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Super Paper Mario Enemy
SPM Megabite Catch Card.png
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)
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. The waving purple tails coming out of their skulls gives them a vaguely fish-like appearance. Their name is a portmanteau of "megabyte," a measurement in computing, and "bite."


Megabites will appear in various locations if the player remains in a given area too long, spawning after 3 to 5 minutes. The skulls will 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, the enemy will flee and leave them with no points.

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
Death Death
French Mégaoctête Pun on mégaoctet (megabyte) and tête (head)
German Megabiss Combination of mega and Biss (bite)
Italian Megabite -