Poker Faces

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Poker Faces
Poker Faces
Species Bristles
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
“Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo! You're gonna be coleslaw, kid! And that ain't good!”
Poker Faces, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

The Poker Faces (also known as The Ultimate Weapons) are two Bristles that Mario fights in the Glitz Pit in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Their name is derived from "poker face," when a person's face does not indicate what kind of cards they have. It is also a pun on "poke," referencing their spiked appearance.

The Poker Faces are ranked 8th in the Glitz Pit.


Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Bristle Max HP 2 Attack 1 Defense 4 Location(s) Petal Meadows, Glitz Pit
Sleep? 40% Dizzy? 40% Confuse? 40% Tiny? 60%
Stop? 100% Soft? 100% Burn? 0% Freeze? 60%
Fright? 50% Gale Force? 40% KO? 95% Moves Destruction (1)
Level 16 Exp. points 0 Coins 5 Items None
Log A petrified, spine-covered monster that attacks by charging at you and is impervious to fire. If you approach, its spikes will pop out and poke you.
Tattle That's a Bristle. …Totally covered in spikes. They're so prickly! Max HP is 2, Attack is 1, and Defense is 4. AND they're impervious to fire. Even trying to get close enough to whack it with a hammer is dangerous! Seriously, its spikes will totally pop out! So, since you can't jump on it or use your hammer… you'd better use an item!

Names in other languages[edit]

Poker Faces[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポーキングストーンズ
Pōkingu Sutōnzu
Poking Stones
French Noirs Fléaux Black scourges
German Stachel-Steine Sting Stones
Italian I Bombing Stones Pun on "The Rolling Stones"
Spanish Isa y Fernan A reference to the most famous Spanish king and queen: Ferdinand II of Aragon (Fernando in Spanish) and Isabella I of Castile (Isabel in Spanish)

The Ultimate Weapons[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ざんこくな ぜんしんキョウキ
Zankoku na Zenshin Kyōki
The Cruel Ultimate Weapons
French Haltères cruels Cruel dumbbells
Spanish Tanto monta, monta tanto "They amount to the same, the same they amount to", motto that appears in the royal emblem of Ferdinand II of Aragon, from who the name "Fernan" comes from.