Twilight Town

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This article is about the town in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. For the battle stage in Mario Kart DS, see Twilight House. For similarly-named world in Mario vs. Donkey Kong, see Twilight City.
Twilight Town
PMTTYD Twilight Town First Area.png
Greater location Rogueport's surrounding areas
Inhabitants Twilighters, Crows
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Several residents turned into pigs

Twilight Town is a creepy-themed, perpetually twilit town in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, and is mainly inhabited by Twilighters. Crows inhabit Twilight Town as well, and players can listen to their conversations when Mario uses Vivian's field Veil ability. To enter Twilight Town through the pipe in Rogueport Sewers, Mario is required to have his name to be written on his clothes, otherwise the pipe will reject him.

While Mario and his friends are searching for the fourth Crystal Star, the Twilighters are turned into pigs by a distant bell in Creepy Steeple. After heading there, Mario finds a Duplighost named Doopliss who had been responsible for the chaos caused in Twilight Town. Despite putting up a good fight, and reverting all of the Twilighters to normal in the process, Doopliss managed to steal Mario's identity in an attempt to cause more havoc.

At around this time, Vivian had been looking for the Superbombomb after her sister Beldam framed her for "dropping" it. In his cursed state, Mario helped her find it, and as thanks Vivian decided to help him retrieve his identity. After listening in to a conversation of a parrot who Doopliss had locked up, the duo was able to correctly guess Doopliss's name, then battle him again back at Creepy Steeple, allowing Mario to win back his identity. The Twilighters, shocked over the fact that Doopliss had disguised himself as Mario, praised Mario for restoring peace to Twilight Town.

Later on, Lord Crump is seen looking for the Superbombomb when he gets stopped by Bowser and Kammy Koopa. After a brief confrontation between the X-Nauts and the Koopa Troop, Bowser inadvertently ignites the Superbombomb, sending both groups flying.


Some items are on sale in the Twilight Shop which is located in the east area.

Item Icon Found In
Boo's Sheet Boos Sheet TTYD.png In the second scene, in the storage room of the shop.
Defend Plus Defend Plus.png In the second scene, in a chest box in the storage room of the shop.
Inn Coupon Inn Coupon TTYD.png In the second scene, behind the notice board in the right of the shop.
Jammin' Jelly Jammin Jelly TTYD.png In the second scene, in the storage room of the shop.
Life Shroom Life Shroom TTYD.png In the second scene, in the storage room of the shop.
Meteor Meal Meteor Meal TTYD.png In the second scene, given by Eve for doing her trouble.
Peachy Peach Peachy Peach TTYD.png In the first scene, appearing in the left desk every time Mario sleeps at the inn.
Routing Slip Routing Slip.png In the first scene, received from Mayor Dour while doing his trouble.
Shooting Star Shooting Star TTYD.png In the second scene, given by Eve if Mario does a favor for her in Chapter 4.
Star Piece Star Piece TTYD.gif In the first scene, behind the leftmost house.
In the first scene, in the southernmost bush in the southeast area.
In the second scene, behind the fence near the southeast tree.
Superbombomb Superbombomb.png In the first scene, in the leftmost bush after Vivian dropped it.

Area Tattles[edit]

  • "This is Twilight Town. It's twilight here, which I guess makes sense, huh? That big moon gives me the heebie-jeebies. I guess the sky here is always the same... No morning, noon, or night... Wouldn't perpetual dusk get a little like, boring?"
  • "This is Twilight Town. The people here are just as shadowy as the sky... I wonder if I'd get that way if I lived here long enough? ...Gross. Still, I guess being all gothed-out is better than being a pig..."
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In-Game Map Description[edit]

  • "A town stuck in a perpetual state of dim twilight. Even the townspeople have dim, gray complexions, not to mention dim expressions."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウスグラ村
Usugura Mura
Dim Town
Spanish Villa Sombría Grim Town
French Penocta Comes from "pénombre" (shade); "nocta" refers to the night.
German Düsterdorf Gloomy Village; possibly a pun on Düsseldorf, one of Germany's largest cities.
Italian Casalcrepuscolo Twilight Casale


  • The chapter in which this town is featured is entitled "For Pigs the Bell Tolls". This is a play on For Whom the Bell Tolls, a famous novel by author Ernest Hemingway.
  • Goombella breaks the fourth wall when she tattles on the gatekeeper; she says that there is "a gatekeeper" in every town and if there wasn't, the game would be much easier to beat.
  • During the Bowser segment, an unseen item called the Twilight Blade can be found in the bushes, although Bowser then says "Just Joking". A similar occurrence also happens when checking one of the statues in Bowser's Castle.