Mario poisoned in Paper Mario
First Game Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Appearances Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Paper Mario series
Mario & Luigi series
Effects The victim takes consistent damage until the poisoning is cured.
Cure(s) Tasty Tonics
Refreshing Herbs
Several healing spells

Poison is a deadly ailment that appears in nearly every Mario RPG. Whenever a character is Poisoned, they lose HP over the given turns. They must be healed with a certain item quickly.


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

The Poison ailment first appeared in this game. A player turns purple when they are poisoned and lose HP over the given turns. Many enemies in the Forest Maze can inflict this status and a player must use a Heal Herb or Peach's Heal move to cure the poison.

Paper Mario series

Poison is very common in the Paper Mario games. Usually whenever Mario or his partners get poisoned, they will have that ailment for nine turns. Enemies like Poison Puffs or even bosses like Bowser are able to poison the heroes. Poisoned is very different in Super Paper Mario as the player must quickly move the Wii Remote up and down to rid the ailment. Items like Tasty Tonics are commonly used to heal poisons. Refresh, Sweet Treat, and Sweet Feast are helpful as well. Having the Feeling Fine badge equipped prevents the Poisoned aliment all together.

Also, Mario can get poisoned by eating or getting three Poison Mushrooms on the slot in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario should always try his best to avoid this toxic fungus.

Mario & Luigi series

Poison is also present in this game series. Whenever Mario or Luigi get poisoned, they will lose a certain amount of HP up to at least three turns. Refreshing Herbs are commonly used to help rid this ailment in this game. Certain enemies can inflict this status on the heroes.

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Bowser has his own version of this status effect called Sick. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is the first (and so far only) Mario RPG not to have the Poison Status Effect instead the Mini status effect occurs. The status effect returns in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. However, the latter introduces a much more harmful variant of Poison called Max Poison that deals much more damage from.

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