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Touchstones (also referred to as Touch Screen Platforms[1]) are a type of moveable platform that appear in Super Mario 3D World and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. They can be touched with the Wii U GamePad, which causes them to move to a set position until they are touched a second time, which causes them to go back. In Super Mario 3D World, they also return to their original position after a short time has passed.

In their first appearance, Touchstones are purple and appear rarely, found only in Puffprod Peaks and Captain Toad Plays Peek-a-Boo. In Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Touchstones can be found in various colors and shapes and are more common, making their debut in the third level, Touchstone Trouble.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タッチストーン
Tacchi Sutōn
Touch Stone
Spanish Toquebloque Touch Block
French Tactibloc Touch Block
German Tippstein Tap Stone
Italian toccapietra touch stone


  1. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide, page 17.