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Sherm Icon SMO.png
First appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)

Sherms are tank enemies that appear in Super Mario Odyssey. They are green with Bowser's emblem printed on them, and fire pearlescent blue explosives. and can be found in the Wooded Kingdom, the Metro Kingdom at nighttime, and the Underground Moon Caverns in the Moon Kingdom. 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 Y Button. The explosives can also be used to collect items. They are used to defeat Mechawiggler.

They are likely named after the M4 Sherman American tank, used extensively in World War II - the hat they wear even resembles the Ascot top hat worn in depictions of Uncle Sam.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タンクロー[1]
Possibly meaning "Tank Robot".
Spanish Sherm -
French Charlu From char, meaning chariot or tank.
Dutch Sherm -
German Shermützler From Sherm (same as English name), Mütze (cap) and Scharmützel (skirmish)
Italian Carlo Armato[2] From the name Carlo and carro armato (tank).
Russian Шерм[3]
Korean 탱크로
From the Japanese name.
Chinese 坦克仔
Tǎnkè zǎi
Small Tank


  1. ^ Official Japanese Super Mario Odyssey Twitter
  2. ^ Official Italian Super Mario Odyssey Twitter
  3. ^ Official Russian Super Mario Odyssey Twitter