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Yakkey talking to Mario and Lady Bow
“Heeeeeeelp! Master Tubba Blubbaaaa!! A thieeeeeeef!!!”
Yakkey, Paper Mario
Mystical Key
The icon of Yakkey from Paper Mario
"A key found in Tubba Blubba's room."
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)

Yakkey (referred to as Mystical Key as an item) is a talking key in Paper Mario. Yakkey's name is a portmanteau of "yak", which means to talk non-stop, and "key". It is needed to open the door to Windy Mill. The key is locked away in a treasure chest in Tubba Blubba's bedroom.

Mario has to sneak past Tubba Blubba, who is sound asleep in his bed, and open the treasure chest containing Yakkey. However, Yakkey is a talking key who is completely loyal to Tubba Blubba, causing it to scream and waking Tubba Blubba. The key can then be used to open the Windy Mill when Mario arrives. Later in the game, Yakkey can be found by the well in the Windy Mill desiring to guard a new secret, hopefully a happy secret such as a present.


Goombario can use Tattle on Yakkey when Mario finds him by the well inside Windy Mill.

  • This is Yakkey, a magical key. It was lucky for us that it spilled the beans about Tubba Blubba's secret. But I wonder what it's going to do...

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese まほうのカギ[1]
Mahō no Kagi
Magic Key
Chinese 亚克
Yakkey (transliteration)
French Biquet Goatling


  1. ^ "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 4, 2015.