The Washing Machine is a Thing in Paper Mario: Color Splash. In the American and Japanese versions of the game, a top-loading model is used while in the European and Australian versions, it is replaced with a front-loading model.
The Washing Machine is found found in the parallel version of Vortex Island where it is revealed to be the source of the vortex in the normal world. Once the Washing Machine has been picked up, it is wrung out, refills Mario's paint, and become a colorless card. After Mario squeezes it, the Laundry Guy (a normal Shy Guy in the European and Australian versions of the game) scolds him, stating that the Washing Machine was in the middle of the spin cycle and starts a battle with Mario. After beating the Laundry Guy, a Shy Guy 5-Stack, Koopa Troopa, and Shady Sledge Bro individually fight Mario for ruining their pieces of clothing. Returning to the normal world reveals that the vortex has subsided. Once it has been used as a card, it returns to its original position in a powered-off state. It can also be purchased from the Wringer for 300 coins and sold as an unpainted card for 1 coin. A replica version of the Washing Machine can be collected from the Battle Spin.
When it is used in battle, Mario walks away before the screen gets rolled up and placed into the Washing Machine. It shakes and emits bubbles while it is on. Once it finishes, the screen gets released and uncrumples to fit back in position. The player can continuously press as the Washing Machine shakes to increase the damage dealt.
The Washing Machine is mandatory for Roy's fight in Black Bowser's Castle. After he mixes all of the paint in his Bill Blaster, he fires it and covers the majority of the room and screen in black paint. Mario must use the Washing Machine to clean the screen and the room. However, using a replica version of the Washing Machine causes the sequence to reverse before the Washing Machine can turn on.
The Washing Machine can also be placed into the Prisma Museum, where it can be tested.
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