The Knucklotec is the Boss of the Sand Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey. He is based off of the real-world Olmec civilization sculpted heads. He holds a green Multi Moon that will be dropped once he is defeated. His battle arena is underground.
Before the battle, the top of his head can be seen sticking out of the ground in the middle of the Sand Kingdom desert. Mario can ground pound him. He is properly encountered when Mario enters the hole beneath the Inverted Pyramid, he blame the disappearance of the ring he is supposed to protect (the Binding Band) on Mario and attack him.
In battle, Knucklotec slams his fists into the ground to crush Mario, Mario must force him to slam them on a ice crystal, this will disable momentarily the targeted hand, once the hand is stunned, Mario can Capture it to punch Knucklotec in the face when Mario is propulsing the hand toward Knucklotec, the boss will throw ice rocks at him to slow him down. After his face is hit by Mario, the boss will slide his fists across the battlefield once and will makes ice crystals fall on the ground, those crystal must be avoided or else they will cause damage. After being hit twice, Knucklotec will gain a new attack which is him trying to crush Mario between his clapping hands. After three hit, he will be defeated.
Knucklotec can be rematched in one of the painting of the Mushroomy Kingdom, during the rematch, he has exactly the same attacks but all of them summons Chinchos which makes them harder to avoid.
Names in other languages
Means "Tostarena God"
El Katunda, Dios Soltitlanus
Genitive: Lois Katundes, Dieis Soltitanus
Dative: Loy Katunde, Dioy Soltitanus
Ablative: Lod Katúndad, Diod Soltitane
El Katunda comes from La Tunda (beating). Soltitán is Tostarena's Spanish name.
Lo Sganassotec, Dio Tostalandies
Genitive: Lois Sganassotecus, Deis Tostalandies
Dative: Loi Sganassotechi, Díoi Tostalandies
Accusative: Lom Sganassotechem, Diom Tostalandies
Ablative: Lod Sganassoteche, Díod Tostalandies
Lo Sgnassotec comes from the term Lo Sganassone (hand slap). Tostalándia is Tostarena's Italian name.
Le Grand Caputl, Deus du Ifézèc
Caputl comes from Latin Caput (head). Tostarena is called Ifézèc in French.
He has several similarities to Eyerok from Super Mario 64, due to both being ancient stone guardians found underground in deserts, having giant floating hands, and speaking in broken grammar.