Mario and Goombario walking in Pleasant Path
|First appearance||Paper Mario (2000)|
|Greater location||Mushroom Kingdom|
|Inhabitants||Goombas, Paragoombas, Spiked Goombas, Koopa Troopas, Paratroopas|
Pleasant Path is the name of the east-northeast region of the Mushroom Kingdom and home to some Koopa Troopas. It is the setting of Chapter 1 during the events of Paper Mario. Pleasant Path is characterized by the peaceful pleasant brook running down it, along with the many trees and Candy Canes. Russ T. speaks of these special candy canes, telling Mario that if he does something for them, they will do something for him in return. Mario first encounters both Koopa Troopas and Paratroopas on the lane. A fork-like mountain holds the high path to the Koopa Bros. Fortress, and the low path to Koopa Village. The exit to the west leads to Toad Town. Locations in Pleasant Path include:
After the completion of Chapter 5, Kent C. Koopa blocks the west exit of Pleasant Path. If the player wishes to go through Pleasant Path in this way, the player can defeat Kent C. Koopa before proceeding or they could alternately pay him 100 coins to pass. However, it is possible to go to the other side by unlocking the pipe from Toad Town Tunnels and Koopa Village. If Mario walks around the Candy Canes, they will play a cover of the invincibility theme from Super Mario Bros. and give him one heart each time he circles it.
Mario first enters Pleasant Path from Toad Town. The first scene is straight, with a Koopa Troopa, a Paragoomba and a Spiked Goomba, as well as various blocks where Mario can find coins, a Fright Jar and the Dizzy Attack badge. On Mario's way back to Toad Town after clearing Koopa Bros. Fortress, Jr. Troopa will jump out of a bush and ask Mario if he knows him. Either way, the two will get in a fight. After Chapter 5, Kent C. Koopa will appear here, blocking Kolorado and Mario from passing. Mario can pay or fight with him in order to pass.
In the second scene, there is first a ? Block with a POW Block item in it, then a river. Mario must hammer the tree and press the ! Switch dropping from the tree to make a bridge appear. Over the river are a Spiked Goomba above a brick, a walking Goomba, and some stairs. To the south is an island with a Star Piece on it, which Mario can get by tossing Kooper. On the first stair, a Sleepy Sheep can be found behind the fence. On the second is a Koopa Troopa. Finally there are four bricks, the last of which contains multiple coins.
In the third scene, three Candy Canes can be found on the high area. They give out Heart if Mario walks around them. There is also a Honey Syrup behind the last Candy Cane and a Star Piece under a hidden panel between the three. There is also a roadsign. From the high area Mario can either go across the bridge to the next scene or take the stairs around the platform to Koopa Village beneath the bridge. Before the entrance of Koopa Village, there are three brick blocks on the ground. Hammering them in the order of left, right, back reveals a red ? Block with the Attack FX B badge in it.
In the fourth scene, there is a high platform in the left with five coins on the ground and an alert Koopa Troopa in the nearby bush. To the right is a Thunder Bolt above a high brick, and a walking Spiked Goomba. In the midst of the scene is a river with a sign that reads:
No entry allowed, Mario!
- Yours truly, The Koopa Bros.
There is an ! Switch across the river, which Mario has to activate in Chapter 1 by tossing Kooper from Koopa Village for a bridge. Finally there is a Paratroopa as well as two bricks, between them an invisible block containing a Fire Flower.
In the fifth scene (the path before Koopa Bros. Fortress), there is first a tree by the north side with a Star Piece in it, then a Koopa Troopa and a Paratroopa on the road. At the end of the road is a Heart Block. After Bombette joins the party, Mario can set her off at a cracked wall and take the pipe behind it. This warps Mario to a high place where he can find a FP Plus badge in a treasure chest. Outside Koopa Bros. Fortress is a Save Block near the main gate, a Save Block in the south balcony, and the Refund badge in a treasure chest on the southeast one.
Jr. Troopa (Boss; encountered after clearing Chapter 1)
Kent C. Koopa (Optional Boss; encountered after clearing Chapter 5)
Note: The scenes are numbered from west to east.
|Dizzy Attack||In the Badge Block at the first scene.|
|Fright Jar||In the rightmost block at the first scene.|
|POW Block||In the ? Block at the second scene.|
|Sleepy Sheep||Behind a fence in the second scene.|
|Honey Syrup||Behind the rightmost Candy Cane in the third scene.|
|Attack FX B||Smashing the blocks near the entrance of Koopa Village in the order "left, right, middle" will reveal a red ? Badge block with this badge inside.|
|Thunder Bolt||On the first block in the fourth scene (requires Kooper or Tornado Jump)|
|Fire Flower||In a hidden ? Block between two Brick Blocks at the east of the fourth scene.|
|Star Piece||On the southern small island in the second scene (requires Kooper)|
|Under a hidden panel between the three Candy Canes in the third scene.|
|Under a hidden panel at the coin trap in the fourth scene.|
|In the tree at the fifth scene.|
|FP Plus||On a high platform near Koopa Bros. Fortress, accessed through a pipe by blasting the wall near the Heart Block first.|
|In the area two screens west of the Koopa Bros. Fortress, the hidden ? Block is between the two Brick Blocks.|
- "To the west of here is Toad Town, and to the east is Koopa Village. If we go even farther east, we'll eventually reach Koopa Bros. Fortress."
- "It's always pleasant around here. That's why we call this place Pleasant Path. It's nice and warm today, too. Incidentally, lots of Koopas live around here."
- "Koopas like to live around Pleasant Path because there's plenty of water for them to lounge in. Koopa Village is down this way. If you want to go to Koopa Bros. Fortress, we should take the upper path and just keep going straight."
- "If we continue along the pass, we should reach Koopa Bros. Fortress. Many Koopas and Paratroopas live around here. If they're loyal to Bowser, they'll definitely attack us."
- "Just east of here, we can see Koopa Bros. Fortress. Actually, we're probably already on fortress grounds. That arch certainly looks like a part of it. And there are lots of bad guys, too."
In-game map description
Names in other languages
|Pleasantly Warm Road|
|French||Chemin Agréable||Pleasant Path|
|Spanish||Sendero Agradable||Pleasant Path|
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