Poker Faces

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The Poker Faces
“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 (aka 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
PMTTYD Tattle Log - Bristle.png 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]

Language Name Meaning
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)
French "Haltères cruels" Noirs Fléaux "Cruel dumbbells" Black scourges
German Stachel-Steine Sting Stones
Italian I Bombing Stones Pun on "The Rolling Stones"