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This is a guide and walkthrough to opening the Can of Tuna in Paper Mario: The Origami King. Read on to learn how to open the can, what to do with the Monkey Toad, as well as useful tips and strategies for getting through this part of the story.

Opening the Can Walkthrough

Get the Canned Food Par-tay Started

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1 Get the Tuna CanEnlarge
Go up to the monkey standing on the tuna cans on the north side and Olivia will interact with it. After it leaves, take the Can of Tuna.
2 Present the Tuna CanEnlarge
Go to the Tall Grass Plains and find the monkey on a shrine in the northeast corner. Interact with the monkey and give it the Can of Tuna. You'll find that you need to open the can.
3 Go to the southeast clearing where Bob-omb was resting previously. Talk to the Shy Guy there and you'll find out that they are planning a can-opening party. How convenient!
4 Spike in the GrassEnlarge
Explore the northwestern section of the grass, south of the ? Block. You'll find a character you can talk to. It will be Spike, one of the party participants, so lead him back to where Shy Guy is waiting.
5 Dry Goomba in the GrassEnlarge
Head into the grass again and go to the southwest section near the white pillar. You will see something moving around quickly in a circle, so hit it and start a Wave Battle.
6 After the battle, talk to Dry Goomba, the last party participant. Take Dry Goomba back to where the other two are waiting to start the canned food party.
7 Paper Mario - Opened Tuna CanEnlarge
Give Dry Goomba the Can of Tuna and it will open it for you. Take the Opened Can of Tuna to the monkey waiting at the shrine in the northeast.
8 Paper Mario - Hit the MonkeyEnlarge
While the monkey is eating the tuna, hit it with your Hammer to transform it back into the boatman Toad.
9 Go back to the starting area and talk to the boatman to continue to Eddy River and a river rafting minigame.

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Tips and Strategies

Go back to the party each time


Even if you search high and low in the grass to find both party members at the same time, you cannot find Dry Goomba on the first try.

You'll need to take Spike back to the party first, after which the enemies in the Tall Grass Plains will reset, and you'll be able to find the enemies chasing Dry Goomba around.

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