Gold Mushroom locations in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, as well as the locations of some 1-Up Mushrooms, are the key to a number of Bonus Challenges for those keen on completing the game properly.

Here on this page you'll find everything you need to know about those Challenges in Captain Toad, including a list of all Bonus Challenge solutions as well as those pesky Gold Mushroom locations and more.

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Captain Toad Bonus Challenge solutions

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Episode 1 Bonus Challenge solutions

NumberLevelBonus ChallengeSolution / Tips
1-1 Plucky Pass Beginnings Gold Mushroom See below
1-2 Walleye Tumble Temple Don't destroy the bridge Avoid walking on the bridge at all and just drop down the sides.
1-3 Touchstone Trouble Clear the course in 3 touches Tap pink, cross to blue; tap blue, cross to pink; tap blue again to finish.
1-4 Mushroom Mesa Defeat all the enemies Simple enough - throw turnips!
1-5 Double Cherry Palace Collect 70 Coins Be sure to get every pluck patch and it should be easy.
1-6 Shy Guy Heights Don't get seen by any Shy Guys. Tricky, but treat it like a stealth level - wait until they're turned away to dart by.
1-7 Spinwheel Library Gold Mushroom See below
1-8 Mine Cart Tunnel Throwdown Defeat all Para-Biddybuds Throw turnips at them and use POW blocks, which is easy enough.
1-9 Spinwheel Bullet Bill Gold Mushroom See below
1-10 The King of Pyropuff Peak Collect 45 Coins Collect all you see along the way and all pluck patches and it's no problem.
1-11 Piranha Creeper Cove Collect 70 Coins Hidden coins near the boat and coins from defeating Creepers will help.
1-12 Briny Bowl Swimming Hole Gold Mushroom See below
1-13 Turnip Cannon Jungle Clear course using only 1 shot Take out the one grey brick on the way to the star.
1-14 Pop-Up Prairie Town Get the 1-Up Mushroom From Blue Toad, low down under the bottom level.
1-15 Drop-Road Dash Don't defeat any Para-Biddybuds Easy to avoid defeating them but harder to get past them - be patient!
1-16 Bizarre Doors of Boo Mansion Clear in 4 touches Clear as usual but when you get to the stack of Goombas, simply drop down the short ledge rather than using the door above it.
1-17 Blizzard on the Star Express Collect the 1-Up Mushroom Tap the lever by Blue Toad in the room at the front of the train, and it drops down outside.
1-18 Wingo's Watchtower Collect 70 Coins Collect all you see and remember to get those inside the holes in the central tower too as you go - don't rush!

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Episode 2 Bonus Challenge solutions

NumberLevelBonus ChallengeSolution / Tips
2-01 Chute Scoot Slopes Gold Mushroom See below
2-02 Stumper Sneakaround Defeat all Piranha Creepers Use the key to get rid of the first one you encounter, then turnips for the rest.
2-03 Mine Cart Sunset Rundown Collect 140 Coins Get all the coins you see, check under the ledge at the finish, use the POW blocks where possible, and remember enemies like Piranha Plants and Para-Biddybuds give 1 coin each too.
2-04 Sinister Street Signs Defeat all Mud Troopers Note that shining your light doesn't defeat Mud Troopers, it just stalls them. Use the Chargin' Chuck or drop on their head to properly defeat them.
2-05 Floaty Fun Water Park Defeat all Goombas Lure them towards ledges and drop onto as many of their heads as possible in one go!
2-06 Drift-Along Canyon Don't take any damage Simple enough - remember to keep moving side to side to dodge the Koopa hammers when on rafts.
2-07 Sliding Slab Shuffle Clear course using 4 touches Don't tap the first triangle, go up the side of it and drop off onto the higher ledge that way without having to move it. Then continue as usual!
2-08 Spooky Specters at Shadow Manor Get the 1-Up Mushroom From Blue Toad - before moving, turn around to face the dark corner and he's hiding there.
2-09 Draggadon's Revenge Don't take any damage Self explantory, just take your time!
2-10 Spinwheel Cog Ruins Gold Mushroom See below
2-11 Wind-up Stairs Gold Mushroom See below
2-12 Up 'n' Down Terrace Only use the switches 3 times Before you move the camera, fall to the left as you fist look at the level. Go up the ladder, hit the hedgetop P to lower the brown fences; drop off and run all the way to the other corner, on the side where the entrance to the star is, and press the P button on ground level; climb the ladder, go press the button at the far end of the hedges, and then drop off the white fences to the exit.
2-13 Clear Pipe Puzzleplex Collect 70 coins Easy enough if you get every one you see!
2-14 Midnight in the Wandering Woods Gold Mushroom See below
2-15 Double Cherry Spires Gold Mushroom See below
2-16 Bullet Bill's Touchy Trials Gold Mushroom See below
2-17 Spinwheel Sky Fort Don't take any damage Self-explanatory but beware the red Bullet Bills in particular.
2-18 Battle Tower Blitz Collect 170 coins Defeat all the enemies and collect every one you find and you'll be fine.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Episode 3 Bonus Challenge solutions

NumberLevelBonus ChallengeSolution / Tips
3-01 Rolling Inferno Collect 75 Coins Simple enough, just don't rush it!
3-02 Seesaw Sizzle Don't defeat any Spikes This means you can't use the ramps as catapults. Instead, wait for a Spike to drop the ball and then as soon as it's clear, make a dash for the ladder on the far side of the ramp you're on. You'll take damage the first two times (there's a Red Mushroom between the two); at the third, rush as fast as possible up the ladder and go hard right at the top of it to dodge the Spike and reach the star!
3-03 Beep Block Sky Plaza Don't take any damage Easy enough, you're most vulnerable when waiting for the long strip of blue blocks to appear in the middle of the course - keep moving while you wait!
3-04 Pickaxe Cave Plummet Don't break any blocks Ignore all the pickaxes along the way and it's easy enough to drop all the way down the course.
3-05 Stumpy Springs Sanctuary Gold Mushroom See below
3-06 Biddybud Snow Stroll Don't break any tiles Tough but doable. Follow the Biddybuds as far as the second patch of two pluck patches, then wait there for them to turn back, whilst memorising where they went up ahead. Follow their route all the way to the open square near your start position and drop down next to the star.
3-07 Cagey Conkdor Caper Gold Mushroom See below
3-08 Up 'n' Down Desert Only use the switches 8 times The toughest part is the final area with 3 P buttons and a Piranha Sprout.
3-09 Mine Cart Ruins Rumble Got the 1-Up Mushroom After the big drop, look up to your right to the row of blocks with a POW block in the middle - shoot that, and then quickly shoot the green 1-Up Mushroom that pops out!
3-10 Multi-Vator Mayhem Clear course with 5 Toads First four cherries are fairly obvious, the final one is on the grassy ledge near the starting position, where you drop down for Gem 3 from the very top of the level.
3-11 Flip Panel Footpath Collect 45 Coins The main missable coins are those inside the lower tower, and the hidden ones around the top ledge of the final tower.
3-12 Rock Block Badlands Clear the course in 10 shots or fewer Once you've cleared this once it's easy to figure out what needs destroying in order to progress, just focus on hitting the joins between blocks in order to destroy multiple ones at a time.
3-13 Secret of the Golden Realm Clear the course in 10 touches Prepare the touches for the bottom level before moving so you have time to line them up as efficiently as possible, and you should be fine!
3-14 Shy Guy Shadow Den Don't get seen by any Shy Guys Same as the previous version of this challenge, just be patient and treat it like a stealth level!
3-15 Razzle-Dazzle Slider Don't fall into any holes You can't get this one at the same time as getting the gems, so do it in a separate run and it's just about your own ability to control Toad!
3-16 Poison Canal Cannon Run Clear the course with 4 Toadettes The main missable cherries are in the two areas over in the opposite, back-right corner from your start position.
3-17 Fright Train Flight Defeat all the Mud Troopers To do this, don't disconnect the train carts and instead bait the Chargin' Chuck onto all three carts to wipe out all the troopers, and use the birds for the rest!
3-18 No Sleep at Kamek Keep Collect 190 Coins Don't forget the big stack on ground level around the back!
3-19 Retro Ramp-Up Smash all the blocks This one just requires quick fingers and planning for when you pick up the pickaxes.
3-20 Twisty-Turny Planet Gold Mushroom See below
3-21 Ghost Gallery Gambit Gold Mushroom See below
3-22 Touchstone Turmoil Clear the course in 6 touches Tap yellow, walk to blue. Walk into the hole in the yellow wall, tap yellow. Come out and go up the blue ramp, tap blue. Cross to yellow, tap it up to three times as you dodge the para-biddybuds.
3-23 Colour Crate Carousel Gold Mushroom See below
3-24 Trick Track Hall Gold Mushroom See below
3-25 Deep Space Gyromajig Don't take any damage Simple enough!
3-26 Magma Road Marathon Collect 150 Coins Two things to bear in mind: make sure you take all the detours possible, especially the one to the glass cannon on your left; also, if you're going too fast try running into a wall for a bit until the speed boost wears off.
3-27 Scalding Scaffold Sinkhole Collect 200 Coins Surprisingly doable, just be quick!
3-28 Wingo's Whackdown Collect 220 Coins This one actually relies on you finding two Gold Mushrooms, worth 50 coins each - see below for more!

Captain Toad Gold Mushroom locations for Episode 1, 2 and 3

1-1 Plucky Pass Beginnings Gold Mushroom location

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1-7 Spinwheel Library Gold Mushroom location

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1-9 Spinwheel Bullet Bill Gold Mushroom location

1-9

1-12 Briny Bowl Swimming Hole Gold Mushroom location

1-12

2-1 Chute Scoot Slopes Gold Mushroom location

2-1

2-10 Spinwheel Cog Ruins Gold Mushroom location

2-10

2-11 Wind-up Stairs Gold Mushroom location

2-11

2-14 Midnight in the Wandering Woods Gold Mushroom location

2-14

2-15 Double Cherry Spires Gold Mushroom location

2-15

2-16 Bullet Bill's Touchy Trials Gold Mushroom location

2-16

3-5 Stumpy Sprins Sanctuary Gold Mushroom location

3-5

3-7 Cagey Conkdor Caper Gold Mushroom location

3-7

3-20 Twisty-Turny Planet Gold Mushroom location

3-20

3-21 Ghost Gallery Gambit Gold Mushroom location

3-21

3-23 Colour Crate Carousel Gold Mushroom location

3-23

3-24 Trick Track Hall Gold Mushroom location

3-24

3-28 Wingo's Whackdown Gold Mushroom locations

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3-28b

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