Isle Delfino

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Isle Delfino
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Capital Delfino Plaza
Inhabitants Piantas, Nokis, Stus, Yoshis
First Appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest Appearance Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (2013)

“Welcome to the sun-drenched tropical paradise of Isle Delfino! We're so pleased to welcome you to our beautiful home! Come enjoy a natural wonderland to which we've added the world's finest resort facilities, a spectacular amusement park, and succulent seafood! This and more await you on Isle Delfino! Come relax and let us refresh your body and spirit.”
Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine

Isle Delfino is a tropical paradise island and vacational resort inhabited by Piantas, Nokis, Yoshis, Sunflower Kids, and Tanookis. Alongside the smaller Pinna Island, it looks like a dolphin, as indicated by its name, which means "dolphin" in Italian, and is a direct reference to the GameCube's preproduction codename, Project Dolphin. Isle Delfino is the main setting of Super Mario Sunshine, and has since reappeared in many spin-offs, including the Mario Kart series.

History[edit]

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Mario, Peach, Toadsworth and some Toads take a trip to Isle Delfino in Super Mario Sunshine. However, the island had been covered in graffiti by the mysterious Shadow Mario, who the people think is Mario. With the help of the water pack F.L.U.D.D., Mario is forced to get rid of all the paint on the island and clear his name by defeating the imposter that has been causing trouble. Shadow Mario turns out to be Bowser Jr., who soon kidnaps Peach, but after Mario defeats him and his father, Bowser, life on the island returns to normal and Mario, Peach and their friends enjoy the rest of their stay on Isle Delfino.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Isle Delfino has appeared in five of the Mario Kart games with new courses and stages based on it.

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, a course named Peach Beach was introduced, which took place on the shore of Isle Delfino. After the player completed the Grand Prix, the award ceremony was held there. Mario Kart DS featured a new course called Delfino Square, which takes place in autumn instead of the usual tropical weather. In Mario Kart Wii, both these courses returned in the Retro cups, along with a new battle stage called Delfino Pier, which likely takes place in the docking area of Delfino Plaza. A new track named Coconut Mall takes place on Isle Delfino. Coconut Mall then returned in Mario Kart 7 as a Retro track. In Mario Kart 8 a new track named Sunshine Airport takes place on the second airport of Isle Delfino.

Other games[edit]

Locations on Isle Delfino are shown in a couple of Mario Party minigames. Mario Power Tennis includes both the Delfino Plaza Court and the Gooper Blooper Court, which is set in Ricco Harbor.

Delfino Plaza is also one of the boards in Itadaki Street DS and Fortune Street. Isle Delfino are one of the courses in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour and Mario Golf: Advance Tour, which resembles Gelato Beach and Bianco Hills. It is also one of the stages in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Economy[edit]

Like in the Mushroom Kingdom, Isle Delfino uses Gold Coins as currency. However, Isle Delfino may also use Blue and Red Coins as well.

Locations[edit]

A map of Isle Delfino as seen in Super Mario Sunshine, on which is displayed all major locations on the island that can be visited by Mario.

Other locations[edit]

Characters[edit]

Species of Isle Delfino[edit]

Protectors of Isle Delfino[edit]

Enemies of Isle Delfino[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドルピック島
Dorupikku Tō
Dolphic Island
Spanish Isla Delfino Dolphin Island (Spanish for "island" and Italian for "dolphin")
French Île Delfino Delfino Island
German Isla Delfino Dolphin Island (Spanish for "island" and Italian for "dolphin")
Italian Isola Delfina Dolphic Island

Trivia[edit]

Isle Delfino and the other islands surrounding it.
  • In the English version of Super Mario Sunshine, the places found on Isle Delfino are named partly in English and partly in Italian. In other translations of the game, the names of these places are completely in Italian.
  • Starshine Beach Galaxy from Super Mario Galaxy 2 widely resembles Isle Delfino. The galaxy is slightly shaped like a dolphin, much like Isle Delfino.
  • In the introductory cutscene of Super Mario Sunshine, the player can see other islands surrounding Isle Delfino, which are shaped like a sting ray (west), a crab (southwest), a small fish (south), a sea turtle (east), and a jellyfish (northeast). In this cutscene it is also implied that Isle Delfino is directly on the equator of the planet, as indicated by the red line.
  • Many of the locations on Isle Delfino can be clearly seen from some of the other locations on the island, with the exception of Noki Bay, which remains virtually hidden from the rest of the island, though a small glimpse of it can be seen from the top of the large palm tree in the center of Pianta Village.