Torkdrift is a robotic flying saucer resembling a flower, and the second boss of the Wooded Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey. Its name is a combination of the words "torque" (corrupted spelling) and "drift," respectively referencing the instant access to maximum torque that machines powered by electricity can use and either its method of movement or the fact that it is a mechanical Spindrift.
Torkdrift vacuums up most of the flowers in the Secret Flower Field. When Mario reaches Torkdrift, he captures an Uproot and smashes the robot's glass core repeatedly, thus aggravating it. It then demands it must capture all of the flowers, and begins to fight Mario.
In battle, Torkdrift attacks by aiming and firing laser beams at Mario. Mario must use the Uproot to smash the three orbs encircling Torkdrift, causing it to flip over. Mario must then smash Torkdrift's core. It will then launch a vertical laser beam that creates energy shockwaves that Mario must vault over while still as an Uproot. Mario must then repeat the process two more times. When Torkdrift is defeated, it will explode, releasing all of the stolen flowers and the Multi Moon.
In the Peach's Castle rematch, the arena is surrounded by four stacks of three Pulse Beams, which release shockwaves when hit by Torkdrift's laser beams. Small flying saucers that resemble Torkdrift can be found at both the Moon Kingdom and the Mushroom Kingdom, where they function similarly to birds, where they'll fly away if Mario gets too close.
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