Sacred Forest is a location from Paper Mario: Color Splash. The path leading here is unlocked after getting the green Mini Paint Star from Mondo Woods, and unlocks paths leading to Mustard Café, Cobalt Base, and Green Energy Plant. The Turnip Thing blocks the pipe to the rest of the course until all the members of the Yellow Rescue Squad are found to pull it free. Kamek will fight Mario before he can grab the green Mini Paint Star located here.
Upon first entering the level, Huey notices that the magic Kamek cast on Mondo Woods has affected the Sacred Forest as well. Going right, Mario will encounter a Toad, being the leader of the yellow Rescue Squad, trying to pull a giant turnip out of a Warp Pipe. He requests that Mario find the 11 members of the yellow Rescue Squad to help him. The level's first Mini Paint Star is located shortly after the pipe, and unlocks access to Mustard Café.
After Mario has assembled the Rescue Squad to the area, he can assist them with pulling out the turnip. As the turnip is pulled out, the pipe breaks and falls. A small green paper is sticking out of the hole, and pulling it reveals a smaller pipe that Mario can go down. The Rescue Squad members admire the turnip, and are sad once Mario squeezes it.
The forest appears to be normal at first, but the areas following it are shrunken down and tiny. Huey notices a Mini Paint Star, which is disassembled and swarmed by Mini Goombas. One Mini Goomba gets stuck on his back, and Mario hammers him to get it off; Huey thanks Mario, but is actually angry. The path ahead splits to go northeast and southeast; the southeast path leads to an endless trail of Small Buzzy Beetles and cannot be fully explored until a path is opened through the northeast path.
The first piece of the Mini Paint Star can be found to the northeast, held by a Small Cheep Cheep jumping out of the river. Shortly after, Mario and Huey find a piece lying on the ground, and are attacked by Small Goomba Wheels. After the enemies are defeated, the second piece can be collected. At the Old Sacred Tree, a small Toad wishes to join the Rescue Squad, and goes off to Port Prisma to consult the squad leader. Mario must hammer the tree to release a Paint Star Piece, also being ambushed by a Small Goomba Gang.
To the south is an area with a Paint Star Piece that has a Small Goomba Gang surrounding it, which instantly defeats Mario if he battles it. To defeat the Small Goombas, he must navigate around them and go behind a tree cutout, revealing a Super Star. He can then run in and grab the Paint Star Piece. To the south, Mario returns to the Small Buzzy Beetle area, and can create a shortcut back to the start of the area. The Small Buzzy Beetles all go into a closed-off area, which Mario can enter through the side as Huey stays behind. He can get the final Paint Star Piece from the area after defeating a Small Buzzy Beetle Gang.
Much later in the game, after Mario has acquired the Magnifying Glass thing from Tangerino Grill, he can use it to enlarge the pipe in the eastern area of the forest. The pipe leads him to a forested area with a green Mini Paint Star, but before he can obtain it, he must fight Kamek. Kamek shrinks Mario, making his attacks less powerful, and then turns all his cards face-down. As he takes more damage, Kamek reduces Mario's deck to six Worn-Out Jump cards, and then removes them and makes him use Battle Spin. After defeating Kamek, he threatens to make Mario huge to trap him in the forest; however, he is weakened and can only make Mario normal size. Kamek rewards Mario with a Card Max Up, having earned respect for him. Collecting the Mini Paint Star unlocks a path to Green Energy Plant.
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