Badge Combinations FAQ by KirbyManiac
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                 A READER-ENHANCED LIST OF BADGE COMBINATIONS

Paper Mario Badge Combos (v3.1) (August 31, 2009)
This FAQ written and updated by Matthew Danyeur (aka KirbyManiac).

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[0]  T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S
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[1] Introduction
[2] Version History
[3] What is Paper Mario?
[4] What is a Badge?
[5] What is a Badge Combination?
[6] Badge Combinations
[7] Badge Costs
[8] Copyright Info
[9] Thanks and Final Words

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[1]  I N T R O D U C T I O N
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     Hello, readers! This is the first game FAQ I've ever written, and it kept
my interest for just under a year and a half before languishing in obscurity
for seven more years. It's just a "for-fun" kind of FAQ, surviving mainly on
content submitted by readers and not offering the kind of gameplay strategies
or comprehensive tables you might see in other FAQs.

     So apparently, in my youth, I gave permission for GameFAQs, Neoseeker, and
cheating.de to host this FAQ. Given the age of the game there probably aren't
any other big websites that would be interested in hosting this FAQ as well,
and the fans who still play this game probably visit GameFAQs anyway.

     I originally asked readers not to steal the ASCII art at the top of the
FAQ, but today I don't find it impressive, and I probably couldn't give it away
if I wanted to. If you want to copy it, fine. Heck, I'll probably just replace
it with something made by one of those ASCII-art-generating websites I found
out about a few years back.

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[2]  V E R S I O N   H I S T O R Y
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v1.0 (submitted February 27, 2001): This was the first draft, containing the
first three Combos by me. I hope to add more, so send 'em in (details at the
end of the FAQ). So far, GameFAQs is the only site allowed to post this FAQ.

v1.1 (submitted March 1, 2001): Updated a few errors, and added some Combos,
including some that others have given me permission to use. Send in any you
may have, too!

v1.2 (submitted March 5, 2001): A couple of new Combos. Oh, and Neoseeker.com
offered to host my FAQ. So if you see it there, remember, it's allowed to have
it! And it's been four weeks since my fifteenth birthday on February 5! Woohoo!

v1.3 (submitted March 7, 2001): I read something from Spike on the GameFAQs
Message Boards. He says to combine the "Last Chance!" and "Untouchable" Combos.
Excellent idea.

v1.4 (submitted March 11, 2001): Mastermind really is the mastermind of Badge
Combos, sending in four spectacular ones, and many more to come.

v1.5 (submitted March 13, 2001): Got a Combo from squirrelboy, as he would like
to be called. He says the Combo is the one he uses against Bowser.

v1.6 (submitted March 19, 2001): Here come three more Combos from Mastermind
(and one of them happened to be one I had thought of myself). Oh well...

v1.7 (submitted March 27, 2001): Mastermind reminded me to update... hey, I
actually have a real life, ya know! ^_^ But seriously, I'm glad you guys care.

v1.8 (submitted April 7, 2001): Yawn... what time is it? ACK! Wow, it's been a
while since I last updated... sorry about that. Oh well, better late then
never, right?

v2.0 (submitted May 1, 2001): Surprised? I bet... anyway, because the size of
this update is about two updates, I've skipped v1.9 and gone straight to v2.0.
Enjoy, please.

v2.1 (submitted May 17, 2001): OK, from now on, updates will be about every
half-month as long as I keep getting Combos, no matter how many or how few I'm
sent. Capisce?

v2.2 (submitted June 1, 2001): Updates! Yay! Um...also, cheating.de is a new
host of my FAQ. The site may be in another language, but hey, that doesn't
matter to me.

v2.3 (submitted July 18, 2001): OK, XShortguy008 (the 007 was temporary, he
says) has granted us three more Badge Combos.

v2.4 (submitted October 23, 2001): I've been going without an update for WAY
too long, haven't I? Anyhoo, got some more Badge Combos, and from new people,
too!

v2.5 (submitted October 24, 2001): Erk, I never sent in the last update. Oh
well, that means you get a lot more only one day later!

v2.6 (submitted June 29, 2002): "Um... I'm not quite dead yet..." so it looks
like you're FINALLY getting a HUMONGOUS update! Sorry, blame school.

v3.0 (submitted July 14, 2009): Seven years later... one email... will uncover
a forgotten text. Badge Combos... Version 3... now playing!

v3.1 (submitted August 31, 2009): I've added a couple of new submissions and
the first YouTube video URL.

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[3]  W H A T   I S   P A P E R   M A R I O ?
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     You've gotta know who Mario is. That's why there's no "Who is Mario?"
chapter in this FAQ. And now that there are three games with "Paper Mario"
somewhere in the title, you probably know something about them too. In fact, I
should probably be the one who's ashamed to have not yet played the newer two
ones at all. But as for the game itself, Paper Mario is a role-playing game set
in the colorful fantasy world of the Mushroom Kingdom. The designs of allies
and enemies alike are based on familiar faces, and the action frequently calls
on its platformer roots while still bringing along many gameplay elements of
the RPG genre, including turn-based battles, experience levels, and list-based
inventories of items and equipment. The characters are physically paper-thin
(hence the title) but exist in a three-dimensional world, creating a new visual
experience to help contrast with Super Mario RPG before it.

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[4]  W H A T   I S   A   B A D G E ?
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     Many RPGs -- including Super Mario RPG -- let the player swap the weapons
and armor carried by the player characters whenever they buy or find new ones.
Paper Mario doesn't really do that: at most, you get a few upgrades to your
hammer and boots. Part of this game's unique gameplay is that equipping various
Badges you'll find endows Mario with new attacks, stat boosts, or other special
powers -- and that is where RPG-like customization comes in. Mario is limited
in the number of Badges he can wear at once by his Badge Points, or BP. He has
only 3 BP at the start of the game, but he can choose to increase that number
by three more when he gains a new experience level, with a maximum of 30 BP.
Badges with more powerful effects tend to cost more BP to equip. Since this
guide is all about wearing Badges together, there's a chapter with a list of
all the Badges and their BP costs. If you want to know what a Badge does or
where to find it in the game, then there are already plenty of other FAQs that
have those angles covered.

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[5]  W H A T   I S   A   B A D G E   C O M B I N A T I O N ?
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     Badge combo, badge setup... players may have different names for their
currently-equipped Badges, and I don't remember the game giving the idea a
particular name, so "badge combination" (or "badge combo") it is for this FAQ.
To be more specific, a badge combination is any group of Badges whose effects
complement each other for a particular purpose (such as earning lots of coins,
maximizing Mario's attacking or defending power, or just offering a wacky
assortment of abilities). Since most of Mario's customization comes from the
Badges he wears, some players might handicap his other stats and rely on a
skillful choice of Badges to succeed as a game challenge.

     Many others have submitted their own badge combinations to me, and you can
too! The suggested format is at the beginning of the next section, and my
contact info is near the very end of the FAQ. Unfortunately, there are plenty
of old submissions that never made it in and have been long lost to the digital
ether due to my waning interest at the time. Maybe this revival of the FAQ can
help change that.

     Finally -- and this is the event that spurred my reinterest in this FAQ --
I've been contacted by an individual named Krystian who wants to make video
demonstrations of the badge combos here and post them up on YouTube. Since many
of the combos here could use some actual critique (especially considering their
age), it sounds like a golden opportunity to expand upon the whole purpose of
this FAQ. Krystian's YouTube channel is "Novicegamer43", and I'll be adding
video links in future updates, so stay tuned!

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[6]  B A D G E   C O M B I N A T I O N S
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Badge combinations are written in the following format:

> Name of Badge combination
> Submitter of badge combination
> Total BP required to equip badge combination
> List of Badges (with BP requirement for each Badge)
> Description of badge combination

For example:

NAME: For Demonstration Only!
SUBMITTER: KirbyManiac
BP REQUIRED: 6
BADGES: Badge A (1)
        Badge B (2)
        Badge C (3)
This combo is for showing what the format looks like. It's quite cheap at only
6 BP, but doesn't have much practical purpose beyond demonstration.

Descriptions in quotes are written by the combo's original submitter, though I
do proofread and edit for readability. Also, if I have a comment on someone
else's description, it'll show up in square brackets.

Once Krystian has uploaded a video of a combo, I'll add its YouTube link to the
combo's information. Please contribute your thoughts to make this FAQ even more
useful to its readers!

Now, onto the real badge combinations!

NAME: Jump to It!
SUBMITTER: KirbyManiac
BP REQUIRED: 21
BADGES: Power Jump (1)
        Mega Jump (3)
        Multibounce (1)
        Jump Charge (1)
        S. Jump Chg. (2)
        Shrink Stomp (1)
        Sleep Stomp (1)
        Dizzy Stomp (1)
        D-Down Jump (2)
        Power Bounce (2)
        Ice Power (2)
        Fire Shield (2)
        Spike Shield (2)
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv1_ig5vQ9E
As you can tell, this combo is suited for Jump attacks. Although some, like
Power Jump, aren't very useful by the time you get some of the other Badges,
they allow for a variety of attacks. Other Badges in this combo let you Jump on
enemies that usually hurt Mario if he tries to jump on them.

NAME: Hammer Time!
SUBMITTER: KirbyManiac
BP REQUIRED: 18
BADGES: Power Smash (1)
        Mega Smash (3)
        Smash Charge (1)
        S. Smash Chg. (2)
        Spin Smash (1)
        Quake Hammer (1)
        Power Quake (2)
        Mega Quake (3)
        Hammer Throw (2)
        D-Down Pound (2)
Similar to "Jump To It!" but with Hammer attacks instead. In case you don't
know, the Ice Power Badge gives both Jump AND Hammer attacks an icy boost,
which is why it's also in here. For Spear Guys with their spear pointed
forward, you might want the Spike Shield Badge equipped if you decide to use
Hammer attacks on them.

NAME: Sound Off!
SUBMITTER: KirbyManiac
BP REQUIRED: 0
BADGES: Attack FX A (0)
        Attack FX B (0)
        Attack FX C (0)
        Attack FX D (0)
        Attack FX E (0)
Each Attack FX Badge causes Mario's attacks to have different sounds when they
hit. Equipping more than one Attack FX Badge at a time causes the Badge that
changes the sound made from attacking to be randomly chosen for each hit,
causing a smorgasbord of varying sounds. Attack FX Badges cost no BP to wear,
so why not try this combo at least for fun?

NAME: Now You Saw Me...
SUBMITTER: KirbyManiac
BP REQUIRED: 14
BADGES: Chill Out (2)
        Speedy Spin (1)
        Dizzy Attack (2)
        Spin Attack (3)
        First Attack (1)
        Bump Attack (5)
When rushing through areas with weak enemies, not wanting to fight, this badge
combo allows you to blaze through battles, should you find yourself in an
unwanted one. Many of these Badges only work on enemies too weak to give any
Star Points when defeated.

NAME: Power Up! (name by KirbyManiac)
SUBMITTER: wwwcom654
BP REQUIRED: 12
BADGES: Power Plus (6)
        Power Bounce (2)
        Spike Shield (2)
        Dodge Master (2)
Not a bad combo. Sure, it's like my first one, but it's simple and more likely
you would equip all of it, plus it has Power Plus in it. Dodge Master makes
Action Commands easier to time, which helps make more Power Bounces in a row.
Spike Shield is pretty much a must for Jump-related combos.

NAME: Coins Galore! (name by KirbyManiac)
SUBMITTER: wwwcom654
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Power Quake (2)
        Peekaboo (3)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Power Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        Money Money (7)
According to the creator, this helps make money in Dry Dry Desert. Well, it
works, but later you can use something like Bump Attack to instantly beat the
enemies you run into. Plus, you need quite a few Star Pieces to trade to Merlow
for Money Money. Of course, this combo can be quite practical elsewhere.

NAME: Last Chance! (name by KirbyManiac)
SUBMITTER: Spike
BP REQUIRED: 3
BADGES: Last Stand (1)
        Power Rush (1)
        Mega Rush (1)
If you find yourself in Danger (5 HP or less) frequently, this combo can work
wonders. Now, there are some other Badges that work well with this combo (like
Lucky Day), but this is quite a good start. It packs a wallop, and even at the
start of this game you would have enough BP to wear this badge combo (if you
somehow have these Badges back then).

NAME: Untouchable
SUBMITTER: Chris Tran (aka PaperBowser)
BP REQUIRED: 11
BADGES: Close Call (1)
        Pretty Lucky (3)
        Lucky Day (7)
"This Combo will make you almost invincible. With Pretty Lucky and Lucky Day,
you would be less likely to be hit. When you're in Danger, Close Call will be
activated making you even more invincible. If you want to become even more
invincible, use Lakilester's Cloud Nine. When you use this, the chances of
being hit is 25% or less."

Spike suggested to combine the two combos above. Heh, just look at what it
does... and at only 14 BP too! Plumber caps off to Spike!

NAME: All-Purpose Battling Outfit
SUBMITTER: Giovanni
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Power Bounce (2)
        Double Dip (1)
        Peekaboo (3)
        Dodge Master (2)
        Power Plus (6)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Ice Power (2)
        Fire Shield (2)
        Spike Shield (2)
        Feeling Fine (4)
        Zap Tap (4)
        Attack FX A (0)
        Attack FX B (0)
        Attack FX C (0)
        Attack FX D (0)
        Attack FX E (0)
"Basically an all-out battling outfit. Fire Shield + Ice Power + Spike Shield
are there so you can Power Bounce on anything, and Power Plus + Ice Power ups
the damage you do. Dodge Master is deceiving: it not only makes the action
command work more when you defend against enemy strikes, but it also makes the
action command work more when you attack, too! You can get like 75 Power
Bounces (my record) this way. Feeling Fine so you can continue to Bounce
unobstructed, and Zap Tap for that extra damage and for when those annoying
Fuzzys decide to become vampires... they won't even touch you. Double Dip so
you can fully heal w/ a Deluxe Feast and something else. Damage Dodge combos
with Dodge Master so you block more attacks w/ more effectiveness.  Peekaboo
makes it so you don't have to Tattle on Bowser and still see his HP, netting
you an extra turn to attack.  And the Attack FX Badges are there for no reason
at all..."

NAME: Pure Offense
SUBMITTER: Chris Tran (aka PaperBowser)
BP REQUIRED: 24
BADGES: Power Bounce (2)
        Dodge Master (2)
        Power Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        P-Up, D-Down (2)
        All or Nothing (4)
        Spike Shield (2)
"With this Badge Combo, all you want to do is just keep using Power Bounce. If
you have the Ultra Boots, your attack power will be 7. With the Power Bounce
and Dodge Master badge, you will be able to do 20 damage or more if you're good
at timing. I also recommend Watt for your partner because she can use Electro
Dash, doing 5 at Ultra-rank so that's 25+ per turn. You can easily beat the
Master's final form in 4 turns or less."

NAME: "The Fortress"
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Defend Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        Mega Quake (3)
        Power Bounce (3)
Quite aptly named, IMHO. A fortress has solid offense and defense, and this
badge combo delivers there. The Plus Badges increases your powers, while Mega
Quake blasts earthbound enemies and knocks off enemies on the ceiling. Power
Bounce can nail a single threat, while Mega Quake shakes up anyone on the floor
and/or knocks off those on the ceiling.

NAME: "The Brick Wall"
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 17
BADGES: Defend Plus (6)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        Dodge Master (2)
This one's all about defense, obviously. With Defend Plus, the enemy needs
quite a bit of attack power to make a dent in Mario's HP, and Dodge Master
makes you block easier, further decreasing the hurt the opposition can deal.
With all three HP Plus Badges, you'll be able to keep Mario going a bit
longer, which can sometimes make a big difference.

NAME: "The Cannon"
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 24
BADGES: Power Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        Mega Smash (3)
Quite the opposite of the last one, this Combo reverses the roles. Mario hits
with a ton of attack power to blast through high defensive ratings, and FP Plus
Badges give him more Flower Points to use for Mega Smash, which hits with mucho
attack power anyway.

NAME: "Preparation X"
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Power Plus (6)
        Defend Plus (6)
        Power Bounce (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        Peekaboo (3)
        Mega Smash (3)
        Mega Quake (3)
When in unfamiliar territory, you can never be too careful. This well-rounded
combo is definitely a great way to go in such cases. Until you can max out your
BP to 30 and get all the needed Badges, you can use the various Badges you do
have to assemble a more BP-friendly version of it.

NAME: Pure Defense
SUBMITTER: squirrelboy
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Mega Quake (3)
        Power Plus (6)
        Defend Plus (6)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        P-Down, D-Up (2)
        Lucky Day (7)
"With this, you can take off a possible 4 damage, or avoid attack with Lucky
Day. Power Plus is to keep your attack even, and when you are facing someone
with a high defense, or a lot of enemies, you can use Mega Quake to take 'em
out."

NAME: Protective Barrier
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 23
BADGES: Spike Shield (2)
        Fire Shield (2)
        Defend Plus (6)
        Chill Out (2)
        Feeling Fine (4)
        Zap Tap (4)
        Damage Dodge (3)
This Combo really lives up to its name well. It's obviously different from the
Brick Wall combo from the same creator. The Shield Badges let you stomp on fire
and spiked enemies, while Zap Tap punishes enemies who physically attack. You
can lower the damage received with the defense-based Badges, and the rest takes
care of other related matters.

NAME: Multigain
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 29
BADGES: Payoff (2)
        Mega Quake (3)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        Bump Attack (5)
        Money Money (7)
This combo has "making money" written all over it. Payoff lets you get more
Coins from getting hurt, while the Happy Heart Badges restore the lost HP.
Blast the enemies with Mega Quake for heavy damage, and let the Happy Flower
Badges restore some of the FP. Once you win, whether from battling or Bump
Attack, Money Money keeps the Coins coming.

NAME: Extreme Focus
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 5
BADGES: Deep Focus (1)
        Deep Focus (1)
        Deep Focus (1)
        Group Focus (2)
Equipping all three Deep Focus Badges lets Mario lets him restore... just over
a full bar of Star Power? Maybe having all three isn't any better than just
having one, but I could be wrong... I hope so! Unfortunately, Badges don't have
any effect on your allies, so they still restore half a bar of Star Power when
Group Focus lets them use Focus.

NAME: Give me it all back!
SUBMITTER: Pieomon
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Happy Flower (3)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        Power Bounce (2)
        HP Drain (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        All or Nothing (4)
        Flower Finder (3)
        Heart Finder (3)
"This is so that you gain the max amount of stuff back. The FP Plus Badge helps
you get in more Power Bounces. If you Power Bounce 5 times, HP Drain'll give
you 5 HP every turn! All or Nothing is to help your attack back up, and the
other stuff is to gain back Flower and Heart Points that you do happen to
lose."

NAME: Strength in Powers
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 22
BADGES: Mega Jump (3)
        Multibounce (1)
        Shrink Stomp (1)
        Sleep Stomp (1)
        Dizzy Stomp (1)
        D-Down Jump (2)
        Power Bounce (3)
        Mega Smash (3)
        Mega Quake (3)
        Hammer Throw (2)
        D-Down Pound (2)
With this Badge Combo, you gain a huge variety of Hammer and Jump attacks. Use
the Stomp Badges to inflict various status effects, and the Mega Badges launch
attacks that make "powerful" an understatement. Wait, isn't this just a
toned-down combination of my first two Combos? Oh well, it sure packs a
punch... er, hammer and jump...

NAME: Flower Reserve
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Flower Saver (6)
        Flower Saver (6)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        Mega Smash (3)
        Power Bounce (3)
        Multibounce (1)
        Dizzy Attack (2)
With this Combo, you can maximize your FP count, and reduce the cost of the
techniques available from the attack-related Badges. [NOTE: According to
sonofbreid, it's useless to equip more than one Flower Saver Badge at once. I
must check this for myself.]

NAME: HP+FP+SP+Items
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 26
BADGES: Deep Focus (1)
        Deep Focus (1)
        Deep Focus (1)
        Group Focus (2)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        Triple Dip (3)
Note: the SP in the title stands for Star Power. With that said, this Combo is
quite aptly named. With the maximum in HP and FP, the ability to recover Star
Power and use three items at once, it's like a great insurance policy at the
price of only 26 BP. Equipping Double Dip might help for when you only need to
use two items at once instead of three.


NAME: Super Man
SUBMITTER: Drew Haas (aka MEGA Articuno)
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Close Call (1)
        Pretty Lucky (7)
        Dodge Master (2)
        P-Down, D-up (2)
        Defense Plus (6)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
"As the name says, you won't be touched much. IF you are touched, however,
you'll have so little damage it won't hurt you. Also, Water Block and Cloud
Nine help this combo A LOT. Everything is self-explanitory, so it's easy to
figure out what this combo does. At least I hope so. :ř"

NAME: Ultimate Bounce!
SUBMITTER: squirrelboy
BP REQUIRED:
BADGES: D-Down Jump (2)
        Power Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        Defend Plus (6)
        P-Up, D-Down (2)
        All or Nothing (4)
        Power Bounce (2)
"This combo is a no-nonsense powerhouse-jump creator. A jump on a regular enemy
will do 14 damage, no FP! (3+2 from Power Plus, 1 from P-Up, D-down, and 1 from
All or Nothing = 7 x 2 from the timed hit and you've got 14!) Defend Plus is to
counteract the effect of P-Up, D-Down so you don't die too quickly, Power
Bounce is if they have a high HP, and D-Down Jump for a higher-defensive enemy.
Of course, it's good to have a couple of Life Shrooms handy in case you DO die,
but other than that, you should have no problems."

NAME: Multiattack
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 26
BADGES: Mega Quake (3)
        Multibounce (2)
        Flower Saver (6)
        Flower Saver (6)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
This combo focuses on attacking all enemies at once. Along with the two
attacking Badges, the rest maximize your FP count and minimize the rate at
which you use it. You could also throw in a Happy Flower Badge if you wanted.
[Author's note: Check double Flower Savers.]

NAME: Take a Chance!
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 24
BADGES: Lucky Day (7)
        Pretty Lucky (3)
        Close Call (1)
        All or Nothing (4)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
With this Combo, you're really taking a gamble. With Lucky Day, Pretty Lucky,
and Close Call, you've got a chance at staying in the game longer when at low
HP, hoping for the Happy Heart Badges to slowly restore it. The other two
Badges are nice complements.

NAME: HP Helper
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 26
BADGES: Defend Plus (6)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        Dodge Master (2)
        Heart Finder (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
Here you have a handy way of keeping your HP up. You have a high maximum HP,
the ability to slowly replenish HP and find HP-restoring Hearts, and a few
damage-evading Badges to boot. If you have some other Badges to lower the
damage you'll take, use 'em too!

NAME: FP Helper
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Flower Saver (6)
        Flower Saver (6)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        Flower Finder (3)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Happy Flower (3)
Meanwhile, this combo focuses on maintaining FP. Once again, you have increased
the limit, can get FP back and find Flowers to help restore it, and a pair of
FP-conserving Flower Saver Badges! Hmm...doesn't Flower Saver sound like a new
candy? Erm...never mind... [Author's note: Check double Flower Savers.]

NAME: "The Second Fortress"
SUBMITTER: VGMaster96 (aka Mastermind)
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Defend Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        HP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Damage Dodge (3)
This one is similar and different to the original Fortress combo. This one
provides no attack Badges, but provides some additional attack power. However,
most of the Badges in this combo are for providing ample defense.

NAME: Damage Down!
SUBMITTER: Yoshishi
BP REQUIRED: 28
BADGES: Damage Dodge (3)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Defend Plus (6)
        Dodge Master (2)
        Last Stand (1)
        Lucky Day (7)
        Pretty Lucky (3)
        P-Down, D-Up (2)
        Close Call (1)
"2 Damage Dodges and a Defend Plus helps you prevent up to 5 points of damage.
Dodge Master helps you time the action command better. Last Stand prevents half
the damage when your in danger. Pretty Lucky and Lucky Day make enemies miss
you a lot so you don't take that much damage anyways. Close Call adds even more
invincibility when your in danger. You probably won't even need Last Stand and
Close Call anyways since you'll take so little damage most of the time. So you
can take Last Stand and/or Close Call off if you want to and put on some some
other Badge. I'd recommend Zap Tap if you take them off. Zap Tap gets rid of
those annoying enemies who try to suck your HP out and recover it for
themselves."

NAME: Ultimate Power!
SUBMITTER: ~Tiger_dauthi
BP REQUIRED: 24
BADGES: Power Bounce (2)
        All or Nothing (4)
        Power Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        P-Up, D-Down (2)
        Dodge Master (2)
        S. Jump Charge (2)
"I beat Bowser in 4 turns with this (not counting Peach Beam). You have S. Jump
Charge to raise your attack by four, letting your partner attack or have
Lakilester use Cloud Nine while you're charging. If you charge for four turns,
you have an attack power of 34. If you time the Action Command, Bowser takes 33
damage since he has a defense of one. Use Power Bounce: 33 + 32 + 31 + 30 =
116, so just four hits and he's finished! Dodge Master helps with Power
Bouncing. Ice Power and/or Spike Shield helps for using this Combo elsewhere."

NAME: MONEY!!!
SUBMITTER: ~Tiger_dauthi
BP REQUIRED: 25
BADGES: Payoff (1)
        Money Money (7)
        Happy Heart (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        P-Up, D-Down (2)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
"This is Multigain tweaked a little to help you get more coins. By reducing
your defense [and also by skipping the Action Command], Payoff lets you gain
money. Two Happy Heart Badges gradually raise your HP back up, and the three HP
Plus Badges increase your maximum HP. If you donít have enough BP, at least
equip Money Money and Payoff, and gradually equip the other Badges as you
increase your BP."

NAME: All-Out Jumping
SUBMITTER: XShortguy007
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Power Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        D-Down Jump (2)
        Jump Charge (1)
        S. Jump Charge (2)
        Power Bounce (2)
        P-Up, D-Down (2)
        Spike Shield (2)
        All or Nothing (4)
        Power Rush (1)
        Mega Rush (1)
        Power Jump (1)
This is essentially my "Jump to It!" Combo reinforced with extra firepower.
Itís an excellent use of the extra BP, once you get enough.


NAME: The Bouncer
SUBMITTER: Nick122689 (aka Mingy Jongo)
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: All or Nothing (4)
        Chill Out (2)
        Defend Plus (6)
        Dodge Master (2)
        Fire Shield (2)
        Power Bounce (2)
        Power Plus (6)
        Spike Shield (2)
        Zap Tap (4)
        Attack FX A (0)
        Attack FX B (0)
        Attack FX C (0)
        Attack FX D (0)
        Attack FX E (0)
Bwa ha ha...for anyone who enjoys Power Bouncing, this should be a big hit. The
creator has changed the Badges in this Combo once more, and now we have several
defense-oriented Badges to supplement the offensive Badges.

NAME: Defender
SUBMITTER: XShortguy007
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: P-Down, D-Up (2)
        Defense Plus (6)
        Lucky Day (7)
        Pretty Lucky (3)
        Dodge Master (2)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Close Call (1)
        HP Plus (3)
"This Combo is used to slightly raise your HP and Dodge and Defend against
attacks, while sacrificing attack power just a little. The Master (third
battle) will only deal six damage instead of the usual 18 if successfully
blocked with this Combo."

NAME: Power Up! (name by KirbyManiac)
SUBMITTER: videogamer_64
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Multibounce (1)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        Power Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        Defend Plus (6)
        P-Up, D-Down (2)
        Damage Dodge (3)
"This badge combination is mostly offense with a little endurance. The two
Power Plus Badges and the P-Up, D-Down badge gives you 3 extra points of attack
power. Jump Power: 6+6=12! Hammer power: 9. Multibounce will do 6 points of
damage (which is a pretty good amount of damage in one hit) to both ground and
flying enemies for only 2FP! And don't worry about spiked enemies. Your hammer
will be so powerful that you can just whack'em with your hammer. The two HP
Plus badges give you 10 extra HP so that you can last pretty long. Ex. 50HP+
10HP=60HP!! The Defend Plus Badge is there to make up for the D-Down part of
the P-Up, D-Down badge. And if you're really good at the defending action
command then Damage Dodge gives you more defense to last longer. Some extra
stuff is that you could replace Multibounce with Mega Quake Hammer by either
taking the BP from HP Plus or Damage Dodge. The attack power would be 9 points
of damage to only ground and ceiling enemies. It may be more powerful, but it
costs 7FP, 5 more FP than Multibounce. And there aren't many ceiling enemies.
And you would only have 5 extra HP instead of 10 or you wouldn't be able to
have an extra defense point from Damage Dodge. But it's your call."

NAME: "Da Man"
SUBMITTER: Scott Jesse (aka Mario)
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Power Bounce (2)
        Group Focus (2)
        Deep Focus (1)
        Deep Focus (1)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Damage Dodge (3)
Well, you should probably throw out one of the Deep Focus Badges since it seems
that simultaneously wearing more than one does no more good than just wearing
one. However, what would fill that gap is up to you.

NAME: Destroyer
SUBMITTER: Z999z3 Mystorys
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Damage Dodge (3)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Defense Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        All or Nothing (4)
        Dodge Master (2)
Partially for increasing defense and partially for raising attack seems to be
the focus of this combo. Y'know, just between you and me...I think that 6 BP is
a bit pricy for raising a stat by one point. Oh well, not like that rant will
change anything...

NAME: Health, Strategy, Power, and Bouncing Craziness (name by VGMaster)
SUBMITTER: HyperBlissey
BP REQUIRED: 26
BADGES: HP Drain (3)
        Power Plus (6)
        Last Stand (1)
        Mega Rush (1)
        Power Rush (1)
        Power Bounce (2)
        S. Jump Charge (2)
        Multibounce (1)
        Ice Power (2)
        Spike Shield (2)
        Zap Tap (4)
        Quake Hammer (1)
"Because HP Drain is very useful to the weak, and Power Plus cancels it's minus
Attack power, I like it. When you add in Last Stand you'll take less damage
when your about to die, and you'll do more damage, too, with Power Rush. If you
have just 1 HP left you'll be even more Powerful with Mega Rush, and I find
that Dodge Master is a waste of BP for those very skilled at action commands,
so it isn't neccesary to complement fighting and is a hinderance, anyway. S
Jump Charge, Ice Power and Spike shield improve your Power Bouncing, and S Jump
Charge, for not much FP, can make your Multibounce stronger than Mega Quake,
while Quake Hammer is to get those things off the ceiling where you can hit
them with Jumps. Finally, Zap Tap keeps HP stealing creatures from doing ANY
damage at all, while keeping two-part attacks (the Master has one, for example)
from doing the second part."

NAME: Golem
SUBMITTER: XShortguy008
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Defend Plus (6)
        P-Down, D-Up (2)
        Happy Heart (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        Power Rush (1)
"High HP, Defense is off the roof, especially in danger, and recovers it all.
Let's see, alright, Bowser would originally do 8 damage with a claw attack. If
action command is successful, 4 damage, and you gain back two. if you have 3-5
HP, you cannot be destroyed, he'll do two, you'll regain two bringing you
almost immortal, its all in the timing. A Hard, Rock Golem! [this would be true
if the Happy Heart Badges always restored HP after your turn. Unfortunately,
they don't, so this combo does not totally make you invincible. It's very
close, though.]

NAME: Quick Cash
SUBMITTER: XShortguy008
BP REQUIRED: 19
BADGES: Bump Attack (5)
        Refund (1)
        Payoff (2)
        Money Money (7)
        I Spy (1)
        Chill Out (2)
        Speedy Spin (1)
"Go anywhere where the enemies are weak, reduce your HP to one, equip Bump
Attack, and get lots-o-money. At the end, recover with a Ultra Shroom or
something that gives you a lot of money, and bingo, lots of 'Casheroo.'"

NAME: FP Zero
SUBMITTER: XShortguy008
BP REQUIRED: 27
BADGES: Power Jump (1)
        Multibounce (1)
        Jump Charge (1)
        Shrink Stomp (1)
        Sleep Stomp (1)
        Dizzy Stomp (2)
        Power Smash (1)
        Smash Charge (1)
        Spin Smash (1)
        Quake Hammer (1)
        Hammer Throw (2)
        D-Down Pound (2)
        Flower Saver (6)
        Flower Saver (6)
"All the moves listed will take zero FP to make your life easier. Put whatever
in the remaining 3 BP. Who needs honey when you can have this?!" [Author's
note: Check double Flower Savers.]

NAME: Jack of All Trades
SUBMITTER: Christopher Liu
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Multibounce (1)
        Power Bounce (2)
        Power Smash (1)
        Hammer Throw (2)
        Dodge Master (2)
        Happy Heart (3)
        Deep Focus (1)
        Flower Saver (6)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Pretty Lucky (3)
        Spike Shield (2)
        Refund (1)
        Speedy Spin (1)
        Dizzy Attack (2)
        Attack FX A (0)
        Attack FX B (0)
        Attack FX D (0)
"My belief is that Badge Combos that only do one thing are bad. Note the
absence of HP Plus and FP Plus. I think these Badges have questionable
benefits. Also note the absence of Power Plus and Defend Plus. I think that it
isn't worth 6 BP to raise offense and defense by one point. The Jump attacks
are relatively self-explanatory. Power Smash is intended for attacking enemies
with high defense power. Hammer Throw is self-explanatory (so you don't have to
jump on enemies you don't have an appropriate "shield" Badge for. Dodge Master
reduces the difficulty of the Power Bounce to a tolerable level (yes, I'm that
bad), but it might be useful for other players because it improves the success
rate of all Action Commands regardless of their purpose. Happy Heart helps to
restore HP (FP-recovering items seem to be more common than HP-recovering
items). Deep Focus is to help restore Star Power faster when you use Focus.
However, you might want to replace it with Last Stand or Power Rush if you're
battling the final Bowser. Flower Saver helps reduce the negative effect of FP-
wasting strategies. Damage Dodge increases blocking power to 2 HP, which is
somewhat useful in Bowser's Castle if you have a habit of not leveling up HP
often enough. Pretty Lucky is self-explanatory (I can't get Lucky Day because
I'm not very good at delivering letters). Spike Shield makes Jump attacks more
useful (spikes enemies are more common than fire enemies; change it to Ice
Power if you're fighting a lot of fire enemies). Dizzy Attack and Speedy Spin
help you to get into battle with a knockout punch (I don't know how else to
explain it). I don't have all five Attack FX Badges, but turn on the ones you
have."

NAME: Ready for Anything
SUBMITTER: Meganium7
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Mega Jump (3)
        S. Jump Chg. (2)
        S. Smash Chg. (2)
        Mega Quake (3)
        Triple Dip (3)
        Quick Change (4)
        Deep Focus (1)
        HP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        Ice Power (2)
        Fire Shield (2)
        Chill Out (2)
As the name suggests, this combo makes you "ready for anything." You have Mega
Jump and Mega Quake, with the Super Charge Badges for both attacks, supplements
to quicken up other actions, extra power, and a little insurance on the
defensive side.

NAME: Stomping Spell
SUBMITTER: Meganium7
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Power Jump (1)
        Mega Jump (3)
        Multibounce (1)
        Jump Charge (1)
        S. Jump Charge (2)
        Shrink Stomp (1)
        Sleep Stomp (1)
        Dizzy Stomp (1)
        D-Down Jump (2)
        Power Bounce (2)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Happy Flower (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        Flower Saver (6)
This looks similar to my "Jump to It!" combo but with a few changes. Here we
have Badges that help Mario with managing his FP, namely slow regeneration,
higher limit, and reduced costs. Geez, I sound like an insurance salesman or
something!

NAME: Hammer Time
SUBMITTER: Meganium7
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Power Smash (1)
        Mega Smash (3)
        Smash Charge (1)
        S. Smash Chg. (2)
        Spin Smash (1)
        Quake Hammer (1)
        Power Quake (2)
        Mega Quake (3)
        Hammer Throw (2)
        D-Down Pound (2)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Flower Saver (6)
I already have a combo with the same name and most of the same Badge (I guess
great minds DO think alike). Anyway, this has some extra add-ons, namely for FP
management. You can decrease the cost of attacks, and slowly recover the FP
that is still used.

NAME: Multiple Enemy Attack
SUBMITTER: Meganium7
BP REQUIRED: 15
BADGES: Multibounce (1)
        Spin Smash (1)
        Mega Quake (3)
        Triple Dip (3)
        Deep Focus (1)
        Spike Shield (2)
        Zap Tap (4)
With a few multi-enemy attacks, and some defensive Badges as well, this combo
lets the player pick what to add on with the 15 remaining BP. Personally, I'd
add on the other Quake Badges so you don't need to waste FP to deal more damage
than is needed.

NAME: Defender
SUBMITTER: Meganium7
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Defend Plus (6)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        P-Down, D-Up (2)
        Pretty Lucky (3)
        Lucky Day (7)
        Fire Shield (2)
        Zap Tap (4)
Yet another combo with an already-used name (not to criticize, as you don't
want a name that has NOTHING to do with the Combo). Well, as the name suggests,
this Combo is strictly for defensive purposes, and it works. Defend Plus,
Damage Dodge, P-Down, D-Up, and Fire Shield will lower the damage you take,
while Pretty Lucky and Lucky Day can take care of damage-taking altogether. Zap
Tap shocks foes who approach for physical attacks.

NAME: MEGA Bounce!!!
SUBMITTER: Merlenn Osamu
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Power Bounce (2)
        Dodge Master (2)
        All or Nothing (4)
        Flower Saver (6)
        Flower Saver (6)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Spike Shield (2)
        Fire Shield (2)
"This allows you to Power Bounce on every enemy possible with the shields and
it only costs one FP with Flower Saver, also Happy Flower restores your FP
slowly, and All or Nothing improves your attack power. Dodge Master so you can
hit the enemy with the Action Command easier. This Combo served for me greatly
once I got enough Badge Points. Even without enough, some of this Combo by
itself is still good." [Author's note: Check double Flower Savers.]

NAME: Status Changer
SUBMITTER: Meganium7
BP REQUIRED: 26
BADGES: Shrink Stomp (1)
        Sleep Stomp (1)
        Dizzy Stomp (1)
        D-Down Jump (2)
        D-Down Pound (2)
        Group Focus (2)
        Deep Focus (1)
        Flower Saver (6)
        Ice Power (2)
        Fire Shield (2)
        Spike Shield (2)
        Chill Out (2)
        Dizzy Attack (2)
This combo is part status-effect-inflicting, part defense-ignoring, part Focus-
supplementing, part defense-supplementing, and part battle-engagement
supplementing... wow, that's a lotta parts! It works, though.

NAME: Ultimate Attack
SUBMITTER: Meganium7
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Mega Jump (3)
        S. Jump Chg. (2)
        Mega Smash (3)
        S. Smash Chg. (2)
        Mega Quake (3)
        Quick Change (4)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Deep Focus (1)
        Flower Saver (6)
All I can say is "OUCH!" This Combo lives up to its name and then some. You
have the Mega-prefixed attack Badges, the Super Charge Badges for them, a few
FP-aiding Badges, and Deep Focus and Quick Change to top it all off! Wow!

NAME: I Will Survive
SUBMITTER: Meganium7
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Happy Heart (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        Defend Plus (6)
        Last Stand (1)
        Close Call (1)
        Lucky Day (7)
"First I was afraid, I was petrified..." Oops, ahem...this Combo also lives up
to its name spectacularly. Mario's max HP is increased, he can restore it
little by little, he takes less damage when in Danger, and he has a chance to
dodge attacks! Too bad this Combo uses up all 30 BP or I'd recommend adding
Power Rush and Mega Rush!

NAME: Keeping Healthy
SUBMITTER: Meganium7
BP REQUIRED: 25
BADGES: Dodge Master (2)
        P-Down, D-Up (2)
        Ice Power (2)
        Fire Shield (2)
        Spike Shield (2)
        Feeling Fine (3)
        Zap Tap (4)
        Heart Finder (3)
        Flower Finder (3)
        Chill Out (2)
If keeping healthy is the name of the game a Happy Flower Badge or two might be
some good choices. With a little bit of everything defensive Mario can rest
easier when battling (or rather, after battling in the case of Heart Finder and
Flower Finder, and anytime out of battle in Chill Out's case).

NAME: Lucky Shield
SUBMITTER: Merlenn Osamu
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Happy Heart (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        Defend Plus (6)
        P-Down, D-Up (2)
        Pretty Lucky (3)
        Lucky Day (7)
A little bit of "Lucky" and a lot of "Shield" makes for an excellent defensive
Combo. The HP-related Badges keep Mario's life energy high, while the defense-
related Badges limit the damage he takes. Finally, the luck-related Badges give
him a chance to avoid injury all together!

NAME: Enemy Explosion
SUBMITTER: Merlenn Osamu
BP REQUIRED: 20
BADGES: Heart Finder (3)
        Flower Finder (3)
        Money Money (7)
        Chill Out (2)
        Bump Attack (5)
By the time you have the BP and Badges necessary for this combo, there should
be plenty of areas rich for the bumping-off of weak enemies for rewards.

NAME: All Leveled Up and Nowhere to Go
SUBMITTER: Christopher Liu
BP REQUIRED: 19
BADGES: Money Money (7)
        Chill Out (2)
        Speedy Spin (1)
        Spin Attack (3)
        First Attack (1)
        Bump Attack (5)
"This is what you use after you get to Level 27 and don't need to battle
anymore. If you get a First Strike, spin into the enemy, or walk into the
enemy, then the enemy will disappear and give you Coins without any actual
battle occuring. Speedy Spin helps you to spin into enemies more efficiently.
Chill Out prevents Mario from taking damage from a First Strike (but he will
still enter a battle). Money Money helps you get more Coins from instantly
destroying the enemy. Obviously, you have to change these Badges when you
battle Bowser, but that's the job of an altogether different combo."

NAME: A Lil' Bit of It All!
SUBMITTER: Watt
BP REQUIRED: 29
BADGES: Flower Saver (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        Defend Plus (6)
        Power Bounce (2)
        Mega Smash (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        Attack FX A (0)
        Attack FX B (0)
        Attack FX C (0)
        Attack FX D (0)
        Attack FX E (0)
This is indeed a little bit of everything: FP-saving, attack- and defense-
increasing, a Jump and Hammer attack each, and HP- and FP-increasing, not to
mention the Attack FX Badges. If you substitute Power Plus with All or Nothing
and Dodge Master, and trade Defend Plus for the two Damage Dodge Badges, you
can get a little more for the same price, provided you're talented with the
Action Command. Note that you also have one more BP to burn, so you could also
trade Power Bounce for Mega Jump to complement Mega Smash.

NAME: It's-a Me, Mario!
SUBMITTER: Cosmicfool2k
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Multibounce (1)
        Dizzy Stomp (1)
        Mega Quake (3)
        Quick Change (4)
        Dodge Master (2)
        Power Plus (6)
        All or Nothing (4)
        Lucky Day (7)
        Refund (1)
        Speedy Spin (1)
"Multi Bounce is good for flying enemies that you can't touch with Mega Quake
it's also useful when you're against weak enemies you don't want to waste all
those Flower Points by using Mega Quake. Dizzy Stomp can be useful when you
need a little bit of time to pull off a strategy. Mega Quake is a wicked move
for disposing of lots of enemies at once. Quick Change is the most useful
badge, nuff said. Dodge Master helps when you're untalented with the action
command. Power Plus and All Or Nothing increase attack power which is nice
(although it costs a lot of Badge Points). Lucky Day greatly increases your
chances of survival. The Refund badge is useful when you use a lot of items
(like me!). And finally, Speedy Spin is extremely useful for avoiding any
unwanted battles. ^_^"

NAME: Bowser's Nightmare
SUBMITTER: Metallix Knightmare
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Mega Jump (3)
        Mega Smash (3)
        S. Smash Chg. (2)
        Dodge Master (2)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Last Stand (1)
        Power Rush (1)
        Close Call (1)
        Fire Shield (2)
        Attack FX A (0)
        Attack FX B (0)
        Attack FX C (0)
        Attack FX D (0)
        Attack FX E (0)
This badge combo deserves a try against Bowser. Although I would normally equip
either the Mega Jump or Mega Smash Badges instead of both, if Bowser's jumping
crush attack keeps deactivating your options, having both might help. With Last
Stand and Close Call, Mario can stay in Danger longer for Power Rush to work
longer, but you may want to have some insurance against being defeated, such as
Life Shrooms.

NAME: Hotfoot
SUBMITTER: sonofbreid
BP REQUIRED: 7
BADGES: Power Jump (1)
        Multibounce (1)
        Shrink Stomp (1)
        Ice Power (2)
        Spike Shield (2)
"This was designed for Mt. Lavalava. Spike Shield helps for Spike Tops. Ice
Power DOES protect you from fire, so we don't need Fire Shield. Shrink Stomp is
there because it lowers attack of enemies and fire enemies have high attack.
You won't have Mega Jump at the time. Multibounce lets you hit all enemies,
which is good because enemies in the mountain come in groups."

NAME: Full Power!
SUBMITTER: sonofbreid
BP REQUIRED: 29
BADGES: Mega Jump (3)
        Mega Smash (3)
        Power Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        P-Up, D-Down (2)
        Flower Saver (6)
        Happy Flower -OR- FP Plus -OR- Flower Finder (3)
"OUCH! You have 2 out of 3 Mega badges (Mega Quake is the other) to deal a ton
of damage and two Power Plus to increase that PLUS a P-Up, D-Down to further
increase the damage! The Flower badges are there because the Mega badges eat FP
like I eat pizza. The problem is the high BP requirement. A great combo, but
you might want to trim it down a bit."

NAME: HP Multiply
SUBMITTER: sonofbreid
BP REQUIRED: 18
BADGES: HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        HP Plus (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        Heart Finder (3)
"If you have horrible HP, then you will LOVE this combo. 15 HP added to the
maximum by three HP Plus, two Happy Heart (one is at Raphael's Tree; Merlow has
the other) to increase your HP faster and Heart Finder to get health after the
battle. If you have the BP, add Defend Plus."

NAME: A LOT of FP
SUBMITTER: sonofbreid
BP REQUIRED: 18
BADGES: FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        FP Plus (3)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Flower Finder (3)
"Similar to HP Multiply. 15 FP added. Two Happy Flower. Flower Finder to get FP
after the battle. If you have the BP, add ONE Flower Saver. No matter how many
you add, they will only save ONE FP. I tried it." [Author's note: Check this.]

NAME: I'm Rich!
SUBMITTER: sonofbreid
BP REQUIRED: 24
BADGES: Dodge Master (2)
        Power Plus (6)
        Defend Plys (6)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Money Money (7)
"Double the cash from defeated enemies PLUS defeat them easier! Lives up to its
name. I have the BP, but I haven't tried it, so e-mail me with the results if
you try it."

NAME: Be Prepared
SUBMITTER: sonofbreid
BP REQUIRED: 8
BADGES: Power Jump (1)
        Multibounce (1)
        Power Smash (1)
        Quake Hammer (1)
        Ice Power (2)
        Spike Shield (2)
"Amazing combo! You can make this combo in Chapter 4, and don't need Ice Power
before that, so, yeah, you get the picture. This combo definitely lives up to
its name. You have Power Jump for single flying enemies, Power Smash for single
ground enemies, Multibounce for ground and air enemies, and Quake Hammer for
ground-to-ceiling attacking! Low BP is a plus, too."

NAME: Status Effects
SUBMITTER: sonofbreid
BP REQUIRED: 7
BADGES: Shrink Stomp (1)
        Sleep Stomp (1)
        Dizzy Stomp (1)
        Ice Power (2)
        Spike Shield (2)
"For the status-effect fan, this is a great combo. You can shrink your foes,
make your opponents dizzy, or make your enemies fall asleep. Low cost, too."

NAME: Bouncing, Stomping, and Jumping
SUBMITTER: sonofbreid
BP REQUIRED: 12
BADGES: Power Jump (1)
        Power Bounce (2)
        Mega Jump (3)
        Jump Charge (1)
        S. Jump Chg. (2)
        Shrink Stomp (1)
        Sleep Stomp (1)
        Dizzy Stomp (1)
"Hope you're good with your jump timing! If not, include Dodge Master. If you
are, add All or Nothing."

NAME: The Tank
SUBMITTER: Razecg
BP REQUIRED: 28
BADGES: Power Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        Defend Plus (6)
        Mega Jump (3)
        Spike Shield (2)
        Ice Power (2)
        Damage Dodge (3)
"I like it because with 2 Power Plus, you can dish out 10 damage with a regular
Jump attack (assuming you do the action command). The Ice Power and Spike
Shield ensure you can hit any type of enemy, and mega jump is awesome. Taking
less damage is always good, and when you do the action command you'll take 2
less damage, which is awesome."

NAME: Good
SUBMITTER: Wes Kitty
BP REQUIRED: 30
BADGES: Damage Dodge (3)
        Damage Dodge (3)
        Defend Plus (6)
        Power Plus (6)
        Refund (1)
        Happy Flower (3)
        Happy Heart (3)
        Deep Focus (1)
        Deep Focus (1)
        Deep Focus (1)
        Power Quake (2)
"This combination is good for almost anything you are doing, including fighting
Bowser. With a possibility to shave off 4 damage, enemies will have trouble
dealing enough damage before you use Deep Focus to refill your Star Power and
use Smooch/Refresh. It can also do 1(2 if you jump) extra damage, as well as
being able to fit all enemies on the ground and ceiling. Your HP and FP will
recover automatically, so you donít have to use items very often, but when you
do, youíll get money from Refund. If you donít have enough BP, the badge, or
you just donít like a badge here, you can switch out some of the less important
ones like Refund, Deep Focus and Power Quake or maybe Happy Heart/Flower."

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[7]  B A D G E   C O S T S
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     For anyone (including myself) who needs help calculating BP totals for
Badge Combos, I've created two lists of Badges and their associated costs. The
list on the left lists the Badges as they are listed in the game, while the
list on the right lists the Badges in alphabetical order. Badges are listed
multiple times if more than one can be acquired.

      IN-GAME LIST OF BADGES             ALPHABETICAL LIST OF BADGES
##    BADGE NAME        BP COST          BADGE NAME        BP COST
01    Power Jump        1 (one)          All or Nothing    4 (four)
02    Mega Jump         3 (three)        Attack FX A       0 (zero)
03    Multibounce       1 (one)          Attack FX B       0 (zero)
04    Jump Charge       1 (one)          Attack FX C       0 (zero)
05    S. Jump Chg.      2 (two)          Attack FX D       0 (zero)
06    Shrink Stomp      1 (one)          Attack FX E       0 (zero)
07    Sleep Stomp       1 (one)          Bump Attack       5 (five)
08    Dizzy Stomp       1 (one)          Chill Out         2 (two)
09    D-Down Jump       2 (two)          Close Call        1 (one)
10    Power Bounce      2 (two)          D-Down Jump       2 (two)
11    Power Smash       1 (one)          D-Down Pound      2 (two)
12    Mega Smash        3 (three)        Damage Dodge      3 (three)
13    Smash Charge      1 (one)          Damage Dodge      3 (three)
14    S. Smash Chg.     2 (two)          Deep Focus        1 (one)
15    Spin Smash        1 (one)          Deep Focus        1 (one)
16    Quake Hammer      1 (one)          Deep Focus        1 (one)
17    Power Quake       2 (two)          Defend Plus       6 (six)
18    Mega Quake        3 (three)        Dizzy Attack      2 (two)
19    Hammer Throw      2 (two)          Dizzy Stomp       1 (one)
20    D-Down Pound      2 (two)          Dodge Master      2 (two)
21    Double Dip        1 (one)          Double Dip        1 (one)
22    Triple Dip        3 (three)        Feeling Fine      3 (three)
23    Group Focus       2 (two)          Fire Shield       2 (two)
24    Quick Change      4 (four)         First Attack      1 (one)
25    Peekaboo          3 (three)        Flower Finder     3 (three)
26    Dodge Master      2 (two)          Flower Saver      6 (six)
27    Happy Heart       3 (three)        Flower Saver      6 (six)
28    Happy Heart       3 (three)        FP Plus           3 (three)
29    Happy Flower      3 (three)        FP Plus           3 (three)
30    Happy Flower      3 (three)        FP Plus           3 (three)
31    Deep Focus        1 (one)          Group Focus       2 (two)
32    Deep Focus        1 (one)          Hammer Throw      2 (two)
33    Deep Focus        1 (one)          Happy Flower      3 (three)
34    HP Plus           3 (three)        Happy Flower      3 (three)
35    HP Plus           3 (three)        Happy Heart       3 (three)
36    HP Plus           3 (three)        Happy Heart       3 (three)
37    FP Plus           3 (three)        Heart Finder      3 (three)
38    FP Plus           3 (three)        HP Drain          3 (three)
39    FP Plus           3 (three)        HP Plus           3 (three)
40    Flower Saver      6 (six)          HP Plus           3 (three)
41    Flower Saver      6 (six)          HP Plus           3 (three)
42    Power Plus        6 (six)          I Spy             1 (one)
43    Power Plus        6 (six)          Ice Power         2 (two)
44    Defend Plus       6 (six)          Jump Charge       1 (one)
45    Damage Dodge      3 (three)        Last Stand        1 (one)
46    Damage Dodge      3 (three)        Lucky Day         7 (seven)
47    P-Down, D-Up      2 (two)          Mega Jump         3 (three)
48    P-Up, D-Down      2 (two)          Mega Quake        3 (three)
49    HP Drain          3 (three)        Mega Rush         1 (one)
50    All or Nothing    4 (four)         Mega Smash        3 (three)
51    Mega Rush         1 (one)          Money Money       7 (seven)
52    Last Stand        1 (one)          Multibounce       1 (one)
53    Power Rush        1 (one)          P-Down, D-Up      2 (two)
54    Close Call        1 (one)          P-Up, D-Down      2 (two)
55    Pretty Lucky      3 (three)        Pay-Off           2 (two)
56    Lucky Day         7 (seven)        Peekaboo          3 (three)
57    Ice Power         2 (two)          Power Bounce      2 (two)
58    Fire Shield       2 (two)          Power Jump        1 (one)
59    Spike Shield      2 (two)          Power Plus        6 (six)
60    Feeling Fine      3 (three)        Power Plus        6 (six)
61    Zap Tap           4 (four)         Power Quake       2 (two)
62    Heart Finder      3 (three)        Power Rush        1 (one)
63    Flower Finder     3 (three)        Power Smash       1 (one)
64    Runaway Pay       2 (two)          Pretty Lucky      3 (three)
65    Refund            1 (one)          Quake Hammer      1 (one)
66    Money Money       7 (seven)        Quick Change      4 (four)
67    Pay-Off           2 (two)          Refund            1 (one)
68    I Spy             1 (one)          Runaway Pay       2 (two)
69    Chill Out         2 (two)          S. Jump Chg.      2 (two)
70    Speedy Spin       1 (one)          S. Smash Chg.     2 (two)
71    Dizzy Attack      2 (two)          Shrink Stomp      1 (one)
72    Spin Attack       3 (three)        Sleep Stomp       1 (one)
73    First Attack      1 (one)          Slow Go           0 (zero)
74    Bump Attack       5 (five)         Smash Charge      1 (one)
75    Slow Go           0 (zero)         Speedy Spin       1 (one)
76    Attack FX A       0 (zero)         Spike Shield      2 (two)
77    Attack FX B       0 (zero)         Spin Attack       3 (three)
78    Attack FX C       0 (zero)         Spin Smash        1 (one)
79    Attack FX D       0 (zero)         Triple Dip        3 (three)
80    Attack FX E       0 (zero)         Zap Tap           4 (four)

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[8]  C O P Y R I G H T   I N F O ,   E T C .
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otherwise I will use the email address minus the domain name. If you would like
to be known by a name other than the one posted in the FAQ, feel free to
contact me and request an edit.

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[9]  T H A N K S   A N D   F I N A L   W O R D S
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