Power Moon

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This article is about the collectible in Super Mario Odyssey. For information about the item in Super Mario World, see 3-Up Moon. For the actual moon, see Moon.
Power Moon
Power Moon SMO.jpg
A crescent moon with eyes and varying colors depending on region.

First Appearance

Super Mario Odyssey (2017)

Power Moons are collectible items in Super Mario Odyssey. Equivalent to the Power Stars in Super Mario 64 (and its remake), Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Shine Sprites in Super Mario Sunshine, they can be found in the various kingdoms of the game and used to power the Odyssey in order to let Mario reach additional kingdoms.[1] Collecting 250 Power Moons unlocks the Dark Side, while collecting 500 Power Moons unlocks the Darker Side. Collecting 880 Power Moons, not counting the additional ones that can be bought at Crazy Cap after completing the main story will turn the Odyssey's sail into a golden color, and unlocks a painting in the Wedding Hall at Honeylune Ridge that allows players to play through a harder version of the final battle with Bowser.[2] Collecting 5 Moon Shards yields a Power Moon as well.

Image showing several different Power Moons.

Gameplay-wise, they act mostly like the Power Stars and Shine Sprites in earlier titles, being the main collectible Mario needs to find to progress. Unlike these however, there are between 1 and 104 per kingdom[3], and completing them does not cause Mario to exit the stage unlike in several prior 3D Mario titles. Power Moons are also replaced with clear replicas after they have been collected, much like the Power Stars and Shine Sprites, and count as five global coins each when collected again. Power Moons also restore the player's Health Meter when collected.

Larger variants called Multi Moons also exist in the game. These count as three Power Moons in one, and can be attained by defeating bosses or clearing main story missions.

Including the three-moon count from Multi Moons and post-game store moons, there is a total of 999 Power Moons available in the game.[4]


Power Moons feature a different color depending on the kingdom in which they are found. Their color also matches the color of the pole of the Kingdom's Checkpoint Flag.

Kingdom Color
Cap Kingdom SMO Art - Power Moon (Vector).svg
Cascade Kingdom SMO Art - Power Moon (Vector).svg
Sand Kingdom Moongreen (1).png
Lake Kingdom Moonpink (1).png
Wooded Kingdom Moonblue (1).png
Cloud Kingdom SMO Art - Power Moon (Vector).svg
Lost Kingdom SMO Art - Power Moon (Vector).svg
Metro Kingdom Moonbrown (1).png
Snow Kingdom Moonorange (1).png
Seaside Kingdom Moonpurple (1).png
Luncheon Kingdom Moonlightblue (1).png
Ruined Kingdom SMO Art - Power Moon (Vector).svg
Bowser's Kingdom Moonred (1).png
Moon Kingdom Moonwhite (1).png
Mushroom Kingdom SMO Art - Power Moon (Vector).svg Artwork - SUPER STAR.svg
Dark Side SMO Art - Power Moon (Vector).svg
Darker Side SMO Art - Multi Moon (Vector).svg

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パワームーン[5]
Pawā Mūn
Power Moon
Spanish Energiluna[6] From energía (energy) and luna (moon)
French Lune de puissance[7] Power Moon
Dutch Energiemaan[8] Energy Moon
German Power-Mond[9] Power Moon
Italian Luna di energia[10] Energy Moon
Russian Луна энергии[11]
Luna energii
Moon of Energy
Chinese 力量之月
Lìliàng zhī yuè
Power Moon

See also[edit]


  • When Mario collects his first Power Star in the Mushroom Kingdom, Cappy says that he didn't know that Power Moons come in different shapes. This suggests that Power Moons and Power Stars are different shapes of the same object, a distinction that may also include the more rounded off, metallic looking Power Stars of Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.


  1. ^ Gamespot. Super Mario Odyssey: Donk City Gameplay With Kinda Funny | E3 2017 GameSpot Show . YouTube. Retrieved June 22 2017.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=201&v=fXmsmnzhQUo
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEwSOE5B4bw
  5. ^ Nintendo. (September 13, 2017). スーパーマリオ オデッセイ [Nintendo Direct 2017.9.14]. YouTube. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  6. ^ Nintendo Direct (14.09.2017) - Nintendo España
  7. ^ Nintendo Direct (14.9.2017) - Nintendo France
  8. ^ Nintendo Direct (14.9.2017) - NintendoNederland
  9. ^ Nintendo Direct (14.9.2017) - Nintendo Deutschland
  10. ^ Nintendo Direct (14.9.2017) - Nintendo Italia
  11. ^ Nintendo Direct (14.9.2017) - NintendoRU