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The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Location(s) Palace of Shadow, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 71-79)
Max HP 9
Attack 4
Defense 0
Moves Suck (Absorbs 4 HP, Piercing)
Items Boo's Sheet, Dizzy Dial, Ice Storm
Coins 0 - 4
Log An HP-sucking batlike thing. Its name comes from its swooping, blood-sucking attack.
Misc. stats
Level 30
Exp. points 0
Sleep? 70%
Dizzy? 100%
Confuse? 70%
Tiny? 80%
Burn? 100%
Freeze? 70%
Stop? 75%
Soft? 90%
Fright? 70%
Gale Force? 85%
KO? 95%

That's a Swoopula. An airborne, bloodsucking, batlike thing. Max HP is 9, Attack is 4, and Defense is 0. As if losing HP wasn't bad enough, this little creep adds yours to its own! How totally, totally gross! Don't let it bite me, Mario!


Swoopulas are more powerful variety of Swoopers that absorb HP from Mario (taking 2 HP per bite) in Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The attack is similar to a Fuzzy attack. Usually at the beginning of battle, they will be perched on the ceiling. To get them down, Mario must hit them with either an item, Quake Hammer, Hammer Throw, or a particular partner attack. A Superguard will also work. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door however, normal Swoopulas start the battle in the air. Unlike the Swoopulas in the first Paper Mario game, they may only attack once before the battle starts.

Swoopula's name is based off of the vampire, Count Dracula.

Related species[edit]

Paper Mario profile and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Swoopula PM.png Max HP 8 Attack 2 Defense 0 Type Elevated or Flying
Level 22 Strong None Weak None Moves Kissy-Kiss (2 x 5, recovers health according to damage)
Sleep? Fair, 3 Dizzy? Good, 4 Shock? Good, 3 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 4/5 Fright? Good Air Lift? Good Hurricane? Good
Coins 1 + 0-4 Items Volt Shroom Run 40 Location(s) Crystal Palace
Tattle This is a Swoopula. Swoopulas attack from the air and cling to you to suck your HP. Max HP: 8, Attack Power: 2, Defense Power: 0 Hit A Button repeatedly to fight it off or else it'll keep sucking your HP. You can't jump high enough to attack them while they're hanging from the ceiling. An earthquake attack ought to work, though. Flying party members, like Bow or Parakarry, can also attack them with ease. If they fall and begin to flap around, you can attack them by jumping as well.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バサバサチュルル
Basabasa Chururu
Spanish (NOE) Súpula An adaption of the English Name to Spanish pronunciation.
French Swoopula Same as English Name.
German Swoopula Same as English Name.