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First appearance Princess Peach: Showtime! (2024)
Leader Grape

Darkle is a power used by Grape in Princess Peach: Showtime! It is the antithesis to Stella's Sparkle. Its name is a portmanteau of "dark" and "Sparkle." This power is also used by a group of Grape's minions called Darkle Bosses that must be defeated at the end of a floor. There are a total of four of them:

Image Name Floor
Splash screen of Disco Wing taking place in Darkle Boss: Disco Wing in Princess Peach: Showtime!.
Disco Wing 1F
Light Fang in Princess Peach: Showtime!
Light Fang 2F
Purrjector Cat in Princess Peach: Showtime!
Purrjector Cat 3F
Spotlion in Princess Peach: Showtime!
Spotlion 4F


They are fought once each during the maingame. Defeating them will allow Peach to go up to the next floor.

In the postgame, they can be re-fought by heading up to paintings that have appeared between the two upper stairs on the floors they were originally fought in. Those re-fights are mandatory for 100% completion, as up to three Sparkle Gems per Darkle Boss is given for fulfilling specific criteria while beating the Darkle Bosses in re-fights.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヤミラージュ
Portmanteau of「やみ」(yami, "darkness") and "mirage"

French Étinsombre
Portmanteau of Étincelle ("Sparkle") and sombre ("dark")
Italian Scurore
Portmanteau of scuro ("dark") and Splendore ("Sparkle")
Spanish Malgurio
From malaugurio ("bad omen")
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