The Hole in the Desert | Gamer Guides: Your ultimate sour... (2024)

With Harriet down, the inverted pyramid will rise out of the ground and into the air, leaving a giant hole in the desert. On your way there, you will encounter mummies that come out of the ground. They will respawn endlessly and cannot be defeated with your hat, but you can jump on them to get rid of them temporarily. Head on over to the hole and slide down the slippery slope and into the hole, bringing yourself to the Underground Temple. This place is cold and icy, similar to the underground area you came across earlier, so watch your footing on the ice. Straight ahead will be one of the contraptions that extends your hat throws, leading to a device that sends out a shockwave.

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You want to trigger the devices, as there are stones blocking your path. Trigger the second one as well to break more stones, letting you reach three purple coins (80) . Hop up the tiny set of steps and stop, as you will want to look around a bit. You should see a Power Moon in the air, as well as some purple coins and a pretty big stack of Goombas. There’s also a lot of contraptions that lead to two shockwave devices, but you probably don’t want to start them, as the shockwaves will set off a chain reaction between the two devices.

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To get the Power Moon and purple coins, you’re going to want to capture the Goomba stack and jump on top of the isolated Goombas, making it taller. There are three Goombas located on top of the nearby structure, which can be gotten to by releasing the capturing on the big stack and jumping up there. Bring them down and then jump on them with the bigger stack, or simply jump on the big stack while you’re up high. When the stack is tall enough, you can simply walk into the Power Moon (Goomba Tower Assembly) . Make your way over to the moving platforms and get on the far one to grab the four purple coins (84) .

That’ll be all for the Goombas, so abandon them and use the flower to spring up to the next platform. There will be a Bullet Bill launching at you, with a hat of course, and it might hit the shockwave device if you go head on. However, you want to take a look to the right, as you might spot a ledge sticking out a bit from the large structure. What you need to do is capture the Bullet Bill and accelerate to that ledge, where you’ll find some flowers to spring you to the top. Collect the mass of coins (100 in total), then carefully walk/run the narrow ledge to the end. Jump up to reveal some hidden blocks, which will allow you to reach the chest, housing a Power Moon (Underground Treasure Chest) .

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From the top here, you can long jump down to the end and pass through the doorway. Just go to the end here, capture a Bullet Bill and boost your way to the obvious boss arena.

BOSS - Knucklotec

Knucklotec is a boss that comes in three phases, with each one adding on an attack to existing ones. Before doing anything, other than dodging attacks, note the ice patches on the ground, as you will needing them shortly. For his first wave, the boss will simply have his hands come above you and slam into the ground. This attack will go on forever, unless you coax him into slamming onto the ice, which will stun that hand for a few seconds. While it’s stunned, you want to capture it and then boost to hit Knucklotec in his face. Of course, he won’t just let you make him punch himself, as his other hand will shoot ice crystals.

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It should be noted that you have a time limit in which to hit him in the face, with the fist flashing red, similar to a Bullet Bill. You don’t take damage from being hit by the ice crystals shot at you, nor if time runs out. Hit him once and the boss will launch both hands at you from across the arena, which you dodge by just long jumping in one direction. After he does this, he’ll rejoin you in the arena and begin phase two. He still has the slam attack from the first phase, but before he does that, Knucklotec will slam the ground close to him, causing ice crystals to fall and form patches.

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Stun a hand by having it slam into ice on the ground (left), then capture and personally deliver it to Knucklotec’s face (right).

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Once again, coax him into slamming onto one of the ice patches, then capture and launch the fist into his face, noting that the free hand will start following your movements, making it more difficult. For the third phase, Knucklotec will begin by placing his hands to both sides of Mario and clapping them together, trying to smash the Italian plumber. He will do the attack from phase two, then the smash the ground. So, do the usual and swerve back and forth to avoid the ice blasts before finishing off the boss for good. Claim your Multi Moon (The Hole in the Desert) and you will return to your ship.

The Hole in the Desert | Gamer Guides: Your ultimate sour... (2024)


How to get to the hole in the desert in Mario Odyssey? ›

You'll then start back at the Odyssey. Things have gotten darker - and colder - here in the Sand Kingdom so either use your map (press '-') to fast travel to the nearest checkpoint to the Inverted Pyramid (which is now floating above a mysterious hole).

How do you get the moon in the Underground Temple? ›

This Power Moon is located in Quadrant B4, inside the Underground Temple. Enter the Underground Temple, and once you pass the area with the stacks of goombas and moving ice platforms, jump up to the long hall with the single Bullet Bill launcher.

How do you get to the secret island in Super Mario Odyssey? ›

If you want to reach the two secret Kingdoms you're going to need to collect a heck of a lot of Power Moons. In order to unlock the first hidden Kingdom, known as the Dark Side, you will need 250 Moons in your Odyssey. Once you've done that you'll be able to travel to the Dark Side of the Moon via your world map.

How do you melt the ice in Mario Odyssey? ›

Soft ice is the easiest type of ice to break in Super Mario Odyssey. You can break soft ice by simply jumping on it or ground pounding it. Soft ice is usually found in the Snow Kingdom, Seaside Kingdom, and Luncheon Kingdom. Once you break soft ice, you can access hidden areas, coins, and power-ups.

Will there be a Super Mario Odyssey 2? ›

Based on online discussions and Nintendo's recent release patterns, Super Mario Odyssey 2 is projected to launch in Spring 2025.

Is there a darkest side in Super Mario Odyssey? ›

The Darker Side is the final hidden area in the game, and while not necessarily one of the Kingdoms, it is a new location - also located on the Moon - that the Odyssey can transport you to. To unlock travel to the Darker Side of the Moon, you must have obtained 500 Power Moons after completing the main story.

What is the hardest level in Mario Odyssey? ›

17 Darker Side (Super Mario Odyssey) Is The Longest Mario Level. Who would've thought that the dark side of the Moon is hiding a merciless obstacle course? Darker Side is the final level in Super Mario Odyssey and delivers a gauntlet of challenges that pushes Mario's abilities to the limit.

Is there a secret level in Mario Odyssey? ›

Super Mario Odyssey. In order to get to the Dark Side of the Moon, you're going to need 250 Power Moons. Once you're there, you'll find yourself in a Moon area not unlike the one from the end of the game, only you'll be surrounded by rabbits.

How do you call a Jaxi? ›

You can reach it using the power lines at the Northwestern corner of the map. Once atop the inverted pyramid, go to its south side and look for the pedastal missing its Jaxi. Once you know where it is, use the nearby Jaxi stop to call a ride, then race over to the vacant pedastal.

How do you get the moon scythe? ›

Moon Scythe is a difficult card to come across, as it is only available to those who encounter "The Ancients", a random event that happens very rarely when on Stone Circles at night. Of the three options available ("Stone", "Salvation", and "Scythe"), the Moon Scythe is acquired when Scythe is chosen.

How do you get to the underground shrine in the desert? ›

The exact coordinates of the shrine are (-3211, -3007, -0049). It's located inside the underground Ancient Prison Ruins, which are accessed via a whirlpool of quicksand south of the Palu Wasteland at the coordinates (-3106, -3055, 0009). Jump into the quicksand and sink down to enter the ruins.

How do you get to the deep forest in Mario Odyssey? ›

To enter the Deep Woods warp to the Odyssey, then walk directly left and jump over the wall and into the void below. Rather than voiding out, you will land in the Deep Woods. To attain this Power Moon, first find the running water and follow it to the large puddle. Near the puddle is a scarecrow.

How to get Jaxi in Sand Kingdom? ›

You can reach it using the power lines at the Northwestern corner of the map. Once atop the inverted pyramid, go to its south side and look for the pedastal missing its Jaxi. Once you know where it is, use the nearby Jaxi stop to call a ride, then race over to the vacant pedastal.

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