|A yellow block with a small tuft of grass.|
|First appearance||Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2014)|
|Latest appearance||Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo Switch / Nintendo 3DS) (2018)|
|Effect||Contain coins, power-ups, or other items.|
Pluck Patches are patches that appear in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS ports. They resemble a ? Block containing a small tuft of grass, and are similar to the grass tufts of Super Mario Bros. 2.
By pressing near one, Captain Toad or Toadette can pull on it to grab its contents out of the ground. They generally act like ? Blocks, containing coins or power-ups, though they may also contain Super Gems and Turnips; Pluck Patches containing Super Gems or power-ups must be pulled multiple times before they can be removed, and if the patch contains multiple coins like a Coin Block, the player can pluck multiple times. Some Pluck Patches provide an infinite supply of Turnips, but the sprout recedes into the ground until the Turnip the player plucked from it is thrown. Special, invisible Pluck Patches contain Gold Mushrooms, and will become visible once Captain Toad approaches their location. Once its patch is removed, the Pluck Patch turns brown, resembling an Empty Block.
If Captain Toad loses enough lives in a level, an Assist Pluck Patch that contains an Invincibility Mushroom will appear.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
- Instruction manual: "Pluck one to reveal all kinds of items."
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Fun Quiz : "You can pull on a Pluck Patch to find Super Gems and Turnips."
Names in other languages
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker digital manual, page 7.