Paper Moon King manifests primarily in origami created by Tsurugi, which he may impart with a modicum of life, enabling momentary movement. It is typically folded to be shaped like a frog.
Paper Moon King presents itself as an ability and possesses no combat ability whatsoever. Tsurugi doesn't seek fights and prefers to rely on the power of his origamis to disorient people instead of harming them personally.
Paper Moon King also appears to allow Tsurugi to impart actual qualities of the object depicted in the origami into the creation. For instance Tsurugi can shape an origami cicada that can fly or origami frogs that can hop and move on their own.
He does not need to be around to enforce this effect, as all of his origami paper is under his Stand's thrall, as when Yasuho creates origami bananas without Tsurugi around they still seem to be able to make Yotsuyu Yagiyama trip and fall. This ability can also work with Stands.
Tsurugi is also allowed to fold hard objects to the shape of an origami (the only example shown to this day is Yasuho cellphone). Tsurugi's ability to fold normal objects and bestow remote movement correlating to the type of origami is reminiscent of Mike O. and his Stand Tubular Bells.
Paper Moon King is able to remove the ability to differentiate between faces, objects, voices and texts.
If one of the origami models it creates touches someone. This renders the victim unable to recognize faces, resulting in seeing the same face on all people, even in reflections and in artificial faces such as in mannequins or video games. In addition to other people's faces, it also can make people see the same words wherever there is text (no matter where) and it can also make certain objects or even people impossible to distinguish from anything of similar shape and/or size such as how Tsurugi made several buses look like his father.
Paper Moon King first appears when Tsurugi somehow manages to fold Yasuho Hirose's cellphone into an origami frog, which then leaps at her to impart the stone disease before seemingly disappearing. Tsurugi then continues to use the origami to disorient Josuke before seemingly removing the effects from both of them. After Tsurugi explains his Stand to Yasuho, she later uses it in a successful escape from Yotsuyu Yagiyama.
- The Stand was originally just named "Paper Moon" in the Ultra Jump serialization until the release of the JOJOVELLER mini and STANDS plus booklets included with the April 2014 issue of Ultra Jump where it was revealed the name had been changed to "Paper Moon King".