Owie-wee! Try all you want, I will never surrender the delicious Sparkle Water!
~ Mollusque-Lancuer

Brigadier Mollusque-Lancuer III, or simply Molluesque-Lancuer, is the king of the Gushens and the boss of the Seaside Kingdom of Super Mario Odyssey.


Mollosque-Lanceur is a large, six-armed octopus with purple skin and orange hair, consisting of eyebrows, mustache, and hair around the waste of his head. He wears a violet chapeau on his bald head, which he later ditches to protect his head with lava, as well as a white robe with a silver amulet.


The Bubblainians of Bubblaine enjoy their lives in the carbonated water of the Seaside Kingdom thanks to it being mixed with beverage from a large goblet called the Glass Tower, granting fortune, happiness, and romance to those who drink it, thus earning the name "Sparkle Water". When Bowser and his minions arrived, they charged Mollusque-Lancuer and his army of Gushens to drain all of the Sparkle Water from the Kingdom, driving away the Bubblainians away from the once again carbon infested water. Mollusque-Lancuer himself sits on top of the Glass Tower to drink away at the Sparkle Water gushing from the tip of the giant chalice using a bendy straw, while all exterior fountains are blocked.

When Mario arrives, he must find the four fountains loaded with corks scattered in the Kingdom, and upon hitting a nearby Ground Pound switch, fires at Mollusque-Lancuer's head. Following the first cork shot, Mollusque-Lancuer grows a lava puddle on his head and throws explosive spiked shells into the water to stop Mario. Upon the final cork hitting Mollusque-Lancuer, he falls from the Glass Tower and confronts the plumber.

Mollusque-Lancuer hovers above the water and shoots out more explosive spike shells or drill-like cone shells at Mario. To defeat him, Mario must use Cappy to capture a Gushen in the area, using its water jet to rise in the air above Mollusque-Lancuer and rinse the lava from his head. From there, Mario can either continue using the Gushen or ground-pound Mollusque-Lancuer, although Mollusque-Lancuer could spin away to escape Mario's attacks. Upon defeat, Mollusque-Lancuer's head swells up and explodes, sending Mario and a Multi Moon to the top of the Glass Tower.

In the Mushroom Kingdom rematch, the battle takes place in the sky instead of the sea, with only a small starting area with a Gushen and a floating Glass Tower as the only pieces of ground. Mario must hover in the air to battle Mollusque-Lancuer, but because it is raining, the Gushen's water supply always remains filled.


  • Mollusque-Lancuer refers himself as the Dauphin of Bubblaine, "dauphin" meaning heir to the French throne.
  • Molluseque-Lancuer is French for "Mollusk Launcher".


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