P-Up, D-Down

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P-Up, D-Down
P-Up D-Down Badge.pngSprite of the P-Up, D-Down badge in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.Icon of an item from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch)
BP needed 2
Sell price 100 coins
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) (2024)
Paper Mario description Increases attack power by 1. Decreases defense power by 1.
The Thousand-Year Door description Boost Mario's attack by 1 but drop his defense by 1. (GameCube)
Boost Mario's Attack by 1, but also boost the damage taken by 1. (Switch)

P-Up, D-Down is a badge available in Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, acting as a parallel to P-Down, D-Up. In Paper Mario, it is found in the Crystal Palace, in a hole being covered by a pushable Albino Dino statue. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, it is found in Riverside Station, in one of the paths of the maze that can only be crossed in Mario's tube form. There is a 1 in 300 chance that this badge can be dropped by or stolen from Dark Koopatrols and Elite X-Nauts. If it is equipped by Mario, it lowers his defense by one point, increasing the amount of damage he takes from all enemy attacks, but it also boosts his attack by one, increasing the damage of all of his jump and hammer attacks. The badge's effects stack if multiple copies of it are equipped, rendering Mario's defense power below 0 if no defense-increasing badges are equipped to counteract it. P-Up, D-Down P is a variation of the badge that only affects Mario's partner.

Merluvlee's prediction in Paper Mario[edit]

  • "I see...a P-up, D-down Badge. You move a small Albino Dino statue in Crystal Palace. Underneath it you find a path leading to the right. You follow that to the back room where you find a treasure chest with the Badge inside it."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モロハノヤイバー
Moroha no Yaibā
From「双刄」(moroha, "double-edged") and stylistic version of「刄」(yaiba, "blade")

Chinese 攻增防减勋章
Gōngzēng Fángjiǎn Xūnzhāng
Attack-Up Defense-Down Badge

Dutch Extravert
French P+, D-
German P+ V-
P+ D-
Italian Irruenza
Spanish +A, -D
P+, D-


  • If P-Up, D-Down is worn and a Flower Fuzzy attacks Mario, it will absorb 3 FP and 1 HP. Additionally, if fog appears on-stage, Mario will take 1 damage.