Clear Pipe Cannon

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Clear Pipe Cannon
SM3DW Clear Pipe Cannon.jpg
A Clear Pipe Cannon in Super Mario 3D World
A transparent Pipe Cannon.

First appearance

Super Mario 3D World (2013)

Latest appearance

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Effect on player

Shoots players into a new section of a level.

Clear Pipe Cannons[1] are a type of cannon appearing in Super Mario 3D World and later in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. As the name suggests, they appear on the ends of certain Clear Pipes, and are used to launch players to new sections of a level. After one player enters the cannon, all other players will be drawn into it as well.


Super Mario 3D World[edit]

In Super Mario 3D World, like with Warp Pipes or Warp Boxes, if one player enters a Clear Pipe Cannon, all other players that don't enter are automatically drawn into it soon after. Clear Pipe Cannons at the start of a Clear Pipe automatically launch players, while the cannons on the end must be fired manually.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Clear Pipe Cannons in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Clear Pipe Cannons reappear in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker using their appearance from Super Mario 3D World.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese とうめい土管大砲[2]
Tōmei Dokan Taihō
Transparent Pipe Cannon


  1. ^ Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide page 20.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 233.