Super Mario Odyssey Moon Rocks - What are the Metal Cubes in Mario Odyssey? How to Activate the Metal Cubes - Moon Rock Locations

Super Mario Odyssey Moon Rocks - What are the Metal Cubes in Mario Odyssey? How to Activate the Metal Cubes - Moon Rock Locations

The complete guide and walkthrough to collecting all power moons in Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch. Plus how to unlock the secret characters and kingdoms, and metal cubes/moon rocks explained. Find the power moons in Cap Kingdom, Cascade Kingdom, Sand Kingdom, Wooded Kingdom, Lake Kingdom, Cloud Kingdom, Lost Kingdom, Metro Kingdom, Seaside Kingdom, Snow Kingdom, Luncheon Kingdom, Ruined Kingdom, Bowser's Kingdom, Moon Kingdom, and Mushroom Kingdom.

In Super Mario Odyssey you may have noticed metal cubes or Moon Rocks. These are found in Mario Odyssey’s kingdoms, but when you first encounter them they can’t be interacted with. In this Mario Odyssey Metal Cube guide we’ll tell you what the metal cubes are and how to activate them. We’ve also got all the metal cube locations (Moon rock locations) in Super Mario Odyssey.

If you need anything else on Super Mario Odyssey, including how to collect all the Power Moons and find out how to unlock secret characters, check out our Super Mario Odyssey guides walkthrough hub.

What are the Metal Cubes in Super Mario Odyssey?

Metal Cubes in Super Mario Odyssey initially appear to be rather pointless. You will see them but be unable to do anything with them. While you’re playing through the main story in Super Mario Odyssey you can just ignore them as there’s no way to interact with them or do anything with them at all. Once you finish Super Mario Odyssey the Metal Cubes unlock some really cool extra content.

How to Activate Moon Rocks/Metal Cubes in Super Mario Odyssey

To Activate a Metal Cube in Super Mario Odyssey you must have carried out a number of tasks, as detailed in the list below.

  • Complete Super Mario Odyssey and Unlock the end game content - essentially, beat Bowser and the final Bowser sequence.
  • Beat all sub-bosses and bosses in a kingdom.
  • Visit a Kingdom and Cappy will inform you that the Metal Cube is ready to be activated.
  • Throw Cappy into the Metal Cube.

What do Moon Rocks/Metal Cubes Unlock in Super Mario Odyssey?

When you throw Cappy into a metal cube in Super Mario Odyssey (after completing the tasks detailed above) you’ll unlock a number of new Power Moon to find in the kingdom you’re on. Each kingdom’s metal cube will unlock a different number of extra moons, but all together you’ll get a lot of new power moons to unlock across all the kingdoms. All the newly revealed power moons will be marked on your map, but actually getting to them is the challenging part.

Mario Odyssey Moon Rock/Metal Cube Locations

While Mario Odyssey hides a lot of things, it doesn’t hide the metal cubes (or moon rocks). The metal cubes/moon rocks are extremely easy to find as Cappy will tell you exactly where they are when you return to a kingdom after finishing the game (and beaten all bosses and sub bosses in the kingdom). You’ll see the metal cube’s location on the game map and a glowing light will be shooting upwards from its location in the game world.

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Tom started life on a circus in Australia before his family moved to the UK. His love of gaming started soon after, which essentially meant he bought every video game magazine available and worked numerous part-time jobs as a child in order to afford costly N64 games. He created UK site, of which he was the Editor for over a decade. He now doesn't like circuses.

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