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This guide shows you how to play and how to beat the Trial of Wisdom Minigame, on Diamond Island, in Paper Mario: The Origami King, for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to play the Trial of Wisdom and the best strategy to complete it!

Trial of Wisdom Quiz Answers

There are three challenges in the Trial of Wisdom. Overcome all challenges to get Wisdom Orb!

First Trial of Wisdom Question

Question Answer
The number of Shell Stones that Mario inserted into the Earth Vellumental Temple was four. ✔︎
The pictures drawn on the first floor of Overlook Tower were of mushrooms and an apple.
The name of Captain T. Ode's submarine is the Princess Peach.
The final stop on the downriver tour is Autumn Mountain.
The number of streamers that you have cleared so far is three. ✔︎

Second Trial of Wisdom Question

Question Answer
One ton of iron is heavier than one ton of cotton.
Shogun Studios has a photo studio, a tower and a theater. Of all these locations, the theater is the largest.
Every hill in Overlook Mountain has an equal number of uphill and downhill slopes. ✔︎
Twelve passengers are riding a bus. If five of them get off at their stops, seven people will remain on the bus.
If you pass the sixth-, fith-, and fourth-place runners in a marathon, you'll finish in third place.

Third Trial of Wisdom Question

Trial of Wisdom - Mushroom Logics

Find the Truthspeaker

A, B and C Statements Toad speaking the Truth
A: I'm telling the truth.
B: C is lying.
C: A is lying.
A: I'm telling the truth.
B: A is lying.
C: B is lying.
A: C is lying.
B: A is lying.
C: I'm telling the truth.

Generally, choosing the Toad that points to the Toad saying "I'm telling the truth." will be the correct answer.

For example, if A says "I'm telling the truth." and B says "A is lying.", then B will be speaking the truth.

Find the Liar

A, B and C Statements Lying Toad
A: The liar is B.
B: The liar is C.
C: I am not the liar.
A: The liar is C.
B: The liar is A.
C: I am not the liar.

Choosing the Toad that points to the Toad saying "I am not the liar." will be the correct answer when finding the liar as well.

For example, if C says "I am not the liar." and A says "The liar is C.", then A will be the liar.

What is the Trial of Wisdom

Trials on Diamond Island

The Trials on Diamond Island

The Trial of Wisdom is one of three trials waiting for you on Diamond Island, the other two being Trial of Power and Trial of Courage.

You get an Orb for clearing each of them and you need these to progress the story. However, you won't be able to access Trial of Courage and Trial of Wisdom until you defeat the Ice Vellumental, so do that first!

Trial of Wisdom Rewards

Wisdom Orb

Wisdom OrbWisdom Orb

As mentioned above, your reward for clearing the Trial of Wisdom is the Wisdom Orb. This is the only reward, so head to the Sea Tower to progress the story once you have all of them.

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Trial of Wisdom Tips

Pay 3000 for Easier Questions

Trial of Wisdom - Buy easy mode

After you fail the trial once, the Toad Statue will offer to make the trial easier in return for 3,000 Coins. This is a one-time payment, and you will get asked if you want to do the easier version of the trial every time you come back after failing.

Easy Mode Question Examples

Question 1
Mario has a mustache.
Mario has a brother.
Question 2
The name of the origami companion traveling with Mario is Kersti.
You are currently undergoing the Trial of Wisdom.
Question 3
Statements: (Find the truthspeaker)
A: B and C are lying.
B: A is lying.
C: A is lying.
Statements: (Find the liar)
A: C is lying.
B: C is lying.
C: A and B are lying.

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