Cap Jump

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Mario performing multiple Cap Jumps.
Mario performing multiple Cap Jumps in the Sand Kingdom

The Cap Jump[1] is a move that debuts in Super Mario Odyssey. It allows Mario to jump to greater heights and reach high ledges and platforms, though the vertical height granted is not as high as a Triple Jump or a Ground Pound Jump. To perform the Cap Jump, the player must throw Cappy and hold the button, then have Mario walk into Cappy; Mario automatically jumps on top of him and gains a boost in height.

Mario performing multiple Cap Dives.
Mario performing multiple Cap Dives

The Cap Jump can also be used to perform an advanced technique known as the Cap Dive. This can allow Mario to travel across large distances in midair. In order to perform it, the player must jump, throw Cappy, and quickly dive into Cappy while holding him in the air. Mario then automatically jumps onto Cappy and gains height. This can be followed up by another normal dive in midair, though Mario does not jump onto Cappy multiple consecutive times. This technique is required in order to reach certain secret coin piles and to win first place in certain Koopa Freerunning races.

The button sequence for the Cap Dive is as follows:

  • A Button or B Button to jump (other types of jumps, with the exception of the Wall Jump, can work as well)
  • X Button or Y Button to throw Cappy
  • ZL Button or ZR Button immediately after throwing Cappy to start the dive
  • Holding X Button or Y Button to finish the dive and keep Cappy in the air

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 帽子踏みジャンプ
Bōshi Fumi Janpu
Cap Step Jump
Chinese 踩帽跳 (Simplified)
Cǎi mào tiào
踩帽跳躍 (Traditional)
Cǎi mào tiàoyuè
Cap Step Jump
Italian Salto col cappello Hat jump
Korean 모자 점프
Moja Jeompeu
Russian Прыжок со шляпы
Pryzhok so shlyapy
Cap Jump


  1. ^ SwitchForce (October 26, 2017). Super Mario Odyssey Exploring the Action Guide - All Moves Shown (NO SPOILERS). YouTube. Retrieved January 12, 2021.