Tower Power Pokey

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Tower Power Pokey
MLPJPaperTowerPowerPokey.png
Paper Tower Power Pokey as seen in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.
Full name Tower Power Pokey
Species Pokey
First appearance Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (2015)

Tower Power Pokey is an enemy encountered in Paper Mario: Sticker Star and serves as the boss of World 2. Being the leader of the Pokeys, Tower Power Pokey is a massive Pokey who gained its size from the power of the Royal Sticker it has.

History[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Sticker Star Enemy
Tower Power Pokey
Tower Power Pokey PMSS.png
Location(s) Drybake Stadium
Max HP 300
Attack 7
Defense Quarters all damage
Moves Spin (2x5), Topple (7, Crumple), Heal (+10 HP), Summon (summons two green Pokeys)
Stickers N/A

In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Tower Power Pokey was originally a normal Pokey residing at Drybake Stadium until Kamek placed a Royal Sticker on its head, transforming it into a powerful monster. Kamek then placed the Pokey onto the top of the stadium and cut the stadium into three tablet pieces and placed them in various places of the desert, in order to hide the Royal Sticker. One tablet piece was placed at Yoshi Sphinx, where Kamek attempts to stop Mario and Kersti from obtaining the tablet piece. Another piece was located at a hidden cavern at Drybake Desert and the last piece was found by a Toad living at the Damp Oasis.

After Mario and Kersti manages to find all the tablet pieces, they use paperization to restore the stadium into its original state, causing Tower Power Pokey to be unsealed from the paperization. Once Mario manages to reach the top of the stadium, where an audience of Mural Goombas, Mural Koopas and Mural Toads are watching, Tower Power Pokey hides under the stadium, showing only its Royal Sticker. When Mario attempts to grab the Royal Sticker, the Pokey suddenly pops out and reveals its segments. The Pokey subsequently battles Mario but first hides all of its segments then progressively shows all of its segments. With the help of his stickers, Mario manages to defeat the corrupted Pokey, causing it to drop the Royal Sticker. Kersti then remarks that Tower Power Pokey is an example of the immense power of the Royal Stickers.

In the ending parade, Tower Power Pokey reappears with all the other bosses corrupted by the Royal Stickers.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Paper Jam Enemy
Paper Tower Power Pokey (body segment)
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Location(s) Doop Doop Dunes Grotto
Level 8
HP 16
POW 57 (47)
Defense 51 (41)
Speed 41
Weakness Fire
Type Paper
Experience 0 (0)
Coins 0
Item Drop None - 0%
None - 0%
Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.
Paper Jam Enemy
Paper Tower Power Pokey
MLPJPaperTowerPowerPokeyHead.png
Location(s) Doop Doop Dunes Grotto
Level 8
HP 144
POW 57 (49)
Defense 51 (43)
Speed 41
Weakness Fire
Type Spiny, Paper
Experience 125 (120)
Coins 85
Item Drop None - 0%
Threadbare Wear - 100%
Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.

Tower Power Pokey, known as Paper Tower Power Pokey in-game, appears alongside a Big Pokey as one of the bosses in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. They are both encountered by Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario while travelling through Doop Doop Dunes, where the Pokey duo attack a bridge that the trio are trying to cross; causing them to fall into the Doop Doop Dunes Grotto. Once the trio make their way through the grotto, they find the Pokeys once again, and proceed to battle them.

Interestingly, Tower Power Pokey is wearing its Royal Sticker from Paper Mario: Sticker Star, despite Paper Petey Piranha not also wearing his. The gem on top of the Royal Sticker has been replaced by an orange spike.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
Paper Tower Power Pokey (Boss Battle Ring)
MLPJPaperTowerPowerPokeyHead.png HP 648 POW 132 (123) Defense 123 (112) Type Spiny, Paper Item Drop None - 0%
None - 0%
Experience 0 (0) Coins 0 Speed 93 Weakness Fire Location(s) Arcade
Level           18 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
Paper Tower Power Pokey (body segment) (Boss Battle Ring)
MLPJPaperTowerPowerPokeyBody.png HP 70 POW 132 (123) Defense 123 (112) Type Paper Item Drop None - 0%
None - 0%
Experience 0 (0) Coins 0 Speed 93 Weakness Fire Location(s) Arcade
Level           18 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.

Battle[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

In battle, Tower Power Pokey has a variety of attacks. It can use a spinning attack near the player that causes 2 damage for every revolution, with a total of five revolutions per attack. Tower Power Pokey may reveal some of its body segments from the sand, giving it substantial height. When Tower Power Pokey has one or more body segments revealed, it will attempt to topple onto the player for 7 damage. This attack can also give the player the Crumpled status effect. However, if it only has one or two body segments, the attack will miss. Using any Hammer sticker on Tower Power Pokey while its segments are revealed will cause Mario to take damage from the spikes. Sometimes, Tower Power Pokey may summon two green Pokeys in battle. Using a bat, toy bat, or newspaper sticker will attack all non-head body segments, rather than just one. Instead of the usual "FIGHT!", the screen displays "PLAY BALL!" at the beginning of the battle, possibly giving the player a hint. The only time Mario can use his Big Shiny and Megaflash hammers is at the start of the battle using the Battle Spinner.

Once all the segments of Tower Power Pokey have been destroyed, it will resort to using its spinning attack. Occasionally, the boss can take off its crown to reveal its pink flower underneath. The Pokey will regain 10 HP every time it uses this attack.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

In battle, Paper Tower Power Pokey attacks by curling into a ball and attempting to roll into either Mario, Luigi or Paper Mario, and by hitting the segments of the Big Pokey towards the trio; both of these attacks must be countered using the group's Hammers. Additionally, the Pokey duo also have a chase attack, where they will charge towards Mario and Luigi simultaneously, which the Bros. have to avoid by jumping over them at the correct time; holding onto Paper Mario's Paper Airplane form if they're being attacked by the Big Pokey, as Paper Tower Power Pokey will fold up before charging, allowing it to be simply jumped over. Once defeated, the trio continue onwards to Bowser's Castle.

Appearance[edit]

Tower Power Pokey without its segments.

Tower Power Pokey looks like a normal Pokey in appearance and color, but due to the power of the Royal Sticker, it gains a noticeable sheen. Its eyes also become yellow, as for the other foes empowered by the Royal Stickers. Unlike the other Pokeys in the game, instead of having spikes on its head, the Tower Power Pokey dons an orange crown that covers a pink flower.

In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Tower Power Pokey has a lot more spikes on its segment body, and now has spikes on its head.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Pokelisco Portmanteau of Pokey and "obelisco" (obelisk).
French (NOE) Pokeypik Portmanteau of Pokey and "porc-épic" (porcupine).
German Glitzergigant Pokey Glitter Giant Pokey
Italian Marghibruco Poderoso Almighty Pokey

Trivia[edit]

  • The words "Tower Power" seem to be off of the term "flower power", tower meaning very tall; and power meaning from the Royal Sticker.