Cappy

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Cappy
SMO Art - E3 Char4.png
Official artwork of Cappy, from Super Mario Odyssey.
Full name Cappy
Species Bonneter
First appearance Super Mario Run (statue cameo) (2017)
Latest appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
Latest portrayal Shohei Komatsu[1]

Cappy is a major character in Super Mario Odyssey. He is Mario's main ally throughout the game, and assists him in various ways. Cappy is originally from the Cap Kingdom and joins Mario in order to rescue his little sister, Tiara.

History[edit]

Super Mario Run[edit]

Cappy's statue in Super Mario Run.

Although Super Mario Odyssey is the first game in which Cappy is physically present, his first appearance in a game is in Super Mario Run. To promote Super Mario Odyssey's appearance at E3 2017, a statue of Cappy in the form of the Mario Cap was made available as one of the objects in Kingdom Builder on June 14, 2017, and costs 2,000 coins. When tapped after it is placed on the field, it will change to his original top hat form for a few seconds, while his voice can be heard exclaiming, "Cappy!"

In-game description[edit]

"Straight from Super Mario Odyssey! This statue is of Mario's new partner Cappy."

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Cappy is Mario's main partner in Super Mario Odyssey. Mario can throw Cappy in various ways; a straight up/down shot, a circular throw, and a homing shot which can also be used to extend Cappy's reach. Cappy can also be held in place once thrown, so Mario can jump off of him or hit objects multiple times. Cappy can help collect items such as Coins for Mario, and also damage enemies and reflect some of the enemy projectiles. When thrown at certain enemies or objects, Cappy seems to "possess" them, allowing Mario to control them to get across stages. This ability is officially known as "capture". Cappy can also remove some poisonous hazards off of the ground in areas where some toxins may block Mario's path (such as the Wooded Kingdom). When thrown at power lines, Cappy allows Mario to transform into a ball of electricity and ride along the line; this is a major mode of transportation within the game. Cappy also informs the player of various aspects of the game and of the surrounding world, such as the Regional Coins that can only be used in that world.

Cappy joins Mario in order to rescue his little sister Tiara, who had been kidnapped by Bowser along with Princess Peach. He is "energetic but a bit timid."[2] Cappy is also controlled by the second player when playing in co-op mode.

Physical description[edit]

Cappy's normal form is a white top hat with large eyes, with blue wisps of hair coming out the top of it. Under the hat is his main body, which somewhat resembles an Eerie. When transformed into different hats, such as the Mario Cap, Cappy's eyes will appear on the hat. Cappy also comes in a variety of outfits, which can be purchased from the kingdoms' Crazy Cap stores, including a chef hat, top hat, builder hat, and a fedora.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャッピー[2]
Kyappī
Cappy
Spanish Cappy Cappy
French Cappy Cappy
Dutch Cappy Cappy
German Cappy Cappy
Italian Cappy Cappy
Russian Кеппи
Keppi
Cappy
Chinese 凯比
Kǎibǐ
Cappy

References[edit]

  1. ^ In-game credits
  2. ^ a b Super Mario Odyssey Japanese Twitter