Clear Pipe Cannon

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Clear Pipe Cannon
A Clear Pipe Cannon in Super Mario 3D World
Artwork of a Clear Pipe Cannon in Super Mario 3D World
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
Effect Shoots characters to a new section of a level
Clear Pipe Cannons in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Clear Pipe Cannons[1] are a type of cannon that appears in Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. As the name suggests, they appear on the ends of certain Clear Pipes, and they are used to launch characters to new sections of a level automatically. After one player enters a Clear Pipe Cannon, all other players are drawn into it after a short time, as with Warp Pipes or Warp Boxes. Clear Pipe Cannons at the entrance of a Clear Pipe automatically launch players forward, while the cannons at the exit must be fired manually (after which all players lose control of the characters until they are back on the ground).

Cat Mario standing atop a Clear Pipe Cannon

In the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, the open-world nature of Lake Lapcat allows the player to jump down onto the tops of Clear Pipe Cannons from Cloud Lifts high in the sky. These Clear Pipe Cannons allow Mario to stand on their tops, and they cannot be entered from that end.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese とうめい土管大砲[2]
Tōmei Dokan Taihō
Transparent Pipe Cannon
German Glasrohr-Kanone Glass Pipe Cannon
Italian Tubo cannone trasparente[3] Clear pipe cannon


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett (2013). 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.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 233