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This is a walkthrough for Picnic Road in Paper Mario: The Origami King. Read on to learn locations for all Picnic Road collectibles and treasure, hidden toads, hidden blocks, and confetti holes, as well as other useful tips and strategies for getting through this area.

Previous Area Graffiti Underground
Current Area Picnic Road
Next Area Overlook Mountain

Picnic Road Walkthrough

First Visit

First Visit

1 Head straight up the path until a cutscene starts with two Koopa Troopas.
2 Go right and down the staircase toward the Earth Vellumental Temple.
Toads No. 1-15 can be found here. (Jump to Explanation)
3 ShyGuyThief.png
Attack the Shy Guy next to the Earth Vellumental Temple door.
You won't be able to open the door until you've found all the Shell Stones on Overlook Mountain.
4 RedStreamer.png
After the cutscene, head back up the staircase into the central area. Go past the house covered in Streamer to watch a short cutscene.
Toads No. 16-37 can be found here. (Jump to Explanation)
5 Continue along the path until you are blocked by an origami dog. Hit it with your hammer to turn it back into a Toad. It will return to Toad Town to open the Battle Lab.
6 Continue on the path ahead to Overlook Mountain.

Second Visit (After Overlook Tower)

Second Visit (After Overlook Tower)
Although not required for the completion of the story, you can return to Picnic Road after completing Overlook Tower to get the Toad Radar item for finding Toads more easily.

1 Return to the house which was previously blocked by the Red Streamer. Tear off the seal on the orange Pipe to the left. You can use this Pipe to return to Toad Town.
2 Go inside the house (the Sensor Lab). Hit the image of the Toad on the fax machine-like apparatus. You'll play a mini-game and gain access to the Toad Radar.

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Tips and Strategies

Visit the Battle Lab

If you have time to swing back to Toad Town after rescuing the origami dog Toad, you'll now be able to access the Battle Lab. You'll get a free 1-up Mushroom on your first visit, which will allow you to continue a battle if you run out of HP, so better to get it sooner rather than later!

Picnic Road Toad Locations

32 Locations Total

Location and Explanation
Picnic Road - Bush.pngEnlarge In a Bush past a Confetti Hole Right when you enter Picnic Roads, there's a huge Not-Bottomless hole to the left. Fill it and destroy the bush to find the Toad.
Toad 2Enlarge Hole in the Ground Up the first slope and to the left, there's another large Confetti hole. Fix it, hammer the small round hole that appears once, then press A to pull out the Toad.
Toads 3 to 6Enlarge Inside the Fenced-in Area On the left side of the hill is a small fenced-in area. Hit the fence with your Hammer to cave it in and crush the Shy Guy. You'll find 3 Toads on the ground, and you'll need to battle a Shy Guy to find 1 more.
Pink Butterfly ToadEnlarge Pink Butterfly on the Slope At the foot of the slope to the left, a pink butterfly is flying around. Hit it with your hammer.
In the Left WallEnlarge Hole in the Wall Just north of the pink butterfly, there's a hole in the wall to the left. Hit the wall to get the Toad down.
Yellow Tulip ToadEnlarge Yellow Origami Flower by a Tree North of the pink butterfly, there's a yellow tulip-like flower in a circle of normal flowers. This one also needs the hammer.
Signpost ToadEnlarge Signpost The Signpost by the lake can also be whacked for a Toad.
Toad behind the bushEnlarge Down the Hill from the House From the house covered in red streamer, go straight down the hill to the far left side. Before the straight bushes, you'll see a Toad crumpled up on the ground.
Blue butterfly ToadEnlarge Blue Butterfly in the Flowers In front of the house covered in the red streamer, there's a small flower patch with a butterfly. Hit the butterfly with your Hammer and it will change back into a Toad!
Signpost by the HouseEnlarge Signpost by the House
(After Colored Pencils fight)
After clearing the Red Streamer, hit the signpost by the house to find a crumbled Toad. Hit it again to free it.
Will be available after you defeat the Overlook Tower boss.
Mailbox ToadsEnlarge In the Mailbox Hit the mailbox next to the house covered in the red streamer and some letters will come out. Hit the letters four times and three of them will turn into Toads.
Tree to the Right of the HouseEnlarge Tree to the right of the House To the right of the House and mailbox there's a lonely tree, so hit it and a crumbled Toad will come down. A hammer blow will straighten him out.
ToadNo20-2.pngRed Butterfly above Confetti Hole To get the red butterfly to come down, you need to fix the Confetti hole. This will make flowers appear and get the butterfly within hammer range.
Picnic Road - Dog.pngEnlarge Origami Dog At the end of the path, you'll find a dog blocking the path. Hit it with the hammer to find a Toad and continue on your path. This Toad will also give access to the Battle Lab!
Picnic Road - Hole on the Wall.pngEnlarge On the Slope to the Right To the right of the origami dog Toad, there's a slope. Hug the wall on it and hit the mountain side with your hammer below the hole in the wall. Four Toads are hiding in there!
Picnic Road - Stone with Beetle.pngEnlarge Rock on the Slope Continue and destroy the Rock between the two confetti holes. A beetle pops out. Hammer time.
Picnic Road - Tree.pngEnlarge Tree on the Ledge Hit the tree to shake down a folded Toad, then hit the Toad to unfold it.
Whack-a-Mole ToadEnlarge Hug the Ledge Wall to the Right Instead of going back the ledge, head to the right and you'll find a small area with a Whack-a-Mole Toad game. To rescue the tricky Whack-a-Mole Toad, hit all the holes except the two close to eachother.
Picnic Road - Sand.pngEnlarge In the Sand Trap Back and to the left from the flagpole, a Toad is stuck feet-up in a sand trap. Press A to pull it out.
Picnic Road - Flag Pole.pngEnlarge Top of the Flagpole To the left of the flagpole, you'll see a faint indentation of blocks in the ground. Hit them with your hammer to make the blocks come out. Climb on them and jump to the top of the flagpole to find seven new Toads!
Picnic Road - Flag Pole Flag.pngEnlarge The Flagpole Flag Before you leave the Flagpole, make sure to hit the flag when it's down as well. This is another Toad!
Picnic Road - Hole in the Ground_Flower.pngEnlarge Flowers near the Flagpole Down and to the left from the flagpole there's a ring of flowers with a hole in the middle. Hit it to make a flower appear, then hit the flower.
Yellow ButterflyEnlarge Hole south of Flagpole Fill the large Confetti hole south of the flagpole, then hit the small hole that appears. A yellow butterfly will pop up so hit that as well.
Swan in the LakeEnlarge Swan In the Lake Walk onto the brown block on the right side of the lake and swing your Hammer to the left to reveal a hidden ? Block. Continue walking left and swinging the hammer to reveal more blocks until you can reach the swan. That's your Toad!
Jump on the UmbrellaEnlarge Above the Yellow Parasol Open the yellow parasol by the Vellumental Temple Shops, then go up, drop onto it and get to the folded-up Toad in a hole in the wall.
On the TableEnlarge On the Table To the right of the yellow parasol, there's a table with a folded Toad on top.
Grants access to the Accessory Shop in Toad Town.
Behind the ShopsEnlarge In the Room behind the Shops Behind the shop stand without a parasol, there's an open door. Go inside and left, standing just before Mario can be seen in the window, then hit the ground with your hammer.
Shop on the RightEnlarge Temple Shop
(After Earth Vellumental)
To the right of the Vellumenal Temple entrance, there's a shop. The item closest to the screen can't be bought, but you can hammer it for a free Toad.
Will be available after you defeat the Temple boss.
Popcorn SellerEnlarge Buy Popcorn
(After Earth Vellumental)
To the left of the Vellumenal Temple entrance, there's a popcorn stand. Buy Popcorn for 100 Coins to save these Toads from a buttery fate.
Will be available after you defeat the Temple boss.
On Wall Use Folded HandsEnlarge To the Right of the Temple Door To the bottom right from the Temple door, jump on the crates to get up on the stalls. At the far end, hit the lower hole in the wall to create a Magic Circle. Use the 1,000-Fold Arms to hit the barrier up high, revealing a big group of Toads.
Beside the Rat in the CaveEnlarge Under the Temple Go straight down from the Temple door to a staircase. Go down and hit the cracked barrier on the far left to go inside. Inside, walk right until you encounter a Scaredy Rat. Defeat it to get the Toad.
Picnic Road - Inside Sensor Lab.pngEnlarge Inside the Sensor Lab After clearing the Red Streamer, enter the Sensor Lab, and you will find a folded Toad on the Fax Machine. Hit it with your Hammer to free it.
Will be available after you defeat the Overlook Tower boss.

Picnic Road Collectible Treasure Locations

3 Locations Total

Location and Treasure Name
Shellvation is Near.pngEnlarge Treasure No. 22.png Treasure No. 22: Shellvation is Near After rescuing the shopkeeper Toad in Earth Vellumental Temple, they will sell you this for 1680 Coins.
Vellumental Idol.pngEnlarge Treasure No. 23.png Treasure No. 23: Vellumental Idol After buying Treasure No. 22, you can buy this from the same toad for 2660 Coins.
Picnic Road - Near Sensor Lab.pngEnlarge Treasure No. 24.pngEnlarge Treasure No. 24: Sensor Lab On the second visit to Picnic Road, after the Red Streamer has disappeared, go to the house which was previously covered in Red Streamer (the Sensor Lab) and down the path to the right of the house to find the chest with this Treasure.

Picnic Road ? Block (Hidden Block) Locations

7 Locations Total

Block No. 1.pngEnlarge Block No. 2.pngEnlarge
Block No. 3.pngEnlarge Block No. 4.pngEnlarge
Block No. 5.pngEnlarge Block No. 6.pngEnlarge
Block No. 7.pngEnlarge

Picnic Road Not-Bottomless (Confetti) Hole Locations

16 Locations Total

Picnic Road - Hole No. 1.pngEnlarge Picnic Road - Hole No. 2.pngEnlarge
Picnic Road - Hole No. 3.pngEnlarge Picnic Road - Hole No. 4.pngEnlarge
Picnic Road - Hole No. 5.pngEnlarge Picnic Road - Hole No. 6.pngEnlarge
Picnic Road - Hole No. 7.pngEnlarge Picnic Road - Hole No. 8.pngEnlarge
Picnic Road - Hole No. 9.pngEnlarge Picnic Road - Hole No. 10.pngEnlarge
Picnic Road - Hole No. 11.pngEnlarge Picnic Road - Hole No. 12.pngEnlarge
Picnic Road - Hole No. 13.pngEnlarge Picnic Road - Hole No. 14.pngEnlarge
Picnic Road - Hole No. 15.pngEnlarge Picnic Road - Hole No. 16.pngEnlarge

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Graffiti Underground Picnic Road
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Overlook Tower -
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Autumn Mountain Chestnut Valley
Water Vellumental Shrine Eddy River
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Big Sho' Theater -
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Heart Island Spade Island
Club Island Ice Vellumental Mountain
Diamond Island Sea Tower
Scuffle Island ? Island (Question Mark Island)
Hammer Island -
Green Streamer Icon.pngGreen Streamer
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Origami Castle Icon.pngFinale
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