Character Switch

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Mario about to land on a Character Switch with his emblem on it in Really Rolling Hills

A Character Switch[1] is a type of P Switch that first appears in Super Mario 3D World. Each switch has a character emblem on it for Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, or Rosalina; only the character whose emblem is shown can press the switch. When the switch is pressed, a stamp, a Green Star, or a line of coins will appear.

Character emblems[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Trample Switch Chara[2]
Kyarakutā Suicchi
Chara Trample Switch

Character Switch
Russian Переключатель персонажей
Pereklyuchatel' personazhey
Characters Switch


  • The only Character Switches that yield something other than stamps are the Toad switch in Sprawling Savanna Rabbit Run (which gives out a Green Star) and the Mario switch in Blast Block Skyway (which activates a line of coins).
  • The Character Switches' stamps are always of the respective character's Small form.
  • Luigi's switch is the only one not found in a level with an alliterative title.


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. 2013. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide, page 20.
  2. ^ Super Mario 3D World internal filename (TrampleSwitchChara)
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 232.