Shooting Star (item)
It first appears in Paper Mario, where it is very valuable and somewhat rare. It deals six damage to all opponents in the form of showering them with shooting stars; the only enemy who is immune to this item is Monstar. One can be obtained by talking to a Hammer Bro during the Chapter 6 Intermission at the leftmost point of the library while Princess Peach is disguised using the Sneaky Parasol, which she can put in the Mysterious Treasure Chest for Mario to collect later.
This item reappears in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The item's description claims that the Shooting Star makes enemies confused, but this is false. This item can also be cooked by mixing a Thunder Rage with a Point Swap. It can be cooked with a Shroom Fry to produce a Meteor Meal.
When used in Super Paper Mario, players have to aim the remote at the screen and fire at all the stars that appear. The attack grows in strength in proportion to the amount of stars hit. A single Shooting Star can be cooked to make a Meteor Meal, which has the same effect but automatically does the maximum amount of damage without an action command, making it a straight upgrade. One can be found in Outer Limits inside a brick block, another can be found in The Overthere in Sector 5, and enemies such as Fotons and Hogarithms drop them on occasion. It can also be purchased from Flimm.
|Name of Recipe||Ingredient(s)||Effect(s)||Game|
|Meteor Meal||Shooting Star||Damages enemies on screen.||Super Paper Mario|
| Shroom Fry + Shooting Star
Shroom Roast + Shooting Star
Shroom Steak + Shooting Star
|Replenishes 7 HP and gradually regenerates HP for 2 turns.||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door|
|Shooting Star||Point Swap + Thunder Rage||In battle causes 6 damage to all enemies.|
|Thunder Rage1||Point Swap + Shooting Star||Inflicts damage on all enemies and reduces Attack power.|
Paper Mario locations
- After Mario visits the Shooting Star Summit, one Shooting Star appears on the balcony of the house in Goomba Village.
- One Shooting Star can be found in Shy Guy's Toy Box one screen east of Red Station. Mario can get it by hitting a hidden coin block and then tossing Kooper on it, or executing a Tornado Jump.
- One Shooting Star can be found in a hidden block above the visible blocks on the southwestern path of Flower Fields.
- Another Shooting Star can be found in the bush in the northwestern area of Flower Fields.
- Given by the Hammer Bro at the end of the library in Peach's Castle during the Peach intermission of Chapter 6 when approached while in disguise with the Sneaky Parasol. It can then be sent to Mario via the Mysterious Treasure Chest during that same intermission.
- In a high ? Block on the way to the Shiver City entrance in Toad Town Tunnels.
- In a stone cavern on Shiver Mountain.
- In a chest at the end of the path to the north of the entrance hall of Crystal Palace.
- In a ? Block at the end of a path in the grotto part of Bowser's Castle.
- On sale at Shiver Shop for 30 coins each, and the Star Haven Shop for 15 coins each.
- Have a chance to be dropped by Embers and the star-spotted Li'l Oinks.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door locations
- On sale at Northwinds Mart (30 coins) and Charlieton (36 coins).
- Given by Eve if the player feeds her children before she gets pigified in Chapter 4.
- One is in a ? Block in the third scene from the entrance of the Palace of Shadow.
- One is in a chest in the room across descended hallways 2 and 3 in the area beyond Riddle Tower.
- One is on a pedestal in the room before the Sir Grodus fight in the area beyond Riddle Tower.
- Used by shops as a reward for collecting 70 Shop Points.
- Dropped by Dark Koopatrols, Magikoopas, Dark Craws, Amazy Dayzees, Elite Wizzerds, X-Naut PhDs, and the Glitz Pit Fuzzies.
Names in other languages
|Sparkling Drop; same as Star Rain|
|French||Étoile filante||Shooting Star|
|Italian||Stella cadente||Shooting star; same as Star Rain|
|Spanish||Estrella Fugaz||Shooting Star|
- Jdaster64 (April 7, 2016). Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy Item/Badge Drop FAQ. GameFAQs. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 2015.