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SMO - Shiba Inu Dog.jpegDog Odyssey.JPG
First appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)

The Dog is a recurring character in Super Mario Odyssey. It is a Shiba Inu wearing a fedora. The dog is a reference to Nintendogs, as the model is taken directly from the game. Mario can play fetch with the dog by throwing Cappy, whom the dog will then retrieve. It shows up in various kingdoms after the kingdom's boss has been defeated. The dog appears in the Sand Kingdom, Seaside Kingdom, Metro Kingdom, Moon Kingdom, and Mushroom Kingdom, where it leads players to buried Coins and Power Moons. Furthermore, in the other kingdoms left, the Dog appears inside the Odyssey after finishing the game at least once. A Toad in the Mushroom Kingdom claims to be the dog's owner. Also, if Mario falls asleep, the dog will fall asleep next to him. The dog is also seen in attendance at the wedding of Bowser and Peach. The dog's fedora cannot be removed, possibly to prevent Mario from potentially capturing it.