Starborn Valley

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Starborn Valley
Starborn Valley.png
Mario and Watt in Starborn Valley
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Greater location Shiver Region
Ruler Merle
Inhabitants Star Kids, Ninjis, Toads (notably Frost T.)

Starborn Valley is the place where Star Kids, like Twink, are born in Paper Mario. Merlon's son, Merle lives here and, with help from a group of Ninji, raise the Star Kids before they leave for Star Haven. While Mario and his partners visit this place, they learn from Merle that the last of the Star Spirits is being held in the Crystal Palace. To get to Starborn Valley, Mario needs to trek across Shiver Snowfield. Frost T. as well as other Toads also lives here.

Before Mario reaches Starborn Valley, Monstar appears and fights him, but turns out to be the Star Kids in disguise, who were trying to protect the valley and did not realize who Mario was. Merle later apologizes for the trouble they caused.

Characters found[edit]

Main article: List of unnamed NPCs in Paper Mario by location (S–Z) § Starborn Valley

Items found[edit]

Item Icon Location
Scarf PM Scarf.png Given by Merle after talking to him.
Letter A letter Given by Frost T. after giving him Dane T.'s letter.

Area Tattle[edit]

  • "This is Starborn Valley. Merle makes his home here, along with Ninjis and Toads. They look after Star Kids until they go up to the sky. It must be a hard work."

In-game map description[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Bowser's CastlePeach's CastleStar HavenStar WayShiver CityShiver SnowfieldStarborn ValleyShiver MountainCrystal PalaceGoomba VillageGoomba King's FortressMario's HouseShy Guy's Toy BoxClub 64Toad Town DojoShooting Star SummitKoopa VillageKoopa Bros. FortressWindy MillTubba Blubba's CastlePleasant PathDry Dry RailroadToad TownGoomba RoadFlower FieldsBoo's MansionForever ForestDry Dry OutpostDry Dry DesertMt. RuggedGusty GulchYoshi's VillageMt. LavalavaJade JungleLavalava Island
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Language Name Meaning
Japanese 星のうまれる谷
Hoshi no Umareru Tani
Valley where stars are born

Chinese 诞星谷
Dànxīng Gǔ
Valley where stars are born

French Vallée Etoile
Star Valley
German Sternental
Star Valley
Spanish Valle de Estrellas
Valley of Stars


  • Starborn Valley is mistakenly referred to as Star Valley by the three castle maids when they travel to Shiver City.