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This article is partially or fully comprised of content from Magical Vacation. Due to the fact that there is no official English translation of this game, the translations are instead derived from magicalpatcher's English patch, found here at Romhacking.net. Please keep in mind that these translations may or may not be accurate to the original Japanese version of the game.

"An anxious boy. Everyone says he has a strangely old-fashioned vibe."

Pistachio Maplewood is a party member in Magical Vacation. He is a lively yet cautious canin who uses wood magic, and is a student at Will-o'-Wisp Academy.

Party member[edit | edit source]

Pistachio is the first classmate to be recruited by the protagonist, joining in Mimolette Forest. His initial levels are level 1 and magic level 2.

His element is wood, represented by the spirit Sticky. Its spells, although weaker than other elements, can make enemies more vulnerable to magic damage by debuffing spirit.[1]

Level 1 stats[edit | edit source]

From levels 1 through 39, Pistachio only earns 1 bonus stat point when leveling up, and it always goes into agility.

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2 17 21 8% 7 9 2 13

Level 39 stats[edit | edit source]

After level 39, Pistachio's stat allocation bias changes. He gets 4 bonus stat points for each level-up, and every stat (except MP%, which remains unaltered) has a 20% chance to be assigned a point.

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~ 93 97 8% 7 9 2 51

Max stats[edit | edit source]

These totals may vary based on stat allocation bias.

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99 5853 5857 8% 647 649 642 691

Attacks[edit | edit source]

Spells Skills
Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 1 Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 2 Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 5 Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 8 Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 11 Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 14 Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 18 Skill Icon - MV.png Kick
Guard Icon - MV.png Guard
Flee Icon - MV.png Flee
Sticky Symbol.png Call Sticky Sticky Symbol.png Acorn Sticky Symbol.png Walnut Sticky Symbol.png Clear Furry Sticky Symbol.png Pinecone Sticky Symbol.png Double Sticky Sticky Symbol.png Chestnut

Special power[edit | edit source]

Pistachio's special power lets him retrieve three gummy frogs when drinking from an HP Pot for the first time. Frogs obtained this way will not count towards the report card, thereby not affecting the appearance of dark spirits or the rejection of love spirits. The frogs' color is determined by the report card grade.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Pistachio is very worrisome and seems to have an inferiority complex. He constantly puts himself down, openly frets about his grades, and is deeply concerned over the well-being of others. He is also known for his cowardly nature and tendency to panic in the face of danger. Despite his disappointment with himself, Pistachio takes pride in his fluffy ears and tail. In the original Japanese version of Magical Vacation, he ends most of his sentences with a verbal tic, っぴ ppi, and his dialogue is written in messy hiragana when he feels discouraged or excited. He also speaks informally, using slang words such as オイラ oira instead of 俺は ore wa (I am).[1]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Pistachio's eyes are navy blue, and his fur is brown and scruffy. Since his green trousers are too big for his legs, he wears them as a hat instead.[2] His baggy robes are of the same color and also have identical stitching on the sleeves' cuffs. Tied around his neck is a red scarf with yellow polka dots, and he wears big green shoes.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Pistachio hailed from a small village where nobody knew his name, that was until the townsfolk learned of his unique magic, which included being able to read unopened envelopes, bend spoons with his mind, and make acorns fall out of thin air. Pistachio's community called his abilities the work of the gods, and word eventually reached Principal Biscotti, who scouted out Pistachio and invited him to enroll in Will-o'-Wisp Academy. The whole village said their good-byes to Pistachio as he and Biscotti left for the academy dormitory, throwing a celebratory party in his name. Freshly enrolled at Will-o'-Wisp, a conceited Pistachio started out as somewhat of a bully, but was quickly humbled when he realized he was the worst magician in his class. Pistachio tried to keep his failure secret from his parents, though they quickly found out, and have insisted that he come home to inherit the family trade.[3]

Magical Vacation[edit | edit source]

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Return to the Kingdom[edit | edit source]

Pistachio graduating from the academy.

Pistachio continued to study hard, and after earning a doctorate from the Magic Academy, wrote several books to propagate magic far beyond the continent.[1]

Magical Starsign[edit | edit source]

Jonesy, whom Pistachio put in detention.

Although he did not make a physical appearance in Magical Starsign, Pistachio was mentioned to be a professor at Will-o'-Wisp Academy by some students in his class, all of whom were given detention by him. The students blamed their detentions on Professor Pistachio for having a strict and unfair teaching style. In Japanese, a student named Jonesy commented on his annoying "ppi" tic and cowardly nature as seen in Magical Vacation.[4] In English, however, this was changed to him having an evil laugh, even referring to him as a villain.[5] His name was brought up again by a boy named Diecast in Chocomilk Caves on the planet Shadra. According to Diecast, Pistachio and many others from Kovomaka were wizards of legend, which earned it the title of "the magic planet".[6]

Nomenclature[edit | edit source]

His name comes from pistachio, drupes encased in hard white seeds.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese ピスタチオ・メイプルウッド Pistachio Maplewood
Flag of France.svg French Pistache d'Erable Pistachio of Maple
Flag of Germany.svg German Pistazie Ahornsirup Pistachio Maplesyrup
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Pistacchio Boscacero Pistachio Forestmaple
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Pistachio Pistachio

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • His hobby is reading.
  • Donuts are his favorite food.
  • By level 999, Pistachio has the highest average stats of every party member.
  • In the Japanese version of Magical Starsign, some of Pistachio's students are named after the Jack Russell Terrier dog breed. Jonesy is Jack (ジャック Jakku), Russell's name was unchanged (ラッセル Rasseru), and Terria is Terrier (テリア Teria).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Magical Vacation
  2. Magical Vacation rumors § Page 1
  3. ピスタチオ・メイプルウッド
  4. 生徒・ジャック: "★あーあ また居残りだよ。 ★まったく…… ピスタチオ先生 ピッピッピて うるせぇーんだよなぁ。 ★「だめだっピ! いのこりだっピ!」 ★……頭の中は このフレーズが リフレインしているよ。 ★昔は おくびょうで 落ちょこぼれだったくせに。"
  5. Jonesy: "Detention AGAIN!? This is so lame. Professor Pistachio is such a villain! Even his laugh is evil... "Myeh myeh myeh!" That laugh bounces around in my head. And my head used to be such a quiet, empty place."
  6. Diecast: "Yeah... Some people call Kovomaka the magic planet because of it. You have Biscotti and Souffle Rainbow and Pistachio Maplewood... Ganache Nighthawk and his sister Vanilla... Those names are legendary to anyone who's studied even a little magic."

Party ProtagonistPistachioAranciaGanacheKirschePecheBlueberryLemonLatteCassisCiderSesameChocolatCabernetOliveCandyChappyPotPucine the 4thDodoRicebirdPookaGummy FrogPuttyBrownMagic doll
Characters MadeleineBiscottiChardonnayVanillaBalsamicoPizzaVolcaneraTiramisuMousseMille-feuilleChiffonMeloneTortillaTarteTatinGateauParmesanQuattro FormaggiDab HasnelGrenadinePeabee AnjayMaceCinnamonGingerNectarMuskCocoaRad HasnelShallotKleinBlackcurrantEquillekrewKerendu
Spirits FireWindPoisonBeautyBladeSoundStoneInsectWoodBeastWaterThunderAncientDarkLightLove
Material Realm Will-o'-Wisp AcademyValencia Beach
Light Realm Mimolette ForestForest CaveOturan VillageWetsomus RuinsRicebird FieldsRicebird SpringsGreen Tea VillageCold Honey PalaceRekcarc QuarryVille de SourisTour de la RocheUfot VillageIko Domnag
Dark Realm Spollacs Swamp EdgeMasala Chai VillageIce IslandGelato CaveTapioca Tea VillageEcir ThicketMuy Mot DesertOpopmat CaveAkvavit CastleEnigma ForestTreeman's ColonyOsim VillageEastern ForestMt. MorbierAbos VillageSpollacs SwampBrownie CavernToptoh Mines
Abyssal Realm The Great RockGazpacho VillageTandooriThe BadlandsMay VillagePyramidArkoAbyssal CorridorEarth of DarknessDespair SwampDrazzig GrottoRevival Chamber
Bonus dungeons Garam MasalaTuoekatYekrut
Gameplay CombatMagicItemsEquipmentStickersLink Mode
Menu BiraBestiaryMagic notebook
Corporate NintendoBrownie Brown
Staff Nobuyuki InoueShigeru MiyamotoShinichi KameokaTsukasa Masuko
Other Media
Guidebooks Magical Vacation Complete GuideMagical Vacation: A Mysterious World
Manga The Day Before the Seaside School
Characters Mash - Sorbet - Arancia - Cider - Pistachio - Souffle - Vanilla - Miss Madeleine - Geshigao-Oden - Khao Yam - The Sheep - Kerendu
Locations Kingdom of Kovomaka - Castle Town - Eldile Plains
Production Shinichi Kameoka