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Papercrafts are objects found within Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam that are constructed by Toadette. They are used by Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario in Papercraft battles; which serve as the counterpart to the Giant Bowser battles from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and the Giant Luigi battles from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. Toadette, with the help of the Paper Toads that Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario save, builds Papercrafts to help Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario on their quest when confronted by enemy Papercrafts. They can be heard creating the Papercrafts in the workshop at the castle.
There is a costume in Super Mario Maker that has an animation featuring a Papercraft.
Toadette builds a total of five Papercrafts throughout the course of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. They are, in order; Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, and Fire Mario. With the exception of Mario, each Papercraft has a unique trait that it can use in battle.
Papercraft Mario is the first Papercraft to be built by Toadette for the trio to use. After she studies the Papercraft Goomba that Paper Kamek places to block the entrance to Doop Doop Dunes, she creates a papercraft of Mario with the help of Paper Toads in the workshop of Peach's Castle. It is used in the battle against the two Papercraft Goombas and Papercraft Megacrinkle Goomba in Sunbeam Plains. This Papercraft has no outstanding abilities or attacks.
Papercraft Luigi is the second Papercraft constructed by Toadette. It is utilized in the battle against Papercraft Kamek in Doop Doop Dunes. This Papercraft features a hammer that allows it to jump on spiked Papercraft enemies, like Pokeys. After the Papercraft Pokeys are defeated, Paper Kamek and Kamek battle the trio with a Papercraft in their own likeness.
Papercraft Peach is the third Papercraft used by the trio. It is featured in the battle against Papercraft Bowser Jr. at Mount Brrr. Papercraft Peach has a parasol, allowing it to float in the air when thrown, before slamming down onto enemy Papercrafts. It also holds its parasol in front of itself when it dashes, allowing it to deflect enemy projectiles.
Papercraft Yoshi is the fourth Papercraft to be utilized by the trio. It is used to battle Papercraft King Boo at Bowser's Castle. It can perform a ground pound which can stun enemies, and its long tongue can grab distant objects; such as poles, which lets it cross lava, and enemy Papercrafts, letting it attack floating enemies.
Papercraft Fire Mario
Papercraft Fire Mario is the fifth and final Papercraft to be built by Toadette. It is constructed using Fire Ore found in Neo Bowser Castle, and is used to battle Papercraft Bowser. Unlike the other Papercrafts, Papercraft Fire Mario can shoot fireballs, which it can utilize as an alternate method of attack, allowing it to hit far-off enemy Papercrafts.
There are a total of five Papercraft bosses, and twelve Papercraft enemies, in the game. With each boss having it's own arena during Papercraft battles. Each of Toadette's five Papercrafts are used only once, each in a different battle respectively.
The Papercraft Megacrinkle Goomba is the first Papercraft boss faced by Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario. It is piloted by a Paper Goomba, and has no special talents or abilities. It is encountered and fought in Sunbeam Plains, and both Papercraft Goombas and Mini-Goombas are also encountered. Papercraft Mario is used in the battle against it. Its name is a likely a reference to the Megasparkle Goomba encountered in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, and the crown found on its head resembles the first Royal Sticker from the game. Their names are very similar as well.
Papercraft Kamek is the second Papercraft boss fought by the trio. It is piloted by both Kamek and his paper counterpart. Papercraft Kamek features a magical shield that prevents the player from rushing into it, as well as damaging Papercraft Luigi. The trio must wait until the shield disappears for a short time after the Papercraft teleports or uses certain attacks before attempting to damage it. It is fought in Doop Doop Dunes, and is accompanied by Papercraft Goombas and Papercraft Pokeys. Toadette's Papercraft Luigi is used to battle it.
Papercraft Bowser Jr. is the third Papercraft boss encountered by the trio. It is piloted by both Bowser Jr. and his paper counterpart. Unlike the other Papercraft, it has a spiked shell and also runs a lot faster than other Papercraft. It is encountered and fought at Mount Brrr, accompanied by several Papercraft Mechakoopas and Spikes. Papercraft Peach is used to fight this Papercraft.
Papercraft King Boo is fourth Papercraft boss that the group face. It is piloted by Morton and Lemmy, and floats in the air as a result of it being carried by Boos. It is encountered and fought in Bowser's Castle, joined by many Papercraft Dry Bones' and Boos. Papercraft Yoshi fights this Papercraft, and must use it's tongue to pull the Papercraft close before it can attack.
Papercraft Bowser is the fifth and final Papercraft fought by Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario, and is claimed to be the ultimate Papercraft by the Bowsers and Kameks. It is piloted by both Bowser and his paper counterpart, and, similarly to Papercraft Bowser Jr., has a spiked shell on its back. It is encountered and fought in Neo Bowser Castle, and is preceded by a gauntlet containing all four Papercraft bosses before. Papercraft Fire Mario is used by the trio in the battle against this Papercraft, and must use its fireball to stun Papercraft Bowser before it can damage it.
The Papercraft Goomba accompanies both Megacrinkle Goomba, Papercraft Kamek, and Papercraft King Boo. They are the weakest of all Papercraft enemies and their attack is to simply ram into the player.
The Papercraft Pokey accompanies Papercraft Kamek. It harms the papercraft if the player attempts to dash into it, simply because it has spikes. Papercraft Luigi's hammer can safely damage a Papercraft Pokey.
The Papercraft Spike accompanies Papercraft Bowser Jr. They can be summoned, and they throw papercraft spike balls which can damage the player on contact. Papercraft Peach can deflect the spike balls with a parasol, which can be directed at Papercraft Bowser Jr. to stun it.
The Papercraft Mechakoopa accompanies Papercraft Bowser Jr.
Papercraft Koopa Shell
The Papercraft Koopa Shell accompanies Papercraft Bowser Jr. They are shot after the aforementioned papercraft loses a third of its HP, but before it has accumulated damage consisting of more than two thirds of its HP.
The Papercraft Bob-omb accompanies Papercraft Bowser Jr. If it explodes, it can deal damage to the papercraft.
Papercraft Dry Bones
The Papercraft Dry Bones accompanies Papercraft King Boo. They try to crowd around the player, making them unable to attack other enemies until they are defeated.
The Papercraft Boo accompanies Papercraft King Boo. It must be grabbed by Papercraft Yoshi to damage it, as it sometimes floats around lava.
Papercraft Bullet Bill
The Papercraft Bullet Bill accompanies Papercraft Bowser.
The Papercraft Whomp accompanies Papercraft Bowser.
The Papercraft Airship accompanies Papercraft Bowser. It will try to target the player and shoot the papercraft. It can stop attacking if Papercraft Fire Mario shoots it with a fireball.