- This article is about the kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey. For the kingdom in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, see Snow Kingdom (The Super Mario Bros. Movie).
|Bedrock Community, Blanketed in Snow|
|The warmest community in the coldest land.|
|Temperature||Average 14°F (-10°C)|
|First appearance||Super Mario Odyssey (2017)|
The Snow Kingdom is a region featured in Super Mario Odyssey, and can either be the ninth or tenth location visited, depending on if the player selects to go here or to the Seaside Kingdom after leaving the Metro Kingdom. It is the greater location of Shiveria, a snowy area containing a small town under the surface. When Mario first visits this kingdom, there is a blizzard occurring outside the town area, and the entrance to the Bound Bowl Grand Prix race area is blocked off by four barriers. Mario must help the Shiverians open the entrance to the race area by collecting the four Power Moons located in the rooms around the race area's entrance. Once Mario collects all four of these Power Moons, the race area opens up, allowing Mario and the Shiverians to enter. Upon entering the race area, the player discovers that one of the racers is still in the waiting room. Mario goes to find the racer and captures him, allowing the player themselves to participate in the Bound Bowl Grand Prix race. If Mario successfully gets first place in the race, he will receive a Multi Moon, which (when collected) restores the Snow Kingdom to its former glory, getting rid of the blizzard outside the town, allowing the Shiverians to race on their race course peacefully and granting access to more Power Moons. Once Mario collects enough Power Moons, he can access the next kingdom - either the Seaside Kingdom (if the player has not visited it yet) or the Luncheon Kingdom (if both the Seaside and Snow Kingdoms have been visited).
This location is based off of Russia, specifically the icy cold areas of Siberia. This is evidenced by the name (Shiveria), the nesting dolls on sale at the local Crazy Cap, and by the locals performing the Hopak. The town of Shiveria also seems to draw inspiration from Scandinavia, as the locals here resemble harp seals in knitwear and live in wooden Scandinavian-style housing.
A Frozen Land
The Snow Kingdom is a world of ice and snow that freezes the body but dazzles the eyes. Stay alert, though—one bad step can drop you into the dangerously frigid sea. Despite the cold, the town of Shiveria is famous for its warm hospitality, and on clear days, the view can't be matched.
A Warm Community
Shiveria is a huge excavated settlement beneath the ice. It's warmer here than up above, but you'll want to bundle up all the same.
Despite the cold, the cheerful Shiverians will thaw any traveller's frozen heart. And if you visit the center square, you'll see the fiery passion the Shiverians have for their traditional races. Take one look at the screens showing the action, and you'll be caught up in the excitement too!
Bound Bowl Grand Prix
THE sporting event is the Bound Bowl Grand Prix. Only Shiverians are allowed to participate, but when you watch a race, you'll understand why no one else COULD participate. Only Shiverian sturdiness could survive a race based on bounding violently through the course and crashing into one another. Be sure to see it if you get a chance!
Icing and Racing
Beyond racing, Shiverians are known for elaborate baked goods. Especially renowned is the Frost-Frosted Cake, which is very popular at weddings. By tradition, only the Shiverian Elder is allowed to make this extraordinary confection. What's more, they are specifically created as the grand prize for the Bound Bowl Grand Prix, so the only way to get one is to convince the winner to let you have it.
Lurking in the local crevasses you may find a Bitefrost. These creatures move through the ice under their prey, then thrust upward, chomping. Caution (and jumping ability) is advised.
Some Animals Brave the Cold
When the weather is clear, you might spot a few animals making the best of the cold. Be sure to keep an eye out!
Three Keys to the Kingdom
- Swim only in short bursts if you like being warm enough to stay alive.
- Dig for the gate to the town, which is frequently buried in the snow.
- Bound your way through a race (build and species permitting).
Checkpoint Flag locations
- Main article: Odyssey
The Odyssey lands on a clifftop in the southwest corner of the kingdom. Hint Toad and Uncle amiibo are nearby. After activating the Moon Rock, a Power Moon can be found floating next to the Odyssey.
Above the Ice Well
This Checkpoint Flag is next to the hole that leads to Shiveria Town. In the area surrounding the hole is a frozen seed and Ty-foo guarding a Moon Shard. Mario can climb up the ledges of an ice pillar and jump to the one on the other side to find a Power Moon buried beneath it.
Names in other languages
|German||Über dem Eisbrunnen||Above The Ice Spring|
Corner of the Freezing Sea
This Checkpoint Flag is on the northeast corner of the kingdom in next to the door that leads to the Koopa Trace-Walking minigame. Iceburn Circuit is nearby, but cannot be entered until the Moon Rock is activated.
Snow Kingdom Clifftop
Southwest of the Odyssey's landing site is a small snowy platform jutting out of the cliffside where a treasure chest containing Power Moon #33, "Secret Path to Shiveria!", can be found. It can be accessed via a painting leading to the Snow Kingdom. Where the painting is found depends on what order the kingdoms are visited in. If the player visits the Snow Kingdom before the Seaside Kingdom, then the painting can be found between some trees near the Odyssey in the Mushroom Kingdom. If the player visits the Snow Kingdom after the Seaside Kingdom, then the painting can be found behind the left building at the Main Courtyard Entrance in Bowser's Kingdom. Though the clifftop is intended to only be accessible via painting or Checkpoint Flag, it is possible to reach it by jumping from the roof of the Odyssey using a specific sequence of movements.
Names in other languages
Yuki no Kuni Gake no Ue
|Snow Kingdom Clifftop|
|German||Polarland - Klippenspitze||Snow Kingdom Clifftop|
|Spanish (NOE)||Cima del acantilado del Reino del Hielo||Snow Kingdom Clifftop|
|Bonus area||Accessed via||Location||Description|
|Red door||In front of the Corner of the Freezing Sea Checkpoint Flag||A small ice cave where Mario can participate in a Koopa Trace-Walking minigame.|
Freezing Water Path
|Red door||On the small island at the west end of the kingdom||An area mostly composed of a river of cold water, along which Mario must run across by collecting as many Rocket Flowers as possible without falling in and colliding into any Moonsnakes along the way.|
Freezing Water Cave
|Blue door||At the base of the iceberg with the beanstalk dirt patch||A cave-like area filled with bodies of cold water, both moving and stationary, as well as several Goombas which Mario must cross. Mario cannot use Cappy in this area.|
Wooden Block Area
|Red door||At the base of the iceberg with the Odyssey||A small room where Mario must capture a Ty-foo and use it to blow two large wooden structures to their correct positions, forming a staircase to a Power Moon. The door leading to this area is obscured by a wooden block that can be blown out of the way as a Ty-foo.|
The Cold Room
|Locked door guarded by a Shiverian||On the upper floor to the right of the race course entrance in Shiveria Town||A small, cylindrical room with an 8-bit, wraparound segment containing many Spinies, which can be defeated with the nearby Koopa Troopa's shell. Mario can only access this area by talking to the Shiverian while wearing his snow set.|
Sky Tornado Area
|Beanstalk||At the end of the path from the Odyssey||A sky area featuring Hat Trampolines and updrafts. A seed is required to grow the beanstalk leading to this area, which can be found frozen on the raised, snowy platform near Shiveria Town's entrance.|
|Open doorway||At the kingdom's northeastern corner||Another race course where Mario can participate in the Bound Bowl Grand Prix. The doorway leading to the circuit is obscured by the kingdom's Moon Rock, which must be broken before Mario can enter.|
The Flower Road
|Moon Pipe||On a mound northeast of the island leading to Shiveria Town||An area featuring icebergs over a sea of Poisoned Water, which Mario must cross using flower bridges without the use of Cappy, all while avoiding the Moonsnakes and Banzai Bills.|
Enemies marked with an asterisk (*) are only found in bonus areas.
8-bit Koopa Troopa (red)*
- The Cake Thief's Parting Gift: The goal is to open all four barriers blocking the entrance to the Snowline Circuit, along with defeating Rango.
- The Bound Bowl Grand Prix: The goal is to rank first place in the Snowline Circuit Bound Bowl Grand Prix.
There are two paintings in this kingdom. One can be accessed by capturing a Ty-foo and taking it to where a wood piece is. With the Ty-foo, the wood piece must be blown up until it touches a snow wall. Then, Mario must un-capture it and go to the painting. It takes the player either to the Iron Cage at the Wooded Kingdom, the Island in the Sky at the Cascade Kingdom, or the Viewing Balcony in the Lake Kingdom. It can only be accessed after collecting the The Bound Bowl Grand Prix Multi Moon.
The other painting can only be accessed, by normal means, from a painting in either Bowser's Kingdom or the Mushroom Kingdom.
- Main article: List of Power Moons in the Snow Kingdom
There are a total of 57 Power Moons (54 regular Power Moons and 1 Multi Moon) in the Snow Kingdom. During the player's first visit to this kingdom, they can collect 32 Power Moons and the Multi Moon, including one from the kingdom's Hint Art. The player can also collect a Power Moon if they travel to this kingdom using a painting found in a future kingdom (either the Mushroom or Bowser's Kingdom). After the player defeats Bowser in the Moon Kingdom, 3 more Power Moons become available to collect. The Moon Rock will also be available to destroy, causing 18 additional Power Moons to be accessible.
In order to progress to the next kingdom, the player must collect at least 10 Power Moons.
- Main article: List of regional coins in the Snow Kingdom
The Snow Kingdom contains 50 regional coins, which take the form of snowflakes.
Crazy Cap items
Mario with three Shiverians
A Crazy Cap shop
Names in other languages
Yuki no Kuni
Xuě zhī guó
|French||Pays des Neiges||Snow Country|
|Italian||Regno delle Nevi||Snow Kingdom|
|Spanish||Reino del Hielo||Ice Kingdom|
|Transliteration of the Japanese name|
|Dutch||Bibberië||From "bibberen" (to tremble) and "Siberië" (Siberia)|
|French||Flocons-en-Flonflonnie||Common format for town names; from "flocon" (snowflake) and "flonflon" (Shiverian)|
|German||Schlotterkomben||From "schlottern" (to shudder) and "katakomben" (catacombs)|
|Italian||Ibernia||From "ibernare" (to hibernate) and "-ia" (Italian suffix used for forming place names)|
|Transliteration of the Japanese name|
|From "озябнуть" (ozyabnut, to get cold) and "-ск" (-sk, a suffix used for creating place names)|
|Spanish||Friolandia||From "frío" (cold) and "-landia" (-land)|
- ^ a b Nintendo. (September 13, 2017). スーパーマリオ オデッセイ [Nintendo Direct 2017.9.14]. YouTube. Retrieved September 23, 2017.