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The Luncheon Kingdom is the eleventh kingdom visited in Super Mario Odyssey. This location, inspired by Italy (or more specifically by Mount Vesuvius), is a combination of lava/volcano and food themes. It is the greater location of Mount Volbono, the volcano, and is inhabited by Volbonans.
Cooking with a Volcano
Surrounded by strange pink lava, Mount Volbono is colorful and vibrant, a vision straight from a picture book. It is famous for its cuisine, with dishes simmered over the volcano, and chock-full of the local produce that grows to enormous size thanks to the volcanic climate.
The Historic "Old Town"
On your way to Mount Volbono, you'll pass through the Old Town, ringed by the ruined wall that once enclosed the town. These sturdy, cut-stone walls even now suggest the prosperity of those times. Atop the walls are little mounds of salt, carried by the wind and piled up naturally. Visitors can walk along the tops of the walls—do so if you get a chance. The sights here are very different from the colorful scenery of Peronza Plaza, but equally breathtaking.
The highlight of Mount Volbono's year is the Cooking Carnival, where visitors from all over the world come to sample the famous Stupendous Stew. While cooking on a volcano is of course a grand spectacle, the dish itself has a surprisingly delicate flavor, described most frequently in reviews as a "melty deliciousity."
A Resting Place for Meat
The giant slab of meat used in the Stupendous Stew is crusted generously in salt and left to rest on a high perch near the volcano. Aging the meat high above the lava, cooled by the wind, is essential to creating the core flavor. If you arrived before the Cooking Carnival, be sure to take the opportunity to visit the platform and see the meat resting soundly before its long journey.
Be sure to visit the centrally located Peronza Plaza for a friendly welcome. Once among the colorful heaps of giant ingredients and succulent smells, you many find it hard to leave.
Cheese as Hard as Rock
The cheese in Mount Volbono is quite hard, likely because it is left near the lava and dries out completely. The locals chisel it with hammers—you're welcome to join!
Three Keys to the Kingdom
There are a total of 68 Power Moons in this Kingdom. During the player's first visit to this kingdom, they can collect 46 Power Moons, including one from the kingdom's Hint Art. The player can also collect a Power Moon if they travel to this kingdom using a painting found in a previous kingdom (either the Lake Kingdom or Wooded Kingdom). One additional Power Moon can also be found when the player encounters the Tostarenan tourist in the kingdom (after he has visited all other locations). After the player defeats Bowser in the Moon Kingdom, 6 more Power Moons become available to collect. The Moon Rock will also be available to destroy, causing 13 additional Power Moons to be accessible.
In order to progress to the next kingdom, the player must collect at least 18 Power Moons.
There are a total of 100 regional coins, which take the form of polygonal tomatoes, to be found in the Luncheon Kingdom: 9 coins near the starting area, 18 near Peronza Plaza, 12 near Salt Pile Isle, 15 near Path to the Meat Plateau, 6 near Meat Plateau, 17 near Volcano Cave Entrance, 7 near Start of the Peak Climb, 3 near Top of the Peak Climb, 13 near Remote Island in the Lava.
Starting Area / Odyssey - 9 coins
Peronza Plaza - 18 coins
Salt Pile Isle - 12 coins
Path to the Meat Plateau - 15 coins
Meat Plateau - 6 coins
Volcano Cave Entrance - 17 coins
Start of the Peak Climb - 7 coins
Top of the Peak Climb - 3 coins
Remote Island in the Lava - 13 coins
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
A new level inspired by the Luncheon Kingdom is set to appear in the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch versions of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Cookatiel appears an enemy in the level, spitting durians at the player. Double Cherries also appear in the level.
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