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This article is about the object from Super Mario Odyssey. For the type of item container found in Donkey Kong Country Returns, see Item Container § Donkey Kong Country Returns / Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.
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First appearance

Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
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Cacti are objects that appear throughout the Sand Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey. If Mario runs into one of them, he will lose a piece of his health meter and a few of the thorns from the cactus will get stuck on his body. Mario can also destroy cacti by running through them while riding Jaxi. Some smaller, round cacti appear in the Sand Kingdom as well and they behave the same way. One particular cactus can be captured and moved in order to reveal a shining spot which Mario can Ground Pound to reveal a Power Moon.