Power Bounce

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Power Bounce
Power Bounce Badge.pngSprite of the Power Bounce badge in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
BP needed 2/3
Sell price 50 coins
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Paper Mario description Lets you do a Power Bounce. Uses 3 FP. Jumps on one enemy continuously until you miss an action command.
The Thousand-Year Door description Wear this to use Power Bounce. 3 FP are required to use this attack, which lets you jump on one enemy until you miss an Action Command.
Mario getting the Power Bounce badge in Paper Mario
Mario obtaining the Power Bounce badge in Paper Mario
Not to be confused with Power Jump.

Power Bounce is a badge in Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. In Paper Mario, it is at the Koopa Bros. Fortress' entrance, inside a jail cell accessed by using Bombette. It is also accessible through an opening in the back of the jail. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, it is found at the entrance to Hooktail Castle. If Mario equips this badge, he is able to use the Power Bounce jump move at the cost of three FP. By timing the Action Commands correctly, Mario is able to continuously jump on a single enemy until the Action Command is failed. The first jump does the normal damage of a jump, and every subsequent jump does one less damage until every attack only deals one damage. After every bounce, the action becomes a little faster and the timing needs to be more precise as a result. The All or Nothing, Power Plus, Mega Rush, Power Rush, and P-Up, D-Down badges increase the first jump's damage and subsequently all further damage. Some bosses and stronger enemies have a bounce cap in which the game automatically stops Mario's Power Bounce.[1] Auto-Caps have a slightly different animation than missing an Action Command in the first Paper Mario game, and do not count as a missed Action Command when using the All or Nothing badge. The badge Dodge Master decreases the chance that the player becomes Auto-Capped.

Merluvlee's prediction in Paper Mario[edit]

  • "I see...a Power Bounce Badge. It lies inside a cage in the Koopa Bros. Fortress. You sneak through an opening in the back to reach it."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レンゾクジャンプ
Renzoku Janpu
Continuous Jump
Chinese 连续弹跳勋章
Liánxù Tántiào Xūnzhāng
Continuous Jump Badge
French Super Rebond Super Bounce
German Power-Dauz (Power Hüpfer as in-battle command) Power "Dauz" (Power Bounce)
Italian Salto Turbine Whirl Jump
Spanish Rebote Potente Powerful Bounce


  1. ^ A complete listing of Power Bounce caps for every enemy and boss, found by jdaster64, can be found here