Ruins Key (Paper Mario)

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Ruins Key
RuinsKey PM.png
"Opens a locked door in Dry Dry Ruins."
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)

The Ruins Keys are old keys found in Paper Mario. In Dry Dry Ruins, Mario uses these keys to open several locked doors to advance through the ruins, and eventually reach Tutankoopa, the chapter's boss. There are four Ruins Keys in total.

  • The first Ruins Key is found in the third room visited. It unlocks the door to the room above.
  • The second key is found further in the temple after pouring sand down from another room to reach it. It unlocks the door to the room containing the Artifact.
  • The third is obtained after defeating three Pokey Mummies. It unlocks the door to the deeper parts of the ruins.
  • The fourth key is found in the room adjacent to the hallway containing a map of the ruins. It requires the Super Hammer to obtain, and unlocks the room containing the answer to the Chomp Rock statue puzzle.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いせきのカギ[1]
Iseki no Kagi
Ruins Key

Chinese (simplified) 废墟钥匙[2]
Fèixū Yàoshi
Ruins Key

French Clé Ruines
Ruins Key


  1. ^ "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  2. ^ (1:17:00)