Squirps is an alien that appears in the fourth chapter of Super Paper Mario. Mario first finds him stranded in space by following his SOS signals. Mario can use hold on to Squirps and use him to fire lasers at enemies and obstacles in space. Squirps is also the key to different gateways on the way to the Whoa Zone, where Mario can find a Pure Heart. At the end of the Whoa Zone, after defeating Mr. L and his Brobot, Squirps leads Mario's party to a room with a golden statue that he reveals as his mother, the queen of his planet, which makes him the prince.