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Basic Controls[edit]

Control Action
Neutral control Move Mario / move Yoshi
A button Jump / swim
B button Body Slam / swim down / pick up / throw / talk
  • The action of B button differs depending on the situation - it can also be used to pull items, open doors and more.
Left cstick/Right cstick Rotate camera
Up cstick/Down cstick Zoom in / zoom out
X button Switch nozzle (FLUDD)
Y button Fix camera over Mario's shoulder (Mario-Cam)
L button Centre camera behind Mario
R button Use FLUDD - Press lightly to squirt while running, press down fully to stand and aim the spray.
Z button Guidebook
Start button Pause / menu

Special moves[edit]

Control Action
L button + Left control/Right control Sidestep
Neutral control + A button + A button + A button Triple Jump
  • While running do a normal jump, then just as you land do another jump, then as you land do a third jump; the last jump will be a somersault.
Neutral control (rotate) + A button Spin Jump
  • Rotate stick at least once then jump to perform this move.
A button + L button Ground Pound
  • In mid-air after jumping, press L button to perform this move (also works in mid-air while falling).
A button (while against a wall) Wall Kick
  • Jump toward as wall and press A button when against it to jump backwards off the wall. Can be done many times in a row.
Left control, Right control + A button Side Somersault (sometimes called back-flip)
  • Simply move Mario the opposite direction to where he is facing and immediately press A button.
Neutral control + B button Slide
Neutral control + B button (wet ground) Slip Slide, slide a long way fast.
Neutral control + B button + A button Front somersault
  • Repeat this to have Mario move a bit faster.

Using FLUDD[edit]

Control Action
R button while in water fill up FLUDD's tank
X button Switch between primary and secondary nozzle
R button + Neutral control Aim squirt
Y button then R button Mario-Cam squirting
R button + A button Back somersault
R button + A button while jumping spam spray
spin then R button Sprinkler Squirt in a circle
spin then R button then press A button Sprinkler Spin Jump
L button + R button + Left control/Right control Sidestep squirt
R button while hanging from a rope, then A button Super Whirl Jump

Riding Yoshi[edit]

Control Action
Neutral control Move
A button Jump
B button Eat fruit / enemy
X button Dismount
R button Spit juice (after eating fruit)
A button then L button Ground pound