Trial Stew

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Trial Stew
Trial Stew from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Trial Stew SPM.png
The Thousand-Year Door description Amazing food made by Zess T. Yields incredible results.
Super Paper Mario description The ultimate gastronomical test... The higher your HP, the harder the test.

A Trial Stew is an item in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Super Paper Mario, made by cooking Couple's Cake with a Poison Shroom. In the Japanese version of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, a Trial Stew can also be made by cooking a Thunder Bolt with a Thunder Rage. If used, it lowers Mario and his partner to one HP and down to zero FP, but completely fills Star Power and triples how much is gained for a while. Unlike other recipes, its in-game description is written sarcastically, describing it as "amazing" and its results "incredible," without noting that some of said effects are negative.

In Super Paper Mario, the Trial Stew causes the player to lose all but one HP, but increases their point total by an amount equal the amount of HP lost times 100 (to a maximum of 99800 if the player has 999 HP before using it).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しれんのナベ[1]
Shiren no Nabe
Trial Stew
French Pot Biscottos Biceps Pot ("Biscotto" is an Italian dish, but it also comes from the French "Biscoto" or "Biscoteau", an informal synonym of biceps)
German Strafgericht Has a double meaning as either "Punishment Dish" or "Criminal Court"
Italian Bouillon Broth (French)
Korean 시련찌개
Silyeon Jjigae
Trial Stew
Spanish Olla Podrida Rotten Stew


  1. ^ "Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door From Japanese to English". (June 1, 2014). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved January 4, 2015.