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'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
From「貫き」(tsuranuki, piercing) and stylistic variant of「殴り」(naguri, 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
Italian Perfora Difesa
Punch Defense
Spanish Golpe Bajar
Hit Down