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Species Pianta
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“Leisure is a big part of life, my boy! But so's work! It's about time for me to head for home in my private helicopter. As for you, you keep up the good work. You're a spunky one!”
Captain, Super Mario Sunshine

The captain[1] is a Pianta who appears to be the boss of the sailors and workers at Ricco Harbor. In Super Mario Sunshine, he appears at a different area of Ricco Harbor in each episode set there.

When Gooper Blooper returns to Ricco Harbor to cause more trouble in Episode 5, the captain sends Mario to dispose of it while he waits from a safe distance. Later, in Episode 6, the captain takes all the credit for defeating Gooper Blooper, causing an overly gullible worker to call him a hero.

The captain can also be found at Gelato Beach, but in only three episodes. He is first seen at the smoothie bar in the Surf Cabana, where he asks Mario, "Haven't we met somewhere before? So familiar..." and then encourages him to defeat Wiggler. He later shows up as one of the spectators waiting at the finish line for the race with Il Piantissimo, and the captain participates in the watermelon contest during the Watermelon Festival. Apparently, he tricks one of the other contestants into switching watermelons with him.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マドロスモンテ[2]
Madorosu Monte
From Dutch word "matroos" (sailor) with Pianta's Japanese name
Italian Capitan Palmense[3] Captain Pianta


  1. ^ "You must raise the captain's submarine in Episode 1 from the goop." Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 75.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 101.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 101