Holy Shot

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Holy Shot
White Mage starting to perform her Special Shot.

The Holy Shot is White Mage's Special Shot in the Mario Hoops 3-on-3. To perform it, the player must tap out a star shape twice. The star likely represents the ultimate white magic.

White Mage begins the shot by levitating the ball in a circle around her, as four blue symbols magically appear on the ground around her. The symbols start emitting white columns of light and eventually become a bluish-white disk. White Mage touches the ball and casts it high into the air. The entire screen turns white, and the ball comes back down, creating a brilliant blueish-white light show when it enters the basket.

If shot from outside the 3-point line, the ball doesn't leave the screen. Instead, the ball is cast toward the basket with a gleaming white and blue trail. As usual, a teammate needs to dunk the ball in to complete the shot and make the light show appear.

The name of the shot comes from Holy, a white magic spell in the Final Fantasy games. It was introduced in the first Final Fantasy game and is often the strongest offensive spell available to White Mages.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Sancta
Holy (in Latin)