Pop cannon

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Pop cannon
Pop Cannon from Dr. Mario World. This image is squashed horizontally.
First appearance Dr. Mario World (2020)

A pop cannon is an object in Dr. Mario World. Pop cannons have launchers at the top and the bottom, as well as a body marked with arrows pointing up and down. These objects are introduced in version 1.4.0 when World 17 was added, although these objects can be found in earlier worlds in later stage updates.

When a color capsule matches the color of a pop cannon or that it is eliminated, two cannonballs will be fired from the launchers at the top and bottom in a straight line, causing viruses or objects in the way to be eliminated. The only object that can block cannonballs are Empty Blocks. In versus mode, the only way for pop cannons to appear are through assistants, namely Broozer and/or Galoomba, where the former may change two viruses into pop cannons in the beginning while the latter may change two of the viruses generated after clearing all viruses into pop cannons.

In-game description[edit]

  • "Match a pop cannon with pieces of the same color to fire cannonballs both up and down."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しかけ砲台
Shikake hōdai
Trick artillery

Chinese (simplified) 机关炮台
Jīguān Pàotǎ
Cannon turret

Chinese (traditional) 機關砲塔
Jīguān Pàotǎ
Cannon turret

French Canon pop
Pop Cannons
German Kanone
Italian Cannone pop
Pop cannons
Korean 보조 대포
Bojo Daepo
Auxiliary cannon

Portuguese Canhão pop
Pop Cannon
Spanish (NOA) Cañón
Spanish (NOE) Cañón