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A Sherm while under the control of Mario.
First Appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)

Sherms[1] are tank-like enemies that appear in Super Mario Odyssey. They are green with Bowser's emblem printed on them, and can be found in the Metro Kingdom at nighttime, the Wooded Kingdom, and the Underground Moon Caverns in the Moon Kingdom.[2] 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 shells with Y Button. Shells can also be used to collect items. They are used to defeat Mechawiggler.

They may be named after the M4 Sherman American tank, used extensively in World War II.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タンクロー[3]
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[4] From the name Carlo and carro armato (tank).
Russian Шерм[5]
Korean 탱크로
From the Japanese name.
Chinese 坦克仔
Tǎnkè zǎi
Small Tank


  1. ^ Nintendo (June 14, 2017). Super Mario Odyssey - Sand Kingdom & New Donk City Demonstration - Nintendo E3 2017. YouTube. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  2. ^ IGN Walkthroughs. October 26, 2017. Super Mario Odyssey Walkthrough - Underground Moon Caverns (Part 33). YouTube. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Official Japanese Super Mario Odyssey Twitter
  4. ^ Official Italian Super Mario Odyssey Twitter
  5. ^ Official Russian Super Mario Odyssey Twitter