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Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles
Developer(s) Soupy
Publisher(s) Soupy
Platform(s) Wii U
Genre(s) RPG
Release Date(s)
Switzerland flag January 10th, 2099
Japan Flag January 12th, 2099
Flag of Europe January 12th, 2099
Iceland January 15th, 2099
Flag of USA January 18th, 2099
Canada January 18th, 2099
Mode(s)
Single Player
Age Rating(s)
ERSB: ERating Everyone
PEGI: 3Rating Ages 3 and older
CERO: CERO A All Ages
Media Included Wii U Optical Disc

Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles is the 6th installment to the Paper Mario series, after Color Splash and is set in the time period straight after the events of Paper Mario: Color Splash. The game is split into Mario's main story, where he adventures in the Astral Kingdom as well as Peach's story, which documents her adventures in the Mushroom Kingdom. Both stories have an impact on each other and interweave at times.

Mario's Story

For more in-depth coverage of the plot, see Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Plot

Prologue - A Time Like No Other

Mario arrives at the Astral Kingdom for its 800th Anniversary of its founding. When the national treasures, the Rewind Chronicles which have been passed down by the 12 founding members of the Kingdom, are threatened to be destroyed, the King asks Mario to retrieve each of the books, and entrusts him with the first Rewind Chronicle. Mario also meets a small spirit called Altari who lives in the first book and can sense where the next book in the series is.

Chapter 1 - A Royal Disaster 

Mario arrives in Kooprenia to have the Rewind Chronicle there be formally presented to him by King Koopree. Before the grand banquet, everyone in the castle is turned to stone by the King's advisor, Kappro as well as a few traitorous soldiers. Mario must help take the crown back and return everyone in the castle to normal. 

Chapter 2 - The City of the Sands

Mario arrives in Bomankh where the Mushlympics are about to begin. The next Rewind Chronicle goes missing right under everyone's noses and Mario has to investigate this, along with the disappearance of Mushlympic athletes and rumors of corruption in the city. It is also here that Cron reveals himself to Mario, saying that the Rewind Chronicles must be destroyed. 

Chapter 3 - A Whirled West Adventure

The next Rewind Chronicle is revealed to be in the Whirled West. Unfortunately, a large heist of the historical building is committed and Mario must take pursuit to catch the culprit and get the Chronicle back from the thieves. Bandart, a notorious thief, is framed for the heist, and joins Mario to clear his name. Meanwhile, he is being chased by the Sheriff and the deputy of Shyville, since he is allied with Bandart.

Chapter 4 - Mario Takes the Stage

Mario arrives in Crescent Shades where he gets roped into playing a part in a play for the theatre in order to gain access backstage, where Altari senses the next Rewind Chronicle is. Things start to tense up when creepy things start happening in the theatre as the dark past of the town is unraveled layer by layer.

Chapter 5 - The Mountain Trials

Mario arrives in the Tianye Mountains and prepares to climb the mountain in order to get to the next Rewind Chronicle which is located in the Temple of Knowledge at the summit, guarded by revered monks and the grand dragon, Skytail. However, climbing the mountain is not easy as Cron's minions are hot on the group's tail as well as several other dangers amongst the mountain trail.

Chapter 6 - A Scorching Skirmish in the Snow

Mario is caught between two warring factions of the Ledusi and the Heliogons in the Surefire Snowfields. The next Rewind Chronicle is revealed to be hidden beneath the battlefield, so Mario must find a way to stop the brutal war for peace as well as to collect the next book. During the campaign for peace, Mario proves too late and must fight to stop the newly sprung war on two fronts.

Chapter 7 - Mayhem on the Crystal Blue

Mario arrives in the Piranhipine Islands in order to dive for the Rewind Chronicle that sank in the depths of a ship long ago. In order to get a submarine to dive down there, Mario must help the locals by doing favors to climb up the social ladder. He also finds out that Bari's syndicate is active in the area and has to stop their crimes in the island, where they hold a monopoly of the power.

Chapter 8 - The Rayvolt Conspiracy

When Altari can't sense the next Rewind Chronicle, Mario finds out through investigation that the missing one was actually experimented on in the past. Mario gains his permit to the forbidden Foggybog Swamp in order to get to the abandoned laboratory that housed it in an attempt to find it there, as it is their best bet. Inside the laboratory Mario meets a group of scientists who worked there, hoping to also find the truth behind the case.

Chapter 9 - Full Steam Ahead

Mario arrives in Steamboat Skies, where the next Rewind Chronicle is held in the hands of Dr. Frankitu, who has been terrorizing all the air trade routes by unleashing his steam-powered robotic army on the area in order to steal valuables. Mario has to defeat the mad doctor to restore peace to Steamboat Skies and return all the stolen items.

Chapter 10 - Hidden in Plain Sight

After arriving in the Astral University, evidence reveals there's been a mole in Mario's friend group who has been leaking their movements to Cron since the Surefire Snowfields. Goombeverly, Archie, Katrina, Tutankaboom, Bandart, Norman, Lan and Sniegs. all fall under suspicion, leaving Mario only with Buck, Viona, and Coggs to find out what's really going on. Meanwhile, some experiments on the Rewind Chronicle at the university has yielded terrifying results.

Chapter 11 - The Floating Citadel

Mario arrives in Sky Citadel, where the last Rewind Chronicle is. At first he is greeted coldly and nobody will help him. After Archie departs from the group in the Chapter 10 interlude, Goombeverly leaves shortly after when her harsh upbringing in Sky Citadel catch up with her. After finding the true whereabouts of the next Rewind Chronicle, it is an uphill struggle to gain the trust of the citizens, lead the revolution to overthrow the oppressive regime in the citadel and save the whole citadel from falling to the ground.

Chapter 12 - The Rewind Chronicles

Peach's Story

For coverage on Peach's Story, see Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Peach's Story

Peach's Story runs parallel to Mario's and the two interact with each other during interludes. Characters may travel from the Astral Kingdom to the Mushroom Kingdom and vice versa during the story, and actions caused by both of them have an affect on each other.

Prologue: The Valdrian Invasion

Peach returns to the Mushroom Kingdom in a rush when news of Baron Valdric's arrival hits the shores. Aiming to take the crown from Peach, Valdric assembles his own army and has already found support in many parts of the Mushroom Kingdom who are not happy with Peach's rule and passive state. While Peach has the loyalty of Toad Town with her, she must venture off to the corners of the Kingdom to prove she is more than worthy of the crown. To do this, she needs the Mushroom Royal Jewels, which are treasures spread throughout the kingdom. When mounted on the Mushroom Royal Shield, it grants the throne to the one who did it. Peach, however, needs to rush as Valdric also has his eyes set on the jewels

Chapter 1 - A Prickly Situation

Peach arrives in the Soleil Sands, a desert area to find the first Mushroom Jewel - The Solar Amethyst. She is met with a lot of anger since the locals support Valdric - they dislike how she's always getting kidnapped and see her as weak. However, when some of the villagers themselves get kidnapped, it's Peach's turn to do the rescuing and prove that she's more than capable of protecting herself and her subjects.

Chapter 2 - Tasty Trials in the Sugardome

Peach heads off to the Sugardome to meet with Lummiere, the mayor who is more than happy to support her and give her the next royal jewel - the Chocol Agate. However, as soon as she arrives, Lummiere is arrested for suspicions of murder. Peach defends him, only to find out that the court system in the Mushroom Kingdom is grossly unfair, in which she is partly to blame due to carelessness. She takes on Lummiere's defense as an attorney, and investigates the true story behind this confusing case as well as finding a way to change the law system for the better.

Chapter 3 - Dissonance and Direty

Peach arrives in Tenortown, a bustling town known for music. However, the seemingly friendly Toads there are hostile against Koopa Troopa immigrants from Bowser's kingdom, hating the idea that those affiliated with Bowser can try to live peacefully within their borders. Peach must find a way to restore peace in the area and bridge understanding between the two hostile communities in town before everything gets out of control. Along the way she seeks to find where the next jewel, the Melodius Topaz is hidden.

Chapter 4 - A Flowery Dilemma

Peach is alerted that the next Mushroom Royal Jewel is found in the grassy meadows of the Shimmerock district. The locals mostly support Peach but require assistance when Valdric starts ravaging the natural beauty of the area with his illegal mining operation in order to fund his campaign. Not only that, but due to the mining, Valdric's goons have already pilfered the Shamrock Sapphire, which Peach fights for during the chapter's climax.

Chapter 5 - Battle on the Borderlines

Valdric's activities have alerted the Beanbean Kingdom, the Mushroom Kingdom's neighbors, who have tried to stay out of the whole affair. However, Valdric's goons have been causing havoc on the border, so Peach has to sort out the dispute before international relations turn sour. The Starlight Peridot has also been broken into two pieces - the first is being guarded in the Mushroom Kingdom, but Valdric's goons have smuggled the other half across the border.

Chapter 6 - Braving the Waves

After disaster strikes the Infront in the form of a tsunami, Peach arrives to comfort her citizens and help repair the area, helping those around her and gaining the support of her citizens in the area once more. Valdric's goons take advantage of the disaster and uses it to snatch the Wave Emerald. Due to the disaster however, they can only retreat to the Infront Major, an arid area behind Infront City. Peach chases in pursuit after she helps the citizens.

Chapter 7 - The Earth Clan

Peach learns that she has been followed by ninjas loyal to Valdric. Knowing that if Valdric can't tell where she is would help her campaign greatly, she travels to the Midori Mountains where the ninja hideout is located. It also happens to be where the Sakura Ruby, her next jewel is. The mad ruler of Midori Mountains, Shishima however, refuses her request until she ousts the ninjas.

Chapter 8 - Chilling Tales in the Fjord

Peach travels to the Flashfreeze Fjords where she learns that the next jewel - the Snowflake Diamond rests in the Flashfreeze Fjord caves. She needs an expedition team to fully scour the caves, and meets a Toad called Hayce T who offers to take her along. However, Hayce T.'s motives seem to be much more than exploring the cave for thrills and for television. Eventually it is found out that Hayce T. is looking to pay respects to his deceased friend, whose body is frozen within the walls of the cave after he sacrificed himself to let Hayce T. and his crew escape when they last explored the area.

Chapter 9 - Peach Aims Skyward

Peach learns that the next jewel - the Cloudy Pearl - is in the Temple of Colors, on the Altitude Border, up in the sky. After traveling through the Argibi Mountains and the Chromatic Cloudtops to reach Spectrum City, everything goes awry when Valdric brainwashes Kala, the messenger of colors and guardian of the Cloudy Pearl. Soon, the world is at risk of losing color, so Peach must find a way to bring Kala back to normal.

Chapter 10 - Lightning in the Dark

Chapter 11 - A Steppe in the Wrong Direction

Chapter 12 - Rightful Heir

Gameplay

In terms of gameplay, The Rewind Chronicles returns to the main mechanics of the first two installments of the series. Like in The Thousand Year Door', Mario starts the adventure with the ability to use action commands as well as his hammer. Mario regains the ability to Spin Dash from the original as well.

Partners retain having their own HP bar from Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door as well, and can fall in battle. Items can thus be used on them during battle, too.

Paper Abilities

Like in The Thousand Year Door, Mario gains Paper abilities throughout the game. Instead of being cursed by Black Chest Demons however, Mario gains these abilities during the interludes where he gains them through the training of Merlon. When Mario first encounters a trigger for these abilities in the overworld, Merlon appears and explains them, training Mario on how to use these abilities. All the abilities from The Thousand Year Door return; Plane Mode has Mario turning into a paper plane to glide across large gaps, Paper Mode allows Mario to turn sideways and get through thin gaps, Tube Mode allows Mario to roll himself up and go through low passages, and Boat Mode where Mario can turn himself into a paper boat on certain docks to travel across water. Sticker Mode is a new mode in which Mario can transform into a sticker to attach to cliffs or other vertical surfaces, allowing him to get across them.

Background

Returning from The Thousand Year Door and Super Paper Mario is the ability to get into the background to get to items as well as buildings which can only be accessed from the background scenery. Unlike The Thousand Year Door, Mario can use his partners in the background. He cannot move into a different screen or area from the background, however. Interacting with background scenery also affects the foreground. For example, freezing a waterfall with Sgt. Sniegs in the background will also freeze the river in the foreground.

Intermissions

After a chapter has been completed, an intermission section appears in which the player controls Luigi as he adventures throughout the Astral Kingdom in order to help Mario along by finding information. Luigi has his own partner, Gaspar, who has the hide ability. Gaspar is Luigi's only partner. While there are no battles in Luigi intermissions, there are still puzzles using both Gaspar and Luigi's abilities as they investigate the Astral Kingdom and the history behind the Kingdom and also the Stars. 

In Peach's story, the player follows Bowser on his way to tail Princess Peach as he questions whether to help her or join Valdric's ranks. His sections sometimes involve a platforming section, not unlike his segments in The Thousand Year Door as he travels across the Mushroom Kingdom following Peach. His intermissions take place in the chapter Peach has just completed and more often than not he finds himself being of use to the Princess. He is followed around by Kammy Koopa and his Elite Trio.

Battling

As with The Thousand Year Door, battles take place on a stage, and are turn-based. Characters may interact with the scenery on the stage, such as the background, the audience and the occasional stage prop - the background may fall after a strong tremor, damaging all the characters on stage and possibly making them dizzy; the audience helps Mario gain Star Power and may occasionally throw items onto stage that may hinder or help Mario as well as doing things that affect the stage or the other audience members, and some bosses even use the audience to their advantage such as eating them to restore HP; and stage props may appear on stage at the beginning of the battle and can be used by either Mario or his opponents to their advantage, for example, attacking a crate may yield a helpful item or badge. The props differ depending on the location of the battle.

The audience system is also enhanced as the audience differs from chapter to chapter. For example, Cowboy Shy Guys and Bandits are exclusive to battles within the Whirled West.

New to the game, Mario now has two partners out in battle. His main partner, which travels with him in the overworld and a secondary partner, who appears only in battle allow the party to have more attacks. The secondary partner can be picked from outside of battle in the menu.

On the Offense

While Mario and his partners are battling, they can attack their enemies with more power by successfully performing the action command, which differs between attacks. Stylish moves return and are extra commands that please the crowd, resulting in more Star Power.

There are also combo moves for partners. To use a combo move, both partners must not have used up their turn in the current round. By paying a set amount of FP which changes depending on which partners use it, the partners can combine their efforts to produce a combo attack. The attack differs depending on the combinations of the partners on field. For more information, see Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Combo Attacks.

On the Defense

To guard against an enemy's attack, one must press A or B just before the attacking foe strikes at the right time. Guarding reduces the amount of damage Mario and his partner takes as well as preventing status effects from being inflicted.

Standard guarding is executed by pressing A and reduces the damage dealt by the enemy by 1 and protects against status effects. The player has approximately a sixth of a second to guard.

Super guarding is executed by pressing B and completely negates the attack in both damage and status effects. If the attacker makes contact while Super guarding, the attacker will take 1 point of damage, and sometimes deflect certain projectiles, such as body segments from a Pokey, back at the attacker. However, super guarding is much more difficult as the player only has approximately a twentieth of a second to perform it.

Leveling Up

Mario's Level

Star Points are special points that Mario gains after defeating enemies in battle, akin to experience points. When Mario accumulates 100 Star Points, he will level up, and get to choose to upgrade either his Heart Points (HP), Flower Points (FP) or Badge Points (BP). Upgrading his HP and FP will increase that stat by 5, and upgrading badge points increases it by 3. Mario's level caps at Level 99, although this is difficult since Enemies give out less Star Points the higher Mario's level is. However, it is not impossible as Mario will always receive one Star Point after battle regardless of his level.

Partner Levels

Partners may be upgraded through the use of Shine Sprites. Mario can collect these throughout his adventures and bringing three of them to Merlon will allow Merlon to upgrade one partner to Super Rank, increasing the power or potency of their moves, increasing their HP and teaching them a new move. Once Mario gets the Ultra Stone and brings it to Merlon, he will be able to upgrade the partners a second time to Ultra Rank, making them learn another new move as well as further increasing their HP and their attack power/potency.

The Audience

The Audience are characters that appear below the stage and spectate. The amount of audience members determines how much Star Energy is recovered. Stylish moves, and appealing moves increase the Star Energy recovered. 

The audience is made up of allies and enemies as well as exclusive audience members who differ depending on where the battle is set. For example, Pionpis and Aggons only appear in battles in Tianye Mountains. 

Some bosses and enemies may use the audience to their advantage as they can eat them to restore HP or use them to attack Mario and his partners.

The audience also participate in battle by affecting the characters on stage or others in the audience. They can throw helpful and harmful items at Mario's party or the enemies, while other can directly affect the audience members around them such as making them fall asleep, which makes recovering Star Power harder.

The audience now has an excite meter. The meter goes up or down depending on the battle. If Mario or his partners fail their action commands, the excite meter will deplete, making it harder to recover Star Power efficiently but also will make audience members more likely to heckle Mario and his partners by throwing hurtful items. On the other hand, if Mario and his partners are performing well in battle, the excite meter goes up and they will be more likely to help Mario.

Bingo!

The Bingo! or Battle Roulette is an in-battle event that occurs after Action Commands are successfully performed. A random icon will appear after an action command is correctly performed. If the player has two matching icons and performs another successful command, Mario can take the Roulette, and if the icon matches in all three slots, a special effect will occur, which is mostly (but not always) beneficial. Effects range from healing all Mario and his party's HP (Mushroom), Healing all his FP (Flower), Rewarding many coins (A Coin), Replenishing his Star power fully (A Star), Restoring all of HP, FP and SP (Shine Sprite), Healing all of his HP, FP, SP as well as giving a hefty coin reward (A Lucky 7) or cutting Mario's HP, FP and SP in half (Poison Mushroom)

If the Roulette matches all three, it also affects the audience. If Mario gets a Mushroom, Flower or Star, the audience will fill up by half its capacity. For the rest of the current turn and the following three turns, the Star Power gained from Action Commands and Stylish Moves (but not Appealing) will be doubled. The excite meter will also increase by a small amount.

If Mario gets a Shine Sprite or a Lucky 7, the audience will completely fill up. For the rest of the current turn and the following three turns, the Star Power gained from Action Commands and Stylish Moves (but not Appealing) will be doubled. The excite meter will also go to maximum.

If Mario gets a Poison Mushroom will cause all of the audience to leave and will put the excite meter to zero.

Main Characters - Mario's Story

Name Summary

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Mario

The main hero of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario travels across the Astral Kingdom in search for the Rewind Chronicles. He is an expert at jumping and the hammer, using both in battle to defeat enemies.

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Luigi

Mario's younger brother stays in the Astral Kingdom on his own adventure. Before he can go back to the Mushroom Kingdom with Peach, he meets a ghost called Gaspar who needs help in recovering twelve of his personal belongings he had while he was alive so he can move on. Fancying himself a hero, Luigi teams up with Gaspar whilst also helping Mario on his quest as he unravels the mysteries behind the Rewind Chronicles, of which Gaspar seems to know his fair share about...
Altari A chipper fellow who was living inside the first Rewind Chronicle. He can sense the next book in the collection and helps Mario in his journey across the Astral Kingdom. He is rather goofy and clumsy, leading others to not take him seriously and berate him. However, he journeys on and does his best to aid the party. Living in one of the Rewind Chronicles though poses a lot of questions, and there is an air of mystery about him.
King Nevulus The King of the Astral Kingdom. While he would rather take things into his own hands, he must still run his country and asks Mario to recover the Rewind Chronicles on his behalf before Cron is able to locate them first and destroy them.
Matlida Archie's wife and an esteemed archaeologist. She first meets up with the party during Chapter 2 and follows them around on their journey, being quite helpful along the way. She seems to have struck a strong friendship with Altari, and the two are always seen together.

Cron

Cron

A mysterious figure who appeared one day with no official record of him existing until he arrived. He seeks to destroy the Rewind Chronicles so that they cannot be whole again, and almost seems to obsess over that fact. He trusts nobody but himself and his three minions, the Shades. He also seems intent on targeting Altari due to his connection with the Rewind Chronicles as well.
The Shades Cron's three trusted vassals. Opal, Obsidian and Onyx - they follow his every command and are strictly loyal to him and him alone. They are efficient at what they do and not much is known about them, even their origins...

Main Characters - Peach's Story 

Partners

Throughout the game, Mario, just like the first two installments, has partners. His partners have purposes in both the overworld and battle. They can be upgraded by Merlon by giving him 3 Shine Sprites. Every partner knows two moves upon joining the party, learns the third after being upgraded to Super Rank, and masters the final move after attaining Ultra Rank. A 5th move may be added through the use of a badge which can be won by clearing the trials set for each specific partner after Chapter 7. In Peach's story, she has partners of her own which function just like Mario's.

Mario's Partners

Name Summary Abilities Description

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Goombeverly

Prologue

Goombeverly is a history undergraduate in the University of Goom. Spending her research year abroad in Astral City, she accompanies Mario at the request of Professor Van der Goom, due to her research in the History of the Astral Kingdom and how it will help her in her studies. Personality-wise, she is sarcastic and is not afraid to speak her mind.

She has the same ability to uncover an enemy's stats through Tattle, like Goombella and Goombario. Also, she can translate some signs and other things for Mario as a result of her obsessive historical study of eras and their languages.

Headbonk
0 FP
Hits enemy twice.
Tattle
0 FP
Gives information about an enemy and reveals its HP bar and any other weaknesses or battle tips.
Multibonk
3 FP
Headbonks a single enemy multiple times until the action command is missed.
Heel Stomp
5 FP
Stomps on one enemy with her sharp high heels. It will cause the enemy to crumple
Rocketbonk
6 FP
Jumps up high in the air and gains velocity when diving down, performing a very powerful headbonk that functions like a multibonk after impact.
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Archie

Prologue

The caretaker of the Starchives in Astral City. Although old, he seeks thrills and new experiences in his life, and he also likes to think of himself of the father of the group. While normally calm and a good voice of reason, he can show a fiercely sharp tongue if needs be.

In the overworld, he can hide Mario & himself from enemies by turning invisible as well as passing through some walls. However, Mario cannot move in this state.

Spook
0 FP
Spooks an enemy to cause damage.
Shroud
1 FP
Hides Mario and himself for a turn, dodging enemy attacks. This attack cannot be used consecutively.
Fright Night
3 FP
Scares enemies away from the battlefield
Big Haunt
5 FP
Petrifies all enemies on the field, causing them to not be able to move.
Book Bash
5 FP
Hits a single enemy many times with a book, causing many hits of small damage which rack up. If pulled off correctly, the enemy is sent backwards to hit the enemy behind if there is one, causing more damage.
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Katrina Koopa

Chapter 1

Daughter of King Koopree and sole heir to the Kingdom of Kooprenia, this happy-go-lucky Koopa Troopa is encountered in Chapter 1. Due to her father's doting on her, she is very spoiled and will throw a tantrum if she doesn't get her way. However, she has a great ability to cheer anyone up with her bubbly personality and tries her best to do this to everyone she comes across.

In the overworld, she uses the shell toss ability, identical to Koops' ability, which is to spin ahead an hit switches or retrieve far away items.

Shell Toss
0 FP
Slams her shell into one enemy.
Shell Slam
3 FP
Slams her shell into all grounded enemies.
Shell Fort
4 FP
Summons a shell wall with a set amount of HP to protect the party.
Smooch
10 FP
Heals 10HP to Mario.
Lightning Shell
6 FP
Charges up an electrified Shell Slam that hits all grounded and low hovering enemies. Has a high chance of stunning an enemy.
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Tutankaboom

Chapter 2

The Mayor of Bomankh. He tends to over-exaggerate and is quite forgetful, but he's loyal and will never forget good things done to him by his friends, or when it's time to eat, of course. He often causes accidents due to his tendency to not think things through, but he doesn't mean any harm whatsoever. He's a laid back character but takes the matters in his city very seriously.

In the overworld, he is the bomb of the game and can be used to explode walls and other objects.

Bomb
0 FP
Explodes next to an enemy
Mud Bomb
4 FP
Throws a gooey, muddy bomb at an enemy which will deal damage and make their attacks miss occasionally for 3 turns.
Sand Spell
4 FP
Gives Mario and himself the "Dodgy" status
Explosion
9 FP
Explodes and deals damage to every enemy on screen causing extreme damage.
Sun Bomb
9 FP
Summons an Angry Sun to explode and incinerate all enemies, giving a burn that will last until the enemy is defeated or runs away.
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Bandart

Chapter 3

A criminal outlaw from the Whirled West who specializes in heists. A renowned thief in Shyville. Although he doesn't look too friendly and will rob you blind at the drop of a hat, he wouldn't hurt a soul. After he is framed for a catastrophic bridge accident, he turns to Mario to clear his name. Along the way, he appreciates doing some good things for once.

Bandart's ability is to locate hidden pathways, blocks and switches like Watt from the first Paper Mario game, due to his expertise in staying hidden himself.

Quick Draw
0 FP
Shoots at a single enemy
Heist
3 FP
Steals an item or badge from an enemy while doing damage. Fails if the inventory is full.
Round Up
3 FP
Lassos an enemy, making it unable to move until it or Bandart is attacked.
Bill Blast
5 FP
Shoots at an enemy with a bullet bill launcher, doing high damage.
Getaway
6 FP
Runs all across the screen, hitting all enemies for small damage and confusing them.
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Norman

Chapter 4

The designated messenger of Game Overs for the Astral Region. Due to budget cuts, his scythe has been taken away and now he has to use scissors to do his work. He joins Mario on his quest because if Mario fails and time collapses in on itself, he'll have to file millions of paperwork for entry into the Underwhere or Overthere. He is diligent about his job, meaning that even Mario is not safe if he falls in battle. His personality is sarcastic and even a little bitter.

His overworld ability is to carry Mario over large gaps by floating, not unlike Parakarry.

Snip
0 FP
Cuts at a single enemy. Ignores defense.
Float
3 FP
Gives Mario the "Float" status, so Mario can hit flying enemies with most of his attacks that usually have no effect for two turns.
Anti-Shroud
4 FP
Throws shadows onto all the enemies, slowing their movements and making their attacks easier to guard against. Invisible enemies are also now made visible.
Number's Up
6 FP
Instantly removes an enemy from the battlefield. All enemies on the field will suffer the same damage equal to the amount of HP left by the enemy that was taken away. Does not work on enemies with high HP or bosses of any kind.
Superblades
6 FP
Snips all enemies on the field with large scissors, ignoring defense.
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Lan

Chapter 5

A Pionpi from Mt. Cleverest who puts on a meek and helpless facade when she actually can hold her own very well. In order to save her sweetheart, Shan, who has not returned after braving the mountains, she braves the climb to save him. She joins Mario when she learns that she cannot do overcome all the trials on her own and that teamwork may be needed too.

In the overworld, she can use her dao to cut down vines, trees, ropes and other things.

Slash
0 FP
Attacks an enemy with her dao.
Pirouette
3 FP
Unleashes a spinning attack with her dao, knocking the front enemy back into the one behind it for good damage. Ignores defense.
Counter
5 FP
Gives herself the "Counter" status. Any enemy that damages her directly receives damage equal to half of the damage she received, rounded down.
Sword Storm
6 FP
Unleashes a flurry of sword attacks that hits all enemies.
Lunar Ritual
7 FP
Does a mystic swords dance that does moderate damage and afterwards boosts her and Mario's attack power by 3 for up to 4 turns.
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Sgt. Sniegs

Chapter 6

Sergeant in the Ledusi army, He is quite a prankster and he really wants to be seen as a worthy comrade - he doesn't even know how he got the Sergeant rank in the first place! Unfortunately, he is inexperienced and clumsy, and very absent minded. He always wants to do right, though. He sympathizes with the Heliogons in their plight for land as the Ledusi have claimed Mt. Blanket as their own.

His attacks do double damage on Fire enemies, but fire attacks do double damage to him. In the field, he can freeze the surroundings which will change the environment around the group.

Icy Punch
0 FP
Punches a single enemy with a chilly fist. Has a slim chance of freezing the enemy.
Snow Surge
4 FP
Fires snowballs at all enemies on the field
Freezeframe
7 FP
Makes the whole stage cold, freezing at least one, if not all enemies on the field while dealing moderate damage.
Snowcannon
7 FP
Like Snow Surge, but with a higher rate of fire, causing more damage as well has having a high chance of freeze.
Frosty Fog
6 FP
Covers Mario and the party with a mist that lasts for 2-4 turns. During that time, enemy attacks will miss frequently as well as boosting the power of ice-related attacks.
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Buck

Chapter 7

A Broozer working for Bari's mafia. He is aggressive to those who look down upon him and always pleasant to "the ladies". He is not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he gets the job done. He is assigned to Mario by Bari's wife Caiomhe to keep an eye on him during his stay in the Piranhipine Islands. Inside his violin case is an actual violin - a Shydivarius that he can actually play very well.

In the overworld he can push away and destroy large objects and blocks that Mario's hammer can't budge or destroy.

Jab
0 FP
Punches one enemy.
Knock Out
3 FP
Punches an enemy extremely hard, making them fly into the enemy behind and causing more damage.
Major-Minor
6 FP
Plays the violin to raise the party's attack and lower the enemy's defense, depending which buttons are pressed.
Rage
7 FP
Deals high damage to all enemies through a flurry of punches and rage
Secret Song
7 FP
Plays a song which gives random negative status effects to all enemies while random positive status effects affect Mario and Buck.
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Viona

Chapter 8

An Astralite scientist who once worked at the Rayvolt Laboratory. Ever since it was suddenly shut down without question years ago, she has striven to take back her research in the lab's depths and find out why the projects there were shut down. One of her inventions is a machine that creates mini-tornadoes. She is calculating and keeps to herself a lot, and seems to harbor a lot of guilt for things she'd rather not talk about. She joins Mario when she meets him at Foggybog Swamp, since he was also going into the abandoned laboratory. Seeing safety in groups, she and her ex-colleague team up with Mario. In the overworld she can use her gust machine to blow away loose scraps of paper, uncovering things within the scenery.

Swift Palm
0 FP
Slaps one enemy.
Tornado
4 FP
Blows enemies away with her tornado machine. Does not work on bosses of any kind.
Super Twister
8 FP
Creates a tornado in the middle of the field that sucks up all enemies and causes damage to all of them. Afterwards, the order of the enemies is randomized.
Tailwinds
5 FP
Blows away fog on the battlefield and gives the party the "Second Strike" status effect for a few turns, giving the party an extra turn if they defeat an enemy while the status effect is active.
Twister Trap
5 FP
Creates a twister that appears in front of the party. Any projectile fired at the team while the twister is active will be reflected back to the enemy. The twister has its own HP and will dispel if it drops to 0.
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Coggs

Chapter 9

Captain of his own airship fleet, Coggs is a headstrong and reliable Snifit with a thirst for adventure. His rival, Dr. Frankitu is always planning to shoot him down. He has his forgetful moments but he always pulls through. Has a bit of a pyromaniac tendency.

In the field, his ability is to set things on fire. This burns away scrap paper and loose paper bits, revealing new passageways, chests and other things of interest. The fire can also be used in puzzles.

Shot
0 FP
Shoots at an enemy.
Bombs Away
3 FP
Throws three time bombs at the enemy lines, which explode after 3 turns.
Steam Jet
5 FP
Shoots steam at all enemies, causing a reasonable amount of damage.
Flame Blast
8 FP
Shoots a steady stream of fire at all enemies, causing damage and burning them all.
Armada Attack
10FP
Calls on his fleet to shoot Bullet Bills and Banzai Bills at all enemies on screen, causing massive damage.
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Arh T.

Optional

An avid artist and art student at the Astral University. Ever obsessed with details, she is the art director for the University's virtual world project and based the world on Mario's adventures, which she is a fan of.

Her overworld ability is to throw paint on the ground. With that, she and Mario can walk across slippy areas or areas with high wind to avoid slipping or being blown away. It is also used to stick to the ground in place for a few puzzles.

Paint Slash
0 FP
Attacks one enemy with a weak smack with a paintbrush, but it has a chance of blinding the enemy.
Paint Rain
3 FP
Gets a bucket of paint to throw at all enemies, covering them with paint that will blind them for a few turns.
Art Block
5 FP
Draws some blocks that turn real, which can protect the party from enemy attacks for a turn or deal moderate damage.
Arty Hearts
10 FP
Draws some hearts which turn real and will heal 10HP to Mario or herself.
Art-illery
10 FP
Draws some Bullet Bill Launchers that come to life and attack every enemy with a barrage of Bullet Bills, doing quite high damage to all enemies.

Peach's Partners

Name Summary Abilities Description
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Midnight Guy

Prologue

An enigmatic shy guy who is well versed with the history of the Mushroom Kingdom. Born between a family of great magicians and a family with a heritage of protecting the crown, he joins Peach on her quest as the guide to getting the Royal Mushroom Jewels. While an intellectual, he is quite a flirt and enjoys sweeping señoritas that Peach & co. meet along the way off their feet with a tango.

Being well-versed in all the Mushroom Kingdom, he is well-versed in knowledge about fighting different enemies and uses this knowledge in his own version of the tattle ability.

Jump Stomp
0 FP
Jumps on an enemy twice.
Analyze
0 FP
Analyzes an enemy, revealing HP and stats as well as other tips and tricks.
Thief
3 FP
Raids the enemy. Deals double damage if the enemy is holding an item and steals that item.
Trump Card
5 FP
Chooses a random card, which inflicts a random status on the enemies.
Royal Flush
6 FP
Sends a hurricane of cards to attack all enemies.
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Bridgit

Chapter 1

Hailing from Soleil Sands, she is one of the few local peoples who actually support Peach within her home district. When Peach arrives and the rest of the townsfolk heckle her, she adamantly defends her and helps her quell the tension in the area. She has a no-joke stubborn personality.

Her ability is to use her carpet as a floating platform, so that peach may reach vertical heights with ease.

Sky Slam
0 FP
Slams into an opponent from the sky. Can hit anywhere.
Uplift
2 FP
Lifts Peach up on her carpet, dodging all ground-based attacks for up to two turns.
Updraft
3 FP
Gives Peach and herself the "Dodgy" Status effect.
Wind Wipe
5 FP
Hits all enemies in the air and smacks them down to the ground for one turn.
Sky Frenzy
6 FP
Attacks all enemies on field while giving a chance of dealing the "Confused" Status effect.
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Lummy

Chapter 2

A Luma from Sweet Sweet Isles that has a feisty, headstrong personality. She is very fun loving and her main hobbies include playing, looking at the night sky and reminding people that she is not edible. When her father, Lummiere, is wrongfully arrested and put on trial, she joins Peach to clear her father's good name.

In the overworld, her ability is to charge forward. This can hit switches far away and get far away items, like the shell overworld ability of Katrina in Mario's story.

Tackle
0 FP
Charges into an enemy.
Choco Charge
2 FP
Charges through all grounded/hovering enemies
Choco Wave
6 FP
A wave of chocolate hits all enemies and has a chance to immobilize them as the chocolate hardens.
Star Sprinkles
5 FP
The party is sprinkled with tasty star treats, which raise their attack for a few turns.
Sweet Surprise
6 FP
Lobs a chocolate boulder at all enemies. The boulders may contain items.
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Jammer IV

Chapter 3

Once living in Bowser's Kingdom, Jammer IV moved to Tenor Town to live a peaceful life. When the Toads start being hostile towards the Bowser's Kingdom immigrants, he teams up with Peach to settle this feud once and for all and return harmony back to Tenortown. He is a marimba player and is quite airheaded, but his musical talents shine through.

In the overworld, his ability is to use a hammer, much like Mario due to Princess Peach not having one. It is an automatic Ultra Hammer that can break all blocks.

Mallet Blow
0 FP
Smashes an enemy with the hammer.
Musical Hit
2 FP
Throws a hammer that can hit enemies at the back or ones that are in the air.
Spin Sonata
6 FP
Sends forth two spinning hammers which knock enemies everywhere and deal damage.
Marimbarrage
5 FP
Throws hammers at all enemies, causing solid damage.
Hammerang
6 FP
Throws a hammer that hits all enemies twice; once at the front and again from the back.
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Felicity Flutters

Chapter 4

A Flutter who takes care of the plants growing at Shimmerock Meadows. When Baron Valdric starts to ruin the natural beauty of her home through mining and pollution, she joins with Peach to take down the mining operation and stop the pollution to save the flowers and life in the meadows. 

Her ability is to blow gusts of wind with her wings to blow away objects and loose flaps of paper to unveil secrets, like Madame Flurrie. Her wind power can turn turbines, too.

Wing Slam
0 FP
Slams into an enemy.
Gust
4 FP
If successful, blows enemies out from the field.
Floral Harvest
4 FP
Heals Peach and herself of any negative status conditions.
Hurricane
7 FP
Flaps her wings so fast that it creates a hurricane which hits all enemies on the field and making them bump into each other.
Life Seeds
5 FP
Sows seeds which grow heal 3 HP to Peach and herself for up to 3 turns.
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Harharos

Chapter 5

A Beanish who lives alone between the border of the Mushroom Kingdom and the Beanbean Kingdom. He was unhappy with his life in the Beanbean Kingdom and left suddenly without a trace, and found magic. At first he is apathetic to the conflict going on in the borders, but when the possibility of his hometown being attacked arises, he jumps into action and joins Peach.

His ability is to use thunder magic to detonate things, effectively being a "bomb" character.

Zapslode
0 FP
Strikes exploding thunder at an enemy. Pierces defense.
Thunderjam
3 FP
Summons a thunder cloud which will strike enemies under it for a few turns during battle.
Ice Flare
4 FP
Brings on a blizzard which can freeze enemies.
Magic Boom
9 FP
Explodes all enemies with a powerful thunder blast.
Element Array
12 FP
Uses the elements of thunder, fire and ice to attack all enemies, randomly giving freeze, burn and stun statuses.
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Torie

Chapter 6

An aspiring journalist from the Infront shores who joins Peach after being separated from her mother, whom she had just had a nasty argument before the cyclone hit the Infront. She is timid at first but is not above cracking witty commentary at enemies.

Her ability is to ferry Peach across water. As she is too large to travel with Peach in the land, she is always docked at the nearest water spot.

Bounce
0 FP
Rams into an enemy.
High Tide
4 FP
Protects Peach with a wave that acts as a wall. The wave has its own HP and can take hits for Peach until it is removed from battle.
Surf's Up
7 FP
Sends forth a massive tidal wave that attacks all enemies. Torie ride the wave, causing double damage to the enemy on the back by landing on them.
Whirlpool
5 FP
Attacks all enemies with a whirlpool. The whirlpool may switch enemy placements around.
Tsunami
9 FP
Attacks all enemies with a giant wave, dealing a first round of damage. While underwater, the enemies bump into each other, causing a 2nd wave of damage.
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Ratsuki

Chapter 7

A Ratooey who has been tailing Peach through her adventure and sending information of her movements to Valdric. When Peach treads her home turf of the Midori Mountains, she takes it personally and attempts to fight peach for herself. Once Peach reveals the corruption within the Ninja Clan she serves, she turns tails and joins Peach to set things right.

Her ability is to hide Peach into the shadows. Enemies cannot see or touch the party while this is active, and the party can also avoid spikes and other traps, too.

Superstar
0 FP
Throws a shuriken at an enemy. Pierces defense.
Substitute
1 FP
Hides Peach in the shadows and puts forth a substitute so enemy attacks miss.
Star Surge
4 FP
Throws multiple shuriken at all enemies. Pierces defense.
Hidden Cuts
3 FP
Jumps into the background. When an enemy is about to attack Peach, she jumps in and deals damage equal to the amount the enemy would have done to Peach to the enemy, and cancels their attack.
Secret Art
5 FP
Paints a large mural on screen, changing the battlefield. All stage conditions are reset and the party's attack and defense are boosted while the mural is on screen. It also pleases the audience, bringing in more star points.
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Arex

Chapter 8

A Rex who lives in Flashfreeze Fjords. He loves to make others laugh, even though he is a terrible comedian. He can be found in the Comedy Club, usually surrounded by silence. He joins Peach after he learns she is going to explore the Flashfreeze Fjords, since it is where the last sighting of his father was many years ago before he disappeared. Also, since he is the only one who can breathe fire in the whole town, he insists on his usefulness.

His ability is to breathe fire to set things alight, melt them or just to heat things up.

Fireball
0 FP
Shoots a fireball at an enemy. May cause a burn.
Flame Flurry
3 FP
Attacks all enemies with fireballs. Large chance of causing a burn.
Cracker Joke
4 FP
Does a comic routine that brings in audience members and confuses enemies on the field.
Cold Reception
5 FP
Tells a joke so bad it freezes all the enemies and deals damage.
Showtime
5 FP
Charges Star Power at a large rate and blinds all enemies with the bright theater lights. The audience is more likely to help Peach after this move.
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Diya

Chapter 9

The disciple of Kala, the messenger of Colors, Diya performs her duties to her every day. When the Temple of Colors is Sabotaged, she joins Peach to save Kala and the rest of the Altitude Borders from being colorless. She is solemn and soft spoken most of the time, and loves tranquility.

In the field, she casts a speed spell on Peach, making her run twice as fast which comes in useful for getting places fast, or solving puzzles with a time limit.

Spell
0 FP
Shoots a magic bolt at an enemy.
Speed Spell
3 FP
Gives Peach and herself the "Dodgy" status, making them more likely to evade attacks.
Thunder
5 FP
Attacks all enemies with a thunder spell.
Avalanche
8 FP
Attacks all enemies with ice magic and having a high chance of freezing them all.
Revitalize
10FP
Heals Peach 10HP.
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L'Anton

Chapter 10

A Lantern Ghost who carries a lantern staff around because he's scared of darkness and even his own shadow. Much to his chagrin he's also the gravekeeper in Thunderspike Village, although he gets along with the local Boos well. When they start disappearing, he musters up enough courage to join Peach and save his friends.

His ability is to shine his Lantern Staff to reveal hidden objects and doors as well as to light up dark areas.

Whacky Staff
0 FP
Hits an enemy with his staff multiple times.
Lights On
2 FP
Makes invisible enemies visible again and blinds enemies.
Bright Spark
4 FP
Causes a dazzling light to appear, dealing damage to enemies and giving them the "Dizzy" Status.
Light Trail
4 FP
Causes a sphere of light to appear around the party during battle for a few turns. Projectile attacks will be considerably weakened.
Nova Shine
7 FP
Attacks all enemies with a bright light, causing confusion and dizziness to all enemies at once while dealing large damage.
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Pianhilðr

Optional

A Pianta who is one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation. She is very full of herself and loves luxury. She first appears in Mario's story, but moves to the Mushroom Kingdom after Chapter 4. It is here that she starts appearing in the Toad Town theatre. After Peach does some quests for her, she joins the party. She is an optional partner.

Her field ability is to sing, putting enemies to sleep as well as having numerous effects on the terrain.

Spear
0 FP
Throws a prop spear at an enemy. Weak, but pierces defense.
Lullaby
3 FP
Sings all enemies to sleep.
High Notes
4 FP
Sings very high notes which pierce defense. Enemies high up in the air and ceiling receive extra damage.
Encore
4 FP
Allows Peach to attack again.
Final Note
7 FP
Brings along a whole Pianta Choir to sing along with her, filling up the audience and charging star power at a high rate. All enemies will be stunned as well.

Rewind Chronicles

Rewind Chronicle Location Power & SP needed Description
Crimson Chronicle The Starchives, Astral City Refresh, 1 Replenishes up to 8 HP and FP for Mario's party members and himself.

Amber Chornicle

Kooprenia Castle, Kooprenia Sandstorm, 2 If successful, blinds all enemies temporarily.
Jonquil Chronicle Mushlympic Stadium, Bomankh Star Shower, 2 If successful, this power brings down stars that do up to 9 damage to all enemies on field.
Viridian Chronicle Choomba Canyon, Whirled West Countercharge, 3 Mario and his party are temporarily electrified, so enemies that use physical attacks will get damaged as well as making their attack useless.
Turquoise Chronicle Crescent Shades Theatre, Crescent Shades Power Drain, 4 Decreases attack power of enemies while increasing defense and attack of Mario & his partners.
Azure Chronicle

Temple of Knowledge, Tianye Mountains

Bless, 5 Replenishes up to 25 HP for each party member and up to 25 FP.
Cobalt Chronicle Surefire Snowfields Windy Whistle, 3 If successful, carries all enemies away from the battlefield, effectively destroying them. Will not work on enemies with 10HP or higher, Mini-bosses or bosses.
Violet Chronicle The Azure Abyss, Piranhipine Islands Time Out, 7 Does up to 15 damage to all enemies, as well as immobilizing enemies in time if they survive the damage. Does 7 damage to bosses and mini-bosses.
Rose Chronicle The Cage, Rayvolt Laboratory, Foggybog Swamp Star Power, 6 Mario (or his partner, if they use this power) is invincible for 1-2 turns, and attacks double in power.
Bronze Chronicle Astral University Cloud Nine, 4 If successful, this power lifts Mario & co up on a cloud which allows them to hit flying enemies with attacks that cannot normally do so, and also dodge attacks from grounded enemies for up to 5 turns.
Silver Chronicle Steamboat Skies Stampede, 3 Calls forth a horde of Yoshis to trample all enemies on ground, doing up to 10 damage. An item can also be obtained if one of the Yoshis leaves behind an egg.
Gold Chronicle Sky Citadel Time Wave, 8 Attacks all enemies, defeating them instantly, regardless of HP. Won't work on any mini-bosses or bosses.

Mushroom Royal Jewels

The Mushroom Royal Jewels possess little power of their own on their own, but can be used to call allies from afar to aid Peach in battle.

Rewind Chronicle Location Power & SP needed Description
Mushroom Royal Shield Peach's Castle, Toad Town Toad Cheer, 1 Toads appear to cheer for Peach and her partners. Replenishes up to 8 HP and FP for Peach's party members and herself.

Solar Amethyst

Soleil Sands Shy Guy Dance, 2 Shy Guys dance around the party boosting morale. Raises Peach and her partners' defense and attack for 3 turns.
Chocol Agate The Sugardome Co-star Lumas, 2 Peach and her partner will have a helper Luma for up to 3 turns. The Lumas help with attacking and will do another round of half the damage dealt to the enemy after attack.
Melodius Topaz Tenortown Koopa Fort, 2 Koopa Troopas appear to build a shell fort for Peach. Enemies' attacks do less damage and sustain damage if they come into contact with the shell.
Shamrock Sapphire Shimmerock Cliffs Wiggler Charge, 2 A Wiggler appears and attacks all enemies on the field by charging into them.
Starlight Peridot

Kingdom Crossing

Beanish Barrage, 4 Prince Peasley appears to do heavy damage against a single enemy, ignoring defense.
Wave Emerald The Infront Major Yoshi Feast, 5 Yoshis appear to throw a feast, healing up to 25 HP and FP for Peach and her partner. They may also receive an item.
Sakura Ruby Midori Mountains Ninji Stealth, 3 Ninjis appear on stage for up to 3 turns. Whenever the enemies attacks, they will steal up to 10 coins per attack and also deal damage.
Snowflake Diamond Flashfreeze Fjords Goomba Hoarde, 4 Summons Goombas to run around the enemies, causing confusion and dizziness simultaneously on all enemies.
Cloudy Pearl Temple of Colors Chenel Spell, 3 Members of the Chenel Tribe are summoned. They will burn every single enemy on the field with their fire spell.
Thunder Onyx Castle Stackula Boo Bash, 3 Boos are summoned to prank all the enemies, lowering their attack and defenses.
Lunar Beryl Sunstained Steppe Warrior's Way, 8 Tribesmen from the Sunstained Steppe's grand tribes appear and work as a team to defeat every single enemy on the field. (Will not work on minibosses or bosses)

Items

For a full list of items, see Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Items.

Items return from the first three installments and are objects that help Mario on his journey. They may be used to heal stats such as HP (Mushrooms) or Flower Points (Honey Syrup). They can also be used to boost Mario's stats like his attack, defense or even give him different status.  They may also be used to attack enemies and give them status problems. At first, Mario can only carry 10 items at a time, but an extra ten can be carried once Mario receives the Strange Sack. This brings his maximum storage space to 20. Mario can also store up to 50 items at any item shop located in the hub world.

Badges

For a complete list of badges, see Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Badges Badges are items which Mario and Peach may equip to gain an effect on themselves or their partners. In Mario's story, he can buy them from Stocc the Salesman, traded in for star pieces from Maurice, won at the Astral City Arcade, stolen from an enemy in battle or found in blocks across the world. In Peach's story, she can buy them at the Toad Town Mall's badge stand, steal from enemies, win them at the Monty Carlo Casino or trade in star pieces with Merline. The blocks that contain badges are red, rather than yellow.

When Mario or Peach levels up, they may choose to increase their Badge Points (BP) which allow the use of badges. The more BP he has, the more badges he can equip. Stronger, more useful badges require more BP to equip while badges that change aesthetics usually require none, like the L Emblem or the Attack FX Badges.

Badge effects vary depending on the badge; they can add attack moves to Mario, Peach and their partners, increase the amount of coins after a battle, change action command times, refund used items and many more. The L Emblem and the W Emblem change Mario's clothing to Luigi's and Wario's, respectively, while putting them both on at once will give Mario Waluigi's clothing. Similar to this, Peach can wear the D Emblem to change her outfit to Princess Daisy's or the R Emblem to change her color scheme to Rosalina's. The Fire Emblem changes Mario and Peach's clothing to that of their Fire powerup, and can be used with the other Emblems as well.

Badge effects can be stacked by equipping more of one badge; the damage output will increase but so will the FP requirements for the moves.

Enemies/Tattle Log

See Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Tattle Log for information on all 201 enemies present within the game.

Boss Fights

Grey signifies Chapter Bosses

Locations - Mario's Story

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Astral Kingdom Map

Name Description Sub-Locations
Astral City
Astral City
A historic town that was built as a port and is now the capital city of the Astral Kingdom. It houses the Starchives, a a vast library that houses many books. Many visit here for its cultural heritage and ancient architecture.
  • Astral Sea Port
  • Starchives
  • Divine Shine Shrine Island
  • Train Station
  • Old Town
  • Business District
  • Sewers
Kooprenia
Kooprenia
This small kingdom is an enclave within the Astral Kingdom and is one of the oldest nations to exist. Many of its traditions hold true and peacefully exists within the Astral Kingdom.
  • Verdantshell Path
  • Verdantshell Farm
  • Kooprenia Castle Town
  • Kooprenia Castle
Bomankh
Bomankh
Bomankh, a sky-high futuristic metropolis in the middle of a vast desert. While the skyline continuously rises, the city upholds its great history. It is the host for the Mushlympics for this year and a lot of eyes are scrutinizing the city. It is governed by Tutankaboom, the mayor.
  • Parchedment Sands
  • Bomankh Airport
  • Mushlympic Stadium
Whirled West
WhirledWest
A quiet mining community. Virtually unchanged since its creation, walking through this town is like looking into the past, so it's a very popular tourist destination. There's a big crime rate in this city due to the large amount of bandit gangs.
  • Choomba Canyon
  • Shyville
  • Shyville Falls
  • Moo Moo Farm
  • Choomba Station
Crescent Shades
CrescentShades
A peaceful town with a large theatre that many go to see a show. It is a very well known place for strange, unexplainable ot paranormal events.
  • Crescent Shades
  • Crescent Shades Theatre
  • Crescent Shades Trail
Tianye Mountains
Tianye Mountains
A mountain range that holds the highest mountain in the world - Mt. Cleverest. Atop this mighty mountain resides Skytail, a revered dragon who hands out wisdom to those who brave the mountains and meet him.
  • Mt. Cleverest 
  • Cloudy Path
  • Temple of Skytail
  • Mt. Cleverest Summit
  • Tianye Village
Surefire Snowfields
SomberSnowfields
A tranquil area of land covered in snow, blanketed over by an aurora. It is the home to the last of the militaristic Ledusi species. Beyond their seaside town is the Snowflake Lake and Surefire Snowfields, which lead to Mt. Blanket, a tall mountain which is actually a dormant volcano, and has underground chambers where the almost extinct Heliogon species live.
  • Snowslide Point
  • Surefire Snowfields
  • Ledus Camp
  • Heliogonopolis
Piranhipine Islands
Piranhipine Islands2
An archipalego with white sand beaches, lush jungle and a laid back life for the locals. It is known for the huge deep marine sink hole in its waters that give access to many untouched underwater caves.
  • Port Evershine
  • Evershine Island
  • Starwell Island
  • Piranhipine Jungle
  • The Deep Crevice
  • The Shipwrecks
  • Underwater Cave
Foggybog Swamp
FoggybogSwamp
A swamp that houses an abandoned laboratory in which weird experiments were conducted by the scientists there. After an accident, it was evacuated. It also is connected to a deep abandoned mine where the crazier experiments were done.
  • Foggybog Swamp
  • Rayvolt Laboratory
  • The Lost Labyrinth
  • "The Cage"
Astral University
Astral University
A prestigious institute of learning in the Astral Kingdom that specializes in modern technology. They are carrying research into a computerized world of their own, called the Throwback Landing.
  • University Campus
  • Forgotten Hallway
  • Research Lab
Steamboat Skies
SteamboatSkies
A bustling community in Cog Canyon which is teeming with airships. It is currently being terrorized by the insane Dr. Frankitu.
  • Cog Canyon
  • Steamboat Skies
  • Dr. Frankitu's Blimp
Sky Citadel
Sky Citadel
A floating citadel in the sky which is at risk of plummeting down to earth. It is a sacred place inhabited by Shy Guys and is extremely hard to enter as well as leave.
  • Sky Citdadel
  • The Cathedral
  • The Sanctuary
Epoch Horizon The place where the Tribe of Time laid to rest after sealing away their power. It has its own independent time, which is unstable. It is a mystical place few ever have known existed.
  • T-Dimension
  • Celestial Library
  • The T-Gate
  • The Pinnacle

Locations - Peach's Story

Mushroom Kingdom Map

Name Description Sub-Locations
Toad Town Capital City of the Mushroom Kingdom. It is where Peach's castle is situated and is a bustling town full of citizens, mainly Toads. There is a new city district being developed here.
  • Peach's Castle
  • Toad Town Sewers
  • Toad City District
  • Monty Carlo Casino
Soleil Sands An arid region known for its Dry Dry Day Festival. It's a popular location to shoot films as it has striking white sand.
  • Film Set
  • Soleil Town
  • The Floating Tower
The Sugardome An island that is surrounded by a wall of chocolate that resembles a snowglobe, hence the name. It is made entirely of sweet treats.
  • The Waffle Tower
  • Neufchâteau
  • Choques-Court
Tenortown A musical town mainly inhabited by Toads to the East and Koopas to the West. There is a feud going on between the communities started by the Toads, who don't want the Koopas living in their town because they were previously affiliated with Bowser.
  • Tenortown East
  • Tenortown West
  • Tenortown Music Hall
Shimmerock Cliffs Nicknamed the Emerald Coast, this region is known for its greenery and nature. Along the cliffs, rain is prevalent.
  • Shimmerock Town
  • Shimmerock Meadows
  • Shimmerock Cliffs
  • Shimmerock Mine
Kingdom Crossing A valley that connects the Mushroom Kingdom and the Beanbean Kingdom. Visitors can visit the capital city by taking the train in Golly Gorge.
  • Beanbean Castle Town
  • Little Fungitown
  • Beanbean Castle
  • Stardust Fields
  • Golly Gorge
The Infront An arid region full of untouched wildlife, formally called the Infront Major. On the coast is Shydney City, a modern city that has just been hit by a light typhoon and is slowly returning to every day business.
  • The Infront Major
  • Shyer's Rock
  • Shydney City
Midori Mountains A mountain range with an air of mystery covered by cherry blossoms. It has been inhabited by ninjas and samurais for centuries and traditions hold strong here.
  • Midori Village
  • Ninja's Hideout
  • Samurai Garrison
Flashfreeze Fjords Fjords covered in ice all-year round, this cold region is far up north of the Mushroom Kingdom. The fjord caves are popular for explorers, and the namesake town is peaceful.
  • Flashfreeze Town
  • Flashfreeze Fjords Caves
  • Flashfreeze Outskirts
Altitude Borders A place in the sky connected to the ground by a single beanstalk. It is where the Temple of Colors resides, where the messenger of colors keeps the colors of the Mushroom Kingdom in balance.
  • Argibi Mountains
  • Chromatic Cloudway
  • The Colorfalls
  • The Temple of Colors
The Thunderspikes A rocky area known for its harsh environment and constant storms. It is known for Gloomsborough Academy, which is the most popular university for Boos.
  • Thunderspike Village
  • Gloomsborough Academy
  • Thunderspike Graveyard
  • Gloomsborough Castle
Sunstained Steppe Miles of flat land which stretch almost endlessly. Many tribes call it their home.
  • Toirog Tribe
  • Gurval Tribe
  • Dorvol Tribe
  • Khelber Rock
Ruined Toad Town Accessible only in Chapter 12 after Valdric takes over Toad Town.
  • Toad Town Ruins
  • Refugee Camp
  • Castle Valdric

Pit of 100 Trials

Like in the previous installments to Paper Mario, there is an optional challenge in the form of the Pit of 100 Trials. In Mario's story, the Pit may only be accessed after beating the 12th Chapter and is located in the Astral City Sewers. Inside the Pit are enemies, which get progressively stronger. Beating him gets Mario the Return Postage Badge, the Nova Hammer and the Nova Jump badge. In Peach's Story, the pit can be accessed before chapter 9 and functions similarly to Mario's pit of 100 trials. 

See Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Pit of 100 Trials for more in-depth coverage.

Music

View the whole Soundtrack at Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Music.

Quotes

For a list of all the Quotes, see Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Quotes
  • "What do you mean, I talk too much?! I'm a Goomba, it's what we do!" - Goombeverly

Gallery

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Main Characters MarioPrincess PeachBowserKammy KoopaCronToccaTolleThe ShadesBaron ValdricAltariGasparKing Nevulus
Partners GoombeverlyArchieKatrina KoopaTutankaboomBandartNormanLanSgt. SniegsBuckVionaCoggsArh T.Midnight GuyBridgitLummyJammer IVFelicity FluttersHarharosTorieRatsukiArexDiyaL'AntonPianhildr
Mario's Chapters A Time Like No Other • A Royal Disaster • The City of the Sands • A Whirled West Adventure • Mario Takes the Stage • The Mountain Trials • A Scorching Skirmish in the Snow • Mayhem on the Crystal Blue • The Rayvolt Conspiracy • Full Steam Ahead • Hidden in Plain Sight • The Floating Citadel • The Rewind Chronicle
Peach's Chapters The Valdrian Invasion • A Prickly Situation • Tasty Trials in the Sugardome • Disonance and Direty • A Flowery Dilemma • Battle on the Borderlines • Braving the Waves • The Earth Clan • Chilling Tales in the Fjord • Peach Aims Skyward • Lightning in the Dark • A Steppe in the Wrong Direction • Showdown at Castle Valdric
Locations Astral CityKoopreniaBomankhWhirled WestCrescent ShadesTianye MountainsSurefire SnowfieldsPiranhipine IslandsFoggybog SwampSteamboat SkiesAstral UniversitySky CitadelEpoch HorizonToad TownSoleil SandsThe SugardomeTenortownShimmerock CliffsKingdom CrossingThe InfrontMidori MountainsFlashfreeze FjordsAltitude BordersThe ThunderspikesSunstained SteppeRuined Toad Town
Lists Tattle LogBadgesItemsRecipesPit of 100 TrialsAudienceOriginal SoundtrackCharacters ListGalleryQuotes

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