Cap Throw

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Artwork of Mario throwing Cappy.

The Cap Throw is a new move introduced in Super Mario Odyssey, which involves Mario throwing Cappy at a target by pressing Y Button or shaking the Joy-Con. Mario can throw Cappy to perform several actions, including hit, use, or Capture enemies and objects, collect coins, and jump on it to jump higher and farther. It can thus be considered the Odyssey equivalent of Mario's basic attack moves from prior 3D Mario games.

Additionally, Mario can throw Cappy in different ways depending on the buttons pressed and/or how the Joy-Con is shaken. Shaking a Joy-Con after throwing Cappy makes him home in on nearby enemies or objects. Flicking both Joy-Con upwards performs an Upward Throw, allowing Mario to hit enemies and objects above him. Flicking both Joy-Con downwards (in midair) or flicking just one or pressing Y Button or X Button during a Ground Pound's impact does a Downward Throw, which lets Mario hit things below him if he's in midair or near a ledge, or lengthen the Cap Throw's range on ground. Shaking both Joy-Con sideways or pressing Y Button or X Button while spinning performs a Spin Throw, which hits all around Mario, like the Super Mario Galaxy games' Spin or Tanooki Mario's tail whip.