Tiny (status effect)

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“Tiny! Attack power has now dropped!”
Battle text, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Tiny is a status ailment in the Paper Mario series and the Mario & Luigi series.

History[edit]

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

In Paper Mario, certain enemies such as Hammer Bros have the ability to shrink Mario. When he is Tiny, his attack power drops by half. It is indicated by a pink, white, and green circle above Mario. He can also inflict this on enemies using Shrink Stomp. Even though enemies are shrunken for 3 turns by Shrink Stomp, it ends just before the enemy attacks on their third turn, so in actuality, it only lasts for 2 turns.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

The effect returns in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, but this time around, it only docks Mario two attack points, lessening the severity. It is indicated by a very small face. Once again, Mario can Shrink Stomp to shrink a foe. Mini-Yoshi can inflict this status on enemies with his Mini-Egg move. Also, the Mini Mr. Mini item can shrink enemies.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

In Super Paper Mario, Mario and co. can use the Pixl Dottie to shrink themselves down to a microscopic size; however, in this game, it does not affect the strength of their attacks. While tiny, the heroes can fit through small passages, enter tiny Warp Pipes and doors, and remain undetected by enemies.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

This status effect reappears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, but referred to as "Mini" replacing the poison status effect. Spritzblooms, Viruses, Krubbishes, Antasmen and Shy Guy Airtubs DX are some of the enemies that can give this status effect to Mario and Luigi.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario can only become tiny as an effect of a Battle Card from Ludwig and Larry in their second battle.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

In the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the Lightning Captain Command can shrink the entire opposing squad, at which point all their stats will drop and will be unable to use Special Skills.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

The Lightning command returns with the same effects in the Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. During the level Be Leery of Lightning, all allies will remain small for the entire level.

Official profiles[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

  • Instruction manual description: "Shrinks Mario/Luigi, lowering their defense and attack power. Also disables some attacks."

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