Sensor Lab

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Sensor Lab
Mario just outside the main Sensor Lab in Picnic Road
First appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)

The Sensor Lab is a location in Paper Mario: The Origami King. It is found on Picnic Road, although it is not accessible until after the red streamer has been cleared. Its main use is to allow Mario to "fax travel" to satellite offices located in other regions. When the Sensor Lab is visited for the first time, Mario can activate it by hammering the "yellow mushroom" on the fax printer, unfolding it into the Toad Researcher. As thanks, he gives Mario the Toad Radar, along with a chance to test it. The Lamination Suit and Hidden Block Unhider are also invented at the Sensor Lab after entering Scorching Sandpaper Desert and transporting the Super Marino out of the Musée Champignon, respectively. These tools can be charged at a lab location for 500 coins each.

A Collectible Treasure of the Sensor Lab (No. 24) is found in a treasure chest right next to the building.


Mario can test the Toad Radar, Lamination Suit, and Hidden Block Unhider after they become available. In each of these tests, Mario is given three tasks of increasing difficulty, which must be completed before the gadget's battery runs out. They can be quit at any time with the X Button button.

Toad Radar[edit]

During these tests, Mario must use the Toad Radar to find hidden Toads.

  1. Mario must find one Toad hidden between four clumps of grass
  2. Rocks, flowers, and greenery are added. There are two Toads to find.
  3. A field of tall grass completely covers the area. Mario must find three Toads.

Lamination Suit[edit]

During these tests, Mario must reach a flag at the end of a course while avoiding Goombas.

  1. Mario must sneak between a set of crates. There are four Goombas to avoid.
  2. Mario has to walk between a vertical column of Goombas.
  3. A large formation of Goombas marches around the flag. Mario must walk between them and follow their pattern until he reaches the flag.

Hidden Block Unhider[edit]

During these tests, Mario must reveal and empty Invisible Blocks.

  1. A flower and a small gray square appear, each with an Invisible Block above them.
  2. Four clumps of grass and a circle of flowers are added. There are three Invisible Blocks to be found.
  3. Four Invisible Blocks are placed around an ascending formation of crates.

Satellite office locations[edit]

Each satellite office is activated by filling a Not-Bottomless Hole to reveal its location, then going inside and pulling a researcher out of the receiving end of the fax printer he is stuck in.

While Mario can fax travel from the Sensor Lab to any of its satellite offices and vice versa, he cannot fax travel directly between satellite offices.


  • Collectible Treasure No. 24: "A laboratory famous for the invention of fax travel, Toad Radar, and many other useful technologies."


Audio.svg Sensor Lab - Plays in the Sensor Lab and its satellite offices.
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Audio.svg Toad Radar - Plays while testing inventions at the Sensor Lab.
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese センサー研究所
Sensā Kenkyūjo
Sensor Laboratory
Dutch Sensorlaboratorium Sensor laboratory
Italian Centro di ricerca Reaserch center
Korean 센서 연구소
Senseo Yeon'guso
Sensor Laboratory
Spanish Laboratorio de detección Detection Laboratory