Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Unused sprites and text

All sprites shown here exist in the Japanese ROM as well as the English ROM. As far as I can tell, nothing from the Japanese ROM was removed, only replaced when necessary. Oddly enough, most of the descriptions for unused items were translated for the English game!


Unused P versions

These badges are unused "P" ("Partner") versions of regular badges found in the game.

All or Nothing P FP Drain P Happy Flower P Lucky Day P Pity Flower P

Using the game's convention of taking the normal badge name and adding a "P", we would get these names for the badges: All or Nothing P, FP Drain P, Happy Flower P, Lucky Day P, and Pity Flower P (in order as pictured).

The Japanese game text actually included names and descriptions for everything but Happy Flower P, and these were translated in the English text.

  • All or Nothing P: Hit Action Commands, up ally's Attack. Fail, it goes to 0.
  • FP Drain P: Drop your ally's Attack by 1 but regain 1 FP per attack.
  • Lucky Day P: When your ally's attacked, make foes miss more often.
  • Pity Flower P: When your ally takes damage, occasionally recover 1 FP.

Paper Mario

These unused sprites are badges from the first Paper Mario game, remade for the sequel but not used for reasons unknown.

Mega Jump Mega Quake Mega Smash Triple Dip Triple Dip P

From left to right: Mega Jump, Mega Quake, Mega Smash, Triple Dip, and Triple Dip P. Note that the first Paper Mario didn't have "P" versions, so Triple Dip P was probably made to match up with PMTTYD's Double Dip P.

Only Triple Dip and Triple Dip P had descriptions in the PMTTYD text.

  • Triple Dip: Wear this to become able to use three items in one turn during battle. This move requires 8 FP.
  • Triple Dip P: During battle, let your ally use three items in one turn.


Unknown badge 1

Unknown badge 1 Unknown badge 1 P

The diamond in the middle looks like the Damage Dodge badge, but smaller. This unknown badge also has a "P" version.

Unknown badge 2

Unknown badge 2 Unknown badge 2 P

A red version of the blue Charge badge. Like Charge, it also has a "P" version.

Unknown badge 3

Unknown badge 3

No idea what this one is for. The snowman in the middle reminds me of the Ice Power badge, but that's about it.

Items and enemies


Koopa Curse

Koopa Curse

In the transition from Japanese to English, this unused item's name was translated, but its description was not. The description reads, "Kame no Noroi" dayon (roughly, "It's the Turtle Curse!"). I am not certain that the sprite shown above was meant to go with the description, but it was found with the other items, and matches the description fairly well.


The Japanese ROM contains several unused enemy name labels for battle scenes. Perhaps these were used for testing purposes.

  • Meka Kuri (Mecha-Goomba)
  • Meka Kame (Mecha-Koopa)
  • Okooru (Okoru means "to get angry")
  • Yowaaru (Yowaru means "to weaken")
  • Tsuyonaaru (Roughly, "to become strong")
  • Wanawanaa (Might be something to do with Chain Chomps, known as "Wan Wan" in Japan.)
  • Minarai Kamekku (Kamek Apprentice)
  • Heihoo (Shy Guy)
  • Faia Heihoo (Fire Shy Guy)
  • Komando Heihoo (Command/Commando Shy Guy)
  • Burakku Heihoo (Black Shy Guy)
  • Hatchii (I have no idea.)
  • Kohatchii (The ko- prefix here probably means child)
  • Kyatchan (I have no idea.)

E-mail message test

Text from the English ROM, with line breaks as they would appear in the game.

Paper Mario and Paper
Mario 2 3-D Level
Designer. Big gamer.
Gets restless when not
gaming. Can't tell
difference between
Brett and Bert.

This test e-mail originated in the Japanese text, which is pretty much the same, except the names are "Kawade" and "Kawabe".

Paper Mario partners

The ROM contains sprites for all original Paper Mario partners, updated graphically for PMTTYD. Since only Parakarry and Bow appeared in PMTTYD, perhaps more cameos were planned for Mario's ex-party members. (Thanks to Retriever II for the heads-up.)







All character sprites, like the ones you see above, are broken up into pieces in the ROM. Of course, the game has instructions on how the pieces fit together during gameplay.

As an added bonus, JJ assembled the Lakilester sprite!

Lakilester (approximate)

Special attacks

Star Power

These unused special attack names, only found in the Japanese text, have no descriptions. Let the speculation begin!

  • Hirahira Mekuuru (hirahira means "flutter". Mekuru means "to turn over; to turn pages of a book")
  • Rakkii Booru (Lucky Ball)
  • Deka Mario (Dekai means "huge")
  • Haato Shuuto (Heart Shoot)
  • Kagenui (I'm not sure about this one. Kage is used a lot in the Japanese game for "shadow"—in Vivian's attack names, for example. Nui could refer to sewing or stuffed animals.)
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