Picnic Road

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Picnic Road
First appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)

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.


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 giant 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.

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. 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, revealing both the ball at the top and the flag as disguised Toads. Once the red streamer is deactivated, Mario can enter the Sensor Lab, located on the west end of Picnic Road. Here, he unlocks the Toad Alert, where it can also be recharged.

Fortune cookie[edit]

Near the Earth Vellumental Temple, there is a green, fortune cookie-selling Toad. If Mario pay 100 coins to him, Mario opens a fortune cookie, which results in various conditions to occur:

  • Spawn 10 Coins on the ground.
  • Spawns a random item.
  • Heals Mario slightly.
  • A Big Thwomp suddenly crushes Mario, reducing his HP.
  • Mario drop random items.
  • Mario randomly lose his coins.
  • Toad give Mario confettis.
  • Heals Mario greatly.
  • Randomly reduces Mario's HP by one.
  • Spawn 100 Coins on the ground.
  • On some occasions, absolutely nothing happens.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピクニックロード
Picnic Road
Spanish Camino de la Primavera
French Prairie Picotin
Dutch Picknickpad Picnic Path
German Picknickpfad Picnic Path
Italian Viale Pranzalsacco