Purple Coins, otherwise known as regional coins, are a form of collectible that you'll find dotted around all over the world of Super Mario Odyssey.
There are a huge number of them - a thousand in total (that's even more than Breath of the Wild's Korok Seeds!) - but fortunately they generally come clumped together in a handful of coins at a time, and they tend to follow a set of rules at to where they'll appear.
Here on this Purple Coin locations guide hub, we'll explain how these coins function as well as linking out to each page on how you can find those Purple Coins in every Super Mario Odyssey Kingdom - we won't have every single location, but pointers on where to go in each Kingdom so you can get everything you need.
What are Purple Coins and what are they for in Super Mario Odyssey?
The nice thing is that these are earned from simply collecting them in the world, rather than grinding out currency as you would in other games.
The coins themselves will take a different form depending on the Kingdom you're in - in Capy's Kingdom, for instance, they're in the shape of a top hat. In the Sand Kingdom they're a Pyramid, and so on.
In terms of how to go about collecting them, it is of course up to you - but we generally recommend picking up the easy ones as you see them, and then circling back for the rest either as the last thing you do before moving onto the next Kingdom, or coming back to sweep up the whole lot once you've reached the end of the story.
Super Mario Odyssey Purple Coin locations - how to find regional coins
As we mentioned above, this isn't a definitive list of all Purple Coins, but rather tips for collecting each type of coin in each area, and specific spots for some of the more easily-missable currency.
|Kingdom||Coin type||Total Coins||Guide|
|Cap Kingdom||Purple Hats||50||Purple Hat locations|
|Cascade Kingdom||Purple Rings / Wheels||50||Purple Ring locations|
|Sand Kingdom||Purple Pyramids||100||Purple Pyramid locations|
|Lake Kingdom||Purple Teardrops||50||Purple Teardrop locations|
|Wooded Kingdom||Purple Nuts||100||Purple Nut locations|
|Lost Kingdom||Purple Leaves||50||Purple Leaf locations|
|Metro Kingdom||Purple Pennies||100||Purple Penny locations|
|Snow Kingdom||Purple Snowflakes||50||Purple Snowflake locations|
|Seaside Kingdom||Purple Shells||100||Purple Shell locations|
|Luncheon Kingdom||Purple Tomatoes||100||Purple Tomato locations|
|Bowser's Kingdom||Purple Bowser Tokens||100||Purple Bowser Token locations|
|Moon Kingdom||Purple Star Bits||50||Purple Star Bit locations|
|Mushroom Kingdom||Purple Star Coins||100||Purple Star Coin locations|
Need more assistance? Our Super Mario Odyssey guide and walkthrough goes through all objectives in each Kingdom, while our Power Moon locations can help you track down the likes of Cascade Kingdom Power Moons, Sand Kingdom Power Moons, Metro Kingdom and New Donk City Power Moons and more collectables. We also have Purple Coin locations for each Kingdom, and if you want to know what to spend it on, we have a hats list, outfits list, stickers list, a souvenirs list as well as a music list to kit out the appearance of both Mario and the Odyssey.
Finally, it's worth noting that a couple of Kingdoms - the Cloud Kingdom and Ruined Kingdom - don't have any regional coins to collect.
That's basically because they're too small to house them, so we've excluded them from the list above, in case you were wondering.