Pluck Patch

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Pluck Patch
A yellow block with a small tuft of grass.
First appearance Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2014)
Latest appearance Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo Switch / Nintendo 3DS) (2018)
Effect Contain coins, power-ups, or other items.

Pluck Patches[1] are patches that appear in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS ports. They resemble a ? Block containing a small tuft of grass, and are similar to the grass tufts of Super Mario Bros. 2.

By pressing A Button near one, Captain Toad or Toadette can pull on it to grab its contents out of the ground. They generally act like ? Blocks, containing coins or power-ups, though they may also contain Super Gems and Turnips; Pluck Patches containing Super Gems or power-ups must be pulled multiple times before they can be removed, and if the patch contains multiple coins like a Coin Block, the player can pluck multiple times. Some Pluck Patches provide an infinite supply of Turnips, but the sprout recedes into the ground until the Turnip the player plucked from it is thrown. Special, invisible Pluck Patches contain Gold Mushrooms, and will become visible once Captain Toad stands over them or shines his headlamp on them. Once its patch is removed, the Pluck Patch turns brown, resembling an Empty Block.

If Captain Toad loses enough lives in a level, an Assist Pluck Patch that contains an Invincibility Mushroom will appear.


Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

  • Instruction manual: "Pluck one to reveal all kinds of items."

Play Nintendo[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒキヌケ草
Pull-Out Grass

Dutch Plukplant
Pluck Plant


  1. ^ Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker digital manual, page 7.