How to Play the Trial of Courage Minigame | How to Get the Courage Orb | Paper Mario: The Origami King (Switch)

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

Trial of Courage Stages

Stage 1

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Press A to pull a rope and drop an iron weight from above. Once the weight is below where the arrow is pointing, press A again to stop it from falling. Be careful not to stop it too late, as it will flatten Mario and you will have to restart the trial.

Note: The items are measured from the bottom, so even if the top of the weight is slightly above the line, it will be counted as a pass.

Stage 2

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Works just like Stage 1, but with the arrow pointing lower and closer to Mario.

Stage 3

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Works just like Stage 2, but the item is a Thwomp that falls faster. Pull the rope when the bottom of the Thwomp passes the line.

What is the Trial of Courage

Trials on Diamond Island

The Trials on Diamond Island

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

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!

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Trial of Courage Rewards

Courage Orb

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

Trial of Wisdom Tips

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Be Patient, Watch the Shadow

There's a reason why this minigame is called the Trial of Courage! Don't be scared of getting hit by the falling objects. Wait patiently until you see their shadow looming over you, then get ready to Press A!

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