Read this Paper Mario: The Origami King guide & story walkthrough from beginning until Colored Pencils boss (Red Streamer). Including gameplay, battle tips, & boss fight tricks!!!
Red Streamer Walkthrough
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Red Streamer Walkthrough - Explanation
The 1st Of 5 Streamers
The primary story of Origami King centers around 5 main streamers. Each of these constitutes 1 part of the game. This guide will take you from the beginning of the chapter to the end, going through each zone sequentially. If you want to find exact Toad Locations, we have separate articles for each zone where you can find them!Check Out A List Of All Zones Here
Peach's Castle - Walkthrough & Tips
Peach's Castle Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|After the cutscene, open the door to head into Peach's Castle
|Proceed to the next room and talk to Princess Peach
|Touch the Magic Circle to use 1,000-Fold Arms
|Use 1,000-Fold Arms to rescue Olivia from the dungeon wall
|Go to the right of the room to get the Hammer
|Smash the boxes & leave through the right crack on the wall
|Head right and peek through the wall to see Bowser
|Go inside to free Bowser. Break boxes in that room to find a magic circle and use the 1,000 Fold Arms move to find the secret exit
|Head up the stairs and go left to find a Save Block, hit it to save your game
|Keep going up until you find an exit to the left - you'll encounter a scene with Princess Peach
|Complete your first Wave Battle
2. Talk To Princess Peach - Tips
Consequences Of Questions
Princess Peach will ask you three yes or no questions. These questions won't have any impact on the game's story, so just choose whatever answer you think is the most fun!
3. Touch The Magic Circle - Tips
Learn 1,000-Fold Arms
When you regain control in the dungeon, you'll find a Magic Circle on the floor. Approach it to do the 1,000-Fold Arms move which you'll need to help rescue Olivia.
5. Get The Hammer - Tips
Head To Right Of Dungeon Cell
Before leaving the area, make sure to head to the right side of the room to find the Hammer. You can use it to smash through boxes and other things to get items.Check Out The All Weapon List
9. Save Block - Tips
Hit The Save Block To Save Game
You'll encounter rainbow-colored blocks with an "S" on them. Hit them to save your game so you won't lose any progress.
11. Wave Battle - Tips
Line Up 4 Goombas To Win
In your first wave battle, you'll need to line up the 4 Goombas to defeat them. You'll do more damage if you line more enemies up together. The battle is timed so make sure to complete your moves fast.Check Out The Battle System Guide
Use Hammer In Last Wave
In the Last Wave, you'll fight 2x2 Shy Guy Folded Soldiers. Line them up then use your Hammer to deal damage in a shorter, but wider range.Check Out The All Enemy List
Whispering Woods - Walkthrough & Tips
Whispering Woods Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|Shake yourself down from the tree & head south of the area until you reach a hole
|Take the Confetti Bag & gather enough confetti to patch the hole
|Rescue Olivia & head to the tree with the Magic Circle - use 1,000-Fold Arms to create a path
|Proceed forward, grab the Mushroom from the block, & keep going right
|Keep going until you reach trees with vines - pull them to release the hanging log
|Go up the log & head north through the foggy exit
|Keep trying to enter & exit the area with the tree stump until you trigger the cutscene
|Exit to the left and hit the tree with the golden ball hanging from it
|Use 1,000 Fold Arms to break open the ball then grab the Shriveled Seed
|Go back to Grandsappy - exit towards the right into the pond area
|Throw the seed into the Pond to restore it then go back to Grandsappy
|Restore him by throwing confetti then give him the Soul Seed to open the path
|Proceed through the campsite area into Toad Town
5. Pull Vines - Tips
1 Vine Unlocks Matching Mini-Game
One vine in this area will unlock a matching mini-game. If you complete the mini-game, you'll get a Star Power-Up, allowing you to cross spikes and get the Collectible Treasure in the chest.Check Out All Collectible Treasures List!
10. Pond Area - Tips
Interact With Pond To Restore Items
In the area with the pond, you can interact with it, throwing items into the water to restore them. This can be done with Faded Fire Flowers and even Withered Mushrooms!
13. Campsite Area - Tips
Search & Rescue Toads
In this part of the game, you'll be introduced to finding and rescuing Toads. They can be found almost everywhere. They provide help in Wave Battles so keep an eye out for them wherever you go.Check Out All Toad Locations Guide!
You Can't Enter The Log House Yet
You can't enter the log house until you've proceed further through the story. Once you've reached the area called The Great Sea, you'll be able to activate an event by using an item called the Big Shell. This will let you enter this log cabin. Read the guide below to learn more.Check Out How To Enter The Log House From Here
Toad Town - Walkthrough & Tips
Toad Town Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|Keep going forward until you reach the entrance of Toad Town
|Fight & defeat the giant paper-mache Goomba
|Head towards the castle gate then rescue the Shy Guy stuck in the door to the left
|Go into the house on the left to rescue the Shy Guy from the paper-mache Goomba
|Head to down the road to see the shy guy in the giant paper-mache Goomba's mouth. Head inside the house, make a stair by hitting the drawer with hammer, and get outside to rescue him!
|Move to the right side of town & go into the red brick building
|Hit the shelves on your right to open a Magic Circle
|Use 1,000-Fold Arms to reveal the secret door - go through it
|Move the green cart by hammering it from the left side. Then, use it to climb up and break the box on the left to get the Manhole Hook
|Exit the building then head back to the manhole cover to use the hook
|Jump down to head to Graffiti Underground
2. Fight Paper-Mache Goomba - Tips
Hit King Olly Seals
To deal big damage to the paper-mache Goombas, you need to locate the King Olly seal on its body. Hitting the seal will deal damage to it and make it more vulnerable.
9. How To Get The Manhole Hook
Once you've found a magic circle in the red brick building, you'll be able to enter an another room with a green cart. Hit the green cart with your hammer to move it to your right. Use the cart as a step to climb up and get the Manhole Hook inside of the box to your left.
Graffiti Underground - Walkthrough & Tips
Graffiti Underground Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|Head right & hit the red button then go down to meet the curator of the museum
|Keep going downstairs until you reach a sewer room
|Defeat the mice & turn the valve to de-flood the path to the pipe
|Jump into the pipe to get to Peach Castle's gate
|Move forward into the rubble & interact with Luigi's hat
|Find a way to reach the leftover wall & break the top pot to reveal the Magic Circle
|Use 1,000-Fold Arms to rescue Luigi
|Leave the rubble area then exit right
|After talking to Olivia, keep following the large red streamer
|Defeat the Goomba & use 1,000-Fold Arms to rescue the shopkeeper in Toad Town
|Follow the Toad & tear off the tape to restore the bridge
|Exit right to reach Picnic Road
Turn Valve - Tips
Use 1,000-Fold Arms To Turn Valve
When you defeat the rats, you'll be able to use the 1,000-Fold Arms to turn the valve. Use the Switch buttons to grip the valve to turn it and de-flood your path to the pipe.
4. There Is A Path To Your Right
Before you enter the green pipe to exit, check the path to your right. There is a hidden Toad inside of the wooden box.Check Out All Toads In Graffiti Underground Here
6. How To Find Luigi In Peach's Castle
In order to find Luigi in Peach's Castle, first head to the colorful remains of the wall. Then, climb up from the left side and break the pot to get a Magic Circle. Use this Magic Circle to find Luigi hidden inside the wall.
Picnic Road - Walkthrough & Tips
Picnic Road Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|Follow the path until you reach a Koopa Troopa - follow them down to their shrine
|Defeat the Shy Guy stealing the Shell Stone
|Head back up to Picnic Road and proceed north
|Go through the path into the rocks to reach Overlook Mountain
1~3. Explore Picnic Road - Tips
Rescue Shop Owner Toad
Just after you've arrived to Picnic Road, there will be a tower with a Goomba on top. Use the hammer to bring the Goomba down and defeat it to get a magic circle. Then, use the 1000 Fold Arms to solve the puzzle and rescue a Toad. Help him return to the town by removing the King Olly seal on the bridge. This Toad unlocks the item shop in Toad Town so don't forget to rescue him!
Rescue Battle Lab Toad
By hitting the dog which is blocking your path toward Overlook Mountain, the Battle Lab in Toad Town unlocks. You can practice your battle skills here, as well as try to get 2 special Trophies. Read the guide below to learn more.Learn More On Battle Lab From Here
Rescue Other Toads & Fill Holes To Get 100%
You'll get 100% completion area if you fill up all the holes with confetti & rescue all the Toads in Picnic Road.Check Out Picnic Road Guide From Here
Overlook Mountain - Walkthrough & Tips
Overlook Mountain Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|Go through the path up the mountain
|Along the way, you'll encounter a beaver selling a Green Shell Stone for 10,000 coins
|Keep following the path - cross the white bridge & defeat the paper-mache Goomba
|Defeat the Goomba Folded Soldier to reveal a Magic Circle - use 1,000-Fold Arms to get the Yellow Shell Stone
|Head right & down to the port & fish to get the Blue Shell Stone
|Go back up until you reach a spiked fence area - immediately run back down to avoid falling spiked walls
|Grab the Star Power-Up by hitting the tree nearby and defeat Thwomps to proceed
|Continue heading upwards until you reach the peak
|Head down to the left & take the Red Shell Stone from the paper-mache Shy Guys
|Take the pipe back to the shrine on Picnic Road & put in all the Shell Stones
|Enter the Earth Vellumental Temple
2. Purchase Green Shell Stone - Tips
Shell Stone Price Goes Down To 300 Coins
The mole will initially sell you the Shell Stone for 10,000 Coins. If you refuse to buy it, he'll give you a discount until it's down to 300 coins. Buy it then or he'll sell it to the Koopas who will then sell it to you for a fixed 1500 Coins.
4. How To Get Yellow Shell Stone - Tips
Strike the moving bush with your hammer to battle with a Goomba. Defeat it and activate the magic circle to find a hidden Dry Bones holding the Yellow Shell Stone.
5. How To Get Blue Shell Stone - Tips
In order to get the Blue Shell Stone, you need to fish up a folded Cheep Cheep and win the battle. To fish up this Cheep Cheep, look for larger fish shadows in the water.
6. Spiked Fence Area - Tips
Move Down Fast To Avoid Damage
When you reach the end of the spiked fence area, big spiked walls will drop down, looking to damage you. Immediately turn tail and run back down to avoid getting KO-ed.
9. How To Get Red Shell Stone - Tips
Giant Shy Guys are playing soccer with the Red Shell Stone. Knock down the Shy Guys with a hammer to intercept a pass and get the Stone from them.
Earth Vellumental Temple - Walkthrough & Tips
Earth Vellumental Temple Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|Move forward into the temple until you reach a wall with a turtle. Hit it till it falls down
|Proceed through the cave until you can enter the mouth of the Vellumental Statue
|Keep going forward until Mario drops into the pit
|Confront and defeat the Origami Earth Vellumental
|After the fight, use the Magic Circle to turn Olivia into the Earth Vellumental
|After the cutscene, go back to Overlook Mountain & use the Magic Circle to bring down Overlook Tower
2. Proceed Through Cave - Tips
Get Shiny Boots & Shiny Hammer From Blocks
Make sure to hit all the blocks that you encounter. In this part of the cave, you'll be able to get a pair of Shiny Boots and a Shiny Hammer for combat.
Entrance At The Side Of Wooden Pillar
As you progress, you will see a number of wooden pillars that try to push you off of the path. After passing through, you'll reach a dead end. To progress further from there, you'll need to enter a hole in the side of the second to last wooden pillar.
Time Passing By Fire
It's best to time your movements especially in the area where there is fire. Since Paper Mario is made of paper, you'll want to avoid fire at all costs.
Fit Yourself Into The Open Spaces Of The Rolling Stone
In order not to get smashed by the rolling stone, you need to fit yourself in its openings! After finish this section, you will get your first Max UP Heart, which increases your maximum HP.
4. Origami Earth Vellumental - Tips
Boss Is In Center Of Ring
In this fight, the boss will be in the center of the ring, not Paper Mario. Move the rings so that the arrows align towards the attack spot to deal damage on the Origami Earth Vellumental.>>Check Out How To Beat Origami Earth Vellumental!
Overlook Tower - Walkthrough & Tips
Overlook Tower Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|Go inside Overlook Tower
|After the cutscene, fill in the huge hole with confetti
|Rescue the Toad stuck in the elevator door & use the elevator to go up
|Hammer the colored pencils that pierce through the elevator doors
|Go up the stairs and through the door on the left
|After talking to the head chef, clear the kitchen & restaurant of Goombas
|Head back to the head chef to get confetti & repair the stairs
|Climb up and walk around until pencil missiles shoot at you
|Find the crack in the wall and have the missiles focus on it to destroy it
|Press the red button & avoid the missiles until the ladder comes down fully
|Keep going up until you encounter The Missile Maestro - Colored Pencils
|After the fight, use 1,000-Fold arms to break the seal to unravel the Red Streamer
1. Location Of The Overlook Tower
Overlook Tower is located at the peak of Overlook Mountain, which you no doubt saw when you first entered the zone. Use the Earth Vellumental's magic circle to break down the dirt mound and enter this tower.
6. Clear The Kitchen Of Goombas - Tips
Open Kitchen Fridge To Release Goombas
When you reach the 2nd floor, you'll find a restaurant and a kitchen to the right of the floor. Open the fridge to release a swarm of Goombas - you'll need to defeat all 15 Goombas so the head chef can give you confetti to repair the stairs.Check Out The Locations Of All Goomba From Here
11. Colored Pencils Boss - Tips
Activate Magic Circle With On Button
Like the fight with the Origami Earth Vellumental, the Colored Pencils will be in the center of the arena. You need to guide Paper Mario towards the "On" button to switch on the Magic Circle.>>Check Out How To Beat Colored Pencils!
Origami Earth Vellumental - Boss Fight Tips
Align Arrows To Attack Spot
The fight will have you move rings once again but this time you'll have to move arrows so you can get to the center of the arena. Move rings to align arrows to the attack spot.
Focus Attacks On Legs
The Origami Earth Vellumental has a hard shell and its body is well-protected. Focus damage on its 4 legs to bring it down and open it up for other attack spots.
After Legs, Hit The Head
Once you've taken out the 4 legs of the Origami Earth Vellumental, you'll be able to attack its head. In your next turn, align arrows so you can hit the head. This will cause the Earth Vellumental to hide in its shell.
Flip & Hit With 1,000-Fold Arms
Once you've dealt damage to its head and tail, align arrows so you'll reach the Magic Circle. Use the 1,000-Fold Arms move to flip the boss & hit it til it's HP bar is decimated.Check Out The Full Earth Vellumental Boss Guide Here
Colored Pencil - Boss Fight Tips
Colored Pencils - Phase 1
Step On Button To Switch On Magic Circle
When you encounter the Colored Pencils boss, the Magic Circles will not be turned on. Move the rings & Paper Mario accordingly so he'll step on the button to turn on the Magic Switch.Check Out How To Beat Colored Pencils Boss!
Avoid Panels With Targets
Panels with targets will cause colored pencils to drop on whoever is standing on them. Make sure to keep Paper Mario away from these panels to keep from taking damage.
Use 1,000-Fold Arms Or Hammer Behind Case
Move Paper Mario so he's behind the Colored Pencils & use the 1,000-Fold Arms move to shut the case down. You can also use the hammer to shut close the case!
Closed Case Causes Missiles To Explode
When the case is closed, the missiles inside will explode, causing the boss to get stunned and you'll be free to deal big damage to it on the next turn.
Colored Pencils - Phase 2
Changes Weapon During Phase 2
The Colored Pencils will shift its type of weapon from missiles to a Gattling Gun during the 2nd phase of the fight. This will start when you bring it down to around 40% health.
Use 1000-Fold Arms To The Side Of The Case
Attacking the Colored Pencils from the back with the 1000-Fold Arms will not work anymore. Aim to attack it with that move to its side so Mario can grab his pencils and finish it off with a big attack!
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