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Mistake from Paper Mario. Mistake from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mistake SPM.png Mistake alt SPM.png
Paper Mario description This doesn't look very good! Restores 1 HP and 1 FP.
The Thousand-Year Door description Zess T.'s failed attempt. Replenishes 1 FP and 1 HP.
Super Paper Mario description Send it back to the kitchen! Fills 1 HP and cures poison. (1)
Send it back to the kitchen! The smell could KO you! (2)

A Mistake is an item found in the Paper Mario series. The item is created when Mario mixes ingredients that do not result in an applicable recipe. A Mistake heals only one HP and one FP. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Super Paper Mario, the Mistake counts towards finding all the recipes. In the latter, it is the only dish that can be made by both Saffron and Dyllis.

Mistakes sell for five coins in the item shop in Boo Mansion and 20 coins in the item shop in Bowser's Castle in Paper Mario, three coins in the item shop in Twilight Town in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, but one coin everywhere else.

In Super Paper Mario, Mistake is the name of two different items. One of them recovers only 1 HP, but also cures poison, while the other can be made by cooking a Sleepy Sheep, which puts multiple enemies to sleep, similar to a Sleepy Sheep itself. In fact, upon using the item, the animation is exactly the same as if the player had used a Sleepy Sheep instead. The Mistake is also one of the options that Mimi asks the player as Merlee to place in the traps. However, instead of one Mistake, ten Mistakes are placed there.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しっぱいりょうり[1]
Shippai Ryōri
Failed Cooking

Chinese 失败的料理
Shībài de Liàolǐ
Failed Cooking

French Cératé
Short for c'est raté (French for "it's a failure")
German Fehlschlag
Italian Malfatto
Lit. "Badly Made", it is also the name of a traditional peasant dish from the Brescia area, in Lombardy
Korean 실패작

Spanish Comida Pocha
Musty meal


  1. ^ "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 4, 2015.