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Super Paper Mario enemy
Location(s) Yold Desert (1-3), Yold Ruins (1-4), Gloam Valley (2-1), Merlee's Mansion (2-2), The Bitlands (3-1), Fort Francis (3-4), Planet Blobule (4-2), Downtown of Crag (5-1), Gap of Crag (5-2), The Overthere (7-4)
Max HP 4
Attack 1
Defense ?? (Reduces all damage to 1)
Score 800
Items Ghost Shroom, Catch Card SP
Card type Uncommon
Card location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Card description
Only takes 1 point of damage. This disembodied head really knows how to ruin a picnic. Lay low until it finds someone else to terrorize.
That's a Megabite. It's an evil skull that soars through the skies... Max HP is 4 and Attack is 1. It will only take 1 damage per attack... It will eventually fly off, so don’t worry about defeating it every time... No one knows where they come from or where they go...
List of Catch Cards
170           171           172

Megabites are evil skulls that appear in Super Paper Mario, and can be found in various locations. Their waving purple tails give them a vaguely fish-like appearance. Their name is both a pun and portmanteau of "megabyte", a measurement in computing, and "bite".


In at least one stage within each world, if the player remains in certain areas too long, the game will play an eerie sound cue after 3 to 5 minutes and Megabites will begin to spawn. They swoop down from the sky at the player, dealing 1 damage with each hit. Megabites have 4 HP, and will only take 1 damage per hit from any attack. If the player does not defeat a Megabite after about seven swoops, they will eventually flee without leaving any reward. Megabites appear in the following areas:

Megabites have a chance of dropping items such as a Shooting Star, a Thunder Rage, or, more rarely, a Catch Card SP upon defeat, as well as lots of coins.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese デスデス
Repetition of English word "death"
French Mégaoctête Pun on "mégaoctet" (megabyte) and "tête" (head)
German Megabiss Combination of "mega" and "biss" (bite)
Italian Megabite -
Korean 물골
From "물" (mul, water), likely relating to their fish-like appearance, and "" (gol, "bone" in Sino-Korean)
Spanish Megabite -