Read this Paper Mario: The Origami King guide & story walkthrough from Purple Streamer until Tape boss (Purple Streamer). Including gameplay, battle tips, and boss fight tricks!!!
Table of Contents
Story ProgressionCheck Out All Story Walkthrough Guide!
Purple Streamer Walkthrough - Explanation
The 4th 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
11 Islands To Explore In The Great Sea
There are 11 islands and many hidden treasures to be found in the Great Sea - if you're going for completion make sure to visit them all!
Double Ship Speed By Going Back To Toad Town
Going back to Toad Town once will allow you to upgrade your ship. With this upgrade, you'll be able to sail the seas at double speed!
The Great Sea - Walkthrough & Tips
The Great Sea Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Go down the stairs at the Altar of the Sun|
|2||Use the Fire Vellumental to free the Toad stuck in the ice|
|3||Return to Toad Town and head to the Port. Take the Ship out to the Great Sea|
|4||Follow the Purple Streamer and enter inside of the fog|
|5||Go back to Toad Town and visit the Museum to get access to the Submarine and the Sea Chart|
|6||Set sail for Bonehead Island|
4. Follow the Purple Streamer - Tips
Do Not Venture Into the Fog
You won't be able to explore anything beyond the fog until you get the right items needed to navigate through it. The Ship Captain will tell you that it's better to turn back since there's no visibility in the fog.
5. Go Back To Toad Town & Visit The Museum - Tips
Gives Access To The Sea Chart
Along with the submarine, going back to the Museum will also give you access to the Sea Chart. It's basically a map of the Great Sea that's updated with Islands and other landmarks you find.
Can Navigate Through Fog With The Sea Chart
Once you get a hold of the Sea Chart, there's nothing stopping you from venturing inside the fog! Check your location in the sea chart once in a while to see if you're still going in the right direction.
1. ~ 6. Exploring the Great Sea - Tips
Help Out People On Islands
You may find some NPCs requiring your help when you reach their islands. If you do so, you'll be rewarded with the location of underwater treasure! They'll mark it with a red X on your map.Check Out All Treasure Locations In The Great Sea Here
Bonehead Island - Walkthrough & Tips
Bonehead Island Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Enter the skull through an opening on the left side of its head|
|2||Hammer down the third torch from your left and make the torches symmetrical with left room and right room|
|3||Press the button and enter the newly opened door and exit to the forehead|
|4||Slide down and you will land on its nose of the bonehead. Hit the stone Toad statue here to turn it around|
2. Torch Puzzle - Tips
Make Torches Symmetrical
To open the skull door in the middle, you'll need to make the left and ride side torches to be symmetrical. Go to the left side of the skull and arrange it the way is pictured above.
4. Hit The Stone Toad Statue - Tips
This Will Clear The Fog
After Olivia finishes her dialogue, a giant fan will appear from the sea and blow away the fog! This will let you explore the Great Sea with no obstructions!
Heart Island - Walkthrough & Tips
Heart Island Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Get to where the Purple Streamer dips further out the sea|
|2||Stop at Heart Island|
|3||Locate the buttons. Press the required ones to access the stone Toad statue|
|4||Check out the stone Toad Statue|
|5||Leave Heart Island|
1. You Can Stop By Mushroom Island
As you sail toward Heart Island, you will see a mushroom-shaped island on the way. You can drop by, but you'll need a door handle to fully explore this island. Revisit this island later when you have the door handle from Crescent Island.
2. Location Of Heart Island
Heart Island is located to the west of Mushroom Island.
3. Buttons Puzzle - Tips
To clear this puzzle, you'll need to press a series of buttons to create a path to the Toad statue. These buttons are hidden around the island, mostly behind fake bushes.
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Lights up the left side of the heart in the center
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Lights up the right side of the heart in the center
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Causes the Toad Statue to bring out a round rock
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A slope appears
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The Toad Statue rolls the rock down the slope. Use this rock as a step to climb up
Spade Island - Walkthrough & Tips
Spade Island Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Keep following the Purple Streamer until you reach Spade Island|
|2||Check the stone Toad statue there|
|3||(Optional) Rescue the Toad in the barrel|
|4||Leave Spade Island|
1. Get To Spade Island - Tips
Location Of Spade Island
Spade Island is located to the north of Heart Island.
Can Easily Get To The Toad Statue
You don't need to solve any puzzles to clear the path to the stone Toad Statue here - you can simply go to it directly. The only puzzle here is the one with the stuck Toad.
3. How To Rescue The Toad In A Barrel
In order to rescue the Toad in a barrel, you need to find 4 other Toads in this island. See the pictures below for their locations.
Toad Locations In The Spade Island
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Inside of the barrel in the back
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On the back of the reclining chair
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Hit the palm tree that has a coconut
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Inside of the hidden ? box above the barrel
Crescent Island - Walkthrough & Tips
Crescent Island Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Get to Crescent Island|
|2||Fix up the dock then fish. Aim for the crab|
|3||Use the Earth Vellumental Magic Seal|
|4||Remove the sticker from the stone Toad statue. Read the letter inside of the chest and get Mushroom Handle|
|5||Leave the island and head to Mushroom Island|
1. Location Of Crescent Island
Crescent Island is located to the Northeast of Heart Island.
2. Fix The Dock & Fish - Tips
Aim For The Crab Silhouette in The Water
Defeating the Crab will unlock the Earth Vellumental Magic Seal on the island, but you'll need to catch it first. Check for its location through its shadow and maneuver you bait close to it.
Mushroom Island - Walkthrough & Tips
Mushroom Island Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Go to Mushroom Island|
|2||Use the Fire Vellumental to release the island from the ice|
|3||Go inside the house and use the spare Handy Dandy to open the back door|
|4||Talk to Luigi and get Diamond Key|
|5||Go down the stairs at the right end of the backyard|
|6||Stay close to the shelves until you trigger dialogue about the book on top of it|
|7||Hit Luigi with you hammer then jump on him to get on the shelf|
|8||Remove the tape from the book|
|9||Use the 1000-Fold Arms on the wall. Release the Toad from the sticker binding him|
|10||Head back out to the ship|
4. Talk To Luigi - Tips
Receive The Diamond Key
Upon talking to Luigi, he will give you the Diamond Key! This key is essential to unraveling the Purple Streamer.
5. Meet The Origami Craftsman Toad
There are some stairs in the backyard of Mushroom Island. Go down them to meet the Origami Craftsman Toad.
Diamond Island Pt. 1- Walkthrough & Tips
Diamond Island Pt. 1 Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Get to Diamond Island|
|2||Drop the submarine to view a large diamond-like underwater structure|
|3||Use the Diamond Key to open it. Turn the Key to create a red diamond|
|4||Go the far left of the island and break the ice blocking the way with your hammer|
|5||Continue up the path to get to the Ice Vellumental Mountain|
1. Get To Diamond Island - Tips
Diamond Island Exact Location
Connect Spade, Club, Heart, and Crescent (Full moon) islands and make a diamond shape. Draw diagonal lines in the diamond shape and dive in the location where two lines cross together.How To Get To Diamond Island
4. You Can't Enter The Buildings Yet
You can't enter the blue and green buildings on Diamond island yet since you need to freeze the water around the building with the Ice Vellumental's ability. Come back to this building once you've beaten the Ice Vellumental boss.
Ice Vellumental Mountain - Walkthrough & Tips
Ice Vellumental Mountain Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Head to the 2nd room with the Ice Floor. Use the ice block to create a path to the left opening at the end of the room|
|2||Get to the room with the spiked floor|
|3||Defeat the Turtle with the hammer. Use the 1000-Fold Arms to create a safe path to the exit|
|4||At the end of the room go left and follow the ice floor path. Break the ice to get the ice block|
|5||Bring the Ice Block to the front of the closed door. Use the 1000-Fold Arms to open the bear's mouth|
|6||Go to the top of the stairs then exit the room|
|7||Go straight and get past the ice floor maze|
|8||Exit through the Bear's mouth|
|9||Keep going straight. Use the ice block to propel you to where the Ice Vellumental is|
|10||Defeat the Ice Vellumental|
|11||Return to Diamond Island|
1. Head To The 2nd Room - Tips
Walking Is Harder To Control
Walking on the ice floor will cause Mario to slip around and be generally harder to control. You'll need to use directional buttons more in order to avoid enemies or get where you want to.
Use Hammer To Move Ice Block
Hop on the ice block and move it around by hitting walls with your hammer. This will cause it to slide around. You'll need to maneuver it a bit to get to the left path. Take note that you can also change the block's movement while it is moving with a timed hammer swing to a wall.
2. Get To The Room With The Spiked Floor - Tips
Move Away From Falling Icicles
Icicles will fall down and could hit you if you don't move away from them. Check the floor for shadows as those will indicate where the icicles will fall.
6. Go To The Top Of The Stairs - Tips
Use Hammer To Break Ice
Enemies will be throwing ice at you that will roll down the stairs. You can either hide from them using the small openings on the wall or break them with your hammer!
7. Get Past The Ice Floor Maze - Tips
Use The Ramp With The Ice Block
You'll need to find the ice block within the maze and bring it to the ramp.
8. Exit Through The Bear's Mouth - Tips
Get The Ice Block Next To The Platform
Mario can't reach the platform where you exit by himself. You'll need to bring the Ice Block where it's next to the platform so you could have the boost to get on it. Note that you can hit walls or obstacles and change the direction while the panel is moving.
Defeat The Ice Vellumental - Tips
Encases Itself In Ice
During the battle, the Ice Vellumental will encase itself in a block of ice! Your moves will be ineffective against it while its in this state! You'll need to use the Fire Vellumental to thaw away its ice!
Ice Vellumental - Boss Fight Tips
Whenever the Ice Vellumental uses its power to encase itself in ice, it will also freeze a few tiles in the battle ground. It will also drop chunks of ice on tiles that can freeze Mario if he steps on them.
Use 1000-Fold Arms For Major Damage
After removing the Ice Vellumental's defensive ice, aim for the 1000-Fold Arm Magic Seal to attack it with. Time your Button A presses to deal even more damage against it!
Causes Ice Vellumental To Be Dizzy
Sometimes, the Ice Vellumental will be unable to attack after you use the 1000-Fold Arms against it since it will be too dizzy!
Defeat The Ice Vellumental Before It Unleashes Attack
When it gets below 30% health, the Ice Vellumental will charge to unleash a strong attack. It's recommended that you defeat it before it unleashes that attack!
Will Create A Maze In The Rings
The Ice Vellumental will create ice blocks around the rings. You'll need to memorize the correct path towards it!
Diamond Island Pt. 2 - Walkthrough & Tips
Diamond Island Pt. 2 Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Use the Ice Vellumental's Power on the Blue Temple|
|2||Check the stone Toad statue. Step on the glowing circle to start the trial of wisdom|
|3||Complete the trial of wisdom and collect the Wisdom Orb|
|4||Exit the temple then head to the Green temple. Use the Vellumental powers to create a frozen moat|
|5||Check the stone Toad statue. Step on the glowing circle to start the trial of courage|
|6||Complete the trial of courage and collect the Courage Orb|
|7||Exit the temple then head to the Red temple. Use the Vellumental powers to create a frozen moat|
|8||Check the stone Toad statue. Step on the glowing circle to start the trial of power|
|9||Complete the trial of courage and collect the Power Orb|
3. Complete The Trial Wisdom - Tips
|The Name of Captain T. Ode's submarine is the Princess Peach||False|
|One ton of iron is heavier than one ton of cotton||False|
|Speak with all three figures then choose the one who is telling the truth||A (The Red Toad)|
6. Complete The Trial of Courage - Tips
Wait For The Pan/Item To Appear
Be patient and wait for the pan to appear before stopping its descent. Throughout the trial, the arrow will be lowered per stage.
9. Complete The Trial Of Power - Tips
Charge Hammer Attack To Destroy Multiple Boxes
Because of the time limit, it's not recommended to destroy the boxes one by one. Aim to destroy multiples of them at a time!
Sea Tower - Walkthrough & Tips
Sea Tower Walkthrough Procedure Chart
|1||Go to the Sea Tower|
|2||Place the 3 orbs in the entrance to the Sea Tower. Enter the tower|
|3||Get to the room with the Earth & Water Vellumental Heads|
|4||Go the left side of the Earth Vellumental's face and follow after the blue crab holding a jewel|
|5||Use the path to your left to go after the Blue Crab|
|6||Follow it to a room with water ways and take the Red Gem from it|
|7||Return to the main room and place the Red Orb on the dragon to the left|
|8||Climb up the stairs to the next room. Continue your climb up the tower|
|9||In the room of the Ice & Fire Vellumentals, head to the right and follow the ice floor path|
|10||Get the Ice Block at the end of it to create a path to the next room|
|11||Go across the lighted squares to get to the platform with the 1000-Fold Arms.|
|12||Drop the ball to activate the fire mechanism. Head to the next room|
|14||Destroy the Purple Streamer|
1. Go To The Sea Tower - Tips
Sea Tower Location
3. Room With The Earth & Water Vellumental Faces - Tips
Check The Pattern Of The Blocks Before Walking
The blocks have a pattern when they will stay or hide behind the wall. Familiarize yourself with it for a bit before attempting to walk across them.
6. Follow The Crab In A Room With Water Ways - Tips
Use Dragon Heads To Block Its Path
The Blue Crab will try to escape from you by using the holes in the walls. Hit the wall with your hammer to bring down the Dragon Heads and block its path. Once it's trapped, use your hammer to get the Red Gem!
11. Go Across The Lighter Squares - Tips
Can Only Step On Lighted Squares
Pay attention to the squares that light up when you step on the edge before them. This shows the only squares you can step on and in what sequence. Fail to do so and you'll activate the booby trap.
Lighted Up Floor Sequence
Follow this guide to clear the floor!
13. Defeat Tape - Tips
Open Chest To Reveal Panels
Tape hid most of the panels inside the chests! Make sure to open them first before attacking it!>>Check Out How To Beat Tape!
Tape - Boss Fight Tips
Hit All Sides To Destroy Dispenser
You'll need to do an attack across all of Tape's sides to destroy its dispenser. You can use any attack for this!
Changes Attacks When You Destroy Dispenser
Once you've taken out Tape's dispenser, it'll change its attacks and place tape across the tiles. The tape will bind together your tiles, making it harder to move them around.
Use 1000-Fold Arms To Pull Tape
Aim to get the 1000-Fold Arms Magic Seal to attack Tape. This does a lot of damage against it compared to using your regular attacks.
Restores Health By Getting Back Its Tape
Tape will swings its tape and take all of the tape in the battle ground. This will return its health!
Use Fire Vellumental To Remove Tape
Remove the tape in the rings and prevent Tape from healing itself by using the Fire Vellumental. Its attack will remove all of the tape in the arena!Check Out The Tape Boss Guide