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How to finish the 3 Musty Fears side quest in Super Mario RPG

Posted on November 23, 2023 by in Guides, Switch

Super Mario RPG 3 Musty Fears

Super Mario RPG doesn’t have too many side quests, but one that it does have is the 3 Musty Fears side quest in Monstro Town. One of the houses there contains nothing but a bed – turn the mushroom light off and hop into the bed to start this quest. Three undead characters will each place an invisible flag somewhere around the world, and it’s your job to find that flag based on the hints they give. If you don’t feel like figuring it out yourself, we’ve put together a brief list of all three flag locations and the reward you’ll receive for finding them all.

3 Musty Fears flag locations

We’ve included a gallery above of all three flag locations. Here’s a bit more info, though: the first flag is under the bed inside Mario’s Pad. The second flag is hidden between the “O” and the “A” of the “GOAL” text at Yo’ster Isle, while the third flag is behind Rose Town’s welcome sign. It’s important to note that Yo’ster Isle is an optional area, and you can only get there by making your way through the Pipe Vault. Fortunately, you can get the 3 Musty Fears flags easily by pressing Start and skip traveling to all three locations via the Map function. You couldn’t do that in the original game!

When you do collect all three flags, head back to Monstro Town and sleep in the same bed again. The 3 Musty Fears will reappear, congratulate you for your work, and give you the Ghost Medal. This is an accessory that doubles your defense in battle. It’s actually perfect for Peach, who serves as Super Mario RPG’s resident tanky character. That being said, when you do receive the Ghost Medal, Mario automatically equips it – you’re not specifically told this, either. So if you’re using a Signal Ring to find hidden treasure, make sure to re-equip it afterward.

Super Mario RPG is available now for Switch. Visit the official website here.

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