Lucky Start

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Lucky Start
Sprite of the Lucky Start badge in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
BP needed 4
Buy price 70 coins
Sell price 50 coins
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
The Thousand-Year Door description Make something good happen when you first enter battle.

Lucky Start is a badge in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. It is found in Creepy Steeple, though only after Mario defeats the Atomic Boo, who appears after Mario knocks away the Boos swarming him. If Mario equips it, he will enter every battle with a random, positive status effect that lasts for three turns. Either Mario recovers two HP per turn, recovers two FP per turn, becomes electrified (which causes all enemies that physically attack him to take one point of damage), or becomes dodgy (which gives him a random chance of dodging an enemy's attack). All of these effects are shared with another badge or item, namely Happy Heart (Slow Shroom), Happy Flower (Gradual Syrup), Zap Tap (Volt Shroom), and Repel Cape, respectively. If either Mario or his partner and an enemy have a Lucky Start, they will all receive the same status effect. If the badge falls into the hole in Creepy Steeple after the Atomic Boo is defeated, it is rendered unobtainable, though if this happens, it can be bought from Lovely Howz of Badges for 70 coins.

If both the Lucky Start and Zap Tap badges are equipped, Lucky Start can still randomly select the electrified status. This causes nothing to happen because Mario is already electrified by Zap Tap.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナニーカラッキー
Nanīka Rakkī
Something Lucky
French Bol au pif Random luck
German Elektriker Electrician
Italian Lotteria Lottery
Spanish Algo de Suerte A Bit of Luck