|Home of Tradition, Propriety, and Hats|
|A land of haberdashed dreams.|
|Temperature||Average 71°F (22°C)|
|First appearance||Super Mario Odyssey (2017)|
The Cap Kingdom is the first kingdom visited in Super Mario Odyssey. It is a gloomy, monochromatic kingdom filled with thick fog inhabited by hat-like beings called Bonneters, including Cappy and his sister, Tiara. The resident Bonneters excel at ship-building and can even attach sails to their homes to convert them into airships. This kingdom also serves as the tutorial stage of the game, and is the greater location of Bonneton. Bonneton is possibly the joining of "Bonnet" (a type of headgear) and the city-name suffix "-ton". The Cap Kingdom island is located west of the Cascade Kingdom and northeast of the Mushroom Kingdom. Geographically, the kingdom is a top hat-shaped island covered in black vegetation, soil and ground. As the name Cap Kingdom implies, hat-shaped buildings and reliefs are everywhere in this land of tradition and formality.
As shown in The Art of Super Mario Odyssey, this kingdom is based on the real-world location of London, England, particularly the Victorian era, due to the architecture visible in the background, the misty environment, and the clothing worn by the residents of the town. The residents also use many stock British expressions and hat-themed parodies thereof.
At the start of the game, Mario lands directly in this location after being knocked off of Bowser's airship. Here, he meets Cappy for the first time on the Glasses Bridge of Bonneton, and decides to join together to rescue Princess Peach and Tiara (Cappy's little sister). After traversing through the Central Plaza, Mario and Cappy reach the entrance of Top-Hat Tower, where they encounter some Mini Goombas, which Cappy notices recognize Mario in an aggressive manner. Inside the Top-Hat Tower, Mario learns to Capture by capturing a frog. After climbing through the Top-Hat Tower and reaching its summit, Mario must fight against Topper, one of the Broodals, in order to gain access to the next kingdom - the Cascade Kingdom.
Concept and creation
With the Cap Kingdom being the first place that players visit after Mario's defeat in the opening cinematic, this world's strange and slightly disturbing environment was intended to reflect the player's feelings as they dive into this new game. Bonneton was designed incorporating a silk hat-like design in various objects, with the lawn also recalling the felt of the hats. A reduced number of colors was used in the design to make the moon look impressive. The concept art shows that in the early design the undulating city in the background was already there, along with the airship of the Broodals and the spark pylon leading to Fossil Falls. On the other hand, the Top-Hat Tower was meant to have a small tower with another top hat on top stemming from the main building, as well as two windows that looked like eyes. The entrance to it looked like a statue of Bowser with a top hat, while the Bonneters had a body and a head, with eyes not being incorporated in the hats. The lampposts were based on hat racks with three hats on them rather than just one, and had a curved main stem to distinguish them from street lights from Metro Kingdom and fit Bonneton.
World's Best Hat Stand
This eye-catching tower is famous in Bonneton, both as a landmark itself and for the spectacular view from the "brim."
Visitors are allowed inside, but many creatures call the tower home, much to the surprise of first timers.
Extremely Mobile Homes
In town, you will immediately notice the unique dwellings shaped like hats. These constructions double as both house and airship for the Bonneters, who take great pride in them.
Some of the larger "houseboats" even have two stories. As private dwellings, you can't just stroll inside, but the natives don't mind people climbing on top of their homes. Perhaps being atop private property comes naturally to these hat-like people.
A Spectacle of a Bridge
The bridge that connects the central square and the hills is called Glasses Bridge. It's a long, double-arched structure whose bottom is hidden in a sea of clouds. When you see it, you'll understand its affectionate nickname immediately. Many tourists enjoy the speedy thrill of rolling across the undulating structure—be sure to give it a try!
These unique lights only appear in Bonneton. Since the area gets so dark every time the moon goes behind the clouds, the lights are designed to be switched on with a simple turn of the lantern. The elegant design of these lampposts draws many tourists. They're even lovelier when turned on, so do give each one a spin as you pass by.
The "Sometimes" Bridge
The bridge connecting Central Square to Top-Hat Tower is built to retract in an emergency. If this happens during your visit, don't panic—just use the switch to restore the bridge.
Posts that stand out...
These wooden posts are used as partitions or stoppers. If they get in your way, you can pound them down, but pulling them out is recommended.
Three Keys to the Kingdom
- Appreciate the distinctive architectural style based on hat silhouettes.
- Enjoy the romantic glow of the moonlit, fog-shrouded streets.
- Chat with the kind and ever-courteous Bonneters.
Checkpoint Flag locations
- Main article: Odyssey
- Main article: Central Plaza
The Central Plaza is the main residential area of Bonneton. When Mario first arrives, it is in ruins from Bowser's attack. The Checkpoint Flag does not appear until Mario returns later after the plaza is rebuilt.
- Main article: Top-Hat Tower
This Checkpoint Flag is found near the top of the Top-Hat Tower next to the doorway where Mario exits the tower's interior.
|Bonus area||Accessed via||Location||Description|
The Poison Tide
|Red door||Behind the base of Top-Hat Tower||A narrow tunnel-like area filled with poison, in which Mario must capture a Paragoomba to collect Moon Shards hovering over the poison in order to obtain a Power Moon.|
|Red door||On the north side of the Top-Hat Tower's brim||A platforming area featuring Push-Blocks and spark pylons.|
The Frog Pond
|Red door||In the wall north of the Binoculars||A large, flooded room featuring various suspended platforms and lifts and countless frogs, which Mario must capture to collect Moon Shards located among the platforms to obtain a Power Moon.|
|Moon Pipe||Behind the Crazy Cap vendors||A downward slope-like course where Mario must roll downhill while avoiding some Spinies.|
Enemies marked with an asterisk (*) are only found in bonus areas.
- Cappy of the Cap Kingdom: The goal is to catch Cappy across the Glasses Bridge.
- To the Top of Top-Hat Tower: The goal is to reach the top of Top-Hat Tower and beat Topper.
- The Kingdom Next Door: The goal is to use the spark pylon to reach the Cascade Kingdom. This disappears when the Cap Kingdom is revisited.
- Main article: List of Power Moons in the Cap Kingdom
There are a total of 31 Power Moons in the Cap Kingdom. During the player's first visit to this kingdom, none of the Power Moons can be collected. After the player finds the Odyssey in the Cascade Kingdom and powers it up, they can return here and collect 11 of the Power Moons. After defeating Bowser in the Moon Kingdom, 6 more Power Moons become available in this kingdom, including one from the kingdom's Hint Art. The Moon Rock will also be available to destroy, unlocking 14 additional Power Moons.
- Main article: List of regional coins in the Cap Kingdom
The Cap Kingdom contains 50 regional coins, which take the form of top-hats. They cannot be collected until the player powers up the Odyssey in the Cascade Kingdom.
Crazy Cap items
Names in other languages
Bōshi no kuni
Dentō to kakushiki no aru Shinshi shukujo no kuni
Country of ladies and gentlemen with formalities and traditions
Om je pet voor af te nemen!
To take your cap off to!
|French||Pays des Chapeaux
Patrie de traditions, de convenances et de couvre-chefs
Homeland of traditions, conformaties and headgear
Ein Land der Tradition, Eleganz und der Hüte
A Land of Tradition, Elegance and Hats
|Italian||Regno del Cappello
Terra di tradizioni, modestia e cappelli
Land of traditions, modesty and hats
Мир традиций, хороших манер и шляп
Mir traditsiy, khoroshikh maner i shlyap
Land of tradition, good manner and hats
Tierra de tradición, elegancia y sombrerería
Land of tradition, elegance and headgear
Dentō no kenchiku yōshiki de senren sareta machi
|From「かぶる」(kaburu, to put on) and possibly "London"; officially romanized as "Cubron"|
A town refined by traditional architectural style
Dài bù lún
|A portmanteau of「戴」(dài, to wear) and「布」(bù, cloth), and Bonneton's Japanese name|
Waar hoedenmaken een hoofdzaak is
Where hat making is a main business
L'élégance d'une architecture très feutrée
|From "haut-de-forme" (top-hat) and "-bourg" (a common suffix for villages in France)|
The elegance of a very felted architecture
Eine Stadt der kultivierten Hutmacherei
|From "zylinder" (top-hat)|
A city of cultivated hatmaking
Dove raffinatezza e modesteria sono di casa
|From "tuba" (top-hat) and "borgo" (Italian word that indicate an inhabited center of medium size)|
Where refinement and modesty are at home
|From "모자" (moja, cap) and Bonneton's Japanese name|
Город – галантерейная мечта
Gorod – galantereynaya mechta
City – haberdashery dream
Un pueblo clásico y refinado
A classic and refined town
- The Cap Kingdom and Dark Side are the only kingdoms in Super Mario Odyssey to contain no 8-bit segments.
- The Cap Kingdom is the only kingdom with known residents to not have generic residents from other kingdoms visiting it at any point.
- The Art of Super Mario Odyssey, pg. 50
- Post about the concept art of Bonneton from the Japanese Super Mario Odyssey official Twitter account. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
- Post about the concept art of the lampposts of Bonneton from the Japanese Super Mario Odyssey official Twitter account. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- The Art of Super Mario Odyssey, page 322