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Start a Fire

Do you wanna build a fii~re? If so you've come to the right place! This is a guide on how to start the campfire in Paper Mario: The Origami King. The wood logs of the campfire in Whispering Woods are begging to be burned, and you get rewards to do so, so let's bring the heat!

How to Start the Fire

Defeat the Fire Vellumental

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To light fire (campfire) in Whispering Woods, first you will need the help of the Fire Vellumental.

This fiery foe can be found in the Scorching Sandpaper Desert, after rescuing Professor Toad. Technically, this is enough to light fire, but that won't give any rewards on its own, so you will want to continue the story until you...

Get the Sea Chart and Find the Shell

The Great Sea Map CompleteEnlarge

To get a use out of the camfire at Whispering Woods, you also need the Sea Chart. To get it, you need to defeat Rubber Band and enter the Sun Altar in Scorching Sandpaper Desert.

After that, clear the fog on Bonehead Island, then set out to search for the Big Shell.

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How to Find the Big Shell

1 Big Shell LocationEnlarge
Use the Sea Chart to head to the border between C3 and D3.
2 Big Shell Shy GuyEnlarge
Find the Shy Guy and dive here with the D-pad.
3 Pull up the Big ShellEnlarge
Pull up the Big Shell.

Go to Whispering Woods

Now that the preparations are finally done, it's time to return to Whispering Woods and start to light fire!

How to Light the Campfire

1 Go to Whispering WoodsEnlarge
Head to Whispering Woods and the campfire.
2 Use the Magic CircleEnlarge
Find the Magic Circle to the left of the campfire and use the Fire Vellumental's powers.
3 Use the Big ShellEnlarge Use the Big Shell on the grill and wait for it to open.

And that's it! Congratulations on finally starting the Whispering Woods fire!

Rewards for Lighting the Campfire

Toad Trapped in the Shell

Toad from the Big Shell

The (Venus) Toad you end up freeing from the Shell is actually the owner of the Cabin close by, and the last Toad to collect in Whispering Woods.

List of All Toad Locations


Treasure No. 3 - Ol Grandsappy

Once Venus Toad has been freed, you can enter the cabin by the campsite to find the last treasure of Whispering Woods, Treasure No. 3: Ol' Grandsappy.

Those 100% warm almost as much as the fire!

List of All Collectible Treasure Locations


Burn Baby Burn
And lastly, if you are anything like us, you will either get Disco Inferno or Burn Baby Burn stuck in your head. Enjoy!

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1 Anonymous9 months

Its Hole Punch. Not Rubber Band.

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