Mystery Box (item)

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This article is about an item in the Paper Mario series. For the item in Super Mario 3D Land, see Mystery Box.

A Mystery Box is an item found in Paper Mario, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, and Super Paper Mario.

History[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

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The first appearance of the Mystery Box in Paper Mario goes under the name Mystery?. When used in battle, a roulette will appear, containing the following items, that will be used right after the roulette stops on an item:

These items can also be used for cooking, but the player must be aware that the item used in the recipe will be random, so the item may generate a Mistake if the player is unlucky.

Such items are on sale at Boo's Shop and the Bowser's Castle shop. They can also be found in a hidden block in the Shy Guy playground of Shy Guy's Toy Box, in a hidden block near the shores of Lavalava Island, and in the lava area of Bowser's Castle.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

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In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Mystery is sold for three coins at the Sales Stall and the Pungent's Shop. When used in battle, a Mystery makes a completely random item appear that could be anything from a Poison Shroom to an Ultra Shroom to a Shooting Star. If it is cooked with a Point Swap, it makes any recipe. One Mystery can also be found in a bush in near the bridge in Petal Meadows.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Mystery Boxes appear under their current name in Super Paper Mario. When cooked, the outcome can be random, or more commonly, a Mistake. However, the set recipe is a Miracle Dinner. The Mystery Box can be bought in Flipside Arcade for five Flipside Tokens, at the Downtown of Crag for three coins, or carried by a Lakitu. Similar to Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, a random item will appear which can be any item from a Catch Card to a Thunder Rage.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

The Mystery Box was originally set to re-appear in Paper Mario: Sticker Star for the Nintendo 3DS, as seen in early artwork. However, this item was removed for unknown reasons.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese なにがおこるかな[1]
Nani ga Okorukana
What Will Happen?
Spanish Sorpresa Surprise
Italian Chissà cos'è Who knows what it is

References[edit]

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