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By Cheesecake Militia (a.k.a. ChesecakeMilita)
Email: CheesecakeMilitia@hotmail.com

Version 1.0
Last Update: September 26, 2010

<=================>
 Table of Contents
<=================>

1. Version History
2. What are Hidden Blocks?
3. Hidden Block List (By Location)
4. Hidden Block List (By Item)
5. Spoiler-Free Hidden Block List
6. Copyright Stuff
7. Credits/Contact Info

<==================>
 1. Version History
<==================>

Version 1.0 - The guide that started it all...

Version 2.0 - I MISSED A BLOCK! Turns out I had already hit it in the
              the file I was using to look for hidden blocks. Also I
              added a spoiler free guide.

<==========================>
 2. What are Hidden Blocks?
<==========================>

If you paid attention to Watt's character description, you probably
would have heard of hidden blocks (or invisible blocks as the game
refers to them). Or you simply forgot about their existance. I can't
blame you for that, they're rare. Only 37 hidden blocks are in the
game (36 by my count, avengah6 found one I missed!). 3 of those
blocks contain badges (2 of which are impossible to find elsewhere).

So what exactly is a hidden block? It's a block that is invisible.
Hidden blocks can be revealed by using Watt's power. You don't have
to be right next to them either, you can be anywhere in the area a
hidden block is to see it with Watt. However, you don't have to be
using watt to hit a hidden block. (I found my first hidden block due
to a random jump.) In fact, you can hit a hidden block even if you
don't have watt in your party yet.

There are a few things you should note for hidden block hunting.
First, hidden blocks will never be found in an area where NPCs are.
Because of this, you'll never find a hidden block inside a building
(not like Bowser's Castle, I mean like a shop in Toad Town). Also,
hidden blocks are always jump blocks, never hammer. They sometimes
require the ultra boots' jump, but never a hammer (there's ONE
exception to that though). Lastly, like regular item blocks, if the
hidden block's item isn't touched, if you leave the area and return,
the item will re-appear inside the block and the block will remain
invisible. This is useful if you have 10 items.

Why should you hunt for hidden blocks? First of all, some people's
definition of 100% in this game includes finding all hidden blocks.
There are also 2 badges in hidden blocks that can't be found
elsewhere. Not only that, but unlinke in The Thousand Year Door, you
only have a finite supply of the "Big 3" items (not counting Little
Oink Farming). The Big 3 items can't be found in stores, and they are
Ultra Shrooms, Jammin' Jellies, and Repel Gels. 2 Ultra Shrooms, 2
Repel Gels, and 1 Jammin' Jelly can be found in hidden blocks. This
info may be useful for speed runs if someone's in need of a last
second item.

Hidden blocks do not include blocks that appear after a certain
action takes place, such as the Ultra Shroom in Dry Dry Desert that
appears after you hit the block in the area north of Kolorado's camp
100 times, thus they will not be included in this guide.

Hidden blocks can contain a coin, an item, or a badge. Usually a
hidden coin block is found as a stepping stone; something to jump on
to reach something. They're most common in Toad Town Sewers and at
one point you have to use them to build a bridge to reach Chapter 7.
This guide will not cover hidden coin blocks, and will only cover the
34 hidden item and 3 hidden badge blocks.

<==================================>
 3. Hidden Block List (By Location)
<==================================>

Hidden Block List Setup:
#. Location - Item - Description

1. Goomba Road - Repel Gel - In the area immediately east of
          Jr. Troopa's Playground; on top of a stone block you must
          break (YOU MUST HAVE THE SUPER HAMMER)
2. Pleasant Path - Fire Flower - The first hidden block you can get;
          between 2 brick blocks 2 areas west of Koopa Bros' Fortress
3. Dry Dry Desert - Thunder Rage - On top of the easternmost rock in
          the area 2 squares above Kolorado's camp
4. Dry Dry Desert - (BADGE) Attack FX C - On top of a central rock;
          1 area east and 3 areas south of Kolorado's camp
5. Dry Dry Desert - (BADGE) Runaway Pay - Hinted to you by Merluvee;
          in the middle of a triangle of trees 4 areas east and 1
          area north of Kolorado's camp
6. Dry Dry Desert - Life Shroom - On top of a hammer coin block; 1
          area north of the Oasis
7. Toad Town Sewers - Super Shroom - In the area east of where you
          enter; in the middle of the gap in the row of blocks
8. Toad Town Sewers - Maple Syrup - In the area 2 rooms east of the
          ultra boots; right next to the pipe that brings you down
9. Toad Town Sewers - Stop Watch - In the area 2 rooms east of the
          ultra boots; continue down the path from the pipe
10. Toad Town Sewers - Volt Shroom - In the area 2 rooms east of the
          ultra boots; next to the door that leads to the ultra boots
11. Toad Town Sewers - Life Shroom - In the area 1 room east of the
          ultra boots; between 2 rows of 3 blocks, use an ultra jump
          to reach it (YOU MUST HAVE THE ULTRA BOOTS)
12. Shy Guy's Toy Box - Stone Cap - By the blue station; it's right
          next to the station itself
13. Shy Guy's Toy Box - Maple Syrup - By the blue station; right after
          the doorway in the path leading to the left
14. Shy Guy's Toy Box - Fright Jar - By the blue station; in the north
          of the area with the shy guys holding stolen items, next to
          a hidden block containing a Mystery?
15. Shy Guy's Toy Box - Mystery? - By the blue station; in the north
          of the area with the shy guys holding stolen items, next to
          a hidden block containing a Fright Jar
16. Shy Guy's Toybox - Super Soda - By the pink station; to the left
          of the toy number block in the far left of the background
          of the area 2 rooms west of the pink station itself
17. Shy Guy's Toy Box - Dizzy Dial - By the pink station - In the
          middle of 2 blocks in the background of the area 2 rooms
          west of the pink station itself
18. Shy Guy's Toy Box - Thunder Rage - By the pink station; a few
          northeast of the pink train switch
19. Shy Guy's Toy Box - Fire Flower - By the green station; north of
          the rightmost box in the group of 4 boxes by the station
20. Shy Guy's Toy Box - Super Shroom - By the red station; to the
          left of the station itself, in line with the save and heart
          blocks to the right of the station
21. Shy Guy's Toy Box - Volt Shroom - By the red station; right next
          to the doorway in the room to the left of the station
22. Shy Guy's Toy Box - (BADGE) Deep Focus - By the red station;
          between 2 blocks in the middle of the room to the left of
          the station below the platform where the super block is
23. Lavalava Island - Repel Gel - Next to western bell plant on the
          beach immediately west of Yoshi Village; all bell plants
          have a hidden block next to them
24. Lavalava Island - Mystery? - Next to eastern bell plant on the
          beach immediately west of Yoshi Village; all bell plants
          have a hidden block next to them
25. Jade Jungle - Thunder Rage - Next to a bell plant in the area
          with the super block; all bell plants have a hidden block
          next to them
26. Jade Jungle - Stone Cap - Next to a bell plant in the area
          directly north of the raven statue; all bell plants have a
          hidden block next to them
27. Jade Jungle - Volt Shroom - 1 unit east and 1 unit north of the
          westernmost block in the area where you move blocks to stop
          the flow of water; must jump on top of the block
28. Mt. Lavalava - Life Shroom - In the northeast corner of the room
          immeditely east of the ultra hammer; (My first hidden
          block! This guide's existance is due to that random jump)
29. Flower Fields - Maple Syrup - Directly opposite the western block
          containing a Dizzy Dial in the area with the bubble tree;
          located above a spin panel
30. Flower Fields - Shooting Star - On top of a brick block in the
          area with the blue flower guard; you must reveal a hidden
          coin block and jump onto it to get on top the brick block
31. Flower Fields - Thunder Rage - In the northeast corner of the
          area immediately west of the Puff Puff Machine
32. Shiver Snowfield - Stop Watch - Right by where Monstar appears in
          the area immediately west of Starborn Valley
33. Shiver Mountain - Ultra Shroom - Above a brick block in the first
          area of Shiver Mountain; you have to ultra jump to reach it
          (YOU MUST HAVE THE ULTRA BOOTS)
34. Crystal Palace - Jammin' Jelly - Ultra jump in the west end of
          the room with the small rhino statue (in the mirror side);
          above a spin panel (YOU MUST HAVE THE ULTRA BOOTS)
35. Bowser's Castle - Maple Syrup - In the east room of the rooms
          where you use Sushi to raise the water level to reach a
          key; on the top level in between the recessed passages
36. Bowser's Castle - Maple Syrup - In the room directly following
          the room with the bullet bills, there's a block under the
          right chandelier. The hidden block is under the left one.
          -------Credit goes to avengah6 for finding this one!-------
37. Peach's Castle - Ultra Shroom - In the courtyard between Peach's
          and Bowser's castles; directly opposite the save block
          across the steps

<==============================>
 4. Hidden Block List (By Item)
<==============================>

Hidden Block List Setup:
#. Item - Location - Description

4. (BADGE) Attack FX C - Dry Dry Desert - On top of a central rock;
          1 area east and 3 areas south of Kolorado's camp
22. (BADGE) Deep Focus - Shy Guy's Toy Box - By the red station;
          between 2 blocks in the middle of the room to the left of
          the station below the platform where the super block is
5. (BADGE) Runaway Pay - Dry Dry Desert - Hinted to you by Merluvee;
          in the middle of a triangle of trees 4 areas east and 1
          area north of Kolorado's camp
17. Dizzy Dial - Shy Guy's Toy Box - By the pink station - In the
          middle of 2 blocks in the background of the area 2 rooms
          west of the pink station itself
19. Fire Flower - Shy Guy's Toy Box - By the green station; north of
          the rightmost box in the group of 4 boxes by the station
2. Fire Flower - Pleasant Path - The first hidden block you can get;
          between 2 brick blocks 2 areas west of Koopa Bros' Fortress
14. Fright Jar - Shy Guy's Toybox - By the blue station; in the north
          of the area with the shy guys holding stolen items, next to
          a hidden block containing a Mystery?
34. Jammin' Jelly - Crystal Palace - Ultra jump in the west end of
          the room with the small rhino statue (in the mirror side);
          above a spin panel (YOU MUST HAVE THE ULTRA BOOTS)
6. Life Shroom - Dry Dry Desert - On top of a hammer coin block; 1
          area north of the Oasis
11. Life Shroom - Toad Town Sewers - In the area 1 room east of the
          ultra boots; between 2 rows of 3 blocks, use an ultra jump
          to reach it (YOU MUST HAVE THE ULTRA BOOTS)
28. Life Shroom - Mt. Lavalava - In the northeast corner of the room
          immeditely east of the ultra hammer; (My first hidden
          block! This guide's existance is due to that random jump)
8. Maple Syrup - Toad Town Sewers - In the area 2 rooms east of the
          ultra boots; right next to the pipe that brings you down
13. Maple Syrup - Shy Guy's Toy Box - By the blue station; right after
          the doorway in the path leading to the left
29. Maple Syrup - Flower Fields - Directly opposite the western block
          containing a Dizzy Dial in the area with the bubble tree;
          located above a spin panel
35. Maple Syrup - Bowser's Castle - In the east room of the rooms
          where you use Sushi to raise the water level to reach a
          key; on the top level in between the recessed passages
36. Maple Syrum - Bowser's Castle - In the room directly following
          the room with the bullet bills, there's a block under the
          right chandelier. The hidden block is under the left one.
          -------Credit goes to avengah6 for finding this one!-------
15. Mystery? - Shy Guy's Toy Box - By the blue station; in the north
          of the area with the shy guys holding stolen items, next to
          a hidden block containing a Fright Jar
24. Mystery? - Lavalava Island - Next to eastern bell plant on the
          beach immediately west of Yoshi Village; all bell plants
          have a hidden block next to them
1. Repel Gel - Goomba Road - In the area immediately east of
          Jr. Troopa's Playground; on top of a stone block you must
          break (YOU MUST HAVE THE SUPER HAMMER)
23. Repel Gel - Lavalava Island - Next to western bell plant on the
          beach immediately west of Yoshi Village; all bell plants
          have a hidden block next to them
30. Shooting Star - Flower Fields - On top of a brick block in the
          area with the blue flower guard; you must reveal a hidden
          coin block and jump onto it to get on top the brick block
12. Stone Cap - Shy Guy's Toy Box - By the blue station; it's right
          next to the station itself
26. Stone Cap - Jade Jungle - Next to a bell plant in the area
          directly north of the raven statue; all bell plants have a
          hidden block next to them
9. Stop Watch - Toad Town Sewers - In the area 2 rooms east of the
          ultra boots; continue down the path from the pipe
32. Stop Watch - Shiver Snowfield - Right by where Monstar appears in
          the area immediately west of Starborn Valley
7. Super Shroom - Toad Town Sewers - In the area east of where you
          enter; in the middle of the gap in the row of blocks
20. Super Shroom - Shy Guy's Toy Box - By the red station; to the
          left of the station itself, in line with the save and heart
          blocks to the right of the station
16. Super Soda - Shy Guy's Toybox - By the pink station; to the left
          of the toy number block in the far left of the background
          of the area 2 rooms west of the pink station itself
3. Thunder Rage - Dry Dry Desert - On top of the easternmost rock in
          the area 2 squares above Kolorado's camp
18. Thunder Rage - Shy Guy's Toy Box - By the pink station; a few
          northeast of the pink train switch
25. Thunder Rage - Jade Jungle - Next to a bell plant in the area
          with the super block; all bell plants have a hidden block
          next to them
31. Thunder Rage - Flower Fields - In the northeast corner of the
          area immediately west of the Puff Puff Machine
33. Ultra Shroom - Shiver Mountain - Above a brick block in the first
          area of Shiver Mountain; you have to ultra jump to reach it
          (YOU MUST HAVE THE ULTRA BOOTS)
37. Ultra Shroom - Peach's Castle - In the courtyard between Peach's
          and Bowser's castles; directly opposite the save block
          across the steps
10. Volt Shroom - Toad Town Sewers - In the area 2 rooms east of the
          ultra boots; next to the door that leads to the ultra boots
21. Volt Shroom - Shy Guy's Toy Box - By the red station; right next
          to the doorway in the room to the left of the station
27. Volt Shroom - Jade Jungle - 1 unit east and 1 unit north of the
          westernmost block in the area where you move blocks to stop
          the flow of water; must jump on top of the block

<==================================>
 5. Spoiler-Free Hidden Block Guide
<==================================>

This little section added in v2.0 gives you only the number of hidden
blocks in a chapter, so it can be used as a checklist if you'd rather
it like that.

Chapter   | Number of Hidden Blocks
----------|------------------------
Toad Town | 5  Hidden Blocks
Prologue  | 1  Hidden Block
Chapter 1 | 1  Hidden Block
Chapter 2 | 4  Hidden Blocks
Chapter 3 | 0  Hidden Blocks
Chapter 4 | 11 Hidden Blocks
Chapter 5 | 6  Hidden Blocks
Chapter 6 | 3  Hidden Blocks
Chapter 7 | 3  Hidden Blocks
Chapter 8 | 3  Hidden Blocks


<==================>
 6. Copyright Stuff
<==================>

Yay! The most interesting part of a FAQ!

This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for
personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or
otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission.
Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public
display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.
Currently, the only web site allowed to host this FAQ is GameFAQs.

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned
by their respective trademark and copyright holders.

Copyright 2010 Cheesecake Militia

<=======================>
 7. Credits/Contact Info
<=======================>

Thanks to these people on the GameFAQs Paper Mario message boards for
sharing their experiences with hidden blocks, supporting me in the
making of this guide, and for just being awesome.
-marioman1154
-LightningYoshi
-yoda2323
-Zelda_Freek227

Credit also goes to avengah6. He found a hidden block I missed! (#36)

If you have any questions/comments about this FAQ, please email me at
CheesecakeMilitia@hotmail.com. You will be givin full credit for your
contribution. 

Thank you

-Cheesycakester