Cosmic Cove Galaxy

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Cosmic Cove Galaxy
Cosmic Cove Galaxy.png 
Area World 2 
How to unlock Get a Power Star from either Boulder Bowl Galaxy or Hightail Falls Galaxy 
Boss(es) None 
Comet(s) Green Comet 
Level(s) Twin Falls Hideaway
Exploring the Cosmic Cavern
Catch That Star Bunny
Green Star 1
Green Star 2
Green Star 3 
Stars Smg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.png 
Galaxy Icon The Cove Planet, displaying the Cosmic Cove as well as the Twin Falls 
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“Awww... I'm sick of swimming all the time. Is it ice-skating season yet?”
Penguin, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Cosmic Cove Galaxy is a galaxy in World 2 in Super Mario Galaxy 2. It is primarily a water-themed level, where players can freeze the water in the first mission to skate on the ice and up water falls, or swim through caverns to find key objects. Penguins such as Coach and Penguru appear as inhabitants of this galaxy, where they can assist players by giving them helpful hints. Common enemies here include Skeeters and Koopa Troopas, as well as underwater enemies such as Snoodles. This is the only galaxy in World 2 with two main missions. One of its levels, Catch That Star Bunny, makes Cosmic Cove Galaxy the only galaxy in the game that has a mission that involves catching a Star Bunny.


NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all names are unofficial.

Cove Planet[edit]

Starting Area[edit]

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Mario swimming in the river during the first mission.
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Mario skating on the frozen river during the second mission.
Mario in the Starting Area.

Players land on a sandy shore whose only inhabitants are the Coach and a Koopa Troopa. Players need to use the Green Shell provided by the Koopa to swim through the next area. Many Snoodles are found inside the underground tunnel, and a Spiny Cheep Cheep can be found at the end of the tunnel.

Cosmic Cove[edit]

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Mario swimming in the Cosmic Cove.
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The frozen Cosmic Cove.
Top view.

After players emerge from the tunnel, they appear in this vast area. The entire area is underwater except for some platforms and a tower. The Comet Medal is located inside one of the giant shells underwater. A jellyfish lurks underwater as well as many Skeeters striding on the water and Cheep Cheeps. There is a Hungry Luma here that will transform into the Holey Planet if fed 15 coins. Penguru can be found on one of these platforms. During the first mission, there is a switch that can freeze the water, allowing the player to traverse it with ease.

Twin Falls[edit]

Penguru explaining to Mario what to do at the Twin Falls.

This area consists of two large waterfalls. After freezing the water, players can Wall Jump up the waterfalls and onto the pieces of land on which they flow. A Power Star is located here during the "Twin Falls Hideaway" mission.

Cosmic Cavern[edit]

Mario swimming in the Cosmic Cavern.

This part of the galaxy consists of an underwater sidescroller section with a few Penguins, Brick Blocks and Gringills in it. Many thorny flowers grow from the walls of this cavern. A Warp Pipe that leads to the Water Maze is found at the end.

Water Maze[edit]

Mario swimming in the Water Maze.

This area has a body of water hovering in space, surrounded by several small black holes. All the liquid in the area forms a maze, with some platforms floating over the surface. Near the end of the area there are some red-framed tubes with large cubical water bubbles moving through them and a group of Star Bits forming a star in the background. Mines, Goombas, a Paragoomba and a Jammyfish can be found here. The player visits this planet to move around in a side-scroller to find a Key to free a Luma in the Starting Area.

Water Core Planet[edit]

Mario heading toward the Water Core Planet.

This planet is a spherical rock with a large stone wall splitting both halves. Players arrive on bottom side of the planet full of Fizzlits here. There is also a Spin Drill that players must use to get to the other side of the planet. Here, there are some Micro Mecha-Bowsers which players must destroy to unlock the shield protecting a dust patch. After players use a drill on it, water comes out and floods the planet. Players have to swim to the platform where the Power Star is located.

Holey Planet[edit]

Mario on the Holey Planet.

After players feed the Hungry Luma in the Cosmic Cove area fifteen coins, it transforms into this planet. It has a Star Bunny that challenges Mario to catch it. It also has a blue ! Switch that freezes the water if Mario pounds it. The player must be careful not to fall in the holes that lead to the black hole in the center of the planet and be wary of the Skeeters that lurk here.



Level Image Overview
Twin Falls Hideaway SMG2 Cosmic Cove Twin Falls Hideaway.png Players need to traverse underwater. When they reach their destination, they need to hit a switch in order to freeze the water, where players can use the ice and frozen waterfalls of the Twin Falls as a platform to reach the Power Star.
Exploring the Cosmic Cavern CosmicCove3.png Players need to explore an underwater cavern to find a key to free a Luma trapped in a glass cage.
Catch That Star Bunny SMG2 Cosmic Cove Frozen Holey Planet.png Players need to catch a Star Bunny to win a Power Star.

Green Stars[edit]

Green Star 1[edit]

Mario jumping to the first Green Star.

Players should do the mission Twin Falls Hideaway. After players freeze the water and wall jump the Twin Falls, they should skip breaking the crystal for freeing the Power Star. Instead, they should jump off the edge of the cliff where the Power Star is to get the level's first Green Star.

Planets Visited

Green Star 2[edit]

Mario about to get the second Green Star.

Players should do the mission Exploring the Cosmic Cavern. When players get to the Water Maze, they should look for a platform with a Goomba on it. The Green Star is to the right of the platform and needs careful precision and aim if players need to obtain it.

Planets Visited

Green Star 3[edit]

Mario about to get the final Green Star.

Players should do the mission Exploring the Cosmic Cavern. Players should make their way back to the Water Maze. Player should swim to the top where the key is. After getting the key, players should go to the platform on the right and perform a Long Jump to the Green Star off to the left.

Planets Visited


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 星の入り江ギャラクシー
Hoshi no Irie Gyarakushī
Star Cove Galaxy
Spanish Galaxia Gruta Gélida Icy Grotto Galaxy
French (NOE) Anse étoilée Star cove
German Kosmobucht-Galaxie Cosmic Cove Galaxy
Italian Galassia Baia Stellare Stellar Bay Galaxy
Chinese 星球海灣銀河 Star Cove Galaxy