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Super Mario Odyssey artwork
Artwork of Cappy from Super Mario Odyssey
Species Bonneter
First appearance Super Mario Run (Ver. 2.1.1) (technical debut via cameo) (2017)
Super Mario Odyssey (proper debut) (2017)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Latest portrayal Shohei Komatsu[1]
You know... It seems we're after the same thing... Perhaps we should team up! Let's see if we can't help those two!”
Cappy, Super Mario Odyssey

Cappy is a major character in Super Mario Odyssey. He is Mario's main ally throughout the game and assists him in various ways. Along with his little sister Tiara, Cappy is a Bonneter originally from the Cap Kingdom and joins Mario to rescue her after she is kidnapped by Bowser.

Concept and creation[edit]

Concept art of Cappy in Super Mario Odyssey.
Sketch of Cappy's final design

Cappy's final design was colored white as he was meant to transform into various hats, and white was deemed a color able to fit all the different colors of the hats.[2] Furthermore, his eyes while smiling were made to resemble the "M" of Mario's cap.[2]


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Run[edit]

Cappy statue in Super Mario Run.
Cappy's statue in Super Mario Run

Although Super Mario Odyssey is the first game in which Cappy is physically present, he technically debuted in Super Mario Run via a cameo. 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 changes to his original top hat form for a few seconds, while his voice can be heard exclaiming, "Cappy!"

This statue, along with the other Super Mario Odyssey-related items, was made available normally through the Remix 10 mode as of the version 3.0.4 update for the game. It can be obtained from the Bonus Game at the end of each 10-course interval and the Super Bonus Game, which can be accessed by collecting enough Bonus Medals while playing.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Cappy's proper debut occurs in Super Mario Odyssey, where he is Mario's main partner throughout the game. Cappy joins Mario to rescue his little sister Tiara, who had been kidnapped by Bowser along with Princess Peach. He is "energetic but a bit timid."[3] Cappy is also controlled by the second player while playing in co-op mode.

Mario can throw Cappy in various ways; a straight up/down shot that can roll across surfaces, a circular, boomerang-like throw, and a homing throw which can also be used to extend Cappy's reach. Cappy can also be held in place once thrown. Throwing Cappy in the air gives Mario a vertical boost while canceling horizontal momentum, allowing Mario to adjust his trajectory. Mario can bounce off Cappy once per jump, significantly extending Mario's jumping reach, but he can be thrown a second time. These moves serve as an attack and defensive measure, allowing Mario to defeat enemies at a distance.

When thrown at certain enemies or objects, Cappy captures them, allowing Mario to control them to get across stages. The behavior of captured enemies and objects varies depending on the creature or object. Cappy can also interact with the environment. For example, he can pull levers, remove wooden poles, destroy some objects, and remove pools of poison. Cappy can help collect several items for Mario, such as coins and hearts. Exceptions include Power Moons and keys. In addition to Coin Blocks, Cappy can also collect items from certain environmental objects, such as bushes.

Cappy also informs the player of various details of the game and the surrounding world, such as regional coins that can only be used in one kingdom.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Cappy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Cappy appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the Mario Cap, Mario's Top Hat and Builder Helmet, appearing during some moves and a taunt alongside Mario. However, he does not have any effect on Mario's moveset. He also appears in his Bonneter form as a support spirit, which slightly increases the power of grabs and throws when equipped. Cappy's spirit can be summoned using Ezlo's core and Boo Mario's core, a reference to Cappy sharing a similar hat-based and ghostly appearance with Ezlo and Boo Mario, respectively. Cappy also appears in Mario Cap form as a hat that can be worn by Mii Fighters, which can be unlocked through a challenge.

Other appearances[edit]

A headgear item based off Cappy was released in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on October 27, 2018 to celebrate the first anniversary of Super Mario Odyssey.

General information[edit]

Physical description[edit]

Cappy's normal form is a white top hat with blue wisps of hair and large eyes with red irises. 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 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. Cappy always takes the form of the Mario Cap when capturing an enemy or object. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Cappy gains a subdued color scheme and simple detailing.


Cappy is a helpful, friendly, selfless, confident, and heroic character who is always there for those he cares about. However, he is a little timid and easily startled at times. Despite this, after joining with Mario, he is very bold and never backs down from a fight, such if the player chooses to leave the Wedding Hall before rescuing Peach and Tiara. When Tiara is captured, he immediately chooses to join Mario and assist him in his journey. He is also talkative, frequently giving Mario advice and checking out interesting aspects of other kingdoms.

While in the Darker Side, he is shown to be grateful to Mario for his journey when they climb the replica of the New Donk City Hall to reach the last Multi Moon on its top.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Run[edit]

Item description[edit]

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

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

# Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
78 Cappy Super Mario Odyssey artwork Super Mario Series Support (1) Advanced Strong Throw Summoned with an Ezlo and Boo Mario core; Spirit Board Mario Rule: Invisibility; Item: Boomerang
  • The enemy is invisible
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
Rainbow Cruise Jump Up, Super Star!


Main article: List of Super Mario Odyssey quotes § Cappy
  • "*gasp* It's too big! I couldn't hold on to it any longer!"
  • "I remember this place!"
  • "I bet there's still at least one Power Moon in here somewhere!"
  • "What odd little fellows! They seem to know you! And...not like you..."


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Cappy.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャッピー[3]
Chinese (Simplified) 凯皮
Chinese (Traditional) 凱比
Dutch Cappy Cappy
French Cappy Cappy
German Cappy Cappy
Italian Cappy Cappy
Korean 캐피
Portuguese Cappy Cappy
Russian Кеппи
Spanish Cappy Cappy