Paper Macho Boo

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Paper Macho Boo
A Paper Macho Boo from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
First appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)
Variant of Boo

A Paper Macho Boo is an enemy appearing in Paper Mario: The Origami King, a type of Paper Macho Soldier. They appear in Scorching Sandpaper East while the desert is dark. Like regular Boos, they will stop moving if Mario looks at them, and will chase him if he looks away. However, rather than its face changing expressions naturally, its face is actually a sphere that rotates to show different expressions, with one side having a smiling face and the other having a scared face. To defeat Paper Macho Boos, Mario must hammer a King Olly sticker on its back, and can then hammer it anywhere a few more times.

One Paper Macho Boo is fought as the fourth Paper Macho opponent on Scuffle Island with the title Ghostly Goliath. This one has three stickers on its back, and Mario recoils much farther than normal when hitting it.


  • Collectible Treasure No. 59: "These oversized spirits are as skittish as their smaller counterparts, but turn your back and they'll come flying!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハリボテテレサ
Haribote Teresa
Papier-mâché Boo

French Boo mâcho
Paper Macho Boo
German Pappmacho-Buu-Huu
Paper Macho Boo
Italian Boo Cartapestifero
Spanish Boo de papel maché
Paper macho Boo

Ghostly Goliath[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Fripouille fantôme
Ghost scoundrel
German Der Goliath der Gruselei
The Goliath of Creeps
Italian Spettro gigante
Giant Spectre
Spanish El asustador asustadizo
The shy scarer


  • King Boo's laugh is used for Paper Macho Boos.