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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door move
Mario and Vivian using the Supernova special move on two Koopatrols in Rogueport Sewers
Mastered by Mario
Crystal Star Crystal Star
Effect Inflicts defense-piercing damage.
Target All
Attack Power 3 per gauge (15 maximum)

Supernova is a special move in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door that Mario can use with the power of the final Crystal Star, aptly named the Crystal Star. Both the star and the attack are obtained after defeating Magnus von Grapple 2.0 in Chapter 7. It is the most powerful attack that uses Star Power when the Action Commands are executed correctly. To perform it successfully, the player must rapidly press the A Button button as fast as they can. This fills up a small gauge. Once filled, a new gauge appears, but requires faster button pressing to fill. A total of five gauges appear, and each one completed adds 3 hit points of damage to all enemies, piercing defense. If all five gauges are filled, this attack will do 15 damage to all enemies. Using this attack takes six SP.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ズバットスター
Zubatto Sutā
Piercing/Bull's Eye Star

Chinese (simplified) 星星斩击
Xīngxīng Zhǎn Jī
Star Slash

Chinese (traditional) 星星斬擊
Xīngxīng Zhǎn Jī
Star Slash

French Astroblitz
Star Blitz
German Sternhagel
Star Hail
Italian Astroblitz
Star Blitz
Korean 슈퍼노바

Spanish Tormenta Estelar
Star Storm


  • In early versions of the game, if the player uses this attack on the Shadow Queen in her invincible form, the game will freeze, possibly because the queen is not supposed to be able to take damage in this state.[citation needed]
  • In real life, a supernova is the event when a large star dies.