Metal Block

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Not to be confused with Metal Box.
Metal Block

Metal Blocks (also formatted as metal blocks) are large metallic blocks that are found in the Paper Mario series. These blocks typically serve as barriers that block a path to either a new or a hidden area. The only way Mario can destroy the blocks and proceed beyond them is by using the Ultra Hammer, which he finds in Chapter 5 during his expedition into Mt. Lavalava. Luigi will be sitting on one after Mario gets an Ultra Hammer.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, a few metal blocks can be found in two rooms of the Palace of Shadow Tower. Here, they cannot be destroyed, even with the Ultra Hammer; instead, Mario must smash the corresponding stone blocks in the other room to eliminate them.


Paper Mario[edit]

  • Tattles:
    • "Your Hammer isn’t strong enough to break this block. You might be able to break it with a more powerful Hammer." (without Ultra Hammer)
    • "Your Hammer can shatter this block. Break it down, Mario!" (with Ultra Hammer)

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

  • Tattles
    • GameCube: "You can't break this block. Seriously. No matter what you do, you can't break this."
    • Switch: "This is a Metal Block. No matter what you do, you can't break this. Seriously."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メタルブロック[1]
Metaru Burokku
Metal Block

Chinese (simplified) 金属砖块[2]
Jīnshǔ Zhuānkuài
Metal Block

Italian Blocco di metallo
Metal block


  1. ^ June 17, 2013. Paper Mario: From Japanese to English. The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved May 26, 2024.
  2. ^ From iQue's localization of Paper Mario. 新人库帕 (November 9, 2021). 神游纸片马力欧速通 (57:16). Bilibili (Simplified Chinese). Retrieved May 26, 2024.