"What in the... Hey! You! Get too close to the Hawk and you might get RAWKED!"
― Rawk Hawk
Rawk Hawk
Rawk Hawk from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
First Game Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Appearances Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door'
Gender Male
Homeland Glitz Pit
Location Glitz Pit
Species Hawk
Family Unknown
Alternative Form(s) None
Attacks Side Kick, Double Flip, etc.

Rawk Hawk is a fighter at the Glitz Pit who appears in the game Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. He is a mini boss who can be fought in chapter 3. He is the former champion of the Glitz Pit.

Prior to the events that took place in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Rawk Hawk joined the Glitz Pit, made his way up the ranks, and eventually became champion. However, he only became champion by default, since his rival, Prince Mush mysteriously disappeared before their title match could begin.

Rawk Hawk also has a secret training room that Bowser and Kammy Koopa find at the end of chapter 6.


Rawk Hawk has many attacks that he uses to damage Mario and his friends making him pretty tough to figure out.

  • Slide Kick: Rawk Hawk runs then slides into the person closes to him. This attack always attacks the person in front.
  • Double Flip: Rawk Hawk does two flips in the air attacking Mario and his partner. This attack can be a little difficult to block due to the speed.
  • Diving Smash: Rawk Hawk's most strongest attack. Rawk Hawk does his trademark pose, leaps into the air, then dives down on his opponent inflicting a major amount of damage. Fortunately, this attack is pretty easy to Guard against.
  • Rafter Shake: When Rawk Hawk has taken half amount of damage, he grabs onto the stage rafters and starts shaking it dropping many different objects on Mario and his partners dealing different amounts of damage. NOTE: After Rawk Hawk does this attack, he still hanges on the rafters making him a Ceiling Enemy. Mario must use Hammer Throw, Earth Tremor, or Flurrie's Body Slam moves in order to hit him and knock him off.


Due to Rawk Hawk's many attacks that target both Mario and his partner and his ability to hang from the ceiling, Flurrie is definitely the best partner choice for this fight. Mario should save his Star Power for Sweet Treat when needed and just keep up with Power Smashes (if Rawk Hawk hangs on the ceiling, just switch to Flurrie and have her use Body Slam to knock him off saving Flower Power). At 40 Hp, Rawk Hawk is definitely the strongest foe fought since Mangus von Grapple but he should fall anytime soon.



  • When Mario is the champion, he is forbidden from entering the major league locker room (or the minor league locker room), but Rawk Hawk isn't, as when Mario first enters the major league, Rawk Hawk enters the room. However, this may be because he can convince security guards to do whatever he wants, evidenced by the way he gets one to lock Mario in another locker room before their fight.
  • Rawk Hawk is one of few characters in the game to have his own battle music despite not being the main Chapter's boss. The others are the Shadow Sirens.
  • Rawk Hawk is also one of few characters in TTYD to break the fourth wall. He catches Bowser in his secret training room, Rawk Hawk points to the screen asking the player that they haven't forgot about him.
  • It turns out that Rawk Hawk has a secret training room somewhere under Rogueport after Bowser finds it. This could imply that Rawk Hawk doesn't really live at Glitzville.