A Horsetail is an item found in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Super Paper Mario.


Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Horsetails can be found in Petal Meadows in this game where Mario must hammer a Candy Cane 10 times to make a Horsetail pop out. Horsetails only restore 3 HP making them a rather poor recovery item. However, Horsetails can be cooked with a Turtley Leaf for a Healthy Salad which are both much better recovery items.

Super Paper Mario

Horsetail SPM
In this game, Horsetails can now be purchased in the Itty Bits shop in the Dotwood Tree for 18 coins. Putrid Piranhas may also drop Horsetails when they are defeated. Horsetails now replenish 7 HP and cures Poison which is a minor improvement from the previous game. However, they can be still used in recipes that make for better healing items such as cooking a Horsetail by itself for a Roast Horsetail.


First Ingredient + Second Ingredient = Result
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Horsetail + Turtley Leaf = Healthy Salad
Super Paper Mario
Horsetail + = Roast Horsetail
Horsetail + Big Egg = Omelette Plate
Horsetail + Cake Mix = Horsetail Tart
Horsetail + Koopa Leaf = Koopa Pilaf