Noki Bay

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Noki Bay
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Greater Location Isle Delfino
Inhabitants Nokis, Tanookis, Cheep-Cheeps
First Appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)

“This bay actually contains the tomb of an ancient Noki king! When you spray water on the wall paintings, a path usually opens. It's almost like magic!”
Noki Elder, Super Mario Sunshine

Noki Bay is one of the areas of Isle Delfino, the main setting of Super Mario Sunshine. Noki Bay is located at the north behind the island's "dorsal fin". The Nokis live here in the platforms floating in the bay. It's the only location on Isle Delfino that doesn't have an Italian translation. It's also the only 'world-type' location in the game not to feature Yoshi.

The structures have shells on them, possibly because the Nokis carry shells on their backs. Many small square pictures on the cliffs can be pushed in when sprayed, revealing a secret alcove. They are actually switches hiding several hidden tunnels and Blue Coins. The picture switches have six different designs on them, the blank ones making the total number of designs seven.

An old Noki fisherman and his grandson will help Mario throughout the levels, giving him a diving helmet and tips. Gooper Blooper makes a return here at one of the cliffs peaks. He blocks a hole to a room for the ancient Noki King's tomb. Several Noki shells are on the walls, as are two large jugs that hold a Blue Coin each.

Noki Bay is one of the most beautiful locations on the island, with crystal clear water and mysterious, old ruins. It is here that Eely-Mouth's gingivitis has polluted the waters. The eel is in a huge underwater city that can be reached by the large waterfall. There, Mario can clean the eel's mouth and collect red coins in the relaxing and peaceful surrounding of the underwater Noki City.

Mario must collect at least twenty Shine Sprites to unlock this area. Noki Bay is entered from Delfino Plaza by heading to the pier near the Shine Gate and staring up at the sun inside a column of light, a likely reference to the method of accessing the Tower of the Wing Cap in Super Mario 64.

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1: Uncork the Waterfall[edit]

Mario confronting the Monty Mole inside a cannon on top of the cork plugging up the waterfall.
Noki Bay, during the period when the water was polluted.

The misson starts out when Mario lands on a platform amidst a purple, polluted Noki Bay. He then meets the Noki Elder who explains that someone has corked the waterfall, which he believes to be the cause of the pollution. Mario must traverse up the platforms to reach the top of the cliff and avoid the Goops and Glorpedos toward his path. He can use F.L.U.D.D. to spray off the Goop paint from the walls for more platforms to be reveal in order to proceed.

Upon reaching the top near the corked Waterfall, is a Monty Mole inside a cannon, who throws Bob-ombs at Mario. Mario must stun the Bomb-ombs with water then throw them back at Monty Mole three times to defeat him. The pressure of the waterfall then throws the cork and the cannon with the Monty Mole into the sky. The waterfall is then restored to the bay and Shine Sprite appears for Mario to collect.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese たきをふせぐコルクをめざせ! Aim for the locking cork!
French Le gardien du bouchon The cork keeper

Episode 2: The Boss of Tricky Ruins[edit]

Gooper Blooper makes a return appearance here. Mario has to find his way into the ancient Noki King's tomb where the Shine Sprite is. To do so, Mario must shoot blocks with water to form paths that he can walk through. Mario must make his way to the top of the cliff using the pathways. The Rocket Nozzle is present in this level, but the player must use the paths he used on the first level of the Noki Bay and find a secret pathway leading off the path to the waterfall. The Rocket Nozzle is a very useful item in this level, as for it can help Mario get higher without using the paths. At the top, Mario must battle Gooper Blooper. Gooper Blooper attacks the same way he did in Ricco Harbor. After Gooper is defeated, Mario can go through the hole he was sitting on, and collect the Shine Sprite.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese カラクリいせきのボス The Boss of the Mazy Ruins
French Le boss des ruines piégées The Boss of the Tricked Ruins
German Der Bezwinger der Labyrinthruine The Conqueror of Labyrinth-ruins

Episode 3: Red Coins in a Bottle[edit]

Mario collecting Red Coins inside the bottle.

The Noki fisherman has figured out what's polluting the bay, but he makes Mario practice diving deep under the surface by telling him to collect eight Red Coins in a bottle full of water.

  • There is a book in the rock structure at the bottom of the bottle, which can be seen by entering a hole in the structure and going into first person view.
Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビンの なかの あかコイン Red coins in the bottle
French Les pièces rouges de la bouteille The red coins of the bottle
German Die Flasche der Roten Münzen The Bottle of Red Coins

Episode 4: Eely-Mouth's Dentist[edit]

Mario attempting to clean Eely-Mouth's teeth.

At the beginning of the stage, the Noki Elder's grandson states that his grandfather is waiting at the top of the cliffs. There, the elder explains that a giant eel at the sea floor is the cause of the water pollution; specifically, its rotting, cavity-filled teeth. He also states that the waterfall created a gap that can be used to enter the Noki's home. At the floor, Mario must clean the teeth of Eely-Mouth using F.L.U.D.D.. Doing so causes the eel to leave and a Shine Sprite to appear. Additionally, the water does not appear polluted for the next missions.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese きょだいウナギのはみがき Dental care for Eely-Mouth
French La carie d'Anguy Eely's tooth decay
German Vom Klempner zum Zahnarzt From Plumber to Dentist

Episode 5: Il Piantissimo's Surf Swim[edit]

Mario needs to beat Il Piantissimo in a swimming race across the bay to retrieve a Shine Sprite.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese およげモンテマン・レース Swim - Monteman Race
French La baignade d'Il Piantissimo Il Piantissimo's swim
German Palmathon's Surf-Sprint Il Piantossimo's Surf Sprint

Episode 6: The Shell's Secret[edit]

The Shell that Mario must make his way to, as seen in the episode overview.

Mario has to climb to the shell tower using various ropes and avoiding Wire Traps. When he enters the shell, a secret level will begin.

Mario starts out in a rectangular glass box. Mario must wall jump to exit the box. Then, he must jump on a green rotating platform and land on a yellow platform. After crossing several platforms that move in and out, he climbs up a pole. Now, he must jump on a rope, and use his wall-jumping skills to access several rotating platforms. Mario will then go to the top of several connected spinning platforms placed on top of each other, go up another rotating platform, and land on a red platform that has the Shine Sprite on it.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese かいのなかのヒミツ The secret in the shell
French Le secret du coquillage The Shell's secret
German Das Geheimnis der Muschel The Secret of the Shell

Episode 7: Hold It, Shadow Mario![edit]

This episode is the Shadow Mario episode for Noki Bay. It must be completed in order to access Corona Mountain and fight Bowser and Bowser Jr.. In this episode, Mario must chase down Shadow Mario, as always, and squirt him with water until he gives up a Shine Sprite.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese まて!!ニセマリオ! Wait!! Shadow Mario!
French Antimario crapahute Antimario scrambles
German Schnapp dir Mario Morgana! Catch Shadow Mario!

Episode 8: The Red Coin Fish[edit]

"The Red Coin Fish" redirects here. For information about the Red Coin Fish, see here.

Mario needs to dive down to the bottom of the sea to claim the Nokis' gift for him: a group of Coins and Red Coins swimming in the shape of a fish, which is named the Red Coin Fish. Mario must collect the eight Red Coins in the body of the fish in order to make a Shine Sprite appear. Every so often, the Coins and Red Coins comprising the fish's body will explode outward for several seconds, making it more difficult to collect the Red Coins.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese コインフィッシュとあかコイン Coin fish and red coins
French Le poisson "pièce" rouge The Red "Coin" Fish
German Der Fisch und die Roten Münzen The Fish and the Red Coins

Episode 9: A Golden Bird[edit]

Mario trying to spray the Yellow Bird at the top of the cliff in Noki Bay.

Mario must navigate to the area that he went to in Episode 2. He must walk forward to a hole in the wall, go inside, and Wall Jump upward. He will find a hole in the left side that he can enter. Mario must walk through this hole to a crevice in the side of the cliff. There will be another hole that he must enter, which automatically propels Mario up to the top of the cliff. Mario will find a tree and a Yellow Bird flying around the top of the cliff. Mario must spray this bird multiple times with water from F.L.U.D.D.. When the bird is sprayed enough times, it will turn into a hidden Shine Sprite that Mario must collect. [1]

Episode 10: Red Coins on the Half Shell[edit]

Mario collecting Red Coins in the secret level inside the Shell.

In this episode, Mario must replay Episode 6, though this time he must enter the Shell's Secret and collect eight Red Coins. If he manages to collect them all before the 1:30 time limit is up, a Shine Sprite will be revealed.[1]

Blue Coin Locations[edit]

# Image Episode(s) Location
1 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 01.png All Floating above the water near a boat near the starting platform.
2 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 02.png All Floating above the water to the right of Blue Coin 1. You can use FLUDD to steer the boat to where you can reach it even when the water is poisonous.
3 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 03.png All Underneath the waterfall, there is a line of yellow coins leading to a Blue Coin at the bottom.
4 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 04 05.png All From the area where you find the Golden Bird for the Shine Sprite in Episode 9, jump off and aim for an area where you see 8 squares on the wall. Spray the squares the reveal two Blue Coins.
5 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 04 05.png All See Blue Coin 4.
6 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 06.png All From the area where you picked up blue coins 4 and 5, jump down to the larger alcove on your right (facing away from the wall) and spray the wall to reveal a hidden area with the coin.
7 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 07.png All From Coin 6, jump down and to the left (facing away from the wall) to an alcove with two symbols, spraying the one on the right to reveal the coin.
8 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 08.png All From Coin 7, jump to the down to the ledge and spray the wall to reveal a hidden area with the coin in it.
9 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 09.png All From Coin 8, jump down to the alcove with the blank square on the side and spray the wall to make it pull back. Jump up the wall until you reach an alcove with a blue coin in it.
10 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin Leads To 10.pngSMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 10.png All (Rocket Nozzle required) At the cliff across from the one where you find the Golden Bird, use the Rocket Nozzle to jump and reach a hole that contains the coin.
11 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 11.png All (Rocket Nozzle required) To the right (facing towards the cliff) of Coin 10, there is another hole in the cliff. To reach this one, you will need to use the rocket nozzle in combination with a spin jump.
12 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 12.png All To the right (facing towards the cliff) of Coin 11, there is graffiti on the wall.
13 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 13.png All Above the platform that shoots you to the top of the cliff where you find the Golden Bird, there is another platform. You may either use the Rocket Nozzle from the platform below it, or the Hover Nozzle from the top of the cliff to reach it. Spray the blocks on the wall to reveal a coin.
14 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 14.png All Drop down the cliff where you get the Golden Bird to the highest ledge (this ledge is above the one where you get 13). Spray the wall to reveal an alcove with the coin.
15 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 15.png All There is an alcove with a blue coin in it in the first wall-maze that you use to climb up to the area where you fight Gooper Blooper in Shine 2.
16 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 16.png All There is an alcove in the second wall-maze that you use to climb up to the area where you fight Gooper Blooper in Shine 2.
17 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 17.png All In the room where you get Shine 2, spray the large urns.
18 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 18.png All See Blue Coin 17.
19 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 19.png All To the right of the first pulley (where the second lift is), there is a ledge that you can hang on and go across. Go left until you reach the end of the ledge and spray the wall, which will open a space containing the coin.
20 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 20.png All Continue along the ledge from Coin 19 until you reach an alcove at the end of the ledge. Note that you will have to rest at one of the holes in the middle or you will fall off. When you reach the end of the ledge, wall jump until you reach the blue coin at the top.
21 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 21.png All At the top of a line of coins above where you get the rocket nozzle.
22 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 22.png All Get this coin after Blue Coin 21. In a small alcove above where you get the rocket nozzle. After you get this coin you will be knocked out of the alcove into the water.
23 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 23.png All Behind the second pulley, there is another ledge, follow it to its end and spray the wall to reveal a hole with a blue coin inside.
24 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 24.png In the same alcove below the top of the cliff where the Turbo Nozzle is.
25 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 25.png All Spray O graffiti mark at the bottom of the waterfall cliff.
26 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 26.png All Corresponding O mark near the Tanooki hut.
27 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 27.png Episode 8 On a pillar in Episode 8.
28 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 28.png Episode 8 On a pillar in Episode 8.
29 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 29.png Episode 8 On a pillar in Episode 8.
30 SMS Noki Bay Blue Coin 30.png Episode 8 On a pillar in Episode 8.

NOTE: Blue Coins cannot be obtained during Episode 3.

Nozzle Locations[edit]

Hover Nozzle[edit]

  • Right next to the mudboat shop.

Rocket Nozzle[edit]

  • Mario must climb the southwestern wall to find the nozzle box at the top. Only available in episodes 1, 2, & 6.

Turbo Nozzle[edit]

  • There's a hole in the wall that's close to the start of the waterfall where the nozzle box can be found. Oddly enough, it's only available in episode 6. In any other episode, it is replaced with a 1-Up Mushroom trapped inside an icecube.

Official Description[edit]

Isle Delfino Guide Book information for Noki Bay.

Steep cliffs and sea beds are what the Nokis call home. The huge waterfall and three soaring towers resonate with mystic history.

Music[edit]

The theme heard in Noki Bay is performed by a wide variety of different flutes (such as the Western flute and panflute, among others). They are accompanied by harp, xylophones, and various other percussion instruments. It was composed by Shinobu Tanaka.

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Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マーレのいりえ
maare no irie
Mare Bay (Mare are what the Nokis are called in Japan)
Spanish Cala del Sole Sole (Sun in Italian) Bay
French Baie Noki literal translation
German Baia Paradiso Noki Bay (Paradiso means Noki in German)
Italian Baia dei Noki Nokis' Bay

Trivia[edit]

Noki Bay as shown in the Super Mario Sunshine intro.
  • Noki Bay is the only place on Isle Delfino that cannot be clearly seen from another location on the island. Additionally, Corona Mountain is the only other location that can be seen from Noki Bay. If a player climbs to the very top of Pianta Village, it is possible to see the cut in the cliff where the bay resides, but the details of the level are not visible.
  • In the Super Mario Sunshine intro, the waterfall, along with a few shell structures of the bay, can be briefly seen in the welcome video.
  • Yoshi does not appear in any of the Noki Bay episodes, presumably due to the large amount of water. Nonetheless, a version of the Noki Bay theme music with Yoshi's bongo drums can be found in the game's coding.
  • Noki Bay has the most bosses in Super Mario Sunshine with a total count of 3 bosses, not including Shadow Mario/Bowser Jr.
  • Noki Bay has the deepest water levels in all the areas of the game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b This episode was named in the official Nintendo Power Player's Guide for Super Mario Sunshine.