Vanish Cap

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Vanish Cap
Vanish Cap
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Effect Turns Mario into Vanish Mario
“You'll disappear when you put on the Vanish Cap, so you'll be able to elude enemies and walk through many things. Try it out!”
Narration, Super Mario 64

The Vanish Cap, or Blue Cap,[1] is a cap found in Super Mario 64. When worn, it turns Mario into Vanish Mario for 20 seconds. In this form, Mario can walk through enemies, metal fences, and certain walls. The Vanish Cap music is the same as the Wing Cap music. To use a Vanish Cap, Mario must first press the Vanish Cap Switch in the course Vanish Cap Under the Moat, which activates blue blocks.

In Super Mario 64's remake, Super Mario 64 DS, Luigi gains the ability to become immaterial when he picks up a Power Flower, but the Vanish Cap itself is absent.

Course locations[edit]


Super Mario 3D All-Stars[edit]

  • North American website bio: "Vanish Mario can become invisible and walk through walls, hazards, or even enemies without taking damage."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スケスケぼうし[2]
Sukesuke Bōshi
Tōmei no Bōshi

Transparent Cap

Chinese (simplified) 隐身帽[3]
Yǐnshēn Mào
Invisible Cap

French Casquettes d’invisibilité[4]
Invisibility Cap
German Tarnkappe
Camouflage Cap
Italian Cappello Invisibile[5]
Cappello Fantasma[6]
Invisible Hat
Phantom Hat
Spanish Gorra de invisibilidad
Invisibility cap



  1. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #46, page 28.
  2. ^ Super Mario 64 Japanese instruction booklet, page 19.
  3. ^ Official Chinese Super Mario 64 manual, page 19.
  4. ^ Super Mario 3D All-Stars French website
  5. ^ Super Mario 64 European instruction booklet, page 38.
  6. ^ Super Mario 64 Wii Virtual Console Operations Guide, page 8.