Cloud Mario is one of Mario's transformations in Super Mario Galaxy 2. To use it, Mario must find a Cloud Flower. While Cloud Mario, the player can shake the Wii Remote and Mario will make a cloud that he can step on for a platform. However, the clouds don't last forever, and disappear in a few seconds. Mario can only make three clouds. He can also step on larger cloud platforms that he didn't create with this transformation. Normally, he would fall through the cloud.
Guess what happens when Mario collects a Cloud Flower! Oh, wait. You can already see exactly what happens... That's right, Mario dons a fluffy hat, overalls, and a scarf and gets a whole lot lighter. He can jump farther, stay in the air longer, walk on clouds, and even make cloud platforms. This outfit is all silver lining!