Muth

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Super Paper Mario enemy
Muth
Sprite of a Muth from Super Paper Mario.
Location(s) Downtown of Crag (5-1)
Max HP 100
Attack 5
Defense 0
Score 1000
Items Bone-In Cut
Card type Uncommon
Card location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP; Map 30
Card description
Fear the woolly foot of the mighty Muth! It'll trample you just for looking at it wrong.
Tattle
That massive beast is a Muth. They roam the grassy plains of Crag... Max HP is 100 and Attack is 5. They can trample nearly anything... They also have a lot of HP, so they aren't easy to take down... Many Cragnons have risked fighting Muths just to prove their bravery...
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Muths are brown mammoth enemies in Super Paper Mario that appear only in Chapter 5-1: Downtown of Crag in the Land of the Cragnons. Muths have 100 HP and 5 attack points, and are worth a large amount of points for their size and strength. Muths normally appear peaceful and walk along at a slow pace, but upon being attacked or noticing Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, or Bowser, they will grow angered, beginning to spin their trunk and stomping in place before charging for a certain distance.

Muths have high power and are encountered in a large quantity, but they move slowly, and the time they take to charge gives the heroes a head-start to avoid their attack. Unlike most walking enemies, Muths can also turn around on their own even without colliding with a wall or another enemy, and have a unique animation for this in which their trunk and body flip to face the other direction, which work to the player's advantage by providing more time to avoid them. In addition, their size and slow movement alongside their large number and HP make them useful enemies to jump on and perform Stylish combos for points.

A stronger variant, called Mega Muths, can be found in Castle Bleck Inner Sanctum, and an even stronger variant called Dark Muths are found in the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials. They sometimes drop Bone-In Cuts; defeating them is the only way to acquire this item. Muths are also mentioned in the Catch Card description for Buzzy Beetles, stating that a Muth stampede would likely not flatten a Buzzy Beetle.

In the game's data, there are graphics for a bright purple and blue variety of MuthMedia:Purple Muth SPM unused.png. However, they are not assigned to any object, and as such, it is unknown how comparatively strong they were intended to be.

Their appearance, as well as their name, come from the woolly mammoth, a hairy, elephant-like mammal that lived in prehistoric eras.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マンモー
Manmō
Partial elongation of "mammoth"
French Mouth Clipping of "mammouth" (mammoth)
German Mammu Clipping of "mammut" (mammoth)
Italian Mut Clipping of "mammut" (mammoth)
Spanish Mut Clipping of "mamut" (mammoth)