Gritzy Desert

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Gritzy Desert
MandL2 GritzyDesert.jpg
Greater Location Mushroom World
Inhabitants Pokeys, Bob-ombs, Shrooba Divers
First Appearance Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

The Gritzy Desert is a large, barren desert in the northeastern-most part of the Mushroom Kingdom appearing in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.

In the game, the Mario Bros. came here during their quest to find the Cobalt Star pieces. The Koopaseum is located in the middle of the desert and Gritzy Caves is found below the desert. There are four Dry Bones statues around the desert, that Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi must activate. When this happens, the Dry Bones Statues will open the entrance to the Koopaseum.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the stage Mushroomy Kingdom features Gritzy Desert's background music from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time among other tracks.

Hollijolli VillageToadwood ForestBowser's CastleYoshi's IslandKoopaseumThwomp VolcanoGritzy DesertToad TownStar HillShroob Castle
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Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ザラザラ砂漠
Zarazara sabaku
Zarazara Desert
Spanish Desierto Cactus Cactus Desert
French Désert des statues Desert of statues


  • A train that resembles to the Barrel Train from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! can be found buried in the desert.
  • Gritzy Desert bears a storyline of the novel The Time Machine. Despite the Koopaseum being a colosseum, the time traveler visits a place via his time machine, in a desert, and the building is also dome-shaped. He then later has to enter an underground set of caves later on in the same place. This is possibly a mere coincidence, however the plot line in the game is similar, as the heroes visit a desert via time travel, enter a dome like building, and visit a underground set of caves.