Tidal Wave

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Paper Mario move
Tidal Wave
Tidal Wave.png
Mastered by Sushie
Attack power 0-13
Rank Ultra Rank
Effect Sushie creates a tidal wave, damaging every enemy
Target All

Tidal Wave is a move used by Sushie in Paper Mario. This attack costs Mario six Flower Points and can be used once Sushie is Ultra Rank. It is an all-range attack in which Sushie bounces across the screen in many directions, hitting all enemies with water. Fire enemies are more susceptible to this attack and take greater damage from it (for example, Lava Piranha, when he and his Lava Buds are cloaked in flames during the second half of the battle). The action command involves pressing either A, B, or C-Down when shown on the screen as many times as possible within a time limit; failing to press any buttons results in no damage.

See also[edit]

  • Air Raid, a similar attack that strikes all aerial enemies.
  • Mega Bomb, a similar attack that strikes all enemies.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジェットふんしゃ
Jetto Funsha
Jet Spray
Chinese 巨浪
Huge Wave
German Tsunami Tsunami
Italian Aquajet[1] Water jet
Spanish Maremoto Seaquake


  • On the Nintendo 64, if more than 13 button inputs are pressed, the game crashes.[2]
    • However, on the Virtual Console, the game doesn't crash but instead maxes out after 14 buttons are pressed, and the 15th button icon location overflows and gets stuck on the status bar. Other HUD issues are experienced as well.
  • On the Wii Virtual Console version, when this move is used, the game slows down during the part in which the screen is covered in water by this move.


  1. ^ Super Mario Mangamania, pag. 15
  2. ^ Stryder7x. (April 20, 2016). Using Sushie's Tidal Wave Crashes Paper Mario YouTube. Retrieved April 21, 2016.