Picnic Road

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Picnic Road
Mario and Olivia in Picnic Road in Paper Mario: The Origami King
Toads 58
Not-Bottomless Holes 17
Collectible Treasures 3
? Blocks 7
Enemies Goombas
Shy Guys
Scaredy Rats
“Wow, this place is really beautiful! Nothing like bright, blooming flowers and abundant sunshine... In fact, it's so nice, I think we should stop and have a picnic.”
Olivia, Paper Mario: The Origami King

Picnic Road is a location in Paper Mario: The Origami King, a mountain road connected to the Earth Vellumental Temple. It is located in the red streamer district. Several Toads can be found here, as well as near the temple. Notably, both the Earth Vellumental Temple and the Sensor Lab Headquarters can be found in this area. Picnic Road is located directly east of Peach's Castle and Toad Town, and south of Overlook Mountain.

In his flashback, Bob-omb reveals he traveled to Picnic Road first after washing up in Toad Town.

Layout[edit]

Right at the start, there is a Not-Bottomless Hole just to the right with a pile of leaves on the other side trapping a Green Toad. Coming up north, there are a few holes in the walls and caves, as well as in the ground near the flowers and plants. There are a few enemies in the area, such as Goombas, as well as a Not-Bottomless Hole below a ? Block containing a 100-Coin. Notably, some of the nearby flowers have butterflies which can be hammered to be revealed as Toads. In fact, some of the tulips are really folded Toads. To the left is a small, fenced area with a few folded Toads and a Shy Guy as a Folded Soldier. There are a few small holes in the cave or ground Mario can hit to reveal a scroll, which is actually a Toad.

In the middle of Picnic Road is a sign next to a Koopa Troopa, who asks him if he has come seeking "shellvation", referring to the Earth Vellumental. Suddenly, another Koopa Troopa appears and tells him there is a situation at the temple. Notably, the sign here directs to the Earth Vellumental Temple, asking for worship and donations. Mario can also hammer the back of the sign to reveal a Toad in clever hiding position. Behind the sign is a small pond with an origami swan floating in the center. Mario can hammer around the right side of the pond to reveal a set of Hidden Blocks allowing him to hammer the swan, revealing it as a Toad. From here, Mario can head southeast to the temple area, where it is revealed a Folded Soldier Shy Guy is stealing the Shell Stones. Mario must hit the Shy Guy and defeat him to prevent him from stealing the last Shell Stone, then go out to find the four other stones.

Mario just outside the main Sensor Lab in Picnic Road
The Sensor Lab in Picnic Road

From this point, Mario can head north and follow the trail leading out of Picnic Road and into Overlook Mountain. Just outside the entrance is a Toad disguised as an origami dog (who is later revealed to be the Battle Lab Toad). There is an area nearby that appears to be a golf course. Mario can grab onto the Goal Pole and slightly lower it to reveal a set of stairs, allowing him to reach the top of the flag pole (akin to Super Mario Bros.), revealing both the ball at the top and the flag as disguised Toads. At the west end of Picnic Road is a building that serves as headquarters to Sensor Lab; however, it is initially inaccessible due to a red streamer wrapped around the building. After the streamer is cleared, Mario can then enter the Sensor Lab, where he rescues the Toad Researcher; as thanks, the Toad Researcher provides Mario with his first gadget he developed, the Toad Radar, which allows Mario to track down Toads, especially useful in areas with tall grass. Additional gadgets, such as the Lamination Suit and the Hidden Block Unhider, are also developed at the Sensor Lab and become available at later points in the game.

Shop[edit]

Mario can buy various items and Collectible Treasures from a stand outside the Earth Vellumental Temple.

The full display of weapons and battle-related items available for purchase at the shop in front of the Earth Vellumental Temple.
Image Item Price
A weapon from Paper Mario: The Origami King. Shiny Boots 500
A weapon from Paper Mario: The Origami King. Shiny Hammer 720
A weapon from Paper Mario: The Origami King. Iron Boots 300
An item from Paper Mario: The Origami King. Fire Flower2 240
An item from Paper Mario: The Origami King. Shellvation is Near 2400
An item from Paper Mario: The Origami King. Vellumental Idol1 3800
An item from Paper Mario: The Origami King. Mushroom 100

1 - Available after buying Shellvation is Near
2 - Available after buying Vellumental Idol

Collectibles[edit]

NOTE: Some collectibles are found in areas that are inaccessible until returning later; these entries are highlighted in beige.

Hidden Toads[edit]

Form Description Image
58 Hidden Toads
Artwork of a green Toad from Paper Mario: The Origami King
# 1
Near the entrance to Picnic Road is a green Toad, stuck in a bush beyond a large Not-Bottomless Hole. The first hidden Toad in Picnic Road.
Artwork of a Toad from Paper Mario: The Origami King
# 2
Near the set of fences to the west is a Not-Bottomless Hole, which reveals an even smaller hole when repaired. Hammering near it will release a rolled up Toad. The second hidden Toad in Picnic Road, pulled from a hole.
Artwork of various Toads from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
# 3 to 6
In a fenced off area to the west is a group of folded Toads guarded by two Shy Guys. A group of four hidden Toads in Picnic Road, guarded by two Shy Guys.
Artwork of a Toad from Paper Mario: The Origami King
# 7
Another rolled up Toad can be found after hammering the western mountainside near a high-up hole. The seventh hidden Toad in Picnic Road, rolled into a hole in the mountainside.
An origami Toad
# 8
A purple origami butterfly Toad flutters around a set of flowers near the western mountainside. The eighth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, disguised as a purple origami butterfly.
An origami Toad
# 9
Further up the hill is a yellow Toad disguised as a tulip in a bed of flowers. The ninth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, disguised as a yellow origami tulip.
Artwork of a Toad from Paper Mario: The Origami King
# 10
A crumpled Toad is hidden behind the sign near the pond. Hammering the sign will cause the Toad to hop to a more accessible spot. The tenth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, crumpled behind a sign near a pond.
Artwork of a Toad from Paper Mario: The Origami King
# 11
Another crumpled Toad can be found at the western edge of the hill, behind some bushes. The eleventh hidden Toad in Picnic Road, crumpled behind a wall of bushes.
Artwork of various Toads from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
# 12 to 14
Whacking the Sensor Lab mailbox will release a set of Toads folded into the shape of envelopes. A group of 3 hidden Toads in Picnic Road, folded into envelopes and stored in a mailbox.
Artwork of a Toad from Paper Mario: The Origami King
# 15
Just beside the Sensor Lab is a tree, which releases a crumpled Toad when hammered. The fifteenth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, crumpled and stuck in a tree near the Sensor Lab.
Artwork of a yellow Toad from Paper Mario: The Origami King
# 16
A yellow Toad is buried in the sand near the Goal Pole. The sixteenth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, buried in sand near the Goal Pole.
Artwork of various Toads from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
# 17 to 23
After hammering the ground near the Goal Pole to reveal a set of stairs, Mario can slide down the top of the pole, sending the green ball on top into the air and releasing a bundle of Toads in a display of fireworks. A group of seven hidden Toads in Picnic Road, breaking free from the top of a Goal Pole.
Artwork of various Toads from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
# 24 to 27
A hole can be found on the eastern mountainside near the entrance to Overlook Mountain; hammering the wall repeatedly will release four Toads. a group of four hidden Toads in Picnic Road, rolled into a hole in the mountainside.
Artwork of a Toad from Paper Mario: The Origami King
# 28
A tree near the eastern mountainside can be hammered to release a crumpled Toad from its branches. The twenty-eighth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, crumpled and trapped in a tree near the mountainside.
An origami Toad
# 29
An origami swan Toad can be found floating across the pond. Mario must reveal several Hidden Blocks at the east edge to reach the Toad with his hammer. The twenty-ninth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, disguised as a yellow origami swan.
An origami Toad
# 30
A blue Toad can be found fluttering about a flower patch outside the Sensor Lab. The thirtieth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, disguised as a blue origami butterfly.
An origami Toad
# 31
Further up the hill is a protruding ledge with a large Not-Bottomless Hole. Repairing the ground will allow a red Toad to descend in the form of a butterfly. The thirty-first hidden Toad in Picnic Road, disguised as a red origami butterfly. Originally fluttered above a Not-Bottomless Hole.
An origami Toad
# 32
After attempting to jump onto the Goal Pole, Mario can hammer the flag to reveal a green Toad. The thirty-second hidden Toad in Picnic Road, disguised as the flag of the Goal Pole.
Origami Toad #10: Red Tulip
An origami Toad
# 33 & 34
Near the Goal Pole is a patch of flowers surrounding two holes in the ground, one of which needs a Not-Bottomless Hole repaired. Hammering near the holes will reveal two Toads disguised as a red tulip and a yellow butterfly. The thirty-third and thirty-fourth hidden Toads in Picnic Road, disguised as a red origami tulip (left) and yellow origami butterfly (right) respectively.
An origami Toad
# 35
Near the eastern mountainside is a rock covering a hole in the ground. Hammering near the hole will cause an origami beetle Toad to emerge. The thirty-fifth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, disguised as a red origami beetle, and trapped in a hole beneath a rock.
An origami Toad
# 36
A yellow Toad disguised as an origami prairie dog burrows in a secluded area to the east, accessed from the ledge nearby. The prairie dog will burrow into a different hole when Mario gets close, so he should hammer all but the bottom two holes to corner the critter. The thirty-sixth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, disguised as a yellow origami prairie dog.
An origami Toad
# 37
Guarding the path to Overlook Tower is an aggravated origami dog, which when hammered is revealed to be Toad Town's Battle Lab owner. Following this, Mario can access the Battle Lab in Toad Town. The Battle Lab Toad, after unfolding
A Toad in Paper Mario: The Origami King
# 38
The Fun, Funky, and Functional Toad from Toad Town can be found folded and resting on a table outside the Earth Vellumental Temple. Following this rescue, Mario can purchase accessories in Toad Town. The Fun, Funky, and Functional Toad from Toad Town, found in front of the Earth Vellumental Temple.
Artwork of a Toad from Paper Mario: The Origami King
# 39
A crumpled Toad can be found stuck in an alcove below the stairs to the Earth Vellumental Temple entrance. Mario can hammer the umbrella and use its canopy to reach the Toad. The thirty-ninth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, found crumpled in an alcove near the Earth Vellumental Temple.
Artwork of a Toad from Paper Mario: The Origami King
# 40
Behind the Save Block near the Earth Vellumental Temple entrance, there is an obscured area with a crumpled Toad behind the window. The fortieth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, crumpled behind the window of a room near the Earth Vellumental Temple.
Artwork of a Toad from Paper Mario: The Origami King
# 41
Just south of the entrance to the Earth Vellumental Temple is a set of stairs. Entering the path below, Mario can reach a crumpled Toad guarded by a Scaredy Rat. The forty-first hidden Toad in Picnic Road, guarded by a Scaredy Rat in an area below the entrance to Earth Vellumental Temple.
Artwork of various Toads from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
# 42 to 51
A large group of Toads can be found behind a statue, above the shop stalls near the Earth Vellumental Temple. Mario must hammer a different statue in the mountainside to reveal a Magic Circle, then use the 1,000-Fold Arms to rescue the Toads. A group of ten hidden Toads in Picnic Road, trapped behind a statue Mario can break using the 1,000-Fold Arms.
Artwork of various Toads from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
# 52 to 55
Required: Rescue Toads in Earth Vellumental Temple

Attempting to purchase popcorn from the green Toad in front of the popcorn machine will allow four crumpled Toads to escape its container.
A group of four hidden Toads in Picnic Road, held inside a popcorn machine. Mario can only rescue these Toad after first rescuing all hidden Toads in the Earth Vellumental Temple.
An origami Toad
# 56
Required: Rescue Toads in Earth Vellumental Temple

There is a shop set up in front of the entrance to the Earth Vellumental Temple, with a peculiar looking mushroom at the end of the stands. Mario should hammer it to reveal a Toad.
The fifty-sixth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, disguised as a red origami Mushroom in a shop. Mario can only rescue this Toad after first rescuing all hidden Toads in the Earth Vellumental Temple.
Artwork of a Toad from Paper Mario: The Origami King
# 57
Required: Red streamer destroyed

With the red streamer gone, Mario can head to the Sensor Lab and hammer the sign in front, revealing a crumpled Toad.
The fifty-seventh hidden Toad in Picnic Road, crumpled behind a sign outside the Sensor Lab. Mario can rescue this Toad after destroying the Red Streamer.
An origami Toad
# 58
Required: Red streamer destroyed

Since the Sensor Lab in Picnic Road is no longer blocked off by the red streamer, Mario can enter it and whack the yellow origami mushroom resting on the fax machine to reveal the Toad Researcher.
Mario rescues the Toad Researcher, who was folded into an origami mushroom resting on the Sensor Lab fax machine.

Not-Bottomless Holes[edit]

Description Image
17 Holes
Immediately seen on the left after entering the Picnic Road area. First Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
Also immediately seen, this time on the wall next to the path. Second Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
In front of the white fence Third Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
Above the previous one, left of of the path. Fourth Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
On the path, next to a hole with ? Block above it. Fifth Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
Right of the path and under the ? Block. Sixth Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
In front of a tree with hedge fence next to it. Seventh Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
On the path in front of the Sensor Lab. Eighth Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
Right of the previous one. Ninth Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
Under the Red Toad butterfly, seen right of the Sensor Lab. Tenth Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
South of the goal pole. Eleventh Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
South of the highest ? Block in the area. Twelfth Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
Under the previous one, next to a tree. Thirteenth Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
On the wall, right of the small lake. Fourteenth Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
Also on the wall, above the stairs leading to Earth Vellumental Temple entrance. Fifteenth Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
In the corner after going down the first set of stairs leading to Earth Vellumental Temple entrance. Sixteenth Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
On the stairs seen in front of the Earth Vellumental Temple entrance. Last Not-Bottomless Hole in Picnic Road of The Origami King.

Collectible Treasures[edit]

Treasure Description Image
3 treasures
Collectible Treasure #22: Shellvation is Near

Shellvation Is Near
Required: Earth Vellumental defeated

Bought in the shop right of the Earth Vellumental entrance for 2400 Coins.
First Collectible Treasure in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
Collectible Treasure #23: Vellumental Idol

Vellumental Idol
Required: Purchase Shellvation Is Near

Bought in the shop right of the Earth Vellumental entrance for 3800 Coins.
Second Collectible Treasure in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
Collectible Treasure #24: Sensor Lab

Sensor Lab
Required: Red streamer destroyed

Found in the chest right of the Sensor Lab.
Last Collectible Treasure in Picnic Road of The Origami King.

? Blocks[edit]

Hidden Item Description Image
7 blocks
An icon from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
100-Coin
Along the path up the hillside is a large Non-Bottomless Hole with a ? Block floating above. First ? Block in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
An item from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
Fire Flower
Beside the main path is a fenced area with a hidden tunnel through the mountainside behind a tree. At the end of this tunnel is a ledge with a ? Block. Second ? Block in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
An item from Paper Mario: The Origami King. Artwork of coins in Paper Mario: The Origami King
An icon from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
102 Coins
At the edge of the pond is an empty block, indicating a line of three Hidden Blocks further towards the center of the pond. The last block contains a 100-Coin. The twenty-ninth hidden Toad in Picnic Road, disguised as a yellow origami swan.
An item from Paper Mario: The Origami King. An item from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
Fire Flower
Close to the trail at the top of Picnic Road, there is an arrow made of coins pointing towards a breakable bush. Jumping on this spot reveals a Hidden Block. Sixth ? Block in Picnic Road of The Origami King.
An icon from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
100-Coin
A ? Block floats beside the cliff face at the top of Picnic Road, where the path trails off towards Overlook Mountain. Last ? Block in Picnic Road of The Origami King.

Media[edit]

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Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピクニックロード
Pikunikku Rōdo
Picnic Road

Chinese 郊游之路 (Simplified)
郊遊之路 (Traditional)
Jiāoyóu zhī Lù
Picnic Road

Dutch Picknickpad
Picnic Path
French Prairie Picotin
Peck meadow ("peck" as in a portion of food)
German Picknickpfad
Picnic Path
Italian Viale Pranzalsacco
Packed lunch Avenue/Road
Korean 피크닉 로드
Pikeunik Rodeu
Picnic Road

Spanish Camino de la Primavera
Spring Road