Orb User

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Orb User
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)

Orb Users are enemies in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake that resemble red magical staffs. Orb Users are guards in Booster Tower, aiding other minions of Booster in combat by using their magic spells. Orb Users never fight by themselves.

The top of an Orb User's body is a red head with two black eyes and two large horns. In between the horns is a glowing magical orb that hovers above the Orb User's head. Using this powerful orb, the Orb Users can use a wide variety of magical spells, primarily fire-based attacks. These spells include Flame, Flame Wall, Bolt, and Recover.

An Orb User has a very high defense rating, making most attacks deal only one HP worth of damage. Fortunately, an Orb User only has eight Hit Points, offsetting their high defense and recovery spells.

A more powerful variant of Orb User, known as Orbison, appears in Nimbus Land when it is taken over by Valentina.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Orb User
Battle idle animation of an Orb User from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 8 FP 20 Speed 15
Location(s) Booster Tower Attack 42 Magic attack 28
Role Common Defense 80 Magic defense 40
Bonus Flower HP Max! (40%) Yoshi Cookie Maple Syrup Morph rate 100%
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Spells Bolt, Flame, Flame Wall, Recover
Weak None Strong Fire, Thunder, Ice Sp. attacks None
Coins 2 Exp. points 5 Items Honey Syrup (25%)
Psychopath "I hate Kinklinks!"

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Super Mario RPG enemy
Orb User
Image of an Orb User from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG HP 8 Weak Elements N/A Drops Honey Syrup
Exp. 5 Weak Statuses FearPoisonSleepMute Rare Drops N/A
Found in Booster Tower
Monster List profile They look like magic staves, but they have cutting-edge features, such as the ability to stretch or shrink themselves at will.
Thought Peek "Go away, Chain Chomps! I'm not playing fetch with you!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポポ
Possibly from a partial repetition of "pole"; shared with Poink, but with a different origin

Chinese 波波
Transliteration of the Japanese name

Dutch Bolstaffer
From bol ("orb") and staf ("wand"); possibly also refers to Staffer ("employee")
French Orbi
From orbe ("orb")
German Kugelorn
From Kugel ("orb") and "horn"
Italian Orbi
From orba ("orb") in masculine form
Korean 포포
Popo; from the Japanese name

Spanish Cuernobola
From cuerno ("horn") and bola ("ball")


  • In the original game, Orb User's thought states that it hates Kinklinks in the English version, and Chomps in the Japanese version. This has been changed in the remake to reflect the latter.