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Origami Castle Guide - Story & Walkthrough Guide

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Read this Paper Mario: The Origami King guide & story walkthrough from Origami Castle until King Olly boss (Origami Castle). Including gameplay, battle tips, and boss fight tricks.

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Story Progression

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Origami Castle Walkthrough - Explanation

The Final Area

Streamers

The primary story of Origami King centers around 5 main streamers and defeating King King Olly. 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!

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Peach's Castle - Walkthrough & Tips

Peach's Castle Walkthrough Procedure Chart

No Procedure
1Outrun the flood of Goombas and get to Bowser
2Go to the door of Peach's Castle. Pull the key from Luigi's Cart and use it on the door
3Head to the Receiving Area. Follow after Peach

1. Outrun The Flood Of Goombas

Lure Bomb-Ombs To Break Rocks

Lure Bomb-Ombs To Break Rocks

There will be boulders in your path as you run away from the Goombas. Have the Bomb-Ombs come near the rocks then move away when they're about to blow.

Origami Castle - Walkthrough & Tips

Origami Castle Walkthrough Procedure Chart

No Procedure
1Up the stairs, hit the bottom left diamond on the platform to release the 1000-Fold Arms Seal
2Enter the Origami Castle
3Get across the Origami Pit
4Keep going forward until you reach the end of the pit
5Get the seal from Olivia's Origami statue and the one under King Olly's Origami statue to unlock the seal
7Arrange the blocks to create a pathway
8Head straight until you get to another Origami Pit
9Proceed through castle until you meet King Olly again
10Defeat Stapler

3. Get Across the Origami Pit - Tips

Only One Side Platform Does Not Flip

Only One Side Platform Does Not Flip

To the side of the rotating bridge is a platform that you can use to not fall into the pit. There's only one of them so don't use the other ones!

4. Keep Going Forward - Tips

Magic Circle Is With The Enemy On Your Right

Magic Circle Is With The Right Koopa

You'll need to unlock the Magic Circle to be able to get across this section of the Origami Castle. Defeat enemy on the right route to get the Magic Circle.

8. Get To Another Origami Pit - Tips

Use King Olly Statue to Flip Platform

Use King Olly Statue to Flip Platform

Don't even attempt to fight the enemies rushing at you from the platform. Knock down King Olly's Statue to flip the platform and throw the enemies into the pit!

10. Defeat Stapler - Tips

Time Attack To When It's Out Of Staples

Time Attack To When It

Stapler needs to reload its staples throughout the fight and that's when it is most vulnerable. It will open its mouth and you can attack for more damage!

>>Check Out How To Beat Stapler!

15. Defeat King Olly - Tips

Transforms Into The Vellumentals

Transforms Into The Vellumentals

King Olly has mastered all 4 of the Vellumentals and will wield their power during the fight. You'll need to employ a different strategy to beat him.

>>Check Out How To Beat King Olly!

Stapler - Boss Fight Tips

Stapler - Boss Fight Tips

Jump Attacks Are Recommended

Jump Attacks Are Recommended

Since Jump Attacks take out 4 staples from Staplers, this is will make it so Stapler will reload faster. Hammer attacks do not work as well during this fight.

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Red Staplers Have Higher Damage

Red Staplers Have Higher Damage

During the fight, Stapler will exchange it staples for red colored ones. These cause more damage so make sure to block attacks when they come.

Gold Staplers Deal Even More Damage

Gold Staplers Deal Even More Damage

The red were trouble, but the gold ones are dangerous! Stapler's Gold Staples does even more damage than the red ones.

Check Out The Stapler Boss Guide

King Olly - Boss Fight Tips

King Olly - Boss Fight Tips

King Olly - Phase 1

Turn On & Use Special Vellumental Circle

Turn On & Use Special Vellumental Circle

Prioritize turning on the Special Vellumental magic circles since this is key to beating Olly in this phase. Using the circle, choose the weakness of Olly's Vellumental form to create an opportunity for attack!

King Olly Vellumental Weaknesses

VellumentalWeakness
Earth VellumentalWeak to Ice Vellumental power
Water VellumentalWeak to Earth Vellumental power, use to dodge the wave
Fire VellumentalWeak to Water Vellumental power, use to wash away burning feathers
Ice VellumentalWeak to Fire Vellumental power

Attack Using 1000-Fold Arms

Attack Using 1000-Fold Arms

After you've hit King Olly with his weakness, attack next with the 1000-Fold Arms. You need to do this in the next turn after using the Special Vellumental Circle.

Using Normal Attacks Do Not Work

Using Normal Attacks Do Not Work

Don't bother going for the same strategy you used with the Vellumentals to King Olly. For example, King Olly will brush off your attack to his tail and limbs when he's in the Earth Vellumental form.

King Olly - Phase 2

Use The Magic Circle Behind Bowser

Use The Magic Circle Behind Bowser

Bowser will need help to deal with Olly in his Origami form. Get behind him and use the 1000-Fold Arms circle to create shockwaves to help Bowser.

Jump To Dodge Origami Shurikens

Jump To Dodge Origami Shurikens

You can easily dodge the Origami Shurikens by jumping. Alternatively, you can also hammer them.

King Olly - Phase 3

Complete The Magic Circle Puzzle

Complete The Magic Circle Puzzle
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Olly will mess up your Magic Circle during the Last Phase. Using the rings, switch around the pieces to fix it!

Be Ready For Quick Time Events

Be Ready For Quick Time Events

After completing the circle, you'll need to press a series of buttons to evade Olly's attacks. Don't miss them!

Check Out The King Olly Guide

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Anonymous 2

Same! I restarted it and I'm using some of these guides.

Anonymous 1

Sad that Olivia had to go... I already finished the game but I'm doing it again.

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