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The Fishhook Sticker
"Guaranteed to hook a fish!* *Don't hold us to this. Remember: A bad workman blames his tools."
First appearance Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012)
“Just once I'd like to use a big fishhook to land me a giant fish. Just once! It's not a lot to ask!”
Toad, Paper Mario: Sticker Star

The Fishhook (parsed as Fish Hook in British English) is a Thing in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. It is found at Outlook Point behind a Secret Door. The Secret Door outline is found at the bottom of the ledges in front of the sticker shop. Unlike other rooms accessed through a Secret Door, the room that contains the Fishhook is a cave that opens out to the water. The Fishhook remains in Mario's Album until it is turned into a sticker at a Sling-a-Thing station. Once it has been used as a sticker, it returns to its original position. It may also be purchased from the Shady Toad for 100 coins and sold as a sticker for 20 coins.

As a sticker, the Fishhook takes up four squares in the Album. When it is used in a regular battle, the background retracts as the Fishhook is lowered behind the foreground. Tranquil music plays as something tugs at the Fishhook. Depending how fast the player presses A Button to retract the line, the sticker the Fishhook brings up varies. Pressing A Button right on the first tug or using a Leaf awards the player with a Megaflash Jump. If the button is pressed after the first tug, that results in a Big Shiny Jump. Pressing A Button after 2 to 4 tugs results in a Shiny Jump. Failing to perform the Action Command or prematurely pulling up the Fishhook results in a Worn-Out Jump.

The Fishhook is needed to pull the Big Cheep Cheep out of the water at Surfshine Harbor. After returning the Ship's Wheel and cutting ship's rope with the Scissors, a Big Cheep Cheep prevents the boat from progressing. Mario must start a battle with the Big Cheep Cheep and use the Fishhook when the Big Cheep Cheep enters the water. This pulls the Big Cheep Cheep onto the dock and prevents it from entering the water again.

The Fishhook can be placed into the Sticker Museum as #56.


  • American English Sticker Museum plaque: "We know what this thing is: a hook. What we don't know is what terrors of the deep inspired a fisherman to make something so huge. And what of bait?"
  • British English Sticker Museum plaque: "We know what this thing is: a hook. What we don't know is what terrors of the deep inspired a hook so huge?! And how big is the bait that goes on this thing?!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese つりばり

Chinese (simplified) 鱼钩
Yú gōu

Chinese (traditional) 魚鉤
Yú gōu

French Hameçon
German Angelhaken
Fishing hook
Italian Amo da pesca
Fishing hook
Spanish Anzuelo