|Paper Mario enemy|
|Moves||Magic Storm (1)|
- “Whaaaaat do you think? Scaaaary monster, aren't I? Youuu know you want to run...”
- —Monstar, Paper Mario
Monstar is a ghost-like monster from Paper Mario. This creature appears and ambushes Mario and his partners as they approach the outskirts of Starborn Valley, where it warns them to "turn away" and "go no further," lest they be "eaten." The player will then be presented with the choice to either flee the area or fight; choosing the latter option will initiate the battle.
Despite an intimidating appearance, an attack consisting of a flurry of shooting stars, and Goombario's Tattle assuming that "it must be very powerful," Monstar has only 20 HP and an attack power of 1. Upon its defeat, the creature is revealed to be nothing more than a handful of Star Kids trying to protect the valley, who attempt to give one last warning before retreating.
Monstar also appears in the 27th issue of Super Mario-kun. It terrifies and attacks Mario, Goombario, and Kooper, but when Mario defeats it, many Star Kids reveal themselves and escape, surprising Mario and his group.
Names in other languages
- In the original Nintendo 64 version of the game, Monstar has a moving iridescent star pattern over it. However, most emulators, including the official Virtual Console version on the Wii and Wii U, incorrectly render this as a cloud of star-like particles surrounding it. The Nintendo Switch Online version partially corrects this by having the star pattern extend to the outline of Monstar's sprite.