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"Extremely hazardous in a world made of paper."
First appearance Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012)
“Under no circumstances should these sticks be rubbed against their own packaging. You just need to trust the management on this one.”
Sticker Museum plaque, Paper Mario: Sticker Star

The Matches are a Thing in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. They are the second strongest fire-based Thing and are found behind the Secret Door at Hither Thither Hill. The Secret Door outline is found on a wall near the Comet Piece. They remain in Mario's Album until they are turned into a sticker at a Sling-a-Thing station. Once they have been used as a sticker, they return to their original position. They may also be purchased from the Shady Toad for 120 coins and sold as a sticker for 20 coins.

As a sticker, the Matches take up 1.5×1.5 squares in the Album. When they are used in battle, the matchbox drops and hovers above Mario. A match gets pulled out and strikes the side of the matchbox, lighting it. A joyous fanfare plays as the match shrinks and explodes like a firework. Any enemies that are defeated turn into ash. The player can press A Button as the match strikes the side of the box to increase the damage dealt.

The Matches can be placed in the Sticker Museum as #39, alongside the other fire-based and heat-based Things.

British English Sticker Museum description[edit]

Under no circumstances should these sticks be rubbed against their own packaging. Otherwise harmless.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マッチ

Chinese 火柴

French Allumettes
German Streichhölzer
Italian Fiammiferi
Spanish Cerillas