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In "Bowser's Kingdom" in Super Mario Odyssey, there are a few puzzles that involve capturing jizo statues and maneuvering them into different positions.

However, there's also a jizo in the Main Courtyard, behind the small building to the right of the arrival point (just before the two circles where the Broodal fights happened).

Picture showing location

What's the purpose of this one? I haven't found anything I can use it for, and it can't move very far before running into an obstacle it can't jump over.

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There are several spots on the ground that you only can stomp with the jizo statue to get different things, these are:

A king heart
8 golden mini gumbas
1 coin (6 times)

There is nothing special like a moon hidden for it, the purpose seems to be the king heart.

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  • It is possible to collect the moon from the broodal fights with it, but it is not a requirement and you cannot fight the broodals using the statue, it is a lot easier to just collect the moon as Mario. – user232393 Jun 16 '19 at 11:52
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    From a game design perspective it seems to be likely that it is the first jizo statue for many people, which gives them an opportunity to try it out in a safe environment, this is not confirmed and it is just an idea that I had while looking for possible purposes – user232393 Jun 16 '19 at 11:54

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