Whispering Woods

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Whispering Woods
Mario jumping near a lake in Paper Mario: The Origami King
Toads 12
Not-Bottomless Holes 25
Collectible Treasures 3
? Blocks 10
Enemies Goombas
“There are SO MANY trees here! And this mountain air is super tasty. It makes my paper heart soar!”
Olivia, Paper Mario: The Origami King

Whispering Woods is a location in Paper Mario: The Origami King, a lush, green forest filled with sentient trees. It is located in the red streamer area and is one of the first areas to be visited in the game.

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After Peach's Castle is uprooted by King Olly, Mario and Olivia fall into the woods. Mario becomes stuck in a tree, in which the player must repeatedly tap A Button to get out of, and Olivia gets stuck head-first in the ground, requiring Mario to pull her out. Giving Mario an empty Confetti Bag, Olivia instructs Mario to collect enough confetti to fill in the Not-Bottomless Hole blocking his path to her. After doing so and pulling Olivia out of the ground, Mario uses his 1,000-Fold Arms technique to knock over a nearby tree, allowing them to reach the other side of a gap in the terrain and continue through to the following area.

In the next area, Olivia remarks at Peach's Castle wrapped in streamers, on top of the volcano, and the two decide to get to the castle grounds in search of Luigi. Entering deeper into the woods, Mario hears whispers coming from surrounding trees, commenting on Mario's arrival. Continuing through the area, Mario arrives at a small group of trees with vines that he can pull. Some drop coins, some drop leaves, some drop confetti, and some drop items such as a Faded Fire Flower. One vine, when pulled drops a withered flower into the nearby spring, reviving the flower when it becomes submerged. Pulling the vine again drops a broken stereo into the spring and pulling it a third time drops Birdo into the spring. After the third pull, a log drops from the tree and creates a path to continue through the area.

A golden ball with a vine can be found on the raised ground. Pulling the lower part of the vine results in it snapping and prompts the on-going whispers to poke fun at Mario's incompetence. However, hammering the tree behind the ball reveals a 1,000-Fold Arms Magic Circle, allowing Mario to pull the upper part of the vine, opening the ball and rewarding Mario with a Shriveled Seed.

The next area, notably more dark and quiet than previous ones, consists of a large log with three trees to the right of it. Trying to leave the area, either by going back the way Mario came or by taking the path to the right, results in Mario looping to the other side of the area. Upon looping three times, Olivia suggests to Mario to sit on the large log. Doing so angers the nearby trees, revealing themselves to be sentient. Introducing the large log as feeble Ol' Grandsappy, the trees exclaim that Mario and Olivia are going to be stuck in Whispering Woods forever. However, Ol' Grandsappy, allows Mario and Olivia to wander the area if they promise to help revive him to his former glory by means of the Soul Seed.

Mario proceeds to continue to the spring, which revives items upon throwing them in. Throwing the Shriveled Seed into the spring results in it turning into the required Soul Seed. Upon doing so, Mario and Olivia hear Ol' Grandsappy groan and hurry back to him, only to find that a Not-Bottomless Hole has been created out of his face. After patching up the Not-Bottomless Hole and giving Ol' Grandsappy the Soul Seed, Ol' Grandsappy grows into a full tree again, and grants Mario a path to continue through the woods.

In the next area, Mario and Olivia encounter a Toad crumpled up and stuck in a bush. Mario must hammer the bush and uncrumple the Toad, who then alerts Mario about saving other Toads and their use in battles. Mario and Olivia then continue on into Toad's BBQ Foodeatery, where many more Toads have been folded and origami Goombas can be found. In Toad's BBQ Foodeatery, there are tents, a swing set, a campfire, some benches, and a log cabin. Many of the wooden objects in the area are made of trees from the woods, and the firewood, which are sentient, seem to enjoy being burnt. After leaving the Foodeatery and Whispering Woods, Mario and Olivia continue to Toad Town.

Toads[edit]

All Toads are in the Toad's BBQ Foodeatery area.

A Toad is stuck in a bush just after hitting the fence. Mario is required to rescue this Toad. A Toad in need of rescue in Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King, the first of 416 Toads to be found and rescued
A Toad is crumpled up inside a zipped up tent on the left of the path. Mario will need to unzip the tent to reveal this Toad and hammer the Toad to uncrumple him. Mario uncrumples a Toad in Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King
A Toad is folded as a cicada on the swing. Mario must first hammer the swing to make the Toad fly and land low enough to be hammered. A Toad folded as an origami cicada in Paper Mario: The Origami King. The third hidden Toad in Whispering Woods.
A Toad is stuck inside a log near the fireplace. A Toad stuck in a log in Paper Mario: The Origami King. The fourth hidden Toad in Whispering Woods.
A Toad is folded as a cicada on the tree to the left of the fireplace. Mario must first hammer the tree to make the Toad fly and land low enough to be hammered. A Toad folded into a cicada in Paper Mario: The Origami King. The fifth hidden Toad in Whispering Woods.
A Toad is stuck in a bush near the log cabin. A Toad stuck in a bush in Paper Mario: The Origami King. The sixth hidden Toad in Whispering Woods.
A Toad is folded as an egg on one of the picnic tables in the undercover area. A Toad saved from being folded into an egg in Paper Mario: The Origami King. The seventh hidden Toad in Whispering Woods.
A Toad is stuck under a log stool where an origami Goomba can be found. A Toad saved from being stuck under a stool in Paper Mario: The Origami King. The eighth hidden Toad in Whispering Woods.
A Toad is folded as a red flower in one of the planters outside the log house. The flower is revealed by hitting the empty planter from below. A Toad folded as a red flower in Paper Mario: The Origami King. The ninth hidden Toad in Whispering Woods.
A Toad is stuck in a pile of logs next to the log cabin and needs to be pulled out. A Toad stuck in a pile of logs in Paper Mario: The Origami King. The tenth hidden Toad in Whispering Woods.
A Toad is crumpled up in a secret path behind some bushes to the left of the log cabin A Toad saved from being crumpled in Paper Mario: The Origami King. The eleventh hidden Toad in Whispering Woods.
The final Toad of is inside a Big Shell. Mario must dive between Club Island and Diamond Island in The Great Sea and collect the shell from the sea floor. Mario must then go to Toad's BBQ Foodeatery in the woods, light up a campfire using a Magic Circle for the Fire Vellumental, and place the shell on a grill over the campfire. The shell will then open, revealing the caretaker for Toad's BBQ Foodeatery. A Toad comes out of Big Shell in Paper Mario: The Origami King

? Blocks[edit]

In the open after going through the tree. Contains a Mushroom.
Early in the dark area, past a patch of spikes or a Not-Bottomless Hole. Contains a Coin Bag.
Hidden in a patch of spikes west of the matching minigame, right above the suspicious square-shaped gap in the spikes. Contains a Coin Bag.
Just before the foggy area with Ol' Grandsappy, to the east past a Not-Bottomless Hole. Contains a Coin Bag.
Hidden to the east of the white fence and sign, above a yellow flower. Contains a Coin Bag.
In the campsite, above the tallest of three logs. Contains a Coin Bag.
Hidden behind the firewood shed by the campfire, in the middle of a patch of darker grass. Contains a Fire Flower.
Hidden to the right of the cabin above a yellow square patch. Contains a Confetti Bag.
On the side of the cabin, requires jumping off behind the firewood shed.
Hidden above the previous block. Contain a Coin Bag.

Not-Bottomless Holes[edit]

On the path south of where Mario falls after getting out of the tree at the start of Whispering Woods. The first Not-Bottomless Hole in the game and is required to save Olivia. Not-Bottomless Hole No. 1 of Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King, the first of many Not-Bottomless Holes in the game
Near the first Save Block, in the second area of Whispering Woods. Not-Bottomless Hole No. 2 of Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King.
In the dark area, to the left of a tree that is to the left of a spike trap. Not-Bottomless Hole No. 3 of Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King.
In front of the spike trap mentioned above. Not-Bottomless Hole No. 4 of Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King.
Behind the spike trap mentioned above, below a ? Block. Not-Bottomless Hole No. 5 of Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King.
On the left of the declining path south of the spike trap mentioned above. Not-Bottomless Hole No. 6 of Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King.
To the right of the next spike trap after the decline. Not-Bottomless Hole No. 7 of Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King.
On the side of a small cliff, to the left of the trees with vines. Not-Bottomless Hole No. 8 of Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King.
Under the vine in the bottom-right of the area. Not-Bottomless Hole No. 9 of Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King.
South of the golden ball, right on the ledge. Not-Bottomless Hole No. 10 of Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King.
On a path north-east of the golden ball, before entering the area where Ol' Grandsappy can be found.
Near the save block on the way to the spring. Mario in front of Not Bottomless Hole No. 12 of Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King
On the left of the declining path, directly after the hole above.
Blocking the path towards the spring. Mario filling in Not-Bottomless Hole No. 14 of Whispering Woods with Confetti in Paper Mario: The Origami King
To the left of the tree after the small drop, in front of the spring.
South-west of the above hole, left of an origami Goomba that was hiding in a bush.
Can be found by going left past the platform used to throw items into the spring.
To the right of the tree that is to the right of the spring.
On Ol' Grandsappy.
On the path after knocking over the white fence.
In front of the zipped-up tent that is on the left of the path.
Behind the path just before crossing the bridge. Not-Bottomless Hole No. 22 of Whispering Woods in Paper Mario: The Origami King
In between the bench and the undercover picnic tables.
In front of the second picnic table.
To the right of the log cabin.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese デクの
Deku no yama
Wood Puppet / Fool's Mountain; Might also be a reference to The Great Deku Tree
Chinese 德库山 (Simplified)
德庫山 (Traditional)
Dékù Shān
Deku Mountain; Might be a reference to The Great Deku Tree
Dutch Fluisterwoud Whispering Woods
French Bois Brouhaha Brouhaha Woods
German Flüsterforst Whisper Forest
Italian Bosco Bisbiglio Whisper Wood
Korean 속삭임의 숲
Soksagimui Sup
Forest of Whisper
Spanish Bosque de los Murmullos Whisper Forest

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