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This guide gives an explanation of Ring Battle Panels, during Boss Battles, in Paper Mario: The Origami King, for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn the effect of every Ring Battle Panel and how to use them effectively!

Explanation of Ring Battle Panels (Click to jump!)
Arrow Panel.pngArrow Panel Action Panel.pngAction Panel Magic Circle Panel.pngMagic Circle Magic Circle Switch.pngON Switch Hint Envelope.pngHint Envelope
Treasure Chest.pngTreasure Chest x2 Striking Power.pngx2 Power Extra Action Panel.pngExtra Action Heart.pngHeart -

Explanation of Ring Battle Panels

Boss Battle Basics

Unlike in ordinary Ring Battles, in Boss Battles, you start outside the rings and you goal is to move towards the center and land on an Action Panel to attack. Instead of changing the enemies' positions to line them up for an attack, you'll change the positions of ring icons and battle panels in order to land an attack on the boss
Below, we'll explain the effect of each battle panel and ring icon.

Arrow Panel

Arrow Panel Description
Arrow Panel.png These dictate the direction that Mario will move. When he walks over one of these spaces, he will immediately turn in its direction and walk until he goes over another panel or comes to a stop. Rotate the rings while keeping an eye on these to know what path Mario will take!

Action Panel

Arrow Panel Explanation
Action Panel.png Landing on this space allows Mario to choose a weapon (Boots, Hammer, etc) and attack. The exact weapon you should use depends on the situation, as they will have different targets, indicated when selecting the weapon. If you do not end your move on an Action Panel, you won't be able to attack!

Magic Circle Panel

Magic Circle Panel Explanation
Magic Circle Panel.png Similar to an Action Panel, but this one lets you use your 1000-Fold Arms whenever you land on it. This will show up in the second phase of this battle.

Magic Circle Switch

Magic Circle Switch Panel Explanation
Magic Circle Switch.png In some battles, you will first need to step on an ON Panel in order to activate the Magic Circles.

Hint Envelope

Hint Envelope Panel Explanation
Hint Envelope.png These envelopes will contain hints about how to damage the boss. If you are stuck and unsure of what to do, picking these up can guide you.

Treasure Chest

Treasure Chest Panel Explanation
Treasure Chest.png Walk past these to spread coins and hearts all over the map.

x2 Striking Power

Striking Power Panel Explanation
x2 Striking Power.png Allows you to do double damage when attacking. If picking one of these up and getting to an Action Panel in the same move is feasible, you should definitely do it, as it will allow you to take out the boss much quicker.

Extra Action Panel

Extra Action Panel Explanation
Extra Action Panel.png Gives Mario an extra attack. Like the x2 panel, getting these is a very efficient way to damage the boss, since you'll be able to strike with your hammer/boots twice for each Action Panel you land on.


Heart Explanation
Heart.png Though not a panel, these hearts appear on the Ring Battlefield to restore some HP. Shows up occasionally on the map, and can also be spread by going over a treasure chest space.

List of Boss Battles

Now that you've learned all about Ring Battle Panels, test out your skills on the bosses! You can even battle them again and again using Bossotronic Fighter in the Battle Lab!

Boss Fight Guide & List of All Bosses

Red Streamer Zone Bosses

Earth Vellumental.jpgEarth Vellumental The Missile Maestro - Colored Pencils.pngColored Pencils

Blue Streamer Zone Bosses

Water Vellumental.pngWater Vellumental Rubber Bands.pngRubber Band

Yellow Streamer Zone Bosses

Blooper.pngGooper Blooper Pokey.pngGiant Pokey
Fire Vellumetntal.pngFire Vellumental Hole Punch.pngHole Punch

Purple Streamer Zone Bosses

Ice Vellumental.pngIce Vellumental Tape.pngTape

Green Streamer Zone Bosses

Sumo Bro Banner.jpgSumo Bros Handaconda.pngHandaconda
Buzzy Beetle.pngBuzzy Beetle Scissors Intro.pngScissors


Stapler Banner.pngStapler Olly - The Origami King.pngKing Olly

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