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Pay Off Badge.png
BP needed 2
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Paper Mario description The more damage Mario takes, the more coins he receives.

Pay-Off is a Badge in Paper Mario. It can be bought from Merlow for one Star Piece, and is the cheapest Badge that can be bought from him alongside Attack FX A. If Mario equips this Badge, he receives more coins after battle if he takes damage. The amount of coins that are dropped is equivalent to the amount of damage he takes divided by 2 (rounded down). This is not affected by any damage done to his partners.

Merluvlee's predictions in Paper Mario[edit]

  • "I see...a Pay-Off Badge. There is a child upstairs in the fortune-teller's house on Shooting Star Summit. Hey! I'm that fortune-teller! Anyway, the child is my brother, Merlow. He will trade Star Pieces for Badges. Head upstairs to see him!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホケーンコイーン
Hokēn Koīn
Stylization of「保険」(hoken, insurance) and "coin"
Chinese 赔偿金勋章
Péichángjīn Xūnzhāng
Compensatory Payment Badge
French Récompense Pay-off
German Zahltag Pay Day
Spanish Día de Pago Pay Day