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Super Paper Mario enemy
Location(s) Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Room 100)
Role Boss
Max HP ?? (30 hits)
Attack 10
Defense 0
Score 9990
Card type Uncommon
Card location(s) Card Shop
Card description
This baddest baddie in the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials. He may fight like Fracktail, but he's 100 times stronger.
That's Wracktail, the very menacing lord of the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials. Max HP is ??. Attack is 10. It can fly and swoop down with its big open mouth... I think this is a prototype of an improved Fracktail from the Yold Desert... The Ancients must have built it. But like Fracktail, its antenna is its weak spot...
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“Why did you wake me from the sweet peace of slumber?! I will punish you...with death!”
Wracktail, Super Paper Mario
Mario on top of Wracktail, near his antenna

Wracktail is a giant, lavender robotic dragon that appears in Super Paper Mario. He stated that he was a wrathful god who was locked away by the Tribe of Ancients, and Tippi says that he was the prototype for Fracktail, who looks identical to Wracktail except for his color. Before the fight, he expresses anger at the heroes for disturbing his slumber and decides to kill them in turn. Wracktail is found at the bottom of the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials and upon his defeat, Dashell, a Pixl, is obtained, and a Pipe appears, leading Mario and company back to the entrance of the Pit. Just as Fracktail is the Super Paper Mario equivalent of Hooktail from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Wracktail is the counterpart to Bonetail.

To defeat Wracktail, the same tactics must be utilized as those used to defeat Fracktail. The player must wait for the boss to dive low along the ground, then jump on his back and use Thoreau to grab the Wrackles and throw them and Wracktail's antenna, which must be hit 30 times to defeat the dragon. It is also possible to damage the antenna by stomping it, either via Luigi's super jump, or by landing on it when Wracktail flies in a loop.

Upon defeat, Wracktail warns the heroes that he was not the only monster created by the Ancients, referring to Shadoo, and directs them to the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials.

Related enemies[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ザンババ
Possibly from「残」(zan, on'yomi reading of "remaining"); following the format of「ズンババ」(Zunbaba, Fracktail)

French Fraktal
Possibly a clipping of "fractale" (fractal)
German Lohrack
From "lohe" (blaze) and "rack"
Italian Wracker
Pun on "wrack" and "Dracker" (Fracktail)
Korean 잔자잔
Transliteration of the Japanese name

Spanish Dracoferoz
Fierce Dragon


  • Contrary to what his Catch Card description in English versions claims, Wracktail is only ten times stronger than Fracktail, not 100 times.
  • His Catch Card description in the Japanese version claims he is Fracktail's "father" and simply mentions that he is stronger than his "son" despite fighting the same way. It also does not directly mention his status as the boss of the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials, instead stating that he lurks "somewhere in this world".[1]
  • Unlike Fracktail, who speaks almost entirely in capital letters, Wracktail's speech is in the game's standard style. This is partially reversed in the Japanese version, where Fracktail only lapses into mostly-katakana speech when "scanning" Mario and while under Dimentio's spell, and Wracktail speaks entirely in katakana and kanji with katakana furigana.


  1. ^ inu651225 (October 23, 2010). スーパーペーパーマリオ 全カード集{ネタばれ注意}. YouTube. Retrieved February 21, 2023.