Coin Fish

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The Coin Fish swimming through the water in Noki Bay
“Master Mario! Our people have all come back at last! To show our thanks, we've prepared a fine treasure for you. It lies on the ocean's floor, so please go there and claim it.”
Noki elder, Super Mario Sunshine

The Coin Fish[1][2] is a fish in Super Mario Sunshine whose body is made out of 31 yellow coins and eight red coins. Mario must propel himself through the water with FLUDD to collect the eight red coins from the body of the fish in the episode The Red Coin Fish in Noki Bay. This is the only level in Noki Bay in which the Coin Fish makes an appearance. Even though its body is composed of coins (which are inanimate objects), the fish still appears to be alive. Usually, the Coin Fish just swims around in the water, but occasionally, it completely separates into the multiple individual coins that comprise it, which then float around randomly in the water. It then re-forms into a fish shape after a few seconds. When Mario successfully collects all eight red coins from the body of the fish without running out of air, a Shine Sprite appears at the bottom of the bay.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Pesce di monete rosse Red coins fish


  1. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 122.
  2. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 21.