The POW Block is an item found in all Paper Mario games. It is capable of doing 2 damage to all enemies. In turn, it flips them over, rendering them helpless. In Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, this item is the only method used to defeat Bristles until certian badges such as the Spike Shield are acquired. Also useful when fighting large groups of Koopa Troopas , since it will flip them over rendering them unable to attack in most cases. In Paper Mario, the same effect occurs but only targets ground based enemies. In Super Paper Mario, the POW block is an expensive Item that can deal heavy damage if properly executed by shaking the wii remote up and down.