Power Shot (Mario Tennis series)
- This article is about the special moves in the Mario Tennis series. For the shot mechanic in the Mario Golf series, see Power Shot (Mario Golf series).
Power Shots are special moves that appear in Mario Power Tennis and Mario Tennis: Power Tour. They can be used by players and opponents, offensively or defensively during matches. Power Shots are replaced by Chance Shots in Mario Tennis Open and by Special Shots in Mario Tennis Aces.
Mario Power Tennis
Power Shots are special attacks unique to each character in Mario Power Tennis that are triggered from a button combination depending on the control scheme. If Power Shots are turned on, players' rackets will begin to glow and make a special sound after a set time to indicate that they can use a Power Shot.
If a players presses and either or , an Offensive Power Shot will be performed. These come with special effects to disorient the opponent(s). If a player with a glowing racket returns an Offensive Power Shot, the glowing effect is removed and the player must recharge their racket. Any offensive power shot that occurs before this will still have an effect on the receiving player, even if they use their own offensive power shot. Mario's Iron Hammer is the exception, as it will cancel the knockback effects of any power shot he receives. If players set their control scheme to manual, the shot may fail if players are too far from the ball. If the control scheme is automatic, a Defensive Power Shot is performed instead.
If a player presses and either or a Defensive Power Shot will be performed. These are able to reach balls at greater distances, although some characters, namely Mario, Princess Daisy, and Petey Piranha, may not return the ball if they are too far away, even though the Defensive Power Shot is performed. Defensive Power Shots can also negate the added effects from Offensive Power Shots.
Mario Tennis: Power Tour
Mario Tennis: Power Tour's RPG mode revolves around the player and other characters developing Power Shots. Power Shots can be earned by completing minigames at the Tennis Academy Training Center, and the player can then assign any offensive or defensive Power Shot available to them, to Ace or to Clay. Power Shots are also used by members of the Royal Tennis Academy varsity class, competitors at the Island Open, and the entrants of the Peach Tournament. To use a Power Shot in the game, the Power Shot meter must be fully charged. When it is, a yellow-orange ring will appear around the players character. Hold and press for an Offensive Power Shot, and hold and press for a Defensive Power Shot.
Mario's, Princess Peach's, Luigi's, Waluigi's, Donkey Kong's and Bowser's Offensive and Defensive Power Shots return in this game. With 16 new Offensive Power Shots and 16 new Defensive Power Shots being used by players and the members of the Royal Tennis Academy.
Names in other languages
|Italian||Super Colpo||Super Shot|
Offensive Power Shot
|Italian||Super Colpo offensivo||Offensive Super Shot|
|Spanish (NOE)||Golpe especial ofensivo||Offensive Special Shot|
Defensive Power Shot
|Italian||Super Colpo divensivo||Defensive Super Shot|
|Spanish (NOE)||Golpe especial defensivo||Defensive Special Shot|
- In Mario Power Tennis, computer opponents often glow when they lose a point and have a power shot available.