Shine Gate

From Mariopedia, a wiki on Mario, Yoshi, Wario, Donkey Kong, Super Smash Bros., and more!
Jump to navigationJump to search
Not to be confused with The Shine Gate Sparkle, a mission that is alternatively named "Shine Gate".
They used to gather in great numbers at the Shine Gate.”
FLUDD, Super Mario Sunshine
The Shine Gate, as shown in a cutscene where FLUDD talks about its importance

The Shine Gate is a large historical monument located in Delfino Plaza in Super Mario Sunshine. Its centerpiece is the Shine Monument, which has the appearance of a giant Shine Sprite. Normally, Isle Delfino's many resident Shine Sprites gather at the Shine Gate, but after Shadow Mario covered the Shine Monument in black goop, the Shine Sprites fled.

The Shine Gate is featured in the Delfino Plaza mission The Shine Gate Sparkle. At some point during the game, Mario must restore the Shine Monument by using FLUDD's Rocket Nozzle (or Hover Nozzle) to reach it and then using the Squirt Nozzle to clean it off. Once Mario cleans off the Shine Monument, a hidden Shine Sprite appears and positions itself high above the middle of the Shine Gate, where it can only be reached using the Rocket Nozzle. If Mario leaves Delfino Plaza without collecting the Shine Sprite, the Shine Monument is found covered in goop when he next returns, and Mario has to clean it off again.

On the upper right side of the Shine Gate, there is a red Warp Pipe that provides access to Pianta Village. After Mario has defeated Bowser and Bowser Jr. in Corona Mountain, the large Shine Sprite that is freed from within their hot tub makes its way to the Shine Gate, where it is subsumed into the Shine Monument and emits a very bright light that shines throughout Delfino Plaza.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Shine Gate appears in the Delfino Plaza stage, and is one of the many areas of the plaza that the main platform stops at periodically. In these games, the red Warp Pipe is absent, and two platforms are added on either side of the gate to provide more room for fighters to battle. Additionally, the Shine Monument is constantly spinning, while in Super Mario Sunshine, it does not spin unless it is sprayed with water.

The Shine Gate, along with the rest of Delfino Plaza, appears in the world premade for the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たいようのもん
Taiyō no Mon
Gate of the Sun
French (Europe) Porte du Soleil Sun Gate
German Porta Sole Italian for "Sun Gate"
Italian Porta Solis Latin for "Door of the Sun"
Spanish (Europe) Puerta Solar Sun Gate