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Sherms are tank enemies that appear in Super Mario Odyssey. They are green with a white Bowser's emblem printed on them, fire pearlescent blue explosives, and can be found in the Wooded Kingdom, the Metro Kingdom at nighttime, the Underground Moon Caverns in the Moon Kingdom, and the Mechawiggler rematch in the Mushroom Kingdom. They can be beaten with a ground pound or a shot fired by a captured Sherm. When captured with and controlled by Cappy, the player can aim its cannon with the right joystick (as well as by tilting the Joy-Con/Pro Controller), and fire explosives with . The explosives can also be used to collect items. They are used to defeat Mechawiggler.
The name "Sherm" is a reference to the famous American M4 Sherman tank, which was one of the most common tanks in World War II - the hat they wear even resembles the Ascot top hat worn in depictions of Uncle Sam.
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