An Ancient Trial
The temple's front panels reveal which button the player must press to make the desired shot. It starts with a topspin, then a slice, then a flat, then a lob, then a drop shot. Mario must then make a series of ten random type of shots in order to be granted access to the temple.
Afterwards, the mysterious voice will introduce itself as Aster and explain Lucien's origins, tasking Mario to find the five Power Stones. Aster will then teach Mario the Zone Shot and Zone Speed, then follow up by teaching the Max Charge Shot and Trick Shot before finally delving into Special Shots, which the player must successfully perform in order to progress. After the tutorial, Aster will reveal the locations of the Power Stones before begging Mario to foil Lucien's return to power.
While this mission's spot on the map is overwritten with The Final Battle! upon completion of Lucien Cup Finals, it is still possible to replay this mission by opening the menu on the overworld, selecting "How to Play," then selecting "Special Training at Bask Ruins."
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