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SPM Welderberg.png
First appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)
Welderberg in his drill form
“Ah! I am surprised you are finding me! I am called Welderberg! I am the iron man of the forging of pipes! Have you ever thought, "Ah, it is taking so long to get around town!" Yah, me too! And so it is my life's work to make the pipes for the transportation! I have inspected here, yah... I am thinking I can make the pipe leading to Flipside. What do you think of this? You are covering cost of materials and labor, yah? You are looking not very rich... How is 300 coins? Are we having the deal?”
Welderberg, Super Paper Mario

Welderberg is an odd bearded creature in the third dimension of Flipside and Flopside in Super Paper Mario. He has an odd manner of speaking that seems to indicate a thick European accent, adding extra "the"s and "of"s to his sentences. He seems to be able to flip dimensions, and make gateways through them, and is also skilled at making Warp Pipes in a few seconds. Welderberg can make a pipe between Flipside and Flopside for 300 coins, as well as pipes between the B2 and second floors of both towns for 100 coins each.


  • "That's Welderberg... Give this pipe maker coins and he'll dig pipes for you... He might not look like much, but he's a master at his specialized craft... If you've got the coins to spare, you should have him dig you a pipe..."

Catch Card[edit]

  • Card Type: Uncommon
  • Card Description: This guy will dig a pipe tunnel wherever you want to go. He's a real go-getter, but sometimes he goes overboard.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホルホール
Pun on「掘る」(horu, to dig) and possibly "hole"
French Von Grott From German word "von" (equivalent to English word "from") and "grotte" (cave)
German Röhren-Bert From "röhren" (plural of "röhre", meaning "pipe") and given name "Bert"
Italian Pepito A rarely-used given name that sounds like "pepita" (nugget)
Korean 파파내
Spanish Bernd From the given name "Bert" and possibly the English word "ground"