Shhwonk Fortress

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The underground area.
The above area.
The underground area.
The underground area.

Shhwonk Fortress is an underground fortress in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door where the Moon Stone and the Sun Stone are kept. It is beyond Petalburg and a few smaller stone fortresses. The Stone Keys found inside are used to open the pipe to Hooktail Castle.

Long ago, Shhwonk Fortress was a place of relief from monster invasions for Petalburg residents, but more recently it has been invaded by monsters and traversing to the ruins was recently outlawed without permission from Mayor Kroop. It is unknown when the fortress was built, but at least one of the fortresses located in the path to it is estimated by Goombella to be about a thousand years old.

Before Mario is allowed entry, he must participate in the 65th Super Fun Quirk Quiz hosted by a Thwomp guarding an entrance pipe. After passing the quiz or defeating four Clefts (if Mario fails the quiz), Mario is granted access into the fortress, which is infested with Fuzzies. After collecting the Sun Stone and the Moon Stone, Mario must fight a Gold Fuzzy and its Fuzzy Horde in order to exit the fortress.



For enemy formations in Shhwonk Fortress, see here.


Item Icon Found In
Multibounce Multibounce.png In the red ? block in the entrance screen underground.
Sun Stone Sun Stone TTYD.png Two screen to the right of the entrance. Guarded by four Fuzzies.
Moon Stone Moon Stone TTYD.png Two screen to the left of the entrance. Guarded by four Fuzzies.

Area Tattles[edit]

  • "This path leads to Shhwonk Fortress. ...Is it just me, or is this area darker? There are enemies around, so if you feel weak, remember to take it easy, okay?"
  • "This is part of Shhwonk Fortress. We got a couple of pedestals here. That's it. It looks pretty decent, but this place is actually insanely old, did you know that? I'd say it was built about...a thousand years ago. Yup. What vibrant ruins!"
  • "This is part of Shhwonk Fortress. The air here's a bit stale, don'tcha think? Oh, yeah, and listen...Mario...Remember, you don't have to attack every enemy you see. If you have low HP, you might wanna avoid them. That's Exploring 101, y'know?"
  • "This is part of Shhwonk Fortress. We got a couple of pedestals here. That's it. Still, to archaeologists, this place is a gold mine. I gotta come back sometime..."
  • "This is the path to Shhwonk Fortress. The main entrance is just over there. There's a recovery block there, too. If your HP and FP are low, hit it, OK?"
  • "This is Shhwonk Fortress. Suspicious statue...I'm pretty sure it's a Thwomp bust. Hey, I just remembered something I read about this place in a book! Whenever the villagers were confronted with a monster, they'd hide in this fortress...I guess there's a little bit of history everywhere you look, huh, Mario."
  • "We're in Shhwonk Fortress. My shoes are totally soaked through now...Just great. Plus, it's dark, and cramped, and it smells totally bad... This place is not cool, Mario."
  • "There sure are a lot of Fuzzies living here in Shhwonk Fortress...I saw one a minute ago, and I thought it was a ghost! I totally hate dark places..."
  • "We're in Shhwonk Fortress. All this water has made this place a little cold...I wouldn't mind getting out of here for some fresh air soon, you know what I mean?"
  • "All this moisture makes this place really moldy-smelling. And what's that other stink? Is that what wet Fuzzy smells like? I think I'm gonna barf."
  • "We're in Shhwonk Fortress. This room is damp and moldy, too. Like every other one. Jeepers creepers...I just wanna see the sun again. Is that so wrong?"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スットンとりで
Sutton Toride
"Sutton Fortress". Derived from the English word "stone" and an anagram of Thwomp's Japanese name, Dossun (ドッスン).
Spanish Fortaleza de Piedra Stone Fortress
French Fort Baroc
German Geröllburg Rubble Fortress
Italian Rocca Selvaggia Wild fortress