After collecting 500 power moons and completing the Darker Side, you get

the Invisibility Cap. It literally makes you invisible, only leaving your shadow. Your hat, however, is visible when you throw it and looks like Mario's regular hat (with Cappy's eyes).

What exactly are benefits/effects of using this item?

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This answer contains spoilers.

  1. The Invisible Hat makes you invisible, except for your shadow. This has the side effect of making the game harder to play. It's more difficult to dodge attacks or land on Cappy when you can't see Mario's body. Enemies do not behave differently; they act as if they can still see you.
  2. When you approach a friendly NPC when wearing The Invisible Hat, they will say "???".

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  • Wow, if that really is all then it is completely useless. Do enemies behave differently?
    – Ian
    Commented Apr 9, 2018 at 7:59
  • @Ian If you're able to get the cap, you're probably pretty good at the game. The cap is meant as an extra challenge, not as an item to make the game easier.
    – Mage Xy
    Commented Apr 9, 2018 at 14:20
  • @MageXy Admittedly, I used amiibos at the end to fill up my hearts, so I guess I am a cheat :P It was a good challenge, though, yes.
    – Ian
    Commented Apr 9, 2018 at 14:21
  • @Ian Enemies do not behave differently.
    – Shaun
    Commented Apr 9, 2018 at 15:06

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