Yold Desert

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Yold Desert
SPM Yold Desert.png
World-Level 1-3
Game Super Paper Mario
Boss O'Chunks
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Yold Desert is an area in the outskirts of Lineland from Super Paper Mario. Throughout the desert, there are clues that the Ancients left on signposts on how to advance and reach Yold Ruins.

Chapter 1-3: The Sands of Yold[edit]

Storyline text

With a bold quiver of his magnificent mustache, Mario let loose a hearty sneeze.

A single grain of sand had flown along the warm wind and tickled the hero's nose.

It wasn't long before Mario and Tippi found the source of the sand: the Yold Desert.

Along the endless, sunbaked expanse, Mario and Tippi continued their search...

Mario comes to this area after exiting Yold Town. The first area features ? Blocks and Brick Blocks, as well as several rocks and and palm trees, including a large red one. There are also pits of quicksand. Enemies include Squiglets, Squigs, Bald Clefts, a Boomboxer and a Megabite. A Squig Catch Card can be found in 3D behind a rock. There is a door at the end of this area. The second area is much like the first, with more Bald Clefts, a Cherbil and some Goombas. There is one big rock, which in 3D is an arrow pointing right to a hidden path. The path leads to a large area, empty except for a pillar called a "Yold Signpost." The inscription on it reads "Find ye the tall red palm tree of fortune, and leapeth under its branches ten times," indicating the palm tree in the first area. Following the signpost's instructions causes a door to appear.

Mario confronting O'Chunks

The next area has some blocks in the air with flipping rectangles that can ferry Mario across a pit of quicksand and over a wall. Beyond the wall is a Squig, a Squiglet and some blocks, one of which holds a Zombie Shroom. There is a large pit of quicksand that is crossed by a bridge in 3D. Here, there are some more flipping rectangles, but they are frozen. There is a switch boxed up by blocks, except for one opening, which can be used to get Thoreau in and hit the switch to activate the rectangles. This next area has some enemies, a door, a Save Block, and several blocks in the air leading to a Warp Pipe. The pipe leads to an underground room full of blocks, most with coins, but one with a Super Shroom.

The entrance to Yold Ruins.

Through the door, Mario and the Pixls find O'Chunks, who challenges Mario to a fight. Tippi recommends Tattling him with her ability and discovers that being thrown makes him dizzy, providing an easy method of defeating O'Chunks. After dispatching him, Mario is able to continue through the desert. In the next area, there are two sets of moving platforms in the air, each leading to a door. The left door leads to another Yold Signpost. This one tells of a blue platform that Mario must stand on and press the One Button and Minus Button buttons. Doing so opens the entrance to Yold Ruins.


Menu description[edit]

  • "A dry wind rolls across this hot, sandpit-riddled desert. Count Bleck's henchman, O'Chunks, attacked you here. Somewhere in the desert is an entrance to the Yold Ruins."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コダーイさばく
Kodāi Sabaku
Kodāi Desert, Kodāi puns on kodai (Ancient)
Spanish Desierto Antico Antico Desert, Antico puns of Antiguo (old)
The Sands of Yold
Language Name Meaning
Japanese しゃくねつのさばくをとっぱせよ!
Shakunetsu no Sabaku o Toppase yo!
Break Through the Scorching-Hot Desert!