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.
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- 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.