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Bowser's Kingdom is the thirteenth kingdom visited in Super Mario Odyssey. It is the home of Bowser and the greater location of his castle. Unlike in most games, in which it has a Western European design, this castle is a lush, flowering traditional Japanese castle, with a concentric series of walls and baileys, a traditional garden and tea house, and a central keep. Instead of the usual lava, its moats are filled with Poisoned Water.
Don't run afoul of the Stairface Ogres that guard this kingdom. When they spot an intruder, they bring their huge mallets down, no questions asked. On the other hand, you have to admire their tenacity and work ethic. The scars on their faces show they don't give up easily.
Beautiful Tile Work
This kingdom's architecture is unique. Roofs are made of heavy, layered tiles that will not budge even if walked upon. They also create a uniformity in the overall design, enhancing the beauty of the palace.
Though you can move along the roofs, this palace rests quite high in the sky, and if you fall off, you will most definitely die. It's not the surest footing either, so be careful.
Statues Guard the Court
The palace tower highlights the inner citadel, and the gate leading to it is guarded by fearsome statues. The statues are fashioned after gods of wind and thunder, the perfect motif for a sky palace, and since they are modeled on Bowser, the ruler of this kingdom, they serves as a warning to foes here and abroad.
Surrounding the inner citadel are the second and third courts. The second court is especially fortified, with many cannons to repel invaders. Cannonballs often roll along the ground, and many tourists fall trying to evade them. Legends speak of invaders repelling the cannonballs with spears, but no mere mortal could hope to do this, so try not to get too close!
An Oasis of Calm
This elegant garden is a balm for the brutality of this kingdom and will help you forget all the hardships you faced to reach it. You can even buy souvenirs, so be sure you stop by!
The Hole Thing
All along the walls, these holes were meant to allow defenders to shoot at invaders, but nowadays you're more likely to find a demon or a snake coming out than an arrow.
Three Keys to the Kingdom
There are a total of 62 Power Moons in this kingdom. During the player's first visit to this kingdom, they can collect 38 Power Moons. After the player defeats Bowser in the Moon Kingdom, 7 more Power Moons become available to collect, including one from the kingdom's Hint Art and one from using a painting found in the Cascade Kingdom. The Moon Rock will also be available to destroy, causing 17 additional Power Moons to be accessible.
In order to progress to the next kingdom, the player must collect at least 8 Power Moons.
There are a total of 100 regional coins that can be found in Bowser's Kingdom, which take the form of kobans with Bowser's insignia on them.
Starting Area / Odyssey - 4 coins
Third Courtyard (Front) - 4 coins
Second Courtyard - 21 coins
Souvenir Shop - 13 coins
Main Courtyard Entrance - 3 coins
Main Courtyard - 12 coins
Outer Wall - 10 coins
Inner Wall - 6 coins
Beneath the Keep - 24 coins
Showdown Arena - 3 coins
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