In the Cascade Kingdom - Fossil Falls section of Super Mario Odyssey there is a floating island directly above the Top of the Big Stump waypoint.

How do I get the Power Moon located on that floating island? floating island

  • 1
    That "Y" button prompt looks pretty interesting... does it let you fly around?
    – musefan
    Commented Oct 27, 2017 at 12:58
  • 3
    @musefan when playing two player the Y button let's the second player (who's playing as Cappy) fly around Mario. It's not complete free flight.
    – BlueBarren
    Commented Oct 27, 2017 at 13:41
  • Friend has the same problem. I watched this whole video but the closest one is this one on the floating islands but it looks different than your screenshot...
    – Nate
    Commented Oct 27, 2017 at 19:43
  • I’m guessing you need to pass through a portrait to get up there.
    – CyberSkull
    Commented Oct 29, 2017 at 13:30

3 Answers 3


I found the painting. The one in the snow kingdom leads to the cascade kingdom. I think the issue lies in the fork in the road when you finish the metro kingdom. You can go to the seaside or the snow kingdom. If you go to seaside first, the painting takes you to cascade and the snow one takes you to the lake kingdom. If you go to the snow kingdom first, it is the opposite. I went to snow first, so that's why it takes me to cascade and the seaside painting takes me to lake. This should solve the disparities. The painting in the snow kingdom is behind a tall wooden block near the odyssey that you can blow away with the cloud enemy near the odyssey. I would show a picture but it won't upload, so I hope this helps

  • This is a great answer. This could be improved upon if you spaced out some paragraphs. Commented Oct 29, 2017 at 22:59

According to Polygon:

To get this power moon, you need to travel to Seaside Kingdom. After you beat the boss there, swim and climb up to any of the water spouts. They’ll fling you to where the boss used to be. Swim down from where you land, and you’ll find a painting. That will warp you to an island overlooking Cascade Kingdom. There, you’ll find a flag and a power moon.

I've definitely not made it to Seaside Kingdom yet myself, but their screenshots seem like that's definitely the one.

power moon

  • Haven’t reached that point yet either, can anyone else confirm? Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 0:56
  • I went to the seaside kingdom, the painting there takes you to the lake kingdom not the cascade kingdom. I'm still not sure which painting takes you to cascade but all the guides say it's the seaside one, which is wrong. I'll edit the post if I find the right painting
    – Gibbles
    Commented Oct 29, 2017 at 20:27
  • @ChaseIngebritson. I retract my previous comment. The Seaside Kingdom's painting links to the Steam Gardens, not Fossile Falls. Still, to reach this Power Moon, you need to find a painting in one of the later kingdoms.
    – Nolonar
    Commented Oct 29, 2017 at 21:17
  • 1
    The Prima guide book implies that the locations that the paintings link to vary based on what choices you make at the forks in the road. I am not 100% clear on the connection though
    – Margaret
    Commented Oct 30, 2017 at 11:07
  • @Margaret It seems that rather than take you to a specific Kingdom it takes you to a Kingdom exactly X steps before/after the current one along the Odyssey’s route. Because of this the choices at each fork affects the paintings; to wit, whichever is first of Seaside and Snow is exactly 8 Kingdoms before the Odyssey, plus Dark and Darker when those are unlocked.
    – DonielF
    Commented May 1, 2018 at 4:37

The warp painting that leads to the moon is actually in two different kingdoms, depending on which you chose first. The one in the seaside kingdom is in the sparkle water fountain right at the bottom, and the one in the snow kingdom, if you picked seaside first, after you exit the odyssey, capture the first tyfoo you see and then go northeast to a wooden platform to blow hard twice, then a small cap jump up to the painting

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .