Piercing Blow

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Piercing Blow
D-Down Pound Badge.pngSprite of the Piercing Blow badge in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
BP Needed 2 (Paper Mario)
1 (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Buy Price 75 coins­
Sell Price 37 coins­
First Appearance Paper Mario (2000
Latest Appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004
Paper Mario Description Lets you do a D-Down Pound. Uses 2 FP. Disables an enemy's defense power and injures it.­
The Thousand-Year Door Description Wear this to use Piercing Blow. 2 FP are required to use this attack, which deals damage that pierces enemy defenses.

Piercing Blow, formerly known as D-Down Pound, is a badge in Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. It is a counterpart to D-Down Jump. When equipped, the badge grants Mario a hammer move that costs 2 FP and ignores the enemy's defense.

In Paper Mario, D-Down Pound can be bought from Rowf and Rhuff's badge shop after chapter 1 for 75 coins. It uses 2 BP.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Piercing Blow can be bought from the Lovely Howz of Badges for 75 coins, and is rarely dropped after battle by Spiky Parabuzzies. It uses 1 BP. Although multiple Piercing Blow badges can be obtained, equipping more than one has no effect.

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Drop rates[edit]

Badge Rates in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Sprite of the Piercing Blow badge in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Piercing Blow
Roll over Rate types for descriptions, and dotted-lined rates to show percentages out of 100.
Enemy Hold Rate Drop Rate
Spiky Parabuzzy 0/200 2/300

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツラヌキナグーリ
Tsuranuki Nagūri
Piercing Strike
Chinese 穿刺重压勋章 (Paper Mario)
Chuāncì Zhòngyā Xūnzhāng
Piercing Smash Badge
French Coup Min Déf Hit Min Def
German Anti-V-Hieb Anti-D-Strike
Italian Perfora Difesa Punch Defense
Spanish Golpe Bajar Hit Down