I get that it gives arrows that point to the next Moon, and during the story I guess that it is the next 'Storyline' Moon;

But when you are done with the main game, and it becomes a collect them all, what does Guided mode do? Does it point to the nearest moon? The next moon on the list?

Also, is there other advantages if you play in Guided mode?

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The Assist mode basically helps your progress in the game by directing you to the main objective's power moon. You probably knew this, because you've finished the game. However, the other benefits still apply after beating the game. Mario has 6 health by default instead of 3, which can be increased to 9 after getting the large heart. In addition, a fall which would usually cause you to lose a life returns you to life at 1 hit point without losing any coins. Hope this helps.

  • So after beating the main game, there's no more giving you arrows to the next moon.
    – Fredy31
    Nov 16, 2017 at 14:50
  • Yes, essentially. Though I haven't tried it, the wedding Bowser amiibo does point to all the purple coins in the area. As far as I know there's no other Moon locating method, though most should be reasonably easy to work out due to the map telling you how many moons are left. Nov 17, 2017 at 13:42
  • You also don’t run out of air underwater so you don’t need to chase air bubbles or use cheep cheeps. I believe the freezing water in the ice kingdom still harms you though.
    – Margaret
    Nov 24, 2017 at 23:28
  • @ShinjiWins Scanning an Amiibo with Uncle Amiibo tells you the location of power moons au.ign.com/wikis/super-mario-odyssey/… , and Talkatoo will tell you names
    – Margaret
    Nov 24, 2017 at 23:31
  • @Margaret, you are right about Uncle amiibo, but that isn't exclusive to Assist mode like the question asked for. Amiibos are still very useful in Oddessy though! Nov 27, 2017 at 14:04

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