|First appearance||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)|
- “This is Podley's Place, a humble little cola shop where folks mix stories and drinks.”
- —Podley, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Podley is the proprietor of Podley's Place, a soda bar in Rogueport which serves Chuckola Cola. He greatly resembles a member of the Beanish, and it is heavily implied he is a member of the species, though this is not explicitly confirmed. He also bears a strong resemblance to the Club 64 bartender.
Having lived in Rogueport for a long time, Podley knows much about the townsfolk. He is the one to reveal to Mario that Admiral Bobbery's depression is a result of his wife's death and why he refused to sail another day. After explaining the entire story of the Admiral's past, Podley then tells Mario to give Bobbery his wife's final words, because when Podley tried to do it, he stopped after seeing Bobbery in a miserable state of mind. Podley is also said to have been in love with the Twilight Town resident Eve. However, when Mario takes on her trouble and talks to Podley about this, he claims to know no such person. However, as Mario leaves, Podley says "Oh, my Eve...", implying that he does remember her, but does not want to acknowledge it.
- "That's the innkeeper, Podley. He looks distinguished, always polishing those glasses. I wouldn't mind having a cold Chuckola Cola sometime and listening to him talk. He opened this inn a long time ago, so he really knows about the townsfolk."
Names in other languages
|French||Harry Cossec||Play on "haricot sec" (dried bean)|
|Italian||Mastro Borlotto||"mastro" means "master", "borlotto" is a variety of Tuscan bean|
|Spanish||Don Bean||Mister Bean|