Vanish Mario

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Vanish Mario
Vanish Mario
Applies to Mario, Luigi
Item needed Vanish Cap (Super Mario 64) or Power Flower (Super Mario 64 DS, exclusive to Luigi)
Power(s) given Walk through some walls, walk through enemies
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Vanish Mario

Vanish Mario (referred to as Invisibility Power in Super Mario 64 DS),[1] or Pixel Mario,[2] is one of Mario's special forms from Super Mario 64. Mario can transform into it by collecting a Vanish Cap, found inside blue Cap Blocks, which are activated by triggering the Cap Switch in the Vanish Cap Under the Moat secret area. As Vanish Mario, he is invisible to enemies (and dithered to the player) and is thus able to pass by them unharmed. In addition, he is able to pass through cages, ice, and certain walls. However, he can still be defeated by drowning, being crushed, or falling from heights.

In Dire, Dire Docks, Vanish Mario can combine his Vanish Cap with the Metal Cap to become Vanish Metal Mario, which will protect him from drowning or suffocating, while maintaining the ability to go through certain walls.

Vanish Luigi

In Super Mario 64 DS, the Vanish form is granted exclusively to Luigi; however, the differences in terms of gameplay, aside from Luigi's slightly different handling, are subtle. As the Vanish Cap is absent in the remake, a Power Flower, which is typically found in a red ? Block, is required for the transformation. Additionally, Vanish Mario can walk through ice, whereas Luigi cannot. However, Luigi cannot be seen by some enemies and can pass through walls and cages vertically and horizontally, while Mario can only pass through walls horizontally and can still be seen by some enemies.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スケスケマリオ (64)
Sukesuke Mario
とうめいルイージ (DS)
Tōmei Ruīji
Transparent Mario

Transparent Luigi
Chinese 隐形路易吉 (DS)
Yǐnxíng lùyījí
Transparent Luigi
French Mario Invisible -
Italian Mario Invisibile -
Korean 투명루이지 (DS)
Tumyeong Ruiji
Transparent Luigi



  1. ^ Super Mario 64 DS English instruction manual, p. 20.
  2. ^ Bath, Prima. Ultimate Nintendo 64 Pocket Power Guide, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 59.