Trouble Center

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Inside the Trouble Center in East Rogueport
Flurrie revealing the back entrance
Inside the Trouble Center back entrance

The Trouble Center is a building in the east side of Rogueport in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Inside the building is a bulletin board where various characters will post particular troubles that they need someone's assistance with, such as bringing someone a requested item or making a delivery. Once Mario successfully completes a trouble, he will receive a reward. These rewards are determined by the person who posted the trouble, and range from different amounts of coins to specific items.

The Trouble Center will become accessible after going to Petal Meadows for the first time.

Troubles are sidequests, much like the favors that Koopa Koot recruited Mario for in Paper Mario. However, rather than completing the troubles in order, Mario can pick and choose the troubles he wishes to do from a list. Every time Mario completes another chapter, more troubles will be added to the list.

Troubles are completely optional, as Mario can finish the game without setting foot in the Trouble Center, although he will miss out on several rewards if he does not. Completion of all troubles yields no special reward, so it is possible for the player to pick and choose which troubles they would like to complete, while omitting the more tedious or undesirable ones.

When Mario takes on a trouble, there is no time limit for when it must be finished. However, Mario can only take on one trouble at a time, and canceling a trouble he signed up for will cost him 30 coins.

The back wall of the Trouble Center is blank, but Flurrie can blow away the wall to reveal the door to Goose's room, the member of the Robbo Thieves who is secretly running the whole operation.


Title Requestor Location Reward

After Prologue[edit]

Need a Key! Garf East side of Rogueport, outside his house 20 coins
Safe Delivery... McGoomba Rogueport Main Square, in the back alley 20 coins
Price Adjustment Arfur Rogueport, in front of the Trouble Center 20 coins
Find this guy! Goomther Rogueport, next to the gallows 20 coins
Hit me, please! Mousimilian Rogueport, outside the Toad Bros. Bazaar Nothing1
I'm hungry! Bomberto Rogueport Harbor 11 coins

After clearing Chapter 1[edit]

Try to find me! Koopook Hooktail Castle, on the Fifth Floor right near the room where the player meets Ms. Mowz Special Card
Listen to me! Mayor Kroop Petalburg, Kroop's residence Turtley Leaf
Order me an item! Plenn T. Toad Bros. Bazaar Ultra Shroom

After clearing Chapter 2[edit]

Emergency Shroom! Puni Elder The Great Tree 60 coins
Play with me! Lahla Rogueport, the Pianta Parlor 10 pianta tokens
Help my Daddy! Pine T. Jr. Rogueport Sewers, the entrance to the Pit of 100 Trials Silver Card

After clearing Chapter 3[edit]

Help Wanted! Jolene Glitzville's Glitz Pit 30 coins
Heartful Cake Recipe... Merlee Rogueport Sewers 30 coins
The food I want. Bub-ulber Petalburg Dried Bouquet

After clearing Chapter 4[edit]

Elusive Badge! Ms. Mowz (Posted as ???) Rogueport, on the roof of Zess T.'s house Ms. Mowz, Attack FX B
Newsletter... Mayor Dour Twilight Town 30 coins
Seeking Legendary Book! Zess T. Rogueport, Zess T.'s house Honey Shroom

After clearing Chapter 5[edit]

Tell that person... Eve Twilight Town, next door to the shop Meteor Meal
Looking for a gal! Goom Goom Pirate's Grotto Couple's Cake

After clearing Chapter 6[edit]

Important Thing! Frankie Rogueport, in the park Gold Card
Get these ingredients! Chef Shimi Excess Express 40 coins
I must have that book. Toodles Poshley Heights Platinum Card
Security Code... Businessman Glitzville Hot Sauce

After clearing Chapter 7[edit]

Delivery, please! Goldbob Poshley Heights 64 coins
I can't speak! Gob Fahr Outpost, behind the inn 20 coins
I wanna meet Luigi! Toadia Poshley Heights, right near the Sanctum Choco Cake

After clearing Chapter 8[edit]

Roust these cads! Doe T. Boggly Woods 20 coins
Help me make up. Bub Poshley Heights 3 coins
Erase that graffiti! Swob Fahr Outpost, next to the cannon statue Snow Bunny

1 - While Mousimilian does not award the player with any items or coins, he tells them the tip he was trying to remember: Buying a sleepy sheep in Rogueport and selling it in Petalburg for a 2-coin profit.


  • In the Japanese version, if Frankie's trouble is cancelled before Mario collects the wedding ring, the ring will not despawn. If another trouble is taken and then the ring is collected, the ring will set a flag that is used by other troubles. This allows some troubles to be progressed simply by collecting the ring.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おなやみセンター
Onayami Sentā
"Your Worries" Center
French l'Agence d'entraide Help agency
German Job-Agentur Job Agency
Italian Centro Reclami Complaints Center
Spanish Centro de Servicios Personalizados Personalized Services Center