The Lake Kingdom (湖の国 , lit. Lake Country?), also known as The Land of Beauty and Clear Water is a location that appears in Super Mario Odyssey. It is a vast realm in the form of an lake. Its most notable city is Lake Lamode, which serves as the kingdom's main playable area in the game.
The kingdom is notable for being primarily inhabited by Lochladies. The primary currency of the Lake Kingdom are purple Fish Scale, however they also accept regular gold coins. Due to its architectural style and many islands, it seems to be based on Greece. The name "Lake Lamode", however, comes from French à la mode, meaning "in fashion" or "stylish". The name of the Lochladies and the presence of Dorrie (a reference to the Loch Ness Monster) make a connection to Scotland.
Concept and creation
The building decorations, the rocks shaped like a drape and the light shaped like a lace were all designed following the motif of the wedding dress.
The aquatic plants of the kingdom were designed following the motif of the sequin, and the design was completed by adding glitter that made them flicker in the water.
The Domed Water Plaza
Lake Lamode, the land of fashion. The underwater Water Plaza is protected by a glass dome, but don't worry, there's air inside to breathe.
When you look up at the lake from within the plaza, you can see Dorrie swimming amid the stunning scenery.
Considered the most luxurious garment this kingdom has to offer, the Lochlady Dress is displayed in the show window of the Water Plaza. Of all the garments created by the Lochladies, only the very best and most beautiful is selected for this great honor. It's a national treasure!
It's said that wearing this dress brings eternal happiness, so naturally every bride yearns for it. Sadly, this lovely, one-of-a-kind item is not for sale.
Zippers of Mystery
Fitting of a kingdom famous for its fashion, you can find zipper art all over the place here. Zippers can be securely fastened as well as opened and closed freely, so perhaps they have a deeper meaning... That said, this particular zipper is more than decoration. It actually works, so stop by and give it a try.
Dorrie the Aquatic Buddy
This gentle creature spends its days swimming gracefully in Lake Lamode. If you're confident in your abilities, swimming alongside it might make for some wonderful memories.
Although able to live in any aquatic environment, some have heard Dorrie complain that the lake is too small. Keep an eye out for Dorrie-themed souvenirs, which tourists just love!
Soaked in History
Once a spot for designers to relax and even dye cloth, this soaking pool has a rich history. Since most activity centers around the lake town, this is now a well-known fishing hole.
The Lovely Lochladies
Lochladies are exceedingly flexible, but they also possess a deep strength. Many have become accomplished designers, and this balance may be their secret.
Three Keys to the Kingdom
- Visit the Water Plaza, especially if you enjoy breathing air.
- Swim with the local Dorrie for an unforgettable experience.
- Admire the gown that qualifies as a national treasure!
There are two paintings in this kingdom. One is located inside a hole at the fishing pond near where the Fishin' Lakitu is. The painting takes the player to the Southwestern Floating Island at the Sand Kingdom or the Floating Sky Island at the Luncheon Kingdom, and it can be accessed at any time.
The other painting is found on the Viewing Balcony, which can only be accessed from the Metro Kingdom, the Seaside Kingdom, or the Snow Kingdom.
There are a total of 44 Power Moons (41 regular Power Moons and 1 Multi Moon) in the Lake Kingdom. 25 Power Moons and the Multi Moon can be collect during the player's first visit to this kingdom can be collect, including one from the kingdom's Hint Art. The player can also collect a Power Moon if they travel to this kingdom using a painting found in a future kingdom. After the player defeats Bowser in the Moon Kingdom, 6 more Power Moons become available to collect. The Moon Rock moons will also be available to destroy, adding 9 additional Power Moons to be accessible.