All Paper Mario: The Origami King Bosses

There are a handful of Paper Mario: The Origami King bosses. Here's a list of all of them and a look at the combat system.

Paper Mario: The Origami King has finally arrived and will task players with saving Princess Peach from the hands of King Olly. In the game, players will travel through multiple areas in their quest to rescue the Princess and will often need to win boss battles to advance the storyline. In this guide, we are going to take a look at all of the Paper Mario: The Origami King bosses that players will have to face.

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This guide contains some story spoilers, obviously, so if you want to go into the game fresh, you may want to turn back!

Every Boss in Paper Mario: The Origami King

There are seven main bosses in Paper Mario: The Origami King that players will need to work their way through in order to beat the main campaign. In typical Nintendo fashion, the bosses are a bit odd, as they’re all office supplies until you reach the final battle, which is against King Olly himself. In the list below, you’ll find all of the Paper Mario: The Origami King bosses.

  • Colored Pencils
  • Rubber Band
  • Hole Punch
  • Tape 
  • Scissors
  • Stapler 
  • King Olly

The battle system in the game is a bit of an odd one, as players will engage in turn-based combat and will use moveable rings to get different power-ups during the fight. Each boss will be a bit different in their attacks, but the combat system is more or less the same in every fight. You’ll have to move the rings around to collect power-ups and get to the boss to deal damage, then they’ll take a swing at you, and so on and so forth. 

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Perhaps the most interesting of the Paper Mario: The Origami King bosses is the final boss battle against King Olly in two different forms, a dragon and a turtle. Once they’re defeated, Bowser will fight the King head-on and Mairo will assist while dodging attacks. Of course, there is a bit more to it, but that is the main idea of the fight!

Now that you know about all of the Paper Mario: The Origami King bosses, you should have a good idea of how far along you are in the game. Overall, it should take around 20-30 hours to beat the main campaign, depending on how many collectibles you hunt and side quests you complete! If you want to get a better idea of how combat works in the game, be sure to check out the video below.

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