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

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Origami Castle Walkthrough

Castle Entryway

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Go up the staircase. Pound the middle diamond second from the top and the bottom-left diamond to reveal a Magic Circle.
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Maneuver the 1,000-Fold Arms to the top to pull down the entrance. Go inside and you'll immediately fight 8 Fire Bros.
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Continue inside. After a cutscene, continue ahead when the spinning platform is still, and stand on the blue block to the left side that doesn't spin. After that, the Sumo Bro will get confused, so run ahead and hit him with the Hammer before he notices.
If you fall in, you will take 100 damage!
4 After the battle, use the Magic Circle that appears on the fold directly above to pull down a staircase. At the fork where the Fire Bro appears, go east.
Go west instead and pull up the ? Block on the left to get Treasure No. 113.
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Ahead, dodge the Fire Bro, and take the west path across the bridge. Pull up the ? Block and hit it to reveal a Magic Circle. Pull down the hanging staircase from the top-left corner. Go through the door.

Deeper Inside the Castle

1 Origami Castle How to Get Past the Mouths.pngRun straight ahead after these mouths move away.
After a cutscene, go along the red bridge dodging the origami mouths. If you run straight ahead after one pair moves out of the way, you should be able to get across with no problem.
Getting hit by an origami mouth deals 100 damage!
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Go across the blue bridges in the next room to make your way to the northwest corner. Peel the tape off the platform to ride it back. Up the staircase, pound the blue wall several times to knock it down. Defeat the Ice Bro in the northeast corner to make a Magic Circle appear.
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Use the Magic Circle while riding on the platform. Grab the left side of the wallpaper and hold on, then while the platform is moving to the right, push right to peel it away. Go up the staircase and through the door.
4 Origami Castle How to Avoid the Origami Mouths 2.pngStand in the middle between the mouths and advance one by one.
In the next room, use the Magic Circle at the base of the staircase, and with the 1,000-Fold Arms, grab the edge of the red bridge in the bottom-right part of the screen, and pull it to the left. Go across the bridge. The origami mouths here will come out with gaps between each pair, so stop in the middle of two mouths and wait for the one ahead to pass, then advance one by one.
5 Origami Castle Heading for the Right Koopa Troopa.pngSpin the platform to this color to pass through to the right.
Through the door, go through the Pipe on the right. On the opposite side, hit the ? Block, but the Magic Circle sprite will be stolen by one of three Koopa Troopas. Go back through the Pipe and head for the Koopa Troopa on the far right to make the Magic Circle appear. The road ahead to the right will be blocked, so taunt the northmost Sumo Bro to make it spin the platform and flip it to the side where the road is not blocked.
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Use the Magic Circle and the 1,000-Fold arms to pull on the top of the envelope. After some pulling, a house will be revealed. Inside, go up the staircase. At the top, you'll be ambushed by 4 Sledge Bros and 4 Hammer Bros. Go through the west door.
Hit the ? Block inside the house to get Treasure No. 115.
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Use the Magic Circle to pull the red bridge from the bottom-left part of the screen to the right. When going across the bridge, a Paper Macho Koopa Troopa will appear, so go back off the bridge. When it slides across, hit its seal, and then Hammer it again to knock it off the bridge. Go across the bridge.
On the other side, there is a hidden ? Block on the far right with Treasure No. 116. Look for its shadow on the ground.
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Find two diamond tiles: one on the southwest corner of the platform, one up the east staircase against the east wall at the top. Hit both of them with the Hammer to create a Magic Circle. With the 1,000-Fold Arms, you'll need to solve a puzzle. Hit the blocks in this order: bottom-left, top-left, top-middle, top-right. Go up and across into the next room.
Above the second block from the right, there is a hidden ? Block with Treasure No. 117. Look for its shadow on the ground.
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Go up the staircase into the next room. When you advance on the bridge, Folder Soldiers will rush at you from the other end. Go back and hit the Olly statue on the left multiple times until it falls, spinning the bridge and sending all the soldiers in.
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In the next room, hit any of the walls. After a cutscene, a battle with Stapler will begin.How to Beat Stapler

The Final Trial

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Hit Bowser with the Hammer. Go through the north door.
2 Go up the staircase in the next room.
Pull up the ? Block on the east side of the middle platform to get Treasure No. 118.
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Fight King Olly.How to Beat King Olly

Continue the Game for 100% Clear

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Congratulations! You've completed Paper Mario: The Origami King. But the adventure's not over yet – after the end credits, once you reload your save, a new Pipe will appear to take you back outside Origami Castle.

There's plenty more to explore, so be sure to collect everything the game has to offer!

100% Completion Guide

Origami Castle Video Walkthrough

Origami Castle

Vs. King Olly

Tips & Strategies

Buy Mushrooms in Advance

Many of the traps in Origami Castle have a tendency to deal 100 damage a pop, which can take Mario out if he falls into a trap twice. You'll want to be sure to heal up each time you fall into a trap, so this is not the time to be stingy with Mushrooms! Head back to Toad Town through Pipe No. 6 before going in and stock up.

How to Avoid the Origami Mouths (Fortune Tellers)

Each time the Origami Mouths appear, they will come out in a different pattern to try to mangle Mario.

On the First Bridge

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The first time they appear, the mouths will cross in both directions. If you go across too slowly, you'll get caught, so wait for the moment when both mouths have just gotten out of the way, then run ahead to avoid getting hit by any more mouths coming up to grab you.

On the Second Bridge

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At this point, the mouths will change their pattern, so if you throw caution to the wind and run straight ahead like last time, you'll get a guaranteed bad fortune of 100 damage. You'll want to stand in between the mouths as they come two at a time, then walk ahead one at a time to avoid the next set of mouths coming up. If you continue step-by-step in this way, you'll be in the clear!

Boss Strategy Guide


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The final member of the League of Stationary. The Stapler is tough, but goes down like the rest – once it's vulnerable, attack with the arms!

The Stapler's weak when it runs out of staples, so use Jump attacks and the 1,000-Fold Arms, which significantly decrease its number of staples.

How to Beat Stapler

King Olly

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It all comes down to this. Olly will transform into each of the four Vellumentals, though if you run out his HP first, he won't get the chance to do all four.

In the next phase, go directly behind Bowser and hammer away with the Arms! Finally, rearrange the tile and time your jumps each time he attacks to dodge.

How to Beat King Olly

Origami Castle Toad Locations

0 Locations Total

There are no Toads to be found here. Check out our full list of Toad locations to find the ones you're missing!

Complete list of Toad Locations

Origami Castle Collectible Treasure Locations

6 Locations Total

Treasure Name and How to Find
Treasure No. 113.pngEnlarge Treasure No. 113:
Luigi's Kart
In the first room with the Fire Bros, go left at the first fork to find a folded ? Block with this treasure.
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Treasure No. 114:
Bullet Bill
In a ? Block in Origami Castle
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Paper Plane Squadron
In a ? Block inside the origami house after the Koopa Troopa puzzle.
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Paper Macho Crater Crashers
At the end of the main hall, in the area with the block puzzle, find it in a hidden ? Block.
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Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle
After finishing the block bridge in the block puzzle, in a hidden ? Block above the block second from the right.
Treasure No. 118.pngEnlarge Treasure No. 118:
Origami Castle
In the final room before Olly, in a folded ? Block on the central platform.

Locations for All Collectible Treasure

Origami Castle ? Block (Hidden Block) Locations

13 Locations Total

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Origami Castle Not-Bottomless (Confetti) Hole Locations

0 Locations Total

There are no Not-Bottomless Holes in Origami Castle

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