Read this Paper Mario: The Origami King guide & story walkthrough from Yellow Streamer until Hole Punch boss (Yellow Streamer). Including gameplay, battle tips, & boss fight tricks.
Table of Contents
Story ProgressionCheck Out All Story Walkthrough Guide!
Yellow Streamer Walkthrough - Explanation
The 3rd 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
The Princess Peach - Walkthrough & Tips
The Princess Peach Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Hop on the boat at the docks to get to Sweetpaper Valley|
|2||Return to Toad Town and head to the port. Ride the ship to the Great Sea|
|3||Follow the Purple Streamer until you find The Princess Peach cruise ship|
|4||Smash the window in the lounge area. Exit there|
|5||Head to the nose of the ship|
|6||Enter the door found on the right side of the ship|
|7||Drop down the ladder and exit at the other end|
|8||Enter the next room and fight Scuttlebugs|
|9||Get to the ship's control room and check the box with broken glass. The Lever for the generator room is there|
|10||Go back to the generator room. Use the lever on the generator|
|11||Head back to the main room. Use the elevator|
|12||Go inside the room and let Bob-Omb use the box|
|13||Go to the Boat's Bow|
|14||Defeat the Gooper Blooper|
|15||Go back on the toad ship and head back to Sweetpaper Valley|
2. Rescue Sea Captain Toad In Autumn Mountain
If you haven't rescued Sea Captain Toad in Autumn Mountain, take the tram from Toad Town to Autumn Mountain and find a blue fish nearby the tram station. Hit the fish with your hammer to rescue the Sea Captain Toad.
10. Get To The Control Room - Tips
Enemies Are There Waiting to Ambush
Once you enter the control room, you'll need to fight enemies to be able to locate the Lever needed for the generator. They're your usual mooks so you shouldn't have a hard time dealing with them.Check Out The Battle System Guide
14. Defeat The Gooper Blooper - Tips
Smash Its Tentacles With Your Hammer
The Gooper Blooper will smash away at you with its paper maché tentacles, creating a shockwave with every hit. Dodge the attacks and use your hammer to destroy its tentacles while it's still lowered on the ship! This battle will be in real time - there's no ring grid to be found here.>>Check Out How To Beat The Gooper Blooper!
Breezy Tunnel - Walkthrough & Tips
Breezy Tunnel Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Get to where Olivia is trapped|
|2||Go to the top of the Mole Village inside the mine and enter the room at the very far left|
|3||Talk to Olivia|
|4||Go out of the Mole Village and come close to the piles of rocks there|
|5||Head back to Olivia. Wear the Goomba Mask to make Olivia laugh|
|6||Open the door using the 1000-Fold Arms|
|7||Help the toad stuck under the boot car|
|8||Ride the Boot Car out of the mine|
4. How To Cheer Olivia Up
Olivia becomes sad because Bobby is gone. Help her cheer up by going back to the entrance of Breezy Tunnel and talking to Bobby. After he's given you a hint on how to cheer Olivia up, go back to her and use the Goomba Mask to make her smile.
7. Help The Toad Stuck Under The Boot Car - Tips
Will Reward You With The Boot Whistle
Once you've helped out the Toad, he will resume his place behind the counter and give you the Boot Whistle. This item will allow you to get your Boot Car anywhere in the desert to ride!
8. Ride The Boot Car Out Of The Mine - Tips
Boost & Hit Enemies To Defeat Them
See an enemy on your path? Boost the Boot Car and run over them to take them out! This is instant and will give you coins and confetti!
Do At Least 1 Battle To Get The Shoe Goomba
If you speed out of this area without battling at all, you might miss the only opportunity in the game to fight the Shoe Goomba. This will be necessary to fill out the Origami Character Gallery later, so make sure to do at least one fight.Check Out Details About The Shoe Goomba Here
Scorching Sandpaper Desert Pt. 1- Walkthrough & Tips
Scorching Sandpaper Desert Pt. 1 Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Traverse through the desert. Follow the streamer until you get to its end|
|2||Follow the road where the lights are leading to. This will lead you to Sit Sniffy, the Snif City (Actually Shroom City)|
|3||Enter Snif City Royal Hotel at the very end of the city. Head to its lobby and talk to the receptionist|
|5||Go up the stairs and get close to the room at the far end|
|6||Follow the yellow Snifit and head inside the room. Read the note on the table|
|7||Return to the receptionist and talk to him to get Sun Incense|
|8||Exit the city and head for the Altar of the Sun in the Scorching Sandpaper Minor|
|9||Place the Sun Incense on the altar|
|10||Defeat the Paper Mache Pokey|
|11||Go back to the hotel and bring the Professor to the Mural at the 2nd floor|
|12||Exit the Hotel. Turn left to the tent with a large Genie Lamp and complete the Snifit quiz|
|13||Use the 100-Fold Arms to rub the lamp and rescue Luigi. He will give you the Suite Key|
|14||Unlock the door at the end of the murals in the hotel using the key|
|15||Locate the Triangle, Square, & Diamond Jewels|
|16||Bring them to their respective Desert Towers|
|17||Go to the Chicken Statues in front of the Altar of the Sun. Have them all face the center|
|18||Make Olivia Sing My Heart's a-Burnin'|
|19||Go inside the opened door|
8. Where Is The Altar Of The Sun?
The Altar of the Sun is located in Scorching Sandpaper Minor. Use the Sun Incense you got from the hotel receptionist on the Sun Altar to battle some Paper Mache Pokeys.
10. Defeat The Paper Mache Pokey - Tips
Recommend To Use The Boot Car
The Boot Car will let you escape and chase after the Paper Mache Pokey much easier compared to doing it by foot. If the Boot Car is blown away, you can call it back using the Boot Whistle.>>Check Out How To Beat The Paper Mache Pokey!
11. Professor Will Dig Up Treasures
Once you've teamed up with the Professor, you can bring him to the glowing spots on the ground and he'll dig it up for you! Simply press ▼ button to dig.
Dig Up Shriveled Max Up Heart
You can find a Shriveled Max Up Heart in the southern side of Scorching Sandpaper Desert. Look for a circle of rocks and dig at the center to get it. Bring the Shriveled Heart to the lake in Whispering Woods to activate it.Check Out All Locations Of Max Up Hearts From Here
12. Complete The Snifit Quiz - Tips
Lose First Round, Then Play Another Round
The outcome is set to you losing so you will have to play another round of the Snifit Quiz. For the second round, choose Snickering Sniff to win the game!Check Out The Snifit Quiz Guide Here
15. Locate The Gems - Tips
|Square||- Scorching Sandpaper East, get Professor Toad to dig it up from a fireplace in the upper right|
|Triangle||- Scorching Sandpaper West, between two Cacti|
|Diamond||- Scorching Sandpaper Desert, dig at the left foot of the diamond tower|
|Round||- Shroom City, make the reflection of the moon (in the pond) line up with the round tower then dig|
Square Jewel Location
You will find the Square Jewel at the upper right end of the Ruins. Professor will dig it out for you when you get near it.
Triangle Gem Location
Back to the Desert, find two cacti next to each other and let Professor dig under them for the Triangle Gem. The Cacti are to the right of the Triangle Desert Tower.
Diamond Jewel Location
The Diamond Jewel is on the base of the Diamond Desert Tower. You can find it on the left side of its entrance.
Round Jewel Location
The Round Jewel is found at the lake in Shroom City. Line up the moon with the round part of the tower (in the lake's reflection) and then dig.
Fire Vellumental Shrine - Walkthrough & Tips
Fire Vellumental Shrine Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Traverse your way through the shrine until you get to a room full of Shy Guys|
|2||Clear the room of Shy Guys|
|3||Continue through the shrine until you get to another room full of Shy Guys|
|4||Keep moving forward. This will lead you to the center of the shrine where you will find the Fire Vellumental|
|5||Defeat the Fire Vellumental|
|6||Exit the shrine|
1. Traverse The Shrine - Tips
Step On Blocks That Lit Up In Order
When you step on the platform before the squares, it will show you which squares are safe to step on. Note that you have to step on the blocks that lit up in the same order.
2. Clear The Room Of Shy Guys - Tips
Bait Shy Guys To Burn Each Other
Shy Guys will attempt to light you on fire, but you can use that against them. Have then rush at you from the fire puddles they make to set themselves on fire and explode!
Can Also Hammer To Set Them On Fire
When they're holding a bucket, you can hit a Shy Guy with your hammer and they will set themselves on fire. Be careful though since if you don't hit them at the right time, you might get set on fire instead.
3. Continue Through The Shrine - Tips
Time Your Movement With Fire Releases
Don't just rush through this area because the fire does a ton of damage! Make sure to time your movements to when the fire appears and disappears. There are also some fire that you can jump up to escape from.
Rest At The Bench
You will find a Bench in the middle of this path. Rest up before going on your way!
Get The Ice Flower
There is a block at the end of one of the paths that will give you an Ice Flower. Ice Flowers is a weapon will let you throw ice balls at enemies in a straight line during a battle.
5. Defeat The Fire Vellumental - Tips
Use Iron Boots Against First
You'll need to take out the Fire Vellumental's fire first before you can use the 1000-Fold Arms on it. Use the Iron Boots until all of its feathers are gone!>>Check Out How To Beat The Fire Vellumental!
Scorching Sandpaper Desert Pt. 2 - Walkthrough & Tips
Scorching Sandpaper Desert Pt. 2 Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Return to the Triangle Desert Tower and use the Fire Vellumental Seal|
|2||Do the same at the Square & Circle Desert Tower|
|3||Hop in your Boot Car and go to where the 4 towers are pointing at|
|4||Use the Earth Vellumental magical seal|
3. Go To Where The 4 Towers Are Pointing - Tips
Location Is Where The Yellow Streamer Ends
Remember the platform where the Yellow Streamer is leading to? That's the same location that the 4 Desert Towers will be pointing at!
Temple Of Shrooms - Walkthrough & Tips
Temple Of Shrooms Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Enter the temple through the entrance at the bottom of the stairs|
|2||Proceed through the temple until you reach a dead end with two Toads on either side of the closed door|
|3||Have the professor dig through the small sand hole to the left of the closed doors. Use the 1000-Fold Arms to release the stairs|
|4||Climb the stairs and step on the tray of the Toad|
|5||Go to the other side and step on the tray of the Toad. This will open the door|
|6||Keep moving forward through the temple until you reach another dead end|
|7||Defeat the Paper Mache Goomba Mummies. This will reopen the doors|
|8||Head into the next room and rescue the Toad from the Spiders|
|9||Hammer the Buttons at the corner of the room in the right order as stated in the slab|
|10||Continue through the temple. You will end up in a room full of poles|
|11||Complete the Puzzle then climb up the stairs to the next room|
|12||Defeat the black Shy Guys and get to dance floor room|
|13||Locate the Discs for the DJ to play. Give the Thrills At Night Disc to the DJ|
|14||Lead 40 Faceless Toads to the dance floor|
|15||Defeat Hole Punch|
|16||Remove the Yellow Streamer|
6. Keep Moving Through The Tempe - Tips
Stay On Guard For Booby Traps
Be careful where you step because you may just trigger a booby trap. The Temple has some sneaky Shy Guys waiting to hit you with their fan!
9. Hammer The Buttons In The Right Order - Tips
The Pattern Is 1 - 4 - 2 - 3
You'll need to get the correct number order to open the door. Remember: It's 1 - 4 - 2 - 3.
11. Complete The Puzzle - Tips
Create A Star Pattern On The Floor
Using your hammer, smack the poles to light up. You'll need to create a full star pattern to get the stairs to appear.
13. Locate The Discs - Tips
Deep, Deep Vibes Disc Location
In the hallways where the statues fall at you, you will friend the Deep, Deep Vibes at the very end. It's close to the hole in the wall.
Heartbeat Skipper Disc Location
Enter the Pipe next to the stairs in the Dance Floor Room. There;s a chest there that will contain the Heartbeat Skipper Disc.
M-A-X Power! Disc Location
Exit the Dance Floor room through the stairs at the bottom. Get to the Coffin at the lower right end of the room and hit the disc on top of it.
Thrills At Night Disc Location
In the room full of tombs, hit the torch next to where you find the M-A-X Power Disc with your hammer. This will open a passage. Enter it and at its end with be the Thrills At Night Disc.
14. Lead The Faceless Toads To The Dance Floor - Tips
Requires You To Revisit Areas In The Temple
With 40 Toads needed to fill the Dance Floor, you'll need to go through the previous rooms and collect as much Toads as you can.
For a guide with pictures of all Faceless Toad Locations, check out our article here!
Push Open Coffins To Find Toads
Get close to the Coffins and it they shake, there will be a Toad inside. Push these open with the help of the Toads already with you.
Get To The Spider Web Through This Coffin
The Coffin with the moon on it has the staircase that will lead you to the Toads trapped in the web. It's the one to the right of an hourglass coffin and below another hourglass coffin.
15. Defeat Hole Punch - Tips
Punches Holes In The Tiles
Hole Punch will create holes in the tiles. Be careful not to step on them because you won't be able to move anymore. This will also cause any item/seal to be removed if it does it to a tile.>>Check Out How To Beat Hole Punch!
Gooper Blooper - Boss Fight Tips
Ink Will Slow You Down
Deal enough damage to its tentacles and the Gooper Blooper will start spitting out ink! Be careful maneuvering around because the ink slows you down, making you an easier target for its tentacles.
Attack When It Is Dizzy
The Gooper Blooper's spin attack will cause it to become dizzy and unable to attack. Use this chance to rush to it and attack it with your hammer!
Hit Olly's Seal Found In Gooper Blooper's Eye First
Once you've taken care of its tentacles, the Gooper Blooper will get on the ship. Hit the seal found on its eye first to be able to deal damage against it.
Jump To Escape Shockwaves
The Gooper Blooper will create new types of shockwaves that are trickier to escape. This time, since they're horizontal, just jumping won't work. You'll need to jump diagonally to successfully dodge them.Check Out The Gooper Blooper Boss Guide Here
Paper Mache Pokey - Boss Fight Tips
Hit With Hammer When Down
When the Paper Mache Pokey falls down, you may notice that it becomes dull in color. This means it is open for attack! Use your hammer to destroy parts of its body.
Spikes Will Damage You
Run away from the Paper Mache Pokey even when it's underground because its spikes will do 25 damage per hit! With your Boot Car, you should be able to run away from it pretty quickly.
Calls Forth Tornados
Tornados will also appear in the area where you fight the Paper Mache Pokey. They're pretty predictable, just make sure not to get on their paths.
Will Now Roll After Dropping
The Paper Mache Pokey will not just fall down anymore after you destroy its first part. It will now also roll towards your direction!
Head Will Start To Bounce Around
With only its head left, the Paper Mache Pokey will start to bounce around in the hopes of landing on you. When it becomes dull in color after landing, take this chance to attack it. Olly's Seal is on the very top of its head!
Fire Vellumental - Boss Fight Tips
Douse Fire With Water Vellumental
After all of its feathers are removed by using the Iron Boots, use the Water Vellumental to take out the Fire Vellumental's fire! This will also remove the fire of its feathers on the tiles and will allow you to use the 1000-Fold Arms against it.
Spreads Fire Feathers On Tiles
After every round, the Fire Vellumental will spread a number of its feathers all around the tiles. If you land on any of these tiles, you will receive damage so avoid them!Check Out The Full Fire Vellumental Boss Guide Here
Hole Punch - Boss Fight Tips
Use Earth Vellumental To Escape Special Attack
When you see Hole Punch surrounded by light and charging up, aim to get one of the Earth Vellumental seals. This is the only way to escape the attack and it will cause Hole Punch to be flipped on its back.
Use 1000-Fold Arms For Major Damage
While Hole Punch is flipped to its back, use the 1000-Fold Arms to attack it. This will be rapid attacks, dealing a ton of damage. You can even try to rip off its protective seal, but it might shake it off if its health is not low enough.Check Out The Hole Punch Guide Here