Paper Mario: The Origami King just released on the Nintendo Switch and fans of this venerable series have already jumped at the opportunity to play. After the opening scene, many have been baffled on how to find Olivia, Mario’s main ally in the game, and also is the younger sister to the evil King Olly. So in this guide, we are going to explain how to find the Paper Mario: The Origami King Olivia character in the Whispering Woods location.
How to Find Olivia in Paper Mario: The Origami King
Very early in the game, you will find yourself in a dungeon, which is where you’ll first meet Olivia. After she helps him escape the dungeon and King Olly, Mario will find himself in a tree and will have to force his way out. Once he does, however, Olivia is MIA. With Olivia gone, several of your abilities are unavailable, including the 1000-Fold Arms, which you could use with a nearby platform.
To find Olivia in Whispering Woods, move Mario toward the screen down the middle once he escapes the tree. You might not notice it right away, but there is indeed a path going this way! Soon, you will encounter a pit in the ground with Olivia stuck on the other side. After she speaks to you and hands you a Confetti Bag, you must fill up the bag and use the confetti to fill in the bottomless hole.
There will be some confetti lying on the ground and you can generate more by bashing flowers and trees with your hammer. As you collect, note the icon at the top left of your screen. Once you have enough confetti to turn that icon green, you should return the bottomless hole where you heard Olivia.
She will (unnecessarily) caution you about the hole. At its edge, press ZR to scatter the confetti into the air. The pieces will fall and adhere, creating the foundation of a platform over the hole. Do not try to step onto it yet. You must keep piling confetti onto it until the hole fills up entirely. When it does, the space will turn into grass and smooth over, making it safe to cross.
Once you do, you can uproot Olivia from the ground by holding A. Once she is back in action, you can use the 1000-Fold Arms on that platform you saw earlier by the tree and go on your merry way. For more on the Whispering Woods area, be sure to check out the guides below.
- How to Enter the Whispering Woods Cabin
- Where to Find the Soul Seed for Ol’ Gransappy
- Where to Find All of the Whispering Woods Question Boxes
Stay safe out there!