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A Swoopula in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Variant of Swoop

Swoopulas are a more powerful variety of Swoopers in Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They attack by leeching HP from Mario or his Partner in a similar manner to a Fuzzy attack. At the start of battle, Swoopulas are perched on the ceiling and can be knocked down with an item, Special Move, most partner moves, the Quake Hammer or Hammer Throw abilities, or a Superguard. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Swoopulas start battle in the air rather than on the ceiling.

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


Paper Mario[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? 60%, 0 Dizzy? 100%, 1 Shock? 80%, 0 Shrink? 75%, 0
Stop? 85%, 0 Fright? 70% Air Lift? 95% Hurricane? 95%
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.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Swoopula.png Max HP 9 Attack 4 Defense 0 Location(s) Palace of Shadow, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 73, 74, 78, 79)
Sleep? 70% Dizzy? 100% Confuse? 70% Tiny? 80%
Stop? 75% Soft? 90% Burn? 100% Freeze? 70%
Fright? 70% Gale Force? 85% KO? 95% Moves Suck (Absorbs 4 HP, Piercing)
Level 30 Exp. points 0 Coins 0 - 4 Items Boo's Sheet, Dizzy Dial, Dried Shroom (drop only), Fire Flower (drop only), Fright Mask (drop only), Honey Syrup (drop only), Ice Storm, Mushroom (drop only), POW Block (drop only), Spite Pouch (drop only), Super Shroom, Tasty Tonic (drop only), Volt Shroom (drop only), HP Drain P (drop only), Multibounce (drop only)
Log An HP-sucking batlike thing. Its name comes from its swooping, blood-sucking attack.
Tattle 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!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バサバサチュルル
Basabasa Chururu
Basabasa (Swoop) + Chururu (Likely a slurping sound)
Spanish (NOE) Súpula An adaption of the English Name to Spanish pronunciation.
French Swoopula -
German Swoopula -
Italian Pipistrex Bat-rex
Chinese 啪萨嗦噜
Pāsà Suōlū
Transliteration from the Japanese name