house with the yellow roof is his."
  • "If I use my strength, don't you think I can save this village? Then you won't have to. OK, then! I'll try my best!"
  • "You can trust me to keep the peace in this village! But others need your help! Good luck, Mario!"
  • "He's a Koopa Troopa from Koopa Village. He's easygoing, but he seems to have a sense of justice, too. Sometimes the fight for justice is dangerous, you know. Goompa told me that we must always be strong inside, or else we could get hurt. I'm trying to be strong, just like this Koopa. I respect him for that."
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A Koopa Troopa on the yellow ground in the east scene. During the Fuzzy invasion, he chases a Fuzzy who stole his shell.
  • "That Fuzzy took my shell! I ran after it, but it just laughed and taunted me!"
  • "No matter how fast I run, I can't catch that guy! I can't believe this..."
  • "Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Typical Mario style! You're just as cool as I heard you were!"
  • "I can't help but think that Fuzzies'll steal my shell again. I can't relax. Just being outside makes me nervous."
  • "The Fuzzies are gone now. Phew! To tell the truth, though, it's a bit boring here now."
  • "What'll we do if those Fuzzies come back sometime! They might take our shells again! Those rascals! How strangely thrilling... Oh... my heart..."
  • "What's up, Mario? I've been hearing about all the adventures you've been on. Since Kooper's traveling with you, there's always news coming to the village. Good luck, all of you! I'll be rooting for you!"
  • "The stars are beginning to appear more clearly. Maybe now our wishes will come true again, and everything will turn out just fine. I can only hope that we won't see such bad times again. A quiet village...a little peace. That's all I need to be happy."
  • "He's a Koopa Troopa from Koopa Village. You know, when Koopas are in a hurry, they slide on the undersides of their shells. You wouldn't see anyone doing that around here. These guys are never in a hurry."
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A Koopa Troopa near the puzzle in the east scene. During the Fuzzy invasion, his shell is placed on a high brick block. Mario can solve the puzzle to reach the block.
  • "Wahhhhhhhhh! What a world! My favorite shell! I just washed it! A Fuzzy put it up there! How will I ever get it? Please tell me! Help, somebody!"
  • "A Fuzzy put my favorite shell up there! How will I ever get it? Please tell me! Help, somebody!"
  • "I might have known! You're so clever, Mario!"
  • "I'll be careful not to let anyone near my shell ever again!"
  • "Those Fuzzies were a real pain in the shell, but it seems too quiet without them. To be honest, I wouldn't mind if they came by once in a while... Don't tell anyone I said that."
  • "Do you know Mr. Kolorado? He's one of the bright lights of Koopa Village. He's a professor of archaeology, don't you know. We haven't seen him back here since he went to Dry Dry Desert to study some ruins."
  • "You must be tired from your adventuring. You can rest all you like here in Koopa Village!"
  • "To me, pure happiness is a life of peace. Once in a while, though, I like a little excitement."
  • "He's a Koopa Troopa from Koopa Village. As you can see, most Koopa Troopas are easygoing but a little bit shy. There are some exceptions, but he seems to be typical. You gotta love the easygoing types, huh, Mario?"
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A Koopa Troopa walking between the puzzle and the easternmost bush in the east scene. During the Fuzzy invasion, his shell is not stolen.
  • "I put a high-tech lock on my shell so that the Fuzzies can't take it. They'll never manage to pry it off me now! Ha ha! I'm not sure if I can even get it off, to be honest."
  • "The Fuzzies are gone. You know, I didn't hate them, even though they were naughty."
  • "Mario, everybody's saying that their wishes aren't coming true these days. Aren't our wishes getting through to the Stars anymore?"
  • "Basking out in the sun feels really, really good. ...So sleepy..."
  • "... Oh, hi there! Feel free to relax, OK?"
  • "He's a Koopa Troopa from Koopa Village. He's pretty mellow. He doesn't even care if he's surrounded by all kinds of noise. As long as nothing interferes with his personal space, he doesn't care what goes on in town. It must be nice to have a such stress-free personality."
A green Bob-Omb from Paper Mario
A green Bob-omb in front of Kooper's house. Appears after Chapter 1.
  • "I don't see why we can't live in this vacant house. It'd be awesome! We've wanted our own house for the longest time! But I guess we might have a problem if the owner of the house comes back, huh? We could always go back to the fortress, I suppose."
  • "They're arguing in the house. I'm not going in there..."
  • "Please hurry up and beat Bowser, OK, Mario? Say, you don't know when the owner of this house is coming back, do you? We could always go back to the fortress, I suppose."
  • "He's a Bob-omb who was in jail at Koopa Bros. Fortress. He made a home in Koopa Village. I always thought that all Bob-ombs did was continually blow each other up, but... I guess I was wrong."
A green Bob-Omb from Paper Mario
A green Bob-omb in Kooper's house along with Bruce. Appears after Chapter 1.
  • "He's in love with Bombette. But she doesn't like him because he's so persistent. Love is complicated..."
  • "'Bombette!' 'Bombette!' It's all he ever says! It's so annoying!"
  • "Shut up! She probably dumped you 'cause you never stopped talking!"
  • "Did you hear this guy, Bombette? He never, ever stops talking about you! Bud-a-bomb!"
  • "Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! The neighbors are starting to complain about your noise! Quit your bellyaching!"
  • "Oh, shut up!! Enough already! Stop brooding over her!"
  • "Ooh, you made her angry... I feel bad for you, but man... You talk way too much. You need to play it cool, or she'll never like you at all. I'm sure she'll come around one of these days if you can just..."
  • "Please hurry up and beat Bowser, will you? Then maybe Bombette will come back, and he'll be quiet!"
  • "This Bob-omb was in jail at Koopa Bros. Fortress. He decided to settle here. With his friends as roommates, it's bound to be noisy."

Koopa Bros. Fortress[edit]

Four Bob-ombs are imprisoned in the basement of Koopa Bros. Fortress along with Bombette in Chapter 1. After the Koopa Bros. are defeated, they will be absent, having moved to Koopa Village.

The imprisoned Bob-ombs.
Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
A red Bob-Omb from Paper Mario
A red Bob-omb.
  • "All of us Bob-ombs got locked in here by the Koopa Bros. Nothing we could do about it. The Koopa Bros. used to be cool, but they got conceited because Kammy Koopa likes them. Before, they were just typical young guys from Koopa Village. They were nice enough. I think maybe the desire for adventure corrupted them."
  • "Don't worry about us, Mario! We'll find a way out!"
  • "That Bob-omb's been jailed. I wonder what he did to the Koopa Bros.? I thought that Bob-ombs and Koopa Bros. worked together in harmony..."
A sprite of Bruce from Paper Mario
A blue Bob-omb (later identified as Bruce).
  • "I'm sorry, I simply will not obey tyrants anymore! Those Koopa Bros. can't squash the pride of a Bob-omb! So... I'm using all my energy thinking of a way to break out of here. Hmmmm... The angles...vectors... ooooooog... It's so complicated... My head's going to explode!"
  • "All that thinking, and I never thought of blasting the wall. You're pretty darned smart!"
  • "That Bob-omb's been jailed. Do the Koopa Bros. have short tempers, you think? If we had a Bob-omb on our side during battle, it would really catch the Koopa Bros. off guard."
A green Bob-Omb from Paper Mario
A green Bob-omb.
  • "Those stinking Koopa Bros. worked us way too hard. They were making us work for 25 hours a day! Unreal! Nobody's life should be all work, right? I need free time to make my mark in the world. BOOM!"
  • "Let's get out of here!"
  • "That Bob-omb's been jailed. I wonder if they get hurt when they blow themselves up? I mean, they blow up all the time, so they must enjoy it. Once they start exploding, they can't stop! It blows my mind!"
A green Bob-Omb from Paper Mario
A green Bob-omb.
  • "Oh, how long do we have to be locked up here...? I'm losing hope... And I'm so hungry... So sad...and mad...angry... ...I'm filling with rage! I'm really angry now! I want out! OUT! Right now, you hear me, Koopas!"
  • "I was sad, mad... But now, glad! Freedom! Yahoo!"
  • "That Bob-omb's been jailed. It really seems to dislike the Koopa Bros. Say, I wonder who'll live here if we manage to boot out the Koopa Bros.?"

Mt. Rugged[edit]

Several Toads (including a Dryite) can be found near the Mt. Rugged station of Dry Dry Railroad. Mario can also find a Whacka and a Bub-ulb on the mountain.

Characters near the station in Mt. Rugged. The position of the three pink-spotted Toads (not shown here) is slightly to the east of the bushes.
Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
A white-dotted Toad train conductor from Paper Mario
A Toad train conductor in a black uniform with white dots.
  • "Mt. Rugged! Mt. Rugged! Passengers heading for Dry Dry Desert or Dry Dry Outpost, should proceed directly over Mt. Rugged from this station."
  • "We still have a little time before our next departure. Come back in a while."
  • "Hello, sir. This train is bound for Toad Town Station. Are you coming aboard?"
  • "He's the station master at the Mt. Rugged Station. He looks just like the one in Toad Town. Why is that? Is it because of his uniform... or the pattern on his head? Pretty cool uniform, huh?"
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad found standing by the bench on the train station platform. Absent after Mario arrives at Dry Dry Outpost.
  • "The train's running again. Phew. About time! I can finally go back to Toad Town."
  • "This Toad works at the local travel agency. It's called Toad Town Tours. They like to personally inspect sites for future tours. I wonder what people could possibly want to see in the desert or on Mt. Rugged?"
A green Dryite from Paper Mario
A green Dryite found in front of the train station.
  • "If you want to go to Dry Dry Desert, you'll have to hike over Mt. Rugged. Follow the arrows on the signboards so you don't get lost. There are a lot of scary creatures around here. If you're not careful, you'll get hurt in a big way. If things are looking desperate, you'd better run away really fast. At least I would..."
  • "Somebody told me that Dry Dry Ruins just rose from the sand! No way! Do you believe it?"
  • "Some people think trains are pretty boring, but I don't. One day, I'm gonna get on this train right here and go to a town far, far away."
  • "A Dryite. He hangs around this station all the time. He must like traveling by train, I guess."
Kris T. of the Three Beautiful Sisters in Paper Mario
A green-spotted Toad girl found in front of the train station.
  • "I saw a creature called a Whacka on Mt. Rugged! It was extra cute!"
  • "That extra cute Whacka... I haven't seen it lately. What could have happened? I'm a little worried. Mario, do you know anything about the habits of the wild Whacka?"
  • "This Toad loves to study the creatures of the world. She's really into conservation. She doesn't want anything to become extinct."
A pink-spotted female Toad in Paper Mario A pink-spotted female Toad in Paper Mario A pink-spotted female Toad in Paper Mario
Three pink-spotted Toad girls found in front of the train station. Present after Mario arrives at Dry Dry Outpost and before he defeats Tutankoopa.
  • "Ah! Mt. Rugged Station! We finally made it, girls! Breathe that fresh air! I've always wanted to see Dry Dry Outpost and now we're almost there!"
  • "I heard that some of the hiking trails on Mt. Rugged are closed and that some dangerous creatures are about. How exciting! Danger! We'll be all right, right? Anything goes out here in the wild world! Oh, I've never felt so alive!"
  • "Stop it with those stories! You're giving me goosebumps! Don't talk anymore! Let's just bite the bullet and forge ahead! We didn't come all the way from Toad Town to turn back!"
  • "This Toad is one of the castle maids. Seeing as the castle has up and disappeared, I guess they've decided to take a holiday. Traveling does have a way of refreshing the body and mind."
  • "This Toad is one of the castle maids. They're all traveling together. They're quite good friends. I've never seen 'em apart!"
  • "This Toad is one of the castle maids. She's always been very curious. I wonder what kind of trip they're taking. It's definitely not going to be as difficult as our journey, but I'm kind of curious."
A pink Bub-ulb from Paper Mario
A Bub-ulb with a blue flower found on Mt. Rugged.
  • "Huh...? You're talking to me? I don't see anyone else here... All right! You are talking to me! It's been a long while since I first came here from my home in Flower Fields, but you're still the very first person to speak a word to me. Nobody ever notices me. The few people I actually see just think I'm blooming. I love a good conversation! Here, take this as thanks! This is a precious Seed. Keep it well and remember me."
  • "Please grow my Seed with care. It'll help you one day..."
  • "You know what makes me happy? When folks see me and smile. That's every flower's dream. Every flower's hope. Every flower's...life."
  • "You know, there are lots of my fellow Bub-ulbs living throughout the Mushroom Kingdom. If you run into any of them, be sure to stop and chat a bit. They'll be delighted."
  • "Are you taking a trip around the world or something? Traveling's fun, I guess. Not for me, though. Nuh-uh. I've decided to stay right here forever and ever."
  • "A flower, I think. But... Do most flowers move like that?"
  • "Oh! A Bub-ulb. I don't know why, but they give out Seeds. Boy, if there are lots of these guys in Flower Fields, it must be a hopping place!"

Dry Dry Desert[edit]

Dry Dry Desert is where Kolorado's team and Nomadimouse can be found. Kolorado's team (and the camp) will be absent after Mario visits Fice T. near the beginning of Chapter 3.

Kolorado's team on the western edge of Dry Dry Desert.
Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
Sprite of one of Kolorado's assistants, from Paper Mario.
A Koopa Troopa assisting Kolorado.
  • "To get to the desert town, Dry Dry Outpost, just go due east on this path. I'd be careful not to stray from the path if I were you. You may find some trouble, and you'll definitely get lost. Even the path isn't that safe, so watch out for enemies."
  • "Researching these ruins is incredibly difficult. Everyone on the dig is completely exhausted. Sometimes I wonder whether Dry Dry Ruins is really hidden there or just a local myth."
  • "We found a clue! Yeah! I'm motivated again! We're gonna find those ruins!"*
  • "This is a Koopa Troopa from the excavation team. The team is assisting Kolorado. People say that excavations are about as boring as you can imagine until you find something. I bet that's true."
Sprite of one of Kolorado's assistants, from Paper Mario.
A Koopa Troopa assisting Kolorado.
  • "We're assisting Prof. Kolorado. Right now we're waiting on the guy who hiked over to Dry Dry Outpost to try to bring back some information. Did you know the people of Dry Dry Outpost are descendants of the makers of Dry Dry Ruins? What a cool thought, huh? People have been living here, watching over the ruins for many generations."
  • "Professor Kolorado told me to look everywhere for clues about Dry Dry Ruins, but I'm a little nervous 'cause I haven't found anything yet."
  • "Wow, the Professor's really excited now that he found a clue to Dry Dry Ruins. He's starting a full exploration immediately! Finally, our research is starting to move forward! Maybe it'll be less boring..."*
  • "This is a Koopa Troopa from the excavation team. The team is assisting Kolorado. That looks like hard work. I wouldn't want to do it. Doing chores in this heat? Ugh!"
* After Kolorado receives the Artifact from Mario.

Dry Dry Outpost[edit]

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
Sprite of a Nomadimouse from Paper Mario
A Nomadimouse near the entrance of Dry Dry Desert in the west scene.
  • "Welcome, travelers! You must have had a long, hot journey getting here. Welcome to Dry Dry Outpost. Moustafa is the leader of this entire town, so... You'd better keep it in mind. ...Although you probably won't ever see him..."
  • "There's no question that Mr. Moustafa is the boss of Dry Dry Outpost, but... it's incredibly rare for him to actually be seen in public. His personality is a mystery. He's surrounded by secrets. Even so, as long as you behave yourself he won't mess with you. He's not a tyrant or anything. Please enjoy yourself during your stay at Dry Dry Outpost."
  • "Welcome! You must have had a grueling trip getting here. Please enjoy Dry Dry Outpost."
  • "He's a Nomadimouse who lives in this town. He seems to pay special attention to strangers, like us. He belongs to some kind of shady organization. The organization rules Dry Dry Outpost. So mysterious and dangerous... I can feel my skin crawling! Mario, isn't this exciting?"
A green Dryite from Paper Mario
A green Dryite in the west scene.
  • "Master Mr. Moustafa is the main man, yeah!♪ Master Mr. Moustafa is the main man, ooh!♪ Where's the man? No one knows!♪ He stays hidden from his foes♪"
  • "Dry Dry Desert is a desert, very dry♪ Winds of change blow sand in your eyes♪ ...Oh yeeeeah. That's right! Don't I rock?"
  • "I'm out of new songs. I can't sing a song some composer wrote, either. I have to rock in my own style! I made a wish to the Stars that I'd be inspired to write a ripping tune but so far, zilch. Nothing."
  • "That's a Dryite. The wind out here in the desert is full of stinging sand, so he protects himself by wrapping his face in a cloth. Since their faces are covered, it's tough to tell them apart. I'm pretty sure they're all adults, though."
Orange-turban Dryite
An orange Dryite in the west scene.
  • "Are you aware that there's a Dojo in Toad Town? There is! A while ago I took one of the Dojo challenges and did pretty well, I must say. I got a Second-Degree Card. You look pretty strong, so... Huh? You haven't earned any Cards?"
  • "Sayyyyy... Is that... ...a First-Degree Card? Hee hee! It just so happens, that I have in my possession a Second-Degree Card! Know what that means? I'm stronger than Mario! Yeah!"
  • "Sayyyyy... Is that... ...a Second-Degree Card? Hey, I have a Second-Degree Card, too! Oh, awesome! I can't believe that I'm as strong as you are, Mario!"
  • "Sayyyyy... Is that... ...a Third-Degree Card? Whooa! That's great! Seriously, that's great, Mario. You must be a powerhouse!"
  • "Sayyyyy... Is that... ...a Fourth-Degree Card? Whooa! I wouldn't want to tangle with you, Mario!"
  • "Sayyyyy... Is that... ...a Diploma...!? Whoa! WHOOOAAA! You defeated The Master!! That's unbelievable, Mario! Great! Seriously great! I mean, really great!!"
  • "He's a Dryite. I've seen him in Toad Town. He earned himself a Degree at the Toad Town Dojo."
Orange-turban Dryite
An orange Dryite in the west scene.
  • "Have you seen the old fortune-teller in Toad Town? He's always right, so his fortune-telling is famous. If you hit trouble in the middle of your adventure, it'd be a good idea to see him."
  • "This Dryite has been seen in Toad Town. Why does he look like he's worried about something? Whenever I worried, my Goompa always told me... 'When you're feeling lost, ask Merlon to show the way.' Merlon's fortune-telling is surprisingly accurate."
A green Dryite from Paper Mario
A green Dryite near the red palm tree in the west scene.
  • "Are you from Toad Town? Wow, that's a ways away! Dry Dry Ruins? ...Nope, never heard of it. It sounds like a local fairy tale or something." [Accompanying Dryite: "..."] "Hey, if you're serious about looking for Dry Dry whatever, you should go and ask the information trader. Supposedly this information trader lives in town and swaps information for items. Or something along those lines. ...That's what my friend says. My friend? This guy? Nah, he's way too shy to be an information trader."
  • "My friend is the shyest guy. He can't talk to strangers at all. He just clams up. That's why I usually talk for him, you see." [Accompanying Dryite: "..."] "What's that, buddy? You want to see the princess? Whuh-ho! That's a toughie! For that wish to be granted, I think you'd better wish to the Stars, buddy. Hey, you travelers! Am I right or am I right?"
  • "My quiet friend here just adores Princess Peach. He's making a wish to the Stars to meet her, but I'm thinking he needs to deal with some issues before that can happen. As he is now, if he meets the princess, he won't be able to speak a word!" [Accompanying Dryite: "☆○×☆×○!!!!"] "See... Look at this guy... He's only imagining seeing her and he's completely wigging out!"
  • "Hey, someone said you're on a quest to save Princess Peach! I never even realized that you were Mario! Imagine that!" [Accompanying Dryite: "Mario... Ahem... Good luck. Please save Princess Peach."] ".......! Buddy! You spoke out loud! It's a miracle! Whoopee!"
  • (If Mario walks around the red palm tree) "Excuse me... Can I talk to you for a sec? What exactly are you doing walking around that tree? You're making me dizzy! What? You're joking. You believe some crazy dream? Well, OK... I guess... I mean, I got a message in a dream a long time ago but it didn't mean anything. It said, 'There's a house with a whirling roof in a large town near a castle. If you Spin Jump three times inside the house, something good should happen to you...' Ha ha ha... A house with a whirling roof! As if that existed! Ha! I don't take dreams seriously."
  • "I remember the message that came to me in a dream: 'There's a house with a whirling roof in a large town near a castle. If you Spin Jump three times inside the house, something good should happen to you...' A house with a whirling roof! Like that existed! Ha! Like I always say, you should never believe what you dream."
  • "Dryites look like the heat doesn't even bother them. I wonder why? I'm boiling! And they're all wrapped up in clothes! What gives? Maybe it's because their clothes are wrapped loosely. I could use some threads like that."
A green Dryite from Paper Mario
A green Dryite accompanying the previous Dryite. If Mario attempts to talk to him, he will move away from Mario.

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  • "This Dryite is really quiet. He's shy, I guess. But... I don't see any reason for him to be so timid."
A blue Dryite from Paper Mario
A blue Dryite in the westernmost house of the west scene.
  • "Hey! Guess what! Hey! Somewhere in the desert, there's a stone cactus. If you move 3 south and 2 west from there, you'll find something special hidden. I'm not sure how to find it exactly, however. You should go there, huh? Yeah! Hey! Wanna hear something else? I know lots of other stuff! Useful stuff! Hey!"
  • "Hey! Did you know? The desert is dangerous! If you get caught in a desert whirlwind, it'll blow you away and you'll get lost. Bandits are out there, too! They appear all of a sudden running really fast, and they steal people's coins! There are many tales. You'd better pay attention to them, too, because the desert is an unforgiving place. Hey! Wanna hear more?"
  • "Hey! Guess what? Here's something not a whole lot of people know. If you go south just after you leave town, you'll find an oasis. It's amazing... A paradise! I go there sometimes. If you want to take a rest, it's the best place to go. Wanna hear something else? You'll be sorry if you don't! I know lots of stuff!"
  • "Hey! Know what I heard? There are these three trees growing in a triangle somewhere in the desert. The rumor is that if you jump in the center of the triangle, you'll find something good. Only... I don't know where the three trees are... I mean, the desert is huge! I can't know everything... Hey! You wanna hear something else or what? I'm loaded with tons and tons of useful information!"
  • "These Dryites look like they have big heads because they're wrapped in cloth. It's hard to tell them apart since we can see only their eyes."
A pink-spotted female Toad in Paper Mario A pink-spotted female Toad in Paper Mario A pink-spotted female Toad in Paper Mario
Three pink-spotted Toad girls in the west scene. Appears after Chapter 2.
  • "This is sure different from our jobs at the castle! We came all the way here to look for mystery and excitement and adventure! But it's too hot. I feel like I'm drying up."
  • "Quiet, girl! The heat of the desert isn't anything compared to our passion for adventure! As long as we stick together, we can take anything! We can go from one end of the Mushroom Kingdom to the other!"
  • "I've bought many rare goods here at Dry Dry Outpost. And later we're totally stopping at the legendary Dry Dry Ruins. We're gonna be filled with stories when we get back home!"
  • "This Toad is one of the castle maids. Seeing as the castle has up and disappeared, I guess they've decided to take a holiday. Traveling does have a way of refreshing the body and mind."
  • "This Toad is one of the castle maids. They're all traveling together. They're quite good friends. I've never seen 'em apart!"
  • "This Toad is one of the castle maids. She's always been very curious. I wonder what kind of trip they're taking. It's definitely not going to be as difficult as our journey, but I'm kind of curious."
A green Dryite from Paper Mario
A green Dryite in the east scene.
  • "A brother and sister who are very close live atop Shooting Star Summit. The brother, Merlow, collects Star Pieces and will trade Badges for them. The sister, Merluvee, is a fortune-teller who will tell you where to find Badges."
  • "This Dryite has been to Shooting Star Summit. I bet he was pretty impressed. And cold."
Sprite of a Nomadimouse from Paper Mario
A Nomadimouse in the east scene.
  • "Long ago, in this very land, there was a kingdom called Dry Dry Kingdom. King Mousta ruled over it. One dark day, he was betrayed by his subjects. In the uprising that followed, Dry Dry Kingdom was ruined. King Mousta escaped and vowed vengeance on his enemies. He gathered those faithful to him and defeated his betrayers. King Mousta's supporters were the original robbers who built Dry Dry Outpost."
  • "One of the descendants of King Mousta still lives here in Dry Dry Outpost. No one knows who he is, but... You can be sure that everyone secretly wishes to be that one special person... It would be pretty cool to be related to the great robbers of yesteryear."
  • "Those rebels who rose up against King Mousta... Do you know what they wanted? They wanted to live without rules in the desert and use all the treasures of Dry Dry Kingdom as their own. The great King Mousta had no patience for such selfishness. Because he had such high ideals, King Mousta is the hero of this outpost to this day."
  • "He's a Nomadimouse who likes telling old tales. He knows much of the history of this town. The legend surrounding this town is very mysterious. I wish my hometown had such a cool legend! Then I could act mysterious."
A blue Dryite from Paper Mario
Mr. E, a blue Dryite in the east scene.
  • "I heard that an archaeologist named Kolorado is around here looking for Dry Dry Ruins. You know what? Even if he digs up the entire desert, he won't find them."
  • "A word to the wise: The owner of the local shop is a friend of Moustafa."
  • "I love this town. I don't care that the desert's so harsh. There's no place like home. I was born in Dry Dry Outpost, and this is where I'll stay!"
  • "I haven't seen rain in ages. I know it's a desert, but it should rain once in a while. We made a wish to the Stars for a little moisture, but I guess it didn't help. If this weather continues, it'll get...dry...around here."
  • "Gee, thanks! Oh, looks like an order from Koopa Village. My job is delivering things from Dry Dry Outpost. This guy's a great customer. He's always ordering stuff. Hey, by the way. Would you do me a favor and deliver this letter the next time you're in Toad Town? It's to Miss T. She lives there. She's one of three amazingly beautiful sisters. She's normally chatting with her sisters in front of the Dojo. Thanks a lot!"
  • "That's a Dryite. It's hard to tell whether he's old or young because of that cloth that's wrapped around his face. What do you think? Young or old? I'm betting young..."
A green Dryite from Paper Mario
A green Dryite in the east scene.
  • "Dry Dry Outpost was built by robbers long ago, you know. The boss of the robbers was the descendant of a king. The king hid the entrance to the ruins of his kingdom, and the robber boss guarded them. Legend has it that even now, the descendant of that boss hides in this town and keeps the ruins safe from prying eyes."
  • "People are saying that the ruins that were hidden long ago have appeared in Dry Dry Desert. Amazing. That means that the legend about the boss of the robbers in the desert was... ...actually true."
  • "I took the train to Toad Town. I can't tell you how many things were different there from here in the desert. The people were so different and...just plain weird."
  • "That's a Dryite. This guy looks to be pretty easygoing. Who can be easygoing in this heat? I'm cooking!"
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A Toad running the Toad House in the east scene.
  • "The Toad House slogan is, 'Refresh your Body and Soul!' Would you like to take a nap?"
  • "...Uh, are you sure? You look fine to me. Would you like to take a nap anyway?"
  • "Please come again!"
  • "Pleasant dreams!"
  • "Did you sleep well? Good luck out there!"
  • "He's a Toad. He was sent here from Princess Peach's Castle. I tell you, there's nothing like a quick, refreshing nap! Plus, it's free!"
Sprite of a Nomadimouse from Paper Mario
A Nomadimouse near Merlee in the back of the east scene.
  • "Keep this quiet... If this woman casts a spell on you, it might help you during battle. For instance, your attack power might get stronger or you might get more coins for winning. Other, stranger, things may happen, as well. But do not rely on this spell. By no means will it take effect in every battle. The spell can be beneficial, but it's also unpredictable."
  • "He's a Nomadimouse who never strays from the back street in Dry Dry Outpost. He loves to stay near the lovely wizard. Ah, a rival for her affections! Just joking. He's obviously fond of Merlee. Maybe he just doesn't have anywhere better to go. He's always just sitting here. There's no reason to move... His beloved is here."
Sprite of one of Kolorado's assistants, from Paper Mario.
A Koopa Troopa assistant of Kolorado in the east scene. Absent after Mario visits Fice T. at the beginning of Chapter 3.
  • "Hey, hello. I'm assisting an archaeologist, Professor Kolorado. I came to Dry Dry Desert to excavate Dry Dry Ruins, but... It's hot as blazes every day and I'm constantly thirsty... I want to quit and go home."
  • "I was sent here because we heard that there's an important clue about the ruins, but... I can't find the information trader anywhere. It's vital that I find him so I can get the clue. I don't want to think about how mad the professor will be if I go back with nothing. What am I going to do?"
  • "Hey, hello, Mario. At least I've found some news. Supposedly, this guy Moustafa knows the key to Dry Dry Ruins. And then there's this other guy named Sheek who knows where Moustafa is, but... That Sheek guy is really stingy and won't tell me anything. Why do people in this town like mysteries and secrets so much?"
  • "Somebody just said that the ruins rose from the desert! Can it be true?"
  • "This is a Koopa Troopa from the excavation team. The team is assisting Kolorado. That looks like hard work. Doing chores in this heat? Ugh!"

Forever Forest[edit]

Forever Forest is home to Oaklie and an unnamed Bub-ulb.

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
The green Bub-ulb in Paper Mario
A Bub-ulb with a green flower found in Forever Forest.
  • "Heey! Hello there! I'm a Bub-ulb from the land called Flower Fields. ...A flower seed? Heh heh hm hmmf... Should I give it to you...? Or shouldn't I? Welllll.... I suppose I'll give it to you. Here you go."
  • "Please plant it somewhere nice and take extra good care of it. If you plant it somewhere bad and I find out about it, I might place a curse on you... Heh heh ho hm hm hmmf..."
  • "If you lose your way here in Forever Forest, it means you're not looking carefully enough. I know... It's often confusing. It's not an easy task. It takes guts to look really closely at this scary scenery."
  • "I miss my beautiful hometown, Flower Fields. Oh! That warm sunshine spilling from the clear blue sky... the sweet smell of wind... But...my place is here now... This is my home now."
  • "Hey, when you listen really carefully, can you hear the voices of the Stars above us? I think I do...and I think they can hear us, as well. They listen for all the wishes of folks down here. I hope the Star Spirits make it back to Star Haven before it's too late. This world won't be right again until they're back where they belong."
  • "It's a flower. I think... It doesn't seem to move like an ordinary flower, though."
  • "Oh! It's a Bub-ulb. The flower we saw must be the top of his head. He hands out Seeds. I'm willing to bet that these Seeds are really important. Let's plant 'em, Mario."

Boo's Mansion[edit]

Boo's Mansion is home to many Boos. Mario can talk to Bootler, Franky, Igor, and three unnamed Boos listed below.

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
A Boo in Boo's Mansion from Paper Mario
A Boo who guards a treasure chest containing the Weight in the west room on the second floor. Disappears after Mario obtains the Weight.
  • "I am so bored!! Boo-ored! I know the Lady Bow ordered me to stay here... ...but for how long?"
  • "Oh yeah, such rhythm! What a groove! Par-tay!"
  • "Oh Boo! Is that...the end? I was just starting to bust out my best dance moves."
  • "Oh! Noooo... Lady Bow gave me one job...to guard that treasure chest. She is gonna punish me so bad if she finds out about this! Oh...well... I may still be OK. Heh heh heh heh... It's not like you can get anywhere without knowing how to use that Weight."
  • "This Boo is guarding a treasure chest. Bow told him to, I guess. She must be pretty scary to command such obedience! Say, don't you think that Boos have the funniest expressions?"
A Boo in Boo's Mansion from Paper Mario
A Boo who appears after Mario obtains the Super Boots. He will tell Mario how to reveal the Star Pieces under hidden panels with the Super Boots.
  • "There's a hidden floor panel very near here. A Star Piece is underneath the floor panel. Press A Button while jumping. Boo-st of luck! Can you find it?"
  • "There are hidden panels on the ground all over Mushroom World, so keep an eye out for them."
  • "This Boo appeared as soon as you took those Boots. He looks to me like he might have some useful information. It can't hurt to have a listen, Mario. Why don't you lend him an ear?"
A Boo in Boo's Mansion from Paper Mario
A Boo who appears in the corridor on the second floor after Lady Bow joins Mario's party.
  • "This mansion has been passed down through the years by Lady Bow's ancestors. It's so comfortable... So nice and gloomy... The dirt on the walls... The splintered floorboards... It's really one of a kind."
  • "You beat Tubba Blubba! I had nightmares about him. But wasn't he invincible? How'd you manage to beat him?"
  • "Mario, please take care of Lady Bow! She brings the darkness to our lives!"
  • "That's a Boo who works at Boo's Mansion. He seems to really like this gloomy place."

Gusty Gulch[edit]

A lot of peasant Boos can be found in Gusty Gulch, although Stanley is eaten during Tubba Blubba's invasion in Chapter 3. After Tubba Blubba is defeated, he releases all the Boos in his stomach, and as a result two more Boos appear in the east of the gulch. The Boos are listed below from west to east.

The area inhabited by Boos in Gusty Gulch. After Chapter 3, two more Boos will appear in the east.
The area inhabited by Boos in Gusty Gulch. After Chapter 3, two more Boos will appear in the east.
Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
Herbert. The sprite is also shared with other Boos in Gusty Gulch
The first Boo in the west half.
  • "Oh! Lady Bow! What a surprise, seeing you! You know, Your Ladyship, you really shouldn't come around here. It's dangerous. Tubba Blubba could come here at any time!"
  • "Why, just yesterday, Lady. It was horrible... He...ugh... This time, he...ate Herbert. Oh, it was gruesome! Poor Herbert! He was so dark and depressing! What a terrific Boo!"
  • "Oh! Lady! Your bravery is inspiring! But you know he's called the Invincible Tubba Blubba... Please be careful, OK?"
  • "When you come across Tubba Blubba, don't fight! He's invincible! Although somebody who claims to have no weaknesses must have at least one. If you could find it somehow..."
  • "Windy Mill? It's just over there."
  • "What! You're kidding! You defeated Tubba Blubba!? Oh, what a great day for Boos! I knew you'd do it, Lady Bow! Finally, we can exist safely. We owe you a great debt. ...Oh, and I guess you folks helped the lady a little bit. Good work, too."*
  • "I heard from one of the Boos eaten by Tubba Blubba that his belly was literally packed full of ghosts for a while. He never felt full, though. Of course not. We're ghosts!"
  • "Hi, Mario. You're looking good, as usual. You'd need to be paler if you want to be a proper ghost. Take my face, for example. It takes a lot of work, but look how pale I am! Whuh...? You've seen paler? Really...?"
  • "He's a Boo who lives here in Gusty Gulch. He's in love with Bow. If he can occasionally see Bow, his life is complete."
Herbert. The sprite is also shared with other Boos in Gusty Gulch
The second Boo in the west half. This Boo holds the Package involved in one of Koopa Koot's sidequests.
  • "Psst! Buddy! Did you know you can walk slowly and stealthily by moving the Control Stick a little bit? You can use this technique to walk quietly and avoid waking sleeping people."
  • "Tubba Blubba is coming!? Oh no! Quick, hide! Aaagh!"
  • "That naughty Boo that Tubba Blubba ate came back! It was so lonely around here without him... It really made me realize the importance of friends."*
  • "That naughty Boo that Tubba Blubba ate came back! He was always a troublemaker, but it was weird with him gone. But now, everything's back to normal again... Thanks for saving him!"
  • "Has my naughty friend played any spooky tricks on you yet? It'd be a shame if you came all the way out to Gusty Gulch and didn't get messed with..."
  • "Oh, hello. You're running an errand for old Koopa Koot, are you? ...Uh-oh... Now where did I...? I wasn't really ready for this... Where'd I leave that thing? I'd better go look for it. Um... Do you think you can wait for just a second? I should find it soon enough, so why don't you kill some time by wandering around here?"
  • "Can you wait a little while longer? I'm still looking..."
  • "Thank you for waiting!♡ I finally found it. I can't believe it took me so long to track it down! Anyway, please give my regards to Koopa Koot, OK? And take care!"
  • "That's a Boo who lives here in Gusty Gulch. Have you ever looked closely at Boos? I think they have really charming faces. Just like other creatures, there are some that are cute and some that just aren't. Which is which, though...?"
Herbert. The sprite is also shared with other Boos in Gusty Gulch
The third Boo in the west half.
  • "You've gotta watch out when you fight Hyper Goombas. They charge up their attack power and then unleash it. The best thing to do when they get charged up is to get Outta Sight with Lady Bow!"
  • "You what!? You discovered Tubba Blubba's secret? And now he's chasing you!? Oh no... Oh... I've gotta hide somewhere!"
  • "Now that Tubba Blubba has stopped eating everyone, the forest is peaceful again. Now we can return to our days of scaring everyone who enters the forest and playing delightful pranks! Pardon me? No pranks? ... I'm not promising anything."*
  • "Oh. Mario, how's Lady Bow doing? She's a fine, upstanding Boo and is very delicate, so you be sure to take care of her." [A hidden Boo: "Excuse me, Mario? Bleeeahhhhh!!!"] "Oooh! Excellent! What technique! What perfect delivery! There's always something new I can learn from that guy. What a Boo master! I've got to work on my scaring skills, too!"
  • "Hey, Mario, have you saved all of the Star Spirits yet? I wonder why I care... I don't even know if Star Spirits listen to the wishes of ghosts. I sure hope they do..." [A hidden Boo: "Pardon me, Mario? Broooaargh!!!"] "Oh yeah! Another score! Boy, nobody scares people like that Boo! Wow! Such a flawless appearance! It takes my breath away. ... Actually, if we're splitting hairs, I'm a ghost so I don't actually breathe."
  • "That's a Boo who lives here in Gusty Gulch. You know, Boos can't be attacked if they're invisible. Isn't that convenient? Whenever trouble appears, they can just disappear until the coast is clear again. I guess they're only in danger if they're taken by surprise."
Herbert. The sprite is also shared with other Boos in Gusty Gulch
The fourth Boo in the west half.
  • "I had a friend who escaped from Tubba Blubba's Castle the other day, and he said... 'The key to solving the secret is inside the innermost room. Pay attention to both the heart and body, and don't...' Then, just as he was finishing, Tubba Blubba ate him. I wonder what the rest of his message was..."
  • "What? Whaaaaat? Tubba Blubba's behind you? Noooo! I don't wanna be eaten!"
  • "Peace has finally returned to our hill. Tubba Blubba's not going to eat anybody anymore."*
  • "My friend came back! I couldn't be happier! Now it's time to get back to scaring people senseless. I can't wait..."
  • "Now then... What to do, what to do? Who should I scare? I want to hear people shriek and watch them run away yelling! That's what makes Boos happy. So, if you could, when a Boo scares you, try to be as terrified as possible, OK?"
  • "That's a Boo who lives here in Gusty Gulch. This land is totally barren. I wonder what Boos find to eat around these parts. Oh yeah. They're ghosts. I guess maybe they don't need to eat anything."
Herbert. The sprite is also shared with other Boos in Gusty Gulch
The first Boo in the east half.
  • "Oh. Hello. Boo, I guess. Poor effort. Sorry. I had a weird dream last night... This dream voice said... 'Sometimes you must turn and run away. You must run and run until you reach the tower with the spinning vanes.' Something like that, anyway. What could it mean?"
  • "Stanleeeeeeeey!!! He ate Stanley! I can't believe I just saw Stanley get eaten! Oh, I'm gonna be sick... Oh, cruel destiny!"
  • "Huh? Some Boos just went to help you. What happened to them?"
  • "All my friends who got eaten by Tubba Blubba are back! They've been telling me all these crazy stories about being inside Tubba Blubba's stomach... What it was like to go rolling down the throat into the belly... Talk about a wild ride! And talk about disgusting!"*
  • "Tubba Blubba ate up my dear, lovely Victoria...but now she's come back safely! Victoria... So coy... She's never even given me the time of day..."
  • "Oh...sweet Victoria... Please give me a sign! You're the object of my fondest nightmares!"
  • "That's a Boo who lives here in Gusty Gulch. Consider this: Is this place lonely because Boos make their home here, or do Boos live here because this place is lonely? .... That riddle's gonna keep me up all night."
Herbert. The sprite is also shared with other Boos in Gusty Gulch
The second Boo in the east half.
  • "My friend escaped from Tubba Blubba's Castle. He claims that Tubba Blubba hides something incredibly important right next to his bed. I wonder what it could be."
  • "Tubba Blubba sometimes travels down to the foot of the hill. I'm sure he's doing something secretive down there, but... ...what could it be?"
  • "Buhh... Uhhh... Tubbba Bbblubbaa...ate..."
  • "Buh? Whuh? What? Tubba Blubba's coming?"
  • "I swear, when I first saw my friends who had been eaten by Tubba Blubba return... I was totally shocked. I felt like I was seeing ghosts. I'm just glad that everyone's safe and sound again."*
  • "Boos are saying that Tubba Blubba took off. Phew! This area will once again be a ghost paradise. Not only that... Tubba Blubba returned all the ghosts he'd eaten! And here we thought they were gone for good."
  • "Everyone is so crazy about the lovely Victoria. But the way I hear it, she's already got somebody specific in mind. Sigh... Love is so painful. Not all wishes can be granted, I suppose. How sad..."
  • "That's a Boo who lives here in Gusty Gulch. Boos live in this wasted land and scare people. They also take scare-trips to Forever Forest for fun. It must be fun having nothing to do except scare people."
Herbert. The sprite is also shared with other Boos in Gusty Gulch
Stanley. He instructs everyone to hide during Tubba Blubba's invasion, shortly after which he is eaten by Tubba Blubba.
  • "Hello there! You're going up to beat Tubba Blubba, right? Yeah! Get revenge! He'll never eat another ghost! Never! Especially not..."
  • "Oh... Oh no! Tubba Blubba's coming! Everybody, hide!! Lady Bow! You have to hide Mario!"
  • "Everything's cool, Lady! He can't see you! Nope, there's no way Tubba Blubba can see you right now!"
  • "Er..." (before being grabbed by Tubba Blubba)
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Herbert. The sprite is also shared with other Boos in Gusty Gulch
The third Boo (besides Stanley) in the east half.
  • "You know, Tubba Blubba lived in that castle for a while and was perfectly nice. It was a great place for ghosts, too. So dim and dark... But then one day he turned invincible and started acting crazy. He started eating all the Boos in the castle! It was insane! We had no choice but to flee or be eaten..."
  • "Oh!! Stanley!! Oh, the horror of it all..."
  • "Stanley! No! Ah... Why you, too?"
  • "Windy Mill? Just keep heading down along the gulch. You'll see it before you reach the Boo mansion."
  • "Until yesterday, it was just a dream to have all the Boos living together happily. But it's not a dream now, is it! Thanks to Lady Bow!"*
  • "I'm really happy that all the ghosts are back, but... with so many of us around, people might get used to us and not get scared anymore. That would be a tragedy, huh? Maybe we'd better find a quiet place with fewer ghosts so we're not so conspicuous."
  • "It seems like fewer and fewer people are getting lost and coming around here recently. I haven't even tried my new way of terrifying people yet. I've been practicing for ages. Maybe I should start wishing to the Stars for people to lose their way more often. Then we'll be in business."
  • "That's a Boo who lives here in Gusty Gulch. Don't you think Boos have expressive faces? They must do special face exercises to be able to stretch them so much. Pulling a face muscle would hurt."
Herbert. The sprite is also shared with other Boos in Gusty Gulch
A Boo that appears after Tubba Blubba's defeat. It is unclear whether this Boo is Stanley.
  • "I never thought I'd be back in dear old Gusty Gulch again. I swear, when Tubba Blubba ate me, I thought that was the end for this Boo. But now it looks like everything might work out. And now I've got a great story to tell youngsters."
  • "My dear Victoria has also come back safe and sound. I was desperate when she was first eaten by Tubba Blubba, that's for sure. Now I'm by her side again... What? You can't see her? Ha ha ha... Of course not! She's a ghost, Mario! I finally made up my mind. I'm going to confess my feelings for the lovely Victoria. But how to tell her... First, I figured I'd express my feelings by giving her a present like, you know... 'Here's a Fire Flower to show how hot the flame of my passion burns.' or... 'Are you shocked to know of my love? Here's a Volt Shroom.' or... ... Gaaah!! I can't decide! Which line do you think would work better?"
  • "Victoria loves me back! We're going to get married when Lady Bow returns here! So...hurry up and come back as soon as possible, OK? Seriously! Soon!"
  • "That's a Boo who lives here in Gusty Gulch. It's hard to tell if they're male or female, isn't it? They should all wear bows like Bow does. That'd make it easier."
Herbert. The sprite is also shared with other Boos in Gusty Gulch
Herbert, another Boo who appears after Tubba Blubba's defeat.
  • "Since Tubba Blubba left, this hill seems so quiet. It's almost like a... ghost town or something. Chilling and desolate... Heh heh...♡"
  • "I'm a ghost named Herbert. Isn't that a great name? My grandmother named me. My ancestors lived in that castle for many generations. They were great ghosts. I wanna be that great. I wanna be so scary that no one will ever forget me."
  • "That's a Boo who lives here in Gusty Gulch. You know, I think it's possible for a ghost to be cute and scary at the same time. It all depends on the person they're scaring. What's cute to one may be horrifying to another. This Boo doesn't look that scary. He looks too nice."
* After Mario defeats Tubba Blubba but before he touches the card imprisoning Skolar (i.e. before Chapter 3 is cleared).

Tubba Blubba's Castle[edit]

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
Herbert. The sprite is also shared with other Boos in Gusty Gulch
A Boo hiding in the basement of the west area of the castle. Absent after Tubba Blubba is defeated.
  • "Oh... You're Mario! Nice place, huh? As a matter of fact, I came to this castle with my friends to try to find Tubba Blubba's weak point. We managed to find out that there's something important hidden in Tubba Blubba's room on the highest floor. But once I got separated from my friends, I just had to hide. ...But you could go. First, you need to get to the uppermost floor, then keep going until you find his room. If you happen to run into Tubba Blubba, don't, I repeat, DON'T fight with him. He's invincible! Really! Until you find out his secret weakness you'd better just run away. You got that?"
  • "Here's what my friends and I managed to find out... Supposedly there's something really important hidden in Tubba Blubba's room on the highest floor of the castle. It's so precious to him that he never lets anybody else even touch it. ...See? Really suspicious, isn't it? First, you need to get to the uppermost floor, then keep going until you find his room. If you happen to run into Tubba Blubba, don't, I repeat, DON'T fight with him. He's invincible! Really! Until you find out his secret weakness, run away."
  • "This Boo's hiding in Tubba Blubba's Castle. The castle is terrifying for Boos, so this guy has guts. He must have come to try to find the secret of Tubba Blubba. That monster must have some weakness hidden here! This Boo is willing to risk his own life! So brave... You know, no other Boos will dare come here because Tubba Blubba eats any Boos he finds."
Sprite of a sleeping Clubba, from Paper Mario.
A sleepy Clubba who temporarily stays in the wall corner near the stairs to the second floor in the east area of the castle after Tubba Blubba is defeated.
  • "Uh...huh? How long was I asleep? Where is everyone? .......Oh well."
  • "Everyone left while this Clubba was sleeping. He must be really tired."

Shy Guy's Toy Box[edit]

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
The yellow-spotted Toad in black uniform running the Toy Train in Shy Guy's Toy Box from Paper Mario
A Toad train conductor in a black uniform with yellow dots running the Toy Train.
  • "Welcome to Blue Station! Umm... Unfortunately, I can't take you to the other stations. We have the station and the tracks and everything...but the train's missing!"
  • "Look, we can't very well ride on a tiny little Toy Train! That'd be impossible. Put that back in its Toy Box!"
  • "Yaaaahoo!♡ We're back in business! This train just dropped out of the sky and onto the tracks! Public transit's up and running!"
  • "We can't go to Red Station. The tracks are broken, see? I'm very sorry..."
  • "Oh, there's a track problem! We can't go that direction. Do you see that lever way behind us on the left? If you can get over there and push it, we'll be able to continue."
  • "I think our little track problem will be fixed if you pull down on that lever. Or maybe not. I'm not sure... Hmmm... To pull or not to pull?"
  • "Do you think pulling that lever will fix the tracks? Hmmm..."
  • "Well, I'll be! Just as I suspected! We should have moved that lever a long time ago!"
  • "He's an employee of the Toy Box station. The employees drive the trains from one station to another and announce the destinations. Don't you think he looks like the station masters at Toad Town and Mt. Rugged Stations?"
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A Toad worker in a black uniform with blue dots in front of the Blue Station.
  • "Usually I work here at Blue Station. But since there's no train, I'm pretty much unemployed now."
  • "The Storeroom Key you have in your hand... I'm positive the Shy Guys stole that from somewhere in Toad Town. I wonder who they stole it from. Whoever it was must be mad."
  • "You gave the Storeroom Key back to the storekeeper? He must've been super happy! Happier than I am, anyway. There's still no train, so I still don't have a job."
  • "The train's running again! We can leave anytime!!"
  • "That Frying Pan you have in your hand... I'm positive the Shy Guys stole that from somewhere in Toad Town. I'm sure whoever owned it must be all broken up right now. You can't cook very well without a Frying Pan."
  • "Did you know that Shy Guys really like sweets? Cakes, candies...you name it. Supposedly, that's all they'd eat if they could."
  • "You can repair all of the broken rails along our route by moving nearby levers. Obviously, we're going nowhere if the rails don't get fixed."
  • "You can repair all of the broken rails along our route by moving nearby levers. Or maybe not all of them... What do we do...?"
  • "That Memo you have is written in Shy Guy language. Don't look at me! I can't read Shy Guy language! You could probably figure it out if you found someone who's smart enough."
  • "Oh, thanks a lot for figuring out the secret of the jack-in-the-box switch. Now the train can roll again. Nothing makes me happier than watching the train roll..."
  • "Rumor is that there's a vehicle very similar to this in the world outside the box. They call it a train, too...? Well...there's no way it can be as cool as our train..."
  • "It seems as though those Shy Guys have learned a lesson this time. Maybe they won't steal things anymore. They ought to just learn to live in peace, surrounded by toys! A hand holding a toy is less likely to cause mischief..."
  • "He's an employee of the Toy Box station. The employees drive the trains from one station to another and announce the destinations. Don't you think he looks like the station masters at Toad Town and Mt. Rugged Stations?"
The pink-spotted Toad in black uniform in Shy Guy's Toy Box from Paper Mario
A Toad worker in a black uniform with pink dots in front of the Pink Station.
  • "Some Shy Guy just ran off to the right with a Frying Pan! Ooh, I just bet that he stole it from some innocent soul! And you know he doesn't really want to cook anything with it. Shy Guys are so obnoxious..."
  • "Have you seen the Gourmet Guy? He's a huge Shy Guy who's really particular about food. Judging by his size, I'd say he's not all that particular. He has a serious sweet tooth. I hear that he really loves Cake."
  • "We have to move some lever in order to repair the tracks so we can go to Green Station. I think it was that pink lever over there, but...I'm not sure... I forget..."
  • "The tracks are all fixed, so we can now go to Green Station. Feel free to use this train anytime you like!"
  • "Have you seen the Big Lantern Ghost? He always hides in gloomy places. He loves the darkness. Then again, he's always carrying this little lantern, so... ...maybe he doesn't like the darkness all that much..."
  • "I heard that the Big Lantern Ghost took off. Do you think he left the box? He won't need that lantern if he lives somewhere bright."
  • "You know, Shy Guys made this Toy Train that we use. They like to gather worn-out things that no one uses and turn them into toys. They're pretty good at making something out of nothing."
  • "He's an employee of the Toy Box station. The employees drive the trains from one station to another and announce the destinations. Don't you think he looks like the station masters at Toad Town and Mt. Rugged Stations?"
The green-spotted Toad in black uniform in Shy Guy's Toy Box from Paper Mario
A Toad worker in a black uniform with green dots in front of the Green Station.
  • "This is Green Station. I'm certainly feeling green. Shy Guys hid our tracks! How're we supposed to move? Oh, by the way, a Shy Guy with a book ran off to the right toward the Slot Machine. I'm sure the little rogue stole that book from someone. It'll be impossible to catch him unless you figure out how to get through the wire fence."
  • "I witnessed a Shy Guy with a book running to the right, toward the Slot Machine. I'm sure the little rogue stole that book from someone. It'll be impossible to catch him unless you figure out how to get through the wire fence."
  • "That Memo you have is written in Shy Guy language. Don't look at me! I can't read Shy Guy language! You could probably figure it out if you found someone who's smart enough."
  • "We can go to Red Station now! Great! Feel free to ride with us anytime!"
  • "It looks like the Shy Guys are really robbing Toad Town blind. I've heard them say that they want Bowser to reward them for filling up this Toy Box. It used to be so peaceful inside here...but it's getting downright crowded and noisy."
  • "I'm sure the Shy Guys are going to knock it off for a while. They'll recover eventually, though, and start gathering worn-out junk again for their toy-making needs. Everyone's much happier when they only take worn-out stuff instead of precious items."
  • "He's an employee of the Toy Box station. The employees drive the trains from one station to another and announce the destinations. Don't you think he looks like the station masters at Toad Town and Mt. Rugged Stations?"
The red-spotted Toad in black uniform in Shy Guy's Toy Box from Paper Mario
A Toad worker in a black uniform with red dots in front of the Red Station.
  • "The other day, I saw a gang of Shy Guys carrying a sparkling card of some sort in a cage. They headed off to the right... Do you think I ought to go check out what they were doing?"
  • "You beat that weird, giggling ghost that likes the dark? Wow, that's great! Thank you!"
  • "Oh. I see. The Shy Guys were holding a Star Spirit... I thought they were happy just making and playing with toys. Who could want more? Anyway, our only wish was to have our train up and running... And you made it come true!"
  • "He's an employee of the Toy Box station. The employees drive the trains from one station to another and announce the destinations. Don't you think he looks like the station masters at Toad Town and Mt. Rugged Stations?"

Yoshi's Village[edit]

Character Quotes
(excluding those during the quest)
Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
A Brown Yoshi in Paper Mario.
A brown Yoshi who is a friend of the Village Leader. He can be found sitting in the left seat in the left screen, along with the Village Leader. During the panic he closes his eyes showing deep sorrow, and returns normal after the panic is over.
  • "The Village Leader is my friend. I mean, hello! How are you? But anyway, ever since he was a child, the Village Leader has had a very strong sense of personal responsibility. When I heard he was going to be the Village Leader, I wasn't surprised at all."
  • "The Village Leader used to get into all sorts of mischief when he was younger. He used to give his parents fits! The jungle wasn't as dangerous back then as it is now. He used to climb trees, throw rocks, tease Ravens... You name some mischief, and I guarantee you he did it. ...Heh heh. Maybe you'd better not tell him I told you all that stuff."
  • "Hello, Mario. We owe you a deep debt for saving our sweet children. Please think of this village as if it were your home. We will always welcome you."
  • "You went into Mt. Lavalava? How brave you are, Mario! The Village Leader and I went up to the volcano a long time ago, but I never thought about going inside!"
  • "It's really rare for Mt. Lavalava to erupt. It really caught me off guard. It once erupted when the Village Leader and I were kids. I was surprised then, too. I thought that the sky and earth were trading places. ...Hey. Don't tell anyone, but the Village Leader couldn't even move because he was paralyzed with terror. Ha ha!"
  • "Hi, Mario! What an unexpected pleasure! How's your adventure going? I hope you'll have time to relax while you're on the island."
  • "He's a Yoshi who is an old friend of the Village Leader. They've known each other since they were kids. I hear they've pulled many a prank together! They must be really close pals if they've been friends for so long."
A Red Yoshi in Paper Mario.
The red Yoshi parent who is near the entrance of Yoshi's Village.
  • "Hi! Hello. Howdy! This is Yoshi's Village. Mt. Lavalava, you say? Well, the volcano is just to the east of our village, but there's no way to reach it. Besides, the Village Leader said it's best not to get too close because it looks like it might erupt any day."
  • "I'm glad the kids are back safely, but... they're causing mischief again. Children can be so troublesome!"
  • "That eruption was terrible! It went... KA-WHOOMP!! I've never seen anything like that before, that's for sure! I don't think the lava will come near the village, but it's still kind of unnerving."
  • "Every time we adults turn our backs for a second, the kids start getting into trouble. Do you think I should wish to the Stars that they become well-behaved, model children? Somehow I think that wish is beyond the power of the Star Spirits..."
  • "A Yoshi. This Yoshi always hangs out around the village entrance."
A Light Blue Yoshi in Paper Mario.
The blue Yoshi parent who is in the north of the left screen.
  • "Hey there, Mario. Have you met the Ravens yet? They live at the top of the biggest tree in the village. There are lots of them, but they never come down. They speak a different language from ours, too. Pretty mysterious, huh? Everyone says they're the disciples of the master of this island, Raphael the Raven, but... Do you really think so?"
  • "Those boys promised they'd never go into the jungle alone... Little troublemakers... This could have turned into a serious situation if you hadn't found them, Mario. You wouldn't believe the scolding I gave them. They ought to behave themselves for a while. At least I hope they do."
  • "I remember there was this huge sound like KER-FWAANG!... and then the earth shook... I never really believed that Mt. Lavalava would erupt. I guess I should've listened when the Village Leader said it looked like it would erupt. I hope it never does again!"
  • "Oh, Mario! Is something bad happening? I feel like you only show up where there's danger. Ha ha...maybe not always. Good luck on your adventures."
  • "He's a blue Yoshi. He's just hanging out here. Maybe he's a Marine Yoshi! You know, because he's blue? ...OK, maybe not."
A Purple Yoshi in Paper Mario.
The purple Yoshi parent who is in the east of the left screen.
  • "Well, well... Hello! If it isn't Mario! Welcome to Lavalava Island! This island's almost entirely covered by a thick jungle. Still, how can you beat living in this tropical climate?"
  • "The kids looked shaken up when they first got back from the jungle, but they're OK now. They didn't learn their lesson. Those little scamps. Still... I can't be angry at them. I'm so happy they're safe. It's all thanks to you."
  • "I was taking a nap and all of a sudden I heard a KAABOOOOM, and the earth started shaking like it was gonna split open! I never believed any of the eruption rumors, so I thought the entire island was moving somewhere. That was no fun at all."
  • "Hello again! Just couldn't stay away from scenic Lavalava Island, huh? The kids will be really happy. Why don't you say hi to them?"
  • "This Yoshi is really easy to talk to. I bet everybody likes him. He's so friendly! My Goompa once read me a book that had a Yoshi in it, but I never really thought that they existed. It's so exciting to see 'em!"
A Green Yoshi from Paper Mario.
The green Yoshi parent who is near the jungle entrance in the right screen.
  • "Oh, welcome! We don't get visitors to this island very often. You should know that the jungle beyond here is dangerous. Our kids are forbidden to go in. Oh, and by the way, I just saw a Koopa guy who calls himself an archaeologist running in the opposite direction... He was saying something about finding a way to the volcano. Now there's a guy who's heading for danger..."
  • "Everyone has finally calmed down since you found the kids. Thank you, thank you! Children are treasured by everyone in the village."
  • "Oh, Mario, you're OK! After that huge eruption, we wondered if you made it out. The Village Leader claims that Bowser's men heated up the volcano too much so it blew. I could do without such scary natural disasters, thank you."
  • "Hi, Mario! Welcome back! How are things on the mainland? Our children love to hear stories from afar...and I guess I kind of do, too."
  • "A Yoshi. I've seen pictures in books of these guys. I want to ride on one's back! It's always been a childhood dream of mine..."
A Yellow Yoshi in Paper Mario.
The yellow Yoshi parent who is in front of the shop in the right screen. Mario can trade food cooked by Tayce T. for Melons with him.
  • "How are you, Mario? Hey, have you talked with the Cheep Cheep over there yet? She's famous around here for being a great baby-sitter. Her name is Sushie. She watches over the kids. What would we do without her? Sometimes the kids complain about her, but kids are kids. By the way, an archaeologist named Kolorado or something went into the jungle alone. He said he was making for Mt. Lavalava, but the path ends halfway there. I wonder how far he got..."
  • "The kids are all back! I was heartbroken thinking of how scared and lonely they must have been, but as soon as they got back, they just said they were hungry. Pfff! Kids! How typical. I suppose it's natural for children to be energetic, but they need to be safe, too."
  • "The eruption of Mt. Lavalava really threw me for a loop. I think I lost my appetite."
  • "Hello again, Mario. Great to see you! Eat anything tasty lately? Everyone seems jolly when they have something good to eat."
  • "Mmm...? Sniff sniff... Something smells...really good... Is that delicious smell coming from something you're carrying? Whatever it is, I want to try it! C'mon, what is it?"
  • "Ooh, thank you!♡ It looks so good... Oh yeah... Here, why don't you take this as a thank-you from me. It grows in a place that only I know about. Trust me--it's good!"
  • "What? No!? Oh, lame... Listen to my stomach growl! If you change your mind, bring me something tasty. Something I've never eaten... My belly and I are waiting!♡"
  • "This Yoshi loves food like nobody's business! I wonder what he'd do if we gave him some food made by Tayce T.? He'd freak out!"
Sprite of a green Baby Yoshi from Paper Mario
The green Yoshi kid.
  • "We're the Fearsome 5 of Yoshi's Village! Yeah! We play hide-and-seek together. We can't leave the village, though, so it's sorta boring. I wanna play somewhere bigger and more exciting! And I wanna see the jungle! It's dangerous, y'know! Now that'd be exciting!"
  • "The Fearsome 5 are baaaaack! We got scolded, so we'll be good...for now. Heh heh... But we'll be back doing exciting things again soon! Yeah! Hey, Mario, what're you doing now, huh? Something fun? What? You're gonna go inside the volcano? Oh boy, that sounds awesome! I wish I could go, too."
  • "Kwwaaaaaa-yaaaaah! Radical! Eruptions are awesome! I was so scared and excited that I couldn't sit still! Hey, Mario! Were you inside the volcano when it blew up? Huh? Were you? Wooooowee! What was it like? Huh? What? You're in a hurry? Oh, man. What a bummer. You've gotta promise me you'll come back here someday!"
  • "Yes! Mario is back! We've been waiting for you. Tell us your story now! What exciting adventure are you on right now? Huh? Tell us, tell us, tell us now!"
  • "He's a green Yoshi kid. He's an excitable rascal, huh? Yoshi kids get pretty big. All he wants to do is explore beyond his village. I know how he feels."
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The blue Yoshi kid.
  • "We're the Fearsome 5 of Yoshi's Village. We're all best friends, y'know. We're together when we play and when we get in trouble. We're always together! Of course, now we won't be. We're playing hide-and-seek, and I'm 'it.' I hate being 'it.' Hmmmph..."
  • "The Fearsome 5 are baaaaaack! Back from the depths of the wild jungle! There was danger! Intrigue! Yoshi-eating beasts! I was a little scared! But I wanna go there again! Tee hee... Oh, no. Just kidding. Hey, Mario, are you really going to the volcano now? It's really hot. And dangerous. Grown-ups always tell us not to go to dangerous places, but you're allowed to go? That's not fair! Kids get no respect!"
  • "Did ya see that eruption? The other 4 were surprised, but I wasn't. Not too much, anyway. I'm different from the others. A little braver, you know. So, are you leaving now? Uh-huh... You could drop by every now and then if you wanted. I mean, I don't care, but the other 4 might miss you!"
  • "Hey! It's Mario! Are you back for another exciting adventure? I didn't miss you, but the other 4 really did. If you want, you can hang with me for a while. You know, just chill. I won't even talk to you or anything. Tee hee... You could even tell me about your adventures if you want."
  • "He's a blue Yoshi kid. He thinks he's different from other Yoshi kids. What a cute little guy! I can see how he might get on your nerves, though."
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The purple Yoshi kid.
  • "Oh, it's Mario! You're on an adventure or something, right? Wow, cool! Who's that with you? Is that your partner? Man, I wish I could be... That'd be a dream come true. The grown-ups won't let us out of the village because they say it's too dangerous. That meddling old Cheep Cheep is always watching us, and she won't let us enter the jungle. Heh heh. We'll see about that. Us guys? The Fearsome 5? We aren't afraid of anything."
  • "The Fearsome 5 are baaaaack! There's nothing to be afraid of when all of us are together. We aren't scared of the jungle. We aren't scared of anything! 5 friends 4-ever! Even after we're grown-ups, we'll still be friends!"
  • "Mario! Mario! Oh, it was totally cool! What a crazy eruption! Dynamite!! Does it get any cooler than the volcano on Lavalava Island? I don't think so! What IS beyond this island? Anything cool? I wanna go see! Mario! C'mon! Come back to the island and tell us about your travels!"
  • "Yippee! Hooray! Welcome back! What adventures have you been on so far?! Tell us, tell us!!"
  • "He's a purple Yoshi kid. Not a care in the world! Very cute. He seems to like you, Mario."
The yellow Yoshi kid of the Fearsome 5
The yellow Yoshi kid.
  • "We're the Fearsome 5! When we arrive, it's live at 5! We always stick together! Even when we're being bad... Speaking of which, today's the day we put our secret plan into action. It's so cool! Only we 5 know the plan, and that's the way it has to be. Sorry, can't tell you... Oh, man, I'm so excited! I hope I can find a lot of tasty fruit in the jungle..."
  • "The Fearsome 5 are baaaack! Boy, there was a lot of tasty food growing in the jungle! That adventure was both thrilling and filling! Ha! Everyone gives me flack for eating all the time, but what else is there to do here? If you go on an adventure, you've gotta take snacks. Even grown-ups know that."
  • "Wow! What a huge explosion! It went Kaaaa-BLOOOOIE! I swear I saw something fly out of there into the jungle. Maybe... I wonder if it was something delicious. I told the grown-ups that they ought to go check it out, but they just scolded me. You know, kids have a hard time. I'm gonna be a grown-up soon, and I'm gonna be nice to kids. And I'm gonna have adventures. Come back sometime, Mario!"
  • "Mario! How's your adventure? Eat any good stuff so far? I wanna hear your stories. Hey, hey! Come on! I wanna hear some stories!"
  • "He's a yellow Yoshi kid. Whoa! He's cheery, huh? This kid is full of pep. I was the same back in the days when I was small. What?I'm[sic] still small? Well, yeah, compared to you, I guess I'm still wet behind the ears."
Baby Red Yoshi
The red Yoshi kid.
  • "Oh, it's Mario! Hey, Mario. Are you looking for adventure? If you want, we'll go with you. You won't have to worry at all. The Fearsome 5's got your back! Let's go to the jungle! We're not scared! We just can't ever go 'cause that meddlesome ol' Cheep Cheep stops us."
  • "The Fearsome 5 are baaaack! When all of us are together, we fear nothing and nobody! Sure, the jungle was scary, but did we have fun? Oh, yeah! I think it's time for another adventure of the Fearsome 5!"
  • "Hoooooo Waaaaaah!!! All right! Grrrrrrreat!!! Did you see that fire blow out of the mountain? Dazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzling!! Something else flew out, too. Looks like checking it out is a job for the Fearsome 5! But... I guess we can't. Until I get bigger, I guess I'll just listen to the stories of your adventures. So that means you have to come visit us all the time and tell us stories, Mario!"
  • "Whoopee! Yippee!! Hooray!!! You came back, Mario! You came to hang with the 5! Tell us all about your adventures over the sea! If you do, we'll tell you all the tricks we played while you were away. Hee hee..."
  • "Thanks. I wonder what it is. Oh, my pal made up a new game! I've gotta play this later! He also wants me to come over to his town and play with him sometime. But how can I get there? ...Oh well. Maybe someday I'll be able to cross the sea and hang out. It's really funny, 'cause I was just writing him a letter about a game I made up! Mr. Parakarry, will you help? Here. Deliver my letter to the Toad Kid who asked you to send this one to me. Could you? Thanks!!"
  • "Yoshi kids are so cheerful. This red Yoshi kid, though, looks pretty mischievous. He looks like a little scamp. I bet he gets into all sorts of trouble and doesn't regret it a bit. What? That's like me? Marioooo! C'mon! Take it back!"
Image of Mario and Goombario in Yoshi's Cabana in Yoshi's Village, in Paper Mario.
A blue Yoshi running Yoshi's Cabana in the right screen.
  • "Welcome to Yoshi's Cabana. What's your pleasure?"
  • "You need [...] coins for '[...]'. Sound OK to you?"
  • "Thank you very much."
  • "Please come back often."
  • "He's a Yoshi who's set up a little shop on the island. He sells, checks and buys items. Remember, shops are different in different parts of the world. I see items in this shop that you can't get anywhere but here."
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad running the Toad House in the right screen.
  • "The Toad House's slogan is... 'Refresh Your Body and Soul!' Would you like to take a nap?"
  • "...Really? Mario, you look just fine. Do you still want to take a nap?"
  • "Please come again, OK?"
  • "Have a pleasant rest."
  • "Did you get some rest? Good luck on your adventure!"
  • "He's the Toad of the Toad House. He was sent here from Princess Peach's Castle. This Toad House is kind of a Resort Hotel. The Toad here seems to like his job. It's one long vacation!"
A Raven
A Raven on the nest of the tall tree found in the right screen.
  • "Caw."
  • "Caaaw!"
  • "He's a Raven. Ravens are short and chubby. They're pretty fluffy, too. And somewhat cuddly. And soft."
A Raven
A Raven on the nest of the tall tree found in the right screen.
  • "Caw? Are you the Mario that Master Raphael the Raven was telling us about?"
  • "Caw?"
  • "He's a Raven. He looks good in black. Can we take him with us, Mario? He doesn't want to go? What a bummer..."
A Raven
A Raven on the nest of the tall tree found in the right screen.
  • "Oracle of the Stars... Mario comes to this island... Mario is fated to meet Master Raphael the Raven... Caaaaw..."
  • "Caw. Cawcaaaw!"
  • "He's a Raven. Ravens only say 'caw' unless they think they have something really important to tell you. They only tell important stuff to people they trust. I wish they'd tell us something."
A Raven
A Raven on the nest of the tall tree found in the right screen.*
  • "Cawcawcaaaw?"
  • "Cawcawcaw."
  • "He's a Raven. Ravens are really cute. I told Kooper that, and he said I had weird taste. What's so weird about that? Aren't they cute, Mario?"
* After the Ravens build a pulley to Mt. Lavalava in Jade Jungle under Raphael the Raven's order, one Raven will stay near the pulley on the tree while the others go back to Yoshi's Village. At this point the fourth Raven is missing in Yoshi's Village, but the Raven that stays in Jade Jungle shares the first Raven's tattle, probably due to a programming error.

Jade Jungle[edit]

Jade Jungle is home to Raphael the Raven and an unnamed Bub-ulb.

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
The yellow Bub-ulb from Paper Mario
A Bub-ulb with a yellow flower found in Jade Jungle.
  • "Yo, what's up? Thanks for waking me up. This island's so nice, isn't it? It's the perfect place for napping. Perfect temperature. I'm a Bub-ulb. My job is to fill this world with flowers. Nice, huh? I want you to take this seed. ...Or rather, that's what I want to say to you. Unfortunately, the seed isn't quite ready yet. Don't worry, though. It'll be ready anytime now. Waiting in such a warm, comfy place can't be all bad, right? Come grab the seed later. I'm pretty generous, so I'll be here giving stuff to people."
  • "Did you come for the seed? Sorry, but it's not ready yet. Don't be in such a hurry. Time flies when you chase it. Come back after a while. And try to relax, OK?"
  • "Oh, hello. How are you doing? What? You want that seed? Aw, I completely forgot you! I just gave it to a guy named Kolorado or something. Sorry about that. I'm so generous that I just have to give something to everyone."
  • "Hey, there's my seed! So you were able to track it down after all? Oh, that's cool. When I thought about it later, I had a feeling it would've been better to give that seed to you."
  • "Yo, what's up? I can't get over how perfect the temperature is around here. We have to thank the sun that it's so warm. Thanks, bud! So luxurious..."
  • "It's a flower. I guess that's pretty obvious... It doesn't seem to move like an ordinary flower, though."*
  • "Oh! A Bub-ulb. I don't know why it's growing here. It's a very strange flower, don't you think? This Seed... I bet it's something very important. Important to Bub-ulbs, anyway."
* This tattle is shared with the Bub-ulb in the southern part of Toad Town. The game's coding has an unused tattle "It's a flower, I guess. It doesn't seem to move like an ordinary flower, though." at this position, so it is probably a programming error.

Flower Fields[edit]

Flower Fields is home to the following NPCs as well as four Bub-ulbs and three unnamed flower gate guardians:

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
A pink Bub-ulb from Paper Mario
A pink Bub-ulb in the main area.
  • "You want to meet Petunia? That flower seems a little strange to me, you know. She collects beans and seeds, but she never grows them. She just likes seeds. I call her the Seed Maniac."
  • "I heard that some of the trees in Flower Fields drop berries if you hit them hard enough."
  • "Have you met Mr. Sun before? I heard that Mr. Sun lives on top of the Sun Tower."
  • "The light of the sun is back--ooh, yeah! Feels good, so good, uh huh!! Flower flower shower power shoo-bee-do-waa ooo-waaaa Dooo waaa!♪ I feel like singing and dancing all day long!"
  • "Rosie and Lily are always arguing about which one of them is more beautiful. They're both beautiful! Why compare?! Every flower is beautiful."
  • "It's a Bub-ulb. It's one of many talking flowers in Flower Fields. Boy, it seems like as soon as creatures learn to communicate, they learn to gossip."
A pink Bub-ulb from Paper Mario
A blue Bub-ulb in the main area.
  • "Petunia? The Seed Maniac, Petunia? The one who collects seeds like a crazy flower? I know her. She's growing due east from here."
  • "There are so many beautiful flowers in Flower Fields. It would be a mistake to judge them by their beauty, though. Not all of them are gentle flowers, that's for sure."
  • "Lily is very beautiful, but I've heard that she's more than a little bit strange. They say she always floats in the water, dreaming of things that could never happen."
  • "Mr. Sun can't rise because so many clouds are in the way. He used to be burning hot, but now he's cooled way down. I've never heard of a sun that wasn't burning hot before."
  • "Oh, the sun's back! He's burning hot again! Way to go, Mr. Sun! Everything's back to normal! Just gimme my soil, water, and sun and I'll be happy. I don't need anything else."
  • "I've heard rumors about many flowers, but I've never heard any rumors about me. What do they think of me? Are they talking about me? I wonder how it would feel to be the center of attention all the time..."
  • "You know, a lot of the flowers in Flower Fields will answer you if you talk to 'em. They're probably our best source of news around here."
The green Bub-ulb in Paper Mario
A green Bub-ulb in the main area.
  • "I'm sick of this weather. Flower Fields is always cloudy. It never used to be like this. That Huff N. Puff's the cause! Plants like us can't live long without the light of the sun. Everybody around here is losing hope and starting to wither..."
  • "Every plant needs good soil in order to grow big and healthy. The more nutritious the soil is, the bigger plants can grow. And then, plants that grow really big give nutrition back! They drop their leaves, and the leaves become fertilizer. We grew with the nutrition of Wise Wisterwood's fallen leaves. So Wise Wisterwood is kind of like our father, huh?"
  • "Have you seen the Crystal Tree near Posie's place yet? I've heard that tree bears the most wonderful berries... If you believe what folks say, those berries are the most beautiful things in the world."
  • "Without beautiful sunlight, we plants are doomed. We can't live in Flower Fields if it's always cloudy. I never thought I'd start withering at such a young age! I wish I were blanketed in warm, rejuvenating sunlight like I used to be..."
  • "Oh, the land's full of sunlight! I wish I could kiss this whole world right now! As long as I have sunlight like this on me, I could live here for the rest of my life."
  • "Hello there! How are you? Are you enjoying the sunshine as much as I am?"
  • "A lot of flowers live here, huh? They're so...so very... uh...beautiful, I guess."
The yellow Bub-ulb from Paper Mario
A yellow Bub-ulb in the main area.
  • "The sun can't come up because a thick cloud is completely covering the sky. We Bub-ulbs can live just about anywhere if there's sun, but now there's none at all! I'm not saying that having some clouds is bad. Of course not! But there should be some gaps for a little precious sunshine! Sigh... I hate that stupid cloud."
  • "Without sunlight, the seeds we have can't sprout, and we can't make any new ones, either. If the sun never rises again, all of Flower Fields will wither up completely. Do you have any ideas?"
  • "Are you looking for water? You might try Lily's spring. But if you want water to plant something, it's hopeless. There's no use planting now. Even if you water them, plants won't grow without the sun."
  • "You mean you're thinking of doing something to that thick cloud so the sun can rise again? You think that'll work? Oh, it would be so nice if the sun rose up again! I hope your plan works..."
  • "Oh, it's the sun! The sun has come out! I knew you could do it! It's all because of you! I can't believe I made it through those sad, cloudy days!"
  • "Mario, are you still on that dangerous adventure? I can't stand that Huff N. Puff. What a mean guy! He loves clouds. And he loves that we hate them! Please, could you beat him? I hope you really stick it to him and save the Star Spirit!"
  • "Now I'm going to grow and grow and produce lots and lots of cute little seeds! You know, Mario, as long as you're around, I think the world's going to be OK."
  • "It's a Bub-ulb. The flowers around here hate cloudy weather. They need the sun's rays! I don't like the rain, either, because I can't play outside."
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A red flower that guards the gate in the southwestern area.
  • "Hello, stranger... What do you think of my bright red coloring? Isn't it nice? What's that? You want to pass through here? Ha ha ha... No, I'm sorry. I couldn't possibly let you through. Although, perhaps I could make an exception if you gave me something delicious to eat..."
  • "You don't want to give me anything, is that how it is? Then sorry, but no. You can't go through."
  • "Chomp chomp munch chomp... Aw, yuck!!! Disgusting! That was awful! No way you're going through!"
  • "Munch munch munch... Ummm... I really don't like this type of berry at all. You'd better get me a better flavor, or you can't go through."*
  • "Munch chomp smack... Ooh, delicious! This is it! Great color! Full flavor! It's perfect! You're a champ for bringing me such a tasty snack. Of course you can go through!♡"
  • "Go on through!♡ For you, the gate's always open!"
  • "You know, genuinely nice people are really hard to find. I've put many different people to the test since I've been here, and you're the nicest. If you keep doing good deeds, I bet you'll go through many gates as you travel!♡"
  • "It's a red flower that guards a gate. Red is a passionate color. Goombaria knows a lot about the subtle languages of flowers and colors. She talks and talks and talks until I can't take it anymore! As a result, I've learned a lot of what she knows."
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A yellow flower that guards the gate in the southeastern area.
  • "Good day, Mario! It's great to see you. I'm the guard of this gate. I must tell you, though, I don't let many people through. I have excellent taste in foods, so you must bring me something sufficiently tasty to get by. Well...? Do you have anything?"
  • "Oh, nothing tasty, eh? Well, that's unfortunate... I understand it's hard to meet the standards of such a cultured flower as me. I suppose you weren't up to it. Sadly, it also means you can't pass through here."
  • "Chomp smack chomp... Haaaaack! Pbbbbth! What is this garbage!? This is decidedly substandard! I'm a connoisseur! It's downright ungentlemanly to eat anything but berries while in Flower Fields!"
  • "Munch chomp munch... Ummm, well... It's not bad, I suppose. But it's not enough to satisfy a gourmet such as me. I'm sorry, but I never let people without distinguished taste pass through here. Come back with some culture."
  • "Munch chomp chomp... Bravo!! Magnificent!! A sweet, subtle flavor with a delicate finish! And such marvelous coloring! It reminds me of the warm sunlight I so yearn for. I'm truly taken aback by your cultured taste! Of course you may go!"
  • "Sir, your taste is flawless! You may use this gate as if it were your own front door."
  • "It's always a pleasure to meet people with wonderful taste. And here I was thinking that there were no more cultured people left in the world! Bravo!! Scintillating! Let's hear it for incredible snobbery and fine culture!"
  • "It's a yellow flower that guards a gate. Yellow is a friendly color. Yellow also means 'Caution!' in many cultures, though. Maybe we should be careful..."
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A blue flower that guards the gate in the western area.
  • "Ahhh, I'm so hungry... I'm tired of guarding this stupid old gate... I'm so, so hungry... Hey! You there! I don't suppose you have anything good to eat that you'd like to give me? Listen, if you give me something succulent I'll let you through here, and I won't tell anybody..."
  • "Nothing? Not even a bite? Aw, shoot... Then I can't let you go through. I'm sitting here starving, and you won't even spare a lousy... Ever since the sun disappeared, nothing's gone right for me. I feel so blue..."
  • "Chomp smack munch... Oh, bleah!!! This is totally icky! Listen, I can't eat anything but berries from around here. Yeah, I guess maybe I should have told you that first, huh? Stupid old me. Now I feel even more blue... Please...just leave me alone."
  • "Munch chomp crunch... As far as berries go, it's so-so. But it's missing...something. Nothing tastes good. I've been blue since the sun disappeared. I hate being a blue flower. Nothing good is blue. Yeah, you heard me! Nothing! I bet even Blue Berries taste disgusting because...they're blue!"
  • "A Blue Berry? I'm sure this'll be gross. Munch chomp munch... Oh, how delicious!♪ Such a splendid taste! There ARE good blue things! I'm filled with hope again! Go! Go and never feel blue! I'll never forget you!"
  • "Head through there! I'll never forget you!"
  • "Blue is a nice color, or so I've begun to think lately. Has the sun changed my opinion? Or do I owe it to you, Mario? Oh, yeah! You've got a little blue in your outfit, too! Ha ha ha! You and I match!"
  • "It's a blue flower that guards a gate. Blue... It's the color of the sea and sky. It's supposed to calm you. I also heard that it can ruin your appetite for some reason. Do you think that's true?"
* This quote does not occur in normal gameplay, because Mario can only obtain Red Berries at this point.[1]

Shiver City[edit]

Shiver City is where Mayor Penguin and his wife, Herringway, the penguin patrol, and several other unnamed penguins and Toads can be found. The following table lists the unnamed characters from west to east.

The characters in the open area of Shiver City. (The penguin patrol and the two extra penguins on the frozen pond in the east scene are not shown.)
The characters in the open area of Shiver City. (The penguin patrol and the two extra penguins on the frozen pond in the east scene are not shown.)
Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
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The first penguin in the west scene.
  • "A really shady individual came to the city recently. He was screaming at the top of his lungs and running around... It was reeeeally odd... I think something strange is going on in our peaceful city."
  • "Ha! I'm not going to help you. I don't socialize with murderers. Get away from me!"
  • "So...you weren't the criminal after all, huh? Ha ha ha ha ha... Sorry. The Mayor's wife raised such a stink that I believed it. I'm just happy that the Mayor's doing fine."
  • "I've heard that all the Star Spirits made it back to Star Haven. Fantastic! That means soon all our wishes will once again be granted. Right now, we're all wishing that you'll beat that evil Bowser and restore the peace."
  • "This penguin who likes gossip. He wanders around the city."
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The second penguin in the west scene.
  • "People who travel to here from other towns must think that this city is freezing cold. I'm used to it. I heard, though, that somewhere in the world is a hot town covered in sand. Now THAT would be intolerable. I don't believe it even exists."
  • "Herringway? Why, he's a mystery novelist who lives in this city. You suspect Herringway? Nah! It couldn't be him! He and the Mayor are friends!"
  • "Boy, thank goodness the Mayor is doing OK. He really does seem to be as careless as they come, you know."
  • "So, Mario, you're finally going to fight against Bowser! Trust me--we'll all be cheering for you to beat him! Once peace returns, I wanna go visit Toad Town. I wanna visit the great Mario's house, too!"
  • "He's a friendly penguin. He seems to be very fair."
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The third penguin in the west scene.
  • "Pengy pengy penguin pop♪ Feel the rhythm, stop 'n' bop♪ Do the pengy penguin hop♪ All the snowmen in a line♪ A bucket hat fits super fine, Eyes and noses, looking cool♪ Bring a scarf, you pengy fool!♪"
  • "You! Penguin killer!!!! You just keep your distance! What's that gleam in your eye?! Noooo!!! AIIIIGH! I'm gonna be a murder victim! Please, somebody help me!!!"
  • "Whoa ho ho ho... It's a good thing that murder case got settled. Um... I'm really sorry that everyone called you a criminal. Really sorry!"
  • "The last Star Spirit was held near this city, wasn't it? So, our humble frozen home is the setting for a great story! Oooh! How exciting! I bet people in Toad Town will start giving Shiver City some respect now!"
  • "He's a cheerful penguin. He looks fun but a bit reckless."
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A penguin in the east house of the west scene.
  • "Anyone for a shaved ice treat? Strawberry flavor?♡ Maybe watermelon?♡♡ ...Or my personal favorite, tangy tangerine...?♡ Ho ho!♡ I love frozen treats!♡"
  • "Herringway? Yes, of course I know him. Everyone in this city knows about him. He's a world-famous mystery novelist. ...You think Herringway killed Mayor Penguin? Hmm... That sounds nuts, but... ...you might be on to something. Herringway does know everything about crimes and criminals. And he seems to have mysteriously disappeared..."
  • "The case has been closed, huh? I'm really happy that Herringway wasn't guilty. What? Me? I thought it was him? Oh, ha ha ha ha... That was just me being silly!"
  • "Herringway was writing a new novel in his secret room. No wonder nobody could figure out where he was! By the way, Mario... You've read some of his manuscript, haven't you? Tell me the ending! Pleeeease!"
  • "There aren't many non-penguins, so we stand out in this city. I wonder what this penguin thinks about us."
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The first penguin in the middle scene.
  • "This city is becoming pretty dangerous lately. I saw this totally suspicious stranger wandering around just a short time ago. He seemed to be searching for someone. I didn't like his looks. I wonder where he got off to."
  • "Herringway? Yeah, sure. He lives right next to the lake. His house is always empty, though. Who knows where he is... Whaaat!? ...Herringway might be a murderer? No! That can't be... He's a really good friend of the Mayor's. He'd have no reason to off him! ...Unless there was some super-secret reason! Ever since I started reading Herringway's mystery novels, I suspect the unsuspected!"
  • "I saw a crazy guy in the city the other day. He was shouting, 'Mariooo! Mariooo!' and running around. What a freak. I steered way clear of him, that's for sure."
  • "You're THE Mario!? Oh... But... You look totally normal. You're just some ordinary person in real life?!"
  • "He's a pretty easygoing penguin who always gossips. I mean, I like gossip, but... don't these guys get bored recycling all the same rumors?"
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The second penguin in the middle scene.
  • "Did you know that there's a Dojo in Toad Town? I go there all the time. I finally got my Third-Degree Card the other day. I'm sure you have a much higher ranking than I do, though. What? You don't have anything?"
  • "Hey... You have... ...a First-Degree Card! Heh heh heh. A beginner, huh? I've got a Third-Degree Card. Looks like I'm stronger than you."
  • "Hey... You have... ...a Second-Degree Card! Heh heh heh. It's a start. I've got a Third-Degree Card. I must be tougher than you."
  • "Hey... You have... ...a Third-Degree Card! I've got a Third-Degree Card, too!! Cool! We have the same ranking! We're equals!"
  • "Hey... You have... ...a Fourth-Degree Card! Wow, you're strong! I wish I were that strong... I'd better train harder!"
  • "Hey... You have... ...a Diploma... Wooow! I mean, woooooow! You beat The Master!! How'd you manage that? You're the strongest guy ever!"
  • "This penguin's been to the Dojo in Toad Town. He likes to show off his certificate and compare it to ones other people got at the Dojo."
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The third penguin in the middle scene. During Mario's quest to find the real murderer, he will be blocking the pipe to Toad Town, preventing Mario from leaving the city.
  • "Yah, hello! This is the northernmost burg, Shiver City. You come from Toad Town? Very, very far away, yah? Welcome to Shiver City."
  • "You'd better show some evidence if you're really not the one who murdered Mayor Penguin! Until you do, I'm sorry, but I can't let you leave the city. I won't budge from this spot, oh no sirree! I'm serious, now! There's no use trying to move me! ...Am I being too rude? Sorry."
  • "Oh! Such a fuss the Mayor's wife made, yah? Her exaggeration was the beginning of all this trouble, that's for sure. She reads too many of those mystery novels, I think. ...Although, to be fair, I suspected you, too. Ha ha ha ha ha...... Oops!"
  • "Mario! You're heading to Bowser's Castle to try to save Princess Peach and all the others, yah? A friend of mine followed the Mayor to Toad Town and I haven't seen him since. Do you think he was captured? So many people were caught... I wonder if they're all OK. Oh, I'm so worried."
  • "This penguin gossips, but at least he takes the time to confirm rumors that he hears. He can still be wrong, though. It doesn't matter if he confirms his sources if the entire basis of the rumor is false."
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The fourth penguin in the middle scene. During Mario's quest to find the real murderer, he will be absent (see below).
  • "...Starborn Valley? Oh. Sure. Go east from this city. But you have to be careful! I have it on good faith that there're lots of scary monsters between here and there. The thought makes me shiver... It seems like all I hear these days are frightening rumors. What's Shiver City coming to?"
  • "That backroom murder case was the greatest mystery in the history of Shiver City! Although it was kind of a joke... I'm glad the case got solved. It's a good thing that the Mayor turned out to be OK. You certainly got a raw deal for a while there, Mario."
  • "Your adventures are already more thrilling than any novel I've ever read! Aren't you afraid to take on that monster, Bowser? Boy, I would be. Good luck!"
  • "He likes rumors. He doesn't look like the adventurous type at all. If he wants some excitement instead of just gossip, he should eat a Volt Shroom. That'd give him a jolt!"
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The fifth penguin in the middle scene.
  • "I saw this really bizarre guy around here the other day. He was shouting like... 'Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!' or 'It's freeeeezing!!!'. And he was also going... 'Nooooo!! Marioooo!!!' Who was that nut?"
  • "There's a rumor that you murdered Mayor Penguin. Did you really do it? I don't think you did. I bet it was that crazy guy I saw running around here the other day. He was weird. You don't look so weird."
  • "I knew you weren't the criminal. The Mayor just fainted, right? So who was that weird guy I saw the other day? No relation to the case at all? Well, that's...unexciting..."
  • "I didn't know that you were the world-famous Mario. So you're going to duke it out with Bowser, are you? Good luck! You'll need it! Before you do, could you find out who that stranger that I saw before was? I figure it must've been a monster made of snow and ice. If that's true, this city is in serious trouble! What'll we do if it runs amok in our streets?! Mariooooo!!"
  • "This penguin likes to gossip. He never goes outside the city, though. He just wanders around here, where it's safe."
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A penguin in the west house of the middle scene. During Mario's quest to find the real murderer, he will be absent (see below).
  • "Starborn Valley and Shiver Mountain are both near here. But you'd better dress warmly if you plan on reaching them."
  • "It's really rare that we get visitors from other towns. You may have noticed everyone gets nervous around strangers. It seems like just recently we've had several visitors from other places... Do you think it means that Shiver City is getting to be popular?"
  • "Your visit here will go down as one of the most important times in Shiver City history. When I heard about your legendary deeds, I imagined you as this ultra-strong guy... You turned out...ahem...much more normal than I expected."
  • "These penguins love rumors. They gather together just to gossip. Especially about other people. The tiniest little rumor will spread like wildfire around here if they hear it. Their gossip stays in town, so that's something, at least."
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A penguin who runs Shiver Shop.
  • "Welcome to Shiver Shop. How can I help you today?"
  • "You need [...] coins for '[...]'. Is that cool with you?"
  • "Many thanks."
  • "Come chill out anytime!"
  • "Hey! You can't afford that!"
  • "OK, we'll put it in deep freeze."
  • "Look, I'm not selling anything to Mayor Penguin's killer. Get out of here, will you?"
  • "He's the penguin who sells things in this shop. He also keeps and buys items. By the way, is it only my imagination or are you the only person who ever shops here? I've never seen anyone else here."
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A red Toad who runs the Toad House.
  • "The Toad House slogan is... 'Refresh your Body and Soul.' Do you want to take a nap?"
  • "...Huh? You look OK to me, Mario. Are you sure you feel like taking a nap?"
  • "Hope to see you again!"
  • "Sleep well."
  • "Did you have a good nap? Good luck to you!"
  • "Mario! I took a nap, and when I woke up there were all these items! And it was the weirdest thing... The floor was all wet, as if snow had melted everywhere... Do you think someone left these as a present for you, Mario? But who would do that???"
  • "This Toad of the northern lands runs the Toad House. He was sent here from Princess Peach's Castle. It must be tough working in such a cold place. I wonder what he does to keep his spirits up."
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The first penguin in the east scene, in front of Herringway's house.
  • "Starborn Valley is a little ways off from this city. It's a very mysterious place. They say that Star Kids rise up to the sky from there. But I haven't seen any stars rising to the sky lately..."
  • "This is Herringway's house. He's a novelist. Herringway should be in there, but I haven't seen him lately... It's very peculiar..."
  • "So, Herringway WAS in the house. I peeped in the windows, but I never caught even a glimpse of him. I figured he was out. So where was he hiding? Verrrry peculiar..."
  • "When the world is at peace, you can see the Star Kids rising to the sky from Starborn Valley. It's really a beautiful sight. You should check it out one day."
  • "This penguin's camped out by Herringway's house. What's he staring at? Is he even awake? He really enjoys looking up at the night sky."
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The second penguin in the east scene, in front of the warehouse.
  • "This building's a warehouse. Nobody can get in because some careless guard managed to lose the key to the door. Actually, I'm the one who lost it. I had it just a little while ago."
  • "This building's a warehouse. Nobody can get in because some careless guard managed to lose the key to the door. I can't believe I lost it... I ought to retrace my steps... Hey, listen, if you find a key anywhere, let me know, OK?"
  • "Thanks for finding that key! I would've been in deep trouble if I couldn't get inside."
  • "Now I've got to be sure to keep the warehouse in order. I keep a lot of precious things in there, you know. Very, very precious... ...junk.♡"
  • "Don't you just love junk? When I'm beak-deep in junk, time just flies on by. I don't even care what goes on in the outside world. Anyway, I... You're WHAT?! You're fighting Bowser? Are you crazy!? What in the world's going on!?"
  • "This penguin is guarding the warehouse. But he lost the Warehouse Key. ...Not the best job of guarding. I guess he figures that he'll just stand there staring and pretend he's doing a good job."
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The third penguin in the east scene, to the east of the pond.
  • "I heard that a horrible monster lives at the end of this path. Everyone is so scared of it that they don't leave the city. ... Why can't we have peace? I wish there were no monsters..."
  • "... I SAID, '...'! I don't talk to penguin-killers."
  • "A horrible monster lives somewhere along this path. Penguins talk about hearing strange screaming, too. No one can confirm what kind of horrible monster it is because everyone's too scared to go check it out. Of course, you won't see me volunteering for that job!"
  • "Penguins are saying that the monster is gone for good. Phew! Finally, we can safely travel outside the city. I can only hope the rest of the world becomes peaceful as well."
  • "He's a timid penguin. He's terrified of the unknown and is constantly jumping. I wonder who's a bigger coward, this guy or the Toad at Forever Forest? My money's on the Toad."
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An extra penguin sliding on the frozen pond when Mario first visits the city. During Mario's quest to find the real murderer, he will be absent (see below). After the quest is finished, he will be to the west of the pond.
  • "I love sliding on the ice. Whiiiish... So much fun! How about you? Wanna join me?"
  • "I love being the first to leave my footprints in fresh snow. I also like making snow angels with my flippers. Ha ha! Snow is the best!"
  • "It snows pretty much every day here in Shiver City. Each day's a fresh powder day! You really ought to come back here once peace has returned. I'll show you how to make the perfect penguin snow angel!"
  • "This penguin has mastered many ways to play with snow and ice. He looks like he could have fun anywhere cold."
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An extra penguin sliding on the frozen pond when Mario first visits the city. During Mario's quest to find the real murderer, he will be absent (see below). After the quest is finished, he will be to the east of the pond.
  • "I really love sliding around in the snow. Pingy, pangy, pengy pong♪ Snow is falling all day long♪ Skate or spin or sing a song♪ Waah ohhhhh...hey!♪ Doo beeeee...say!♪ Way vonnnce...yay!♪ Oh! I think I'd better practice."
  • "Boy, thank goodness the Mayor turned out to be all right. It's hard to imagine anything terrible happening in this city. Peace, love and little kitties♪ Hot haikus and lovely ditties♪ All for you, oh Shiver City♪ So cold and quiet in the snow! My love burns hot as fire! Lo! My city!!! Never crumble! Oh! Peng 'n' roll! Yeah! Yo!♪ ...A song this good comes straight from the heart."
  • "We never have problems in Shiver City anymore. We have one guard and one gatekeeper. That's plenty."
  • "This penguin likes skating, but he likes rumors even more. Boy, penguins sure do love their rumors, huh?"
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A penguin gatekeeper on the east of the city. During Mario's quest to find the real murderer, he will be blocking the exit to Shiver Snowfield, preventing Mario from leaving the city.
  • "We're on alert because a stranger appeared in the city. So I can't let you pass without permission from the Mayor."
  • "Uh, hello? You're the number one suspect in the Mayor's murder! You can't leave the city! Not until you prove you're innocent!"
  • "Oh, OK... The Mayor said it's OK for you to go on through."
  • "Basically, what I do is watch this gate to see if strangers go in or out of the city. It may sound simple, but it's incredibly important. By and large, it's a good job. It is a bit chilly, though."
  • "The sky was filled with so many beautiful stars last night. It was really incredible. I don't think it's quite as beautiful as it was when things were peaceful in the world, but some of the brightness is back."
  • "This penguin is the gatekeeper. He guards the city gate night and day. He keeps track of anyone coming or going through Shiver City."
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Three pink-spotted Toad girls found to the southwest of the pond in the east scene. Absent after Chapter 7.
  • (Left:) "When you hear about Shiver City, ice skating is the first thing that comes to mind!♡" (Right:) "Well, skiing's nice, too, but not when a monster's loose!" (Middle:) "It's scary out in the snow, so city-skating we will go!♪ Yeah, yeah!♡"
  • (Left:) "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!! The ice on the lake broke!!" (Right:) "We were just about to go ice skating!!" (Middle:) "Nooo! This is totally unfair! I was so looking forward to skating all day long!"
  • (Left:) "Cold... It's cold here! It's too cooooold! Brrrrr! No ice-skating. Monsters about. Nothing to do but shiver... What did we come here for!? It's not like we can just zip back to Toad Town!" (Right:) "Hey, didn't you hear? That monster's gone now! Let's go to Star Valley and hit the slopes!" (Middle:) "That'll be great! Skiing in a world of snow, ice, and stars... How perfectly marvelous! Sounds lovely!♡ Let's go! Let's go right now!"
  • (Left:) "This Toad is one of the castle maids. Seeing as the castle has up and disappeared, I guess they've decided to take a holiday. Traveling does have a way of refreshing the body and mind."
  • (Right:) "This Toad is one of the castle maids. They're all traveling together. They're quite good friends. I've never seen 'em apart!"
  • (Middle:) "This Toad is one of the castle maids. She's always been very curious. I wonder what kind of trip they're taking. It's definitely not going to be as difficult as our journey, but I'm kind of curious."
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Four penguins gossiping next to Mayor Penguin's house during Mario's quest to find the real murderer. Only two of them have tattles that match the penguins missing at this point, probably due to a programming error.
  • (Left:) "Mayor Penguin was murdered! In his back room! And no one has the slightest idea who did it!" (Right:) "Oh! It can't be! It's like we're in one of Herringway's mystery novels! How could such a terrible thing happen in such a small, peaceful city? Who could do such a thing?" (Back:) "The Mayor's wife said the man with the mustache did it. And he seemed to be such a gentleman, too. Still, I guess you shouldn't trust anyone who carries such a huge Hammer." (Front:) "Brrr! How terrifying! It just goes to show you that you should never trust your first impression of people."
  • (Left:) "The Mayor wasn't murdered! He just whacked his own head on the floor and fainted." (Right:) "But that means... ...the man with the mustache wasn't evil, after all." (Back:) "Yeah, you're right! Hey, I solved the case! The criminal was a box of souvenirs from Toad Town!" (Front:) "Waaaa ha ha ha ha! Who would've believed we'd have a mystery in this sleepy city? It's quiet, peaceful... I love it. I'm going home now. I'm gonna read a novel."
  • (Left:) "These penguins love rumors. They gather together just to gossip. Especially about other people. The tiniest little rumor will spread like wildfire around here if they hear it. Their gossip stays in town, so that's something, at least."
  • (Right:) "He likes rumors. He doesn't look like the adventurous type at all. If he wants some excitement instead of just gossip, he should eat a Volt Shroom. That'd give him a jolt!"
  • (Back:) "There aren't many non-penguins, so we stand out in this city. I wonder what this penguin thinks about us."
  • (Front:) "There aren't many non-penguins, so we stand out in this city. I wonder what this penguin thinks about us."

Starborn Valley[edit]

Starborn Valley is home to Merle, Frost T., and several unnamed Star Kids, Ninjis and Toads.

Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
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A Star Kid near the entrance of Starborn Valley.
  • "I wanna go to Star Haven. When I get to go there, I wanna deliver lots of people's wishes, and I wanna become a great Star Spirit someday. When I do, I'll grant your wishes, Mario! Of course I will! I promise!"
  • "What's Star Haven like? You're gonna go there before we even get to, aren't you? I bet it's super cool..."
  • "He's a Star Kid who isn't allowed to go up to the sky. It doesn't seem to have affected his spirits, though. It's no use worrying about these little guys now, Mario. We'll help 'em soon!"
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A Star Kid on the stairs of Starborn Valley.
  • "I wonder how Twink is doing? He was the last one to rise up to the sky. He went just before Bowser took the Star Rod. He was such a great kid. He looked after everybody. Do you think I'll ever get to see Twink again?"
  • "Yes! Yes! Stellar! I can rise up to the sky pretty soon now, right? I can't wait! I'm gonna rise up the second the Star Rod is back. And the first thing I'm gonna do is visit Twink."
  • "It's one of the Star Kids. Hey, maybe if we make friends with the Star Kids now, they'll grant us tons of wishes later!"
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A Star Kid near Merle's house who likes playing hide-and-seek.
  • "You found me! Hee hee hee hee... What, did you see me glittering? Hey, do you think I can rise into the sky soon?"
  • "You found me! Hee hee hee hee... What, did you see me glittering? When I grow up, I'm gonna be a really great star that people can see from really far away, and I'll be really cool."
  • "This Star Kid thinks he's made himself invisible. He wants to go up to the sky. OK, but, it's hard to imagine this little prankster granting anyone's wishes..."
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A Star Kid inside the house in the east of Starborn Valley.
  • "Tell me a story! Tell me the story about the time you saved a Star Spirit!"
  • "Mario, when you see the Star Spirits and they ask about us, tell them that we'll be good so they'll let us rise up as soon as possible, OK?"
  • "It's a Star Kid--just a baby. Star Kids are so full of life, aren't they? I always wanted a younger brother, you know. It would be fun to get into hijinks with a little bro."
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A Star Kid inside the house in the east of Starborn Valley.
  • "I wonder what Twink is doing. Do you think Twink's doing fun stuff up there?"
  • "I've still got some more time 'til I rise up to the sky. Once we all rise up, lots more little stars will come here. I'll be an older star then."
  • "It's a Star Kid. She's so cute! She reminds me of Goombaria."
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A Star Kid inside the house in the east of Starborn Valley.
  • "Somebody read me a story. It was all about how Stars in Star Haven grant people's wishes."
  • "When I go up to the sky, I wanna grant all the wishes of everyone in this valley. They take good care of us and always stand up for us."
  • "It's a Star kid. He wants a younger brother. Hey, so do I! I hope he becomes a great star one day."
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A Ninji near the entrance of Starborn Valley.
  • "I've never been so busy. These Star Kids are as hyper as the day is long."
  • "I watch the sky at night... The stars are so beautiful. Soon, they'll be as bright as they used to be, back when the Star Rod was in Star Haven. I just know it."
  • "He's one of the Ninjis. Because the Ninjis are so small, it must be hard for 'em to keep the Star Kids in line."
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A Ninji on the stairs of Starborn Valley.
  • "One of the Star Kids is hiding somewhere! Hmmmph! Could you tell me if you find him? I suppose it's natural for youngsters to be full of energy, but they're trying my patience! I don't have time for this..."
  • "The Star Spirits are all back in Star Haven? That's great! I couldn't be happier! Now, though, you still have to get that Star Rod back. These poor Star Kids... Until the Star Rod's back, they can't rise up to the sky."
  • "He's one of the Ninjis. The Ninjis are excellent baby-sitters for the Star Kids. Of course, they have to run around constantly, but hey. They're working really hard."
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A Ninji near Merle's house.
  • "I've got my hands full with these Star Kids. They're all so active!"
  • "Why, they say you saved all of the Star Spirits! That's awfully good of you! Now what you need to do is get back that Star Rod. Star Kids are counting on you!"
  • "He's one of the Ninjis. The Ninjis are taking care of the Star Kids. Merle is in charge. He seems really busy, though."
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A Ninji taking care of three Star Kids inside the house in the east of Starborn Valley.
  • "I'm cooking for the Star Kids. They're behaving pretty well. That's a relief. It's probably because they believe you'll get the Star Rod back. I certainly hope you do."
  • "All of the Star Spirits have finally returned! What a joyous day! Things are really looking up! We're all cheering for you!"
  • "He's one of the Ninjis. The Ninjis take care of the Star Kids. I hear that they're great cooks."
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A red Toad near the Toad House in Starborn Valley.
  • "Please get the Star Rod back from Bowser, Mario! The Mushroom Kingdom deserves to be at peace. Good luck..."
  • "I can hardly believe it! You've saved all the Star Spirits! So I guess now you're going straight to Bowser's Castle? All right! I hope the princess and everybody else is still doing OK... You'd better save them as quickly as possible! You're the only one who can do it, you know."
  • "This Toad is taking care of the Star Kids. He's dressed for the weather. I don't know why he needs to dress in such warm clothes. His head looks like it'd keep him warm all by itself."
A red Shiver Toad from Paper Mario
A red Toad running the Toad House in Starborn Valley.
  • "The slogan of Toad House is... 'Refresh your Body and Soul!' Would you like to take a nap?"
  • "...Huh? But...you look healthy. You want to stay over anyway?"
  • "Pleasant dreams!"
  • "Did you sleep well? I wish you luck!"
  • "Please come again!"
  • "He's a Toad. He was sent here from Princess Peach's Castle. He runs the local Toad House. He doesn't have to take care of any Star Kids. He has his own job."
A blue Shiver Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad near the house in the east of Starborn Valley.
  • "Along with the Ninjis, we're taking care of the Star Kids under the instruction of the mystic, Merle. It's very rewarding to think that one of these kids might grow up to be a Star Spirit! Oh, can you imagine it? What a happy day that'd be... But unless things get better around here, it'll just be a fantasy that never comes true."
  • "The Star Spirits are all back in Star Haven! Hooray! That means the day when these little Star Kids might rise up is coming soon. Oh, I've dreamed about that day for so long! Until it comes, I'll keep taking care of them."
  • "This Toad is taking care of the Star Kids. It must be tough running after such rascals in deep snow. I mean, Star Kids can fly! It's gotta be tough for a Toad to keep track of 'em while walking on the ground."

Star Haven[edit]

Star Haven is home to several unnamed Stars. Four of them can be found in the open air; the rest reside in houses.

Left: The entrance of Star Haven. Middle: The main area of Star Haven. Right: The room of a Star in the northwest of Star Haven.
Left: The entrance of Star Haven. Middle: The main area of Star Haven. Right: The room of a Star in the northwest of Star Haven.
Left: The entrance of Star Haven. Middle: The main area of Star Haven. Right: The room of a Star in the northwest of Star Haven.
Left: The entrance of Star Haven. Middle: The main area of Star Haven. Right: The room of a Star in the northwest of Star Haven.
Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
Star
A Star Haven resident near the entrance of Star Haven.
  • "Good afternoon, ... or good evening, maybe? In Star Haven you can see stars all the time. There used to be a lot more shooting stars...but that was before the Star Rod was taken. The beauty of this place was incredible back then..."
  • "He's a Star Haven resident. He doesn't look well. Doesn't he know that we rescued all the Star Spirits?"
Star
A Star Haven resident slightly to the east of the entrance of Star Haven.
  • "When I first heard that all the Star Spirits were captured and the Star Rod was stolen, I lost it. I figured, this is it! This is the end of the world! But now, all of the Star Spirits have safely returned. It just goes to show you never give up hope."
  • "He's a Star Haven resident. He looks like he doesn't have a care, even though Bowser still has the Star Rod. He probably thinks he can't help. Well, to tell the truth, he probably can't, but shouldn't he at least show a little bit of concern?"
Star
A Star Haven resident near the stairs in Star Haven.
  • "When the news first hit that the Star Spirits had been taken away, a friend of mine was so shocked that he got sick. His shining light faded way down to a mere flicker. Since the Star Spirits have come back, he's regaining a healthy glow. You're a lightsaver, Mario!"
  • "It's a Star Haven resident. It's sad that these wish-granters aren't more energetic. Only the Star Spirits are lively."
Star
A Star Haven resident on the road from the entrance to the sanctuary in Star Haven.
  • "Our precious Star Spirits have returned! Oh, happy day! It's all because of you! I guess we'll all 'wish upon a Mario' from now on! Every Star owes you, Mario!"
  • "It's a Star Haven resident. These guys believe that everything will be fine since the Star Spirits have returned. There's still work to be done! I mean, I'm sure it seems great to have the Star Spirits back, but the fight's not over!"
Star
A Star Haven resident in the room in the northwest of Star Haven.
  • "It gives me great joy to hear of the Star Spirits' return. Our only wish now is for the return of the Star Rod. It seems so odd...a Star making a wish!"
  • "It's a Star Haven resident. He's filled with hope, now that the Star Spirits are back. It must be tough to wish on a Star when you happen to be a Star yourself."
Star
A Star Haven resident running the Star Haven Shop.
  • "Welcome to Star Haven Shop. What is your wish?"
  • "I'll buy […] for […] coins. Is that agreeable?"
  • "Thank you kindly."
  • "Oh. I understand."
  • "This Star sells things in this shop. He also checks and buys items. There must be some extremely rare items here. Did you find anything good, Mario?"
Star
A Star Haven resident running the Toad House in Star Haven
  • "Hello! Need a little rest?"
  • "...Are you sure? You seem pretty healthy to me. Even so, would you care to stay over anyway?"
  • "Please relax."
  • "Did you sleep well? Take care! Bye!"
  • "See you again soon!"
  • "He's running an inn. It's just like a Toad House. I never thought we'd find one in Star Haven. This is the first time I've seen a Toad House with no Toad."

Bowser's Castle[edit]

As Mario finds his way in Bowser's Castle in Chapter 8, he will encounter characters invited to the party at Peach's Castle at the beginning of the game and imprisoned after Bowser's takeover of the castle. Mario also encounters a Spiked Goomba opening the Storehouse.

Left: The first cell, which is beneath the Guard Door before the first grand hall. The Toad Minister, not shown in the screenshot, is also imprisoned here. Middle: The second cell, which is to the east of the first grand hall. Right: The third cell, which is to the west of the second grand hall.
Left: The first cell, which is beneath the Guard Door before the first grand hall. The Toad Minister, not shown in the screenshot, is also imprisoned here. Middle: The second cell, which is to the east of the first grand hall. Right: The third cell, which is to the west of the second grand hall.
Left: The first cell, which is beneath the Guard Door before the first grand hall. The Toad Minister, not shown in the screenshot, is also imprisoned here. Middle: The second cell, which is to the east of the first grand hall. Right: The third cell, which is to the west of the second grand hall.
Left: The first cell, which is beneath the Guard Door before the first grand hall. The Toad Minister, not shown in the screenshot, is also imprisoned here. Middle: The second cell, which is to the east of the first grand hall. Right: The third cell, which is to the west of the second grand hall.
Character Quotes Goombario from Paper Mario.
Goombario's Tattle
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad imprisoned in the first cell.
  • "Mario, you've come to save us! I just knew you would! All the Toads in here used to work in Peach's Castle. The princess isn't with us... I think she must be confined somewhere else. Mario, don't worry about us! Saving Princess Peach is the only thing that matters."
  • "Mario! You've gotta save the princess! You've just gotta! She must be waiting for you!"
  • "This Toad worked in the castle. Even though he's in a fix, he's still worrying about Princess Peach. What a brave soul! Doesn't he know that people are worried about him back home?"
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad imprisoned in the first cell.
  • "I still can't believe that all of Peach's Castle was kidnapped during the party. I know it was just a means to catch Princess Peach, but still... Only an evil fiend like Bowser would do something like that. Please make him pay!"
  • "Mario, I'm sorry that I can't be of help to you... But I'll make a wish to the Star Spirits for your safety."
  • "This Toad's been captured. He looks like he's all right. I wonder where he worked in Peach's Castle?"
A yellow Toad guard from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad with a spear imprisoned in the first cell.
  • "This wouldn't have happened if we'd had better defenses. I don't know how I can ever apologize to Princess Peach... Ugh... It doesn't matter. Saving her is all that counts now."
  • "I'd love to join you, but I'd just slow you down... Mario, please take care. Don't worry about us. We'll keep our eyes open for Bowser's minions and find a way out of this place."
  • "He was a soldier at Princess Peach's Castle. He was captured in the takeover. That must have been a pretty bad scene. He looks like he's recovering."
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad making a Toad House out of the slate in the second cell.
  • "Pssst... Psssst... The Toad House's slogan is... 'Refresh your Body and Soul!' ...This isn't a real Toad House, but you can take a quick nap here if you feel like it. Are you going to take a nap?"
  • "...Really? Mario, you're at full strength. Are you still going to nap?"
  • "Please come back if you get tired again... Take care--if you can. And good luck!"
  • "These are difficult times... Please rest well, though."
  • "Did you sleep well? Then take care--and go! Oops... Shhh... I should be quiet... Otherwise, they'll find us."
  • "This Toad's been captured. Somehow he's been able to set up a Toad House here. How lucky for us!"
A blue Toad guard from Paper Mario
A blue Toad with a spear imprisoned in the second cell.
  • "Mario, your main goal is to save the princess, isn't it? She must be doing OK, holding on to the belief that you'll come. We soldiers should have broken out to save her by now... But it's taken all our efforts just to protect the prisoners. ...What a shame."
  • "He's one of the captured Toad Soldiers. These guys are counting on you! Let's not let 'em down!"
Yellow Toad from Paper Mario
A yellow Toad imprisoned in the second cell.
  • "Mario, you're safe! Oh, I'm so glad. We all got captured before we knew what was happening. A few people at the party were able to get away, but they caught most of us. I wonder where Princess Peach, the Minister, and all the other guests are. I'm really worried about them..."
  • "This Toad's been captured. It must've been scary to be captured, but he looks like he's all in one piece."
A green Dryite from Paper Mario
A green Dryite imprisoned in the second cell.
  • "I come all the way from Dry Dry Desert to Princess Peach's party and look what happens. I've been to some lame parties, but that was ridiculous. I wanna go back to the desert as soon as possible."
  • "It's a Dryite. He came to the party and was dragged into this mess. He seems to be really cold. He must miss the desert. We have to defeat Bowser as fast as we can and get all these brave folks back home."
Sprite of a Spiked Goomba, from Paper Mario.
A Spiked Goomba running the Storehouse.
  • "Whuhhh? Who're you, man!? I don't know your face. Maybe you're Mario, huh? Heh heh... Just joking. I'm the guard of this warehouse. I'm really, really bored, man. Hey, you know... If you've got any coins, I'll sell you stuff."
  • "What? You've got nothing? Lame..."
  • "Oh, you're loaded, man! Take a look around. I'll sell anything you see."
  • "He's one of Bowser's followers. He got bored guarding the storage room and decided to start selling stuff. Wow, his job must have been really, really boring. I can imagine. You've gotta wonder, though... I bet if someone found out that he sold stuff to Mario, he'd get punished big time. Maybe he doesn't know who you are, though..."
A red Toad in Paper Mario
A red Toad imprisoned in the third cell.
  • "This is a makeshift Toad House. The Toad House's slogan is... 'Refresh your Body and Soul!' I know it's not a great house... but plenty of sleep will heal you, no matter where you happen to be sleeping. Will you take a nap?"
  • "...Really? You look fine to me, Mario. Are you sure you want to nap?"
  • "Please come again, OK?"
  • "Please, get some sleep."
  • "Did you sleep well? Then take care--and go! Good luck, Mario! Bowser will be no match for you!"
  • "This Toad's been captured. He's set up a Toad House. We should be thankful for his sacrifice."
A green Toad guard from Paper Mario
A green Toad with a spear imprisoned in the third cell.
  • "Mario... Good work finding us. Thanks for coming. I can't believe I was captured so easily... How shameful. I bet Princess Peach is being held under heavy security. Please! Save her."
  • "Good work finding us. I can't believe I was captured so easily... How shameful. I bet Princess Peach is being held under heavy security. Please! Save her."
  • "He's a soldier from Peach's Castle. He says he's ashamed that he failed. He and the others tried their best, but they were overcome by Bowser's troops. The fiends who follow Bowser must be tough customers..."
A blue Toad from Paper Mario
A blue Toad imprisoned in the third cell.
  • "Oh, Mario, thank you for coming. It's so good to see you. All the prisoners got split up so it's just been us four... Are the others all safe? Please don't say we're the only ones you've saved.... I hope this whole horrible mess will be over soon so we can have a reunion with everybody!"
  • "This Toad's been captured. He spends his days worrying about other people. I guess he doesn't realize how many people are worried about him. We have to get him home to the people who miss him. We must!"
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A penguin imprisoned in the third cell.
  • "If I'd known this was going to happen, I would have gone home with Mayor Penguin! I wish I'd wake up in Shiver City and never have to leave again. Sniffle... Sob... I dream of sweet shaved ice treats every single day."
  • "It's a penguin from Shiver City. I wonder how he scored an invitation to the party? He must know somebody at the castle or something. Or maybe he was just wandering and got lost... I never get lost."

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