Delfino Plaza

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Delfino Plaza
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Greater Location Isle Delfino
Inhabitants Piantas
First Appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest Appearance Minecraft: Wii U Edition (2015)

Delfino Plaza is the main hub of Isle Delfino, lying at the nose of the dolphin-shaped island, first appearing in Super Mario Sunshine. It is located at the foot of Corona Mountain and is named for the island it is located on. It is inhabited solely by Piantas.

History[edit]

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Mario hovering over Delfino Plaza's square.
A Manhole cover, which allows Mario to access the sewer system.

Delfino Plaza is the central location on Isle Delfino where Mario, Peach, and the Toads go to enjoy their vacation in Super Mario Sunshine. It is the largest city in the game and features a few landmarks, including the Shine Gate and the Grand Pianta Statue. It also houses a lighthouse, a Boathouse, and multiple small fruit stands. The Piantas that inhabit Delfino Plaza rely heavily on the presence of the many Shine Sprites as a source of safety and comfort. However, after Shadow Mario polluted the island with toxic Graffiti, the Shine Sprites fled, casting Delfino Plaza into darkness. The island's inhabitants subsequently blamed Mario for the mess, and therefore tasked him with the cleaning of the entire island. After Mario chases and defeats Shadow Mario in Episode 7 of every level, Shadow Mario releases boiling water from Corona Mountain, flooding Delfino Plaza and forcing the citizens to retreat to their rooftops for safety. In addition, there is a large sewer system built directly under the town, which contains many coins, Blue Coins, and 1-Up Mushrooms.

Delfino Plaza also serves as the hub world of the game, as all seven main levels can be accessed from here, and Mario will return to the plaza after exiting a level as well. Bianco Hills, Ricco Harbor, and Gelato Beach can all be accessed via the Rainbow M portals that are located on the Grand Pianta Statue, the Boathouse, and the lighthouse respectively. Pinna Park can be accessed via a cannon on the west side of Delfino Plaza, and Noki Bay can be entered by staring at the sun while standing on a picture of a Shine Sprite in the port. Sirena Beach and Pianta Village are both accessed by means of red Warp Pipes, which are located on a local rooftop and the Shine Gate respectively. Once unlocked, Corona Mountain can be entered via a small cave directly behind the Shine Gate. After Corona Mountain is accessed at least once, even if Bowser has not yet been defeated, a boat will appear near the Boathouse, which will take Mario back to Delfino Airstrip for a 10-coin fare. As more Shine Sprites are collected, different events will play out and the plaza will keep on getting brighter until they are all collected or Bowser is defeated.

There are multiple events specific to Delfino Plaza only, which gradually become more frequent as the game progresses. They are listed as follows:

Delfino Plaza Events[edit]

Event Condition Description Result
Event 1: Polluted Piranha Battle Collect the first Shine Sprite at Delfino Airstrip. Mario must defeat the Polluted Piranha in Bianco Square to reveal the Grand Pianta Statue. Shadow Mario appears and kidnaps Princess Peach.
Event 2: Shadow Mario Chase Defeat the Polluted Piranha. Mario must chase Shadow Mario around Delfino Plaza and save Princess Peach. Once defeated, he will paint a Rainbow M on the Grand Pianta Statue. Bianco Hills is unlocked.
Event 3: Boathouse Blues Collect 3 Shine Sprites. Mario must defeat the Polluted Piranha on the dock on the west side of Delfino Plaza to reveal the Boathouse. Ricco Harbor is unlocked

The light slowly starts to be restored.

Event 4: Cleaning Lighthouse Collect 5 Shine Sprites. Mario must defeat the Polluted Piranha in the northeast corner of Delfino Plaza to reveal the lighthouse. Gelato Beach is unlocked.
Event 5: Princess in Trouble Collect 10 Shine Sprites. Shadow Mario kidnaps Princess Peach in once again a Bowser-shaped boat and takes her to Pinna Island. Pinna Park is unlocked.

More light is restored.

Event 6: Shadow Mario and the Yoshi Egg Complete Episode 4 in Pinna Park. Shadow Mario appears carrying a Yoshi Egg, and Mario must spray him to defeat him and collect it. Sirena Beach is unlocked.

Yoshi is available. The entire plaza's light is restored, except for the portions outside the plaza.

Event 7: Look into the Light Collect 20 Shine Sprites. Mario must stand on the Shine Sprite imprint near the Shine Gate and look at the sun to access Noki Bay. Noki Bay is unlocked.
Event 8: Turbo Nozzle Collect 25 Shine Sprites and meet Yoshi. Shadow Mario appears carrying the Turbo Nozzle, and Mario must spray him to defeat him and collect it. The Turbo Nozzle is available.
Event 9: Rocket Nozzle Collect 30 Shine Sprites and unlock the Turbo Nozzle. Shadow Mario appears carrying the Rocket Nozzle, and Mario must spray him to defeat him and collect it. The Rocket Nozzle is available.

Pianta Village is unlocked.

Event 10: The Flood Complete Episode Seven in every level. Shadow Mario floods Delfino Plaza with boiling water, and Mario must chase him into Corona Mountain. Corona Mountain is unlocked.
Event 11: New Threads Defeat Bowser and Bowser Jr. in Corona Mountain, or simply enter and leave the mountain for the first time. Mario must pay the Pianta near the Boathouse 10 coins so he will take him back to Delfino Airstrip. Delfino Airstrip is reopened.

The light is restored to the entire island.

Shine Sprites[edit]

Fifteen Shine Sprites can be collected in Delfino Plaza by accomplishing certain tasks. Additionally, like with the other courses, the player can earn a Shine Sprite by collecting a hundred coins.

# Image Method
1 SMS DP Shine 01.png Revealing an image of a Shine Sprite on the beach by spraying it.
2 SMS DP Shine 02.png Smashing crates within a time limit in the accessible house to the left of the Shine Gate.
3 SMS DP Shine 03.png
4 SMS DP Shine 04.png Cleaning the large bell on the west side of the plaza.
5 SMS DP Shine 05.png Cleaning the large bell on the east side of the plaza.
6 SMS DP Shine 06.png Giving a Pianta on a roof above the crate house one coin to throw Mario into a tower.
7 SMS DP Shine 07.png Spraying a golden bird on the island to the east after ten Shine Sprites have been collected.
8 SMS DP Shine 08.png Using the Turbo Nozzle to break into a building underneath the west bell tower.
9 SMS DP Shine 09.png Using the Rocket Nozzle to Ground Pound the stone slab on top of the lighthouse.
10 SMS DP Shine 10.png Cleaning the Shine Gate's Shine Sprite.
11 SMS DP Shine 11.png Clearing the Super Slide course.
12 SMS DP Shine 12.png Clearing the Pachinko Game course.
13 SMS DP Shine 13.png Clearing the Lily Pad Ride course.
14 SMS DP Shine 14.png Clearing the Turbo Track course.
15 SMS DP Shine 15.png Clearing the Red Coin Field course.

Blue Coin Locations[edit]

Inside the boathouse, where Blue Coins are exchanged for Shine Sprites.
# Image Location
1 SMS DP Blue Coin 01.png Obtained by spraying the "M" Graffiti near the Cannon leading to Pinna Island.
2 SMS DP Blue Coin 02.png Obtained by spraying the "M" Graffiti behind a box near the Boathouse.
3 SMS DP Blue Coin 03.png Same as Coin 2 but in front of the Shine Gate.
4 SMS DP Blue Coin 04.png Using the Turbo Nozzle, the player must run into the wooden gate at the bottom of one of the northeastern pillars.
5 SMS DP Blue Coin 05.png In the sewers.
6 SMS DP Blue Coin 06.png
7 SMS DP Blue Coin 07.png
8 SMS DP Blue Coin 08.png Obtained by spraying a blue Bird.
9 SMS DP Blue Coin 09.png
10 SMS DP Blue Coin 10.png The player must put three Banana bunches into a Pianta's basket.
11 SMS DP Blue Coin 11.png The player must put three Pineapples into a Pianta's basket.
12 SMS DP Blue Coin 12.png The player must put three Coconuts into a Pianta's basket.
13 SMS DP Blue Coin 13.png The player must put three Durians into a Pianta's basket.
14 SMS DP Blue Coin 14.png In the southeastern bell tower, where Mario was imprisoned at the beginning of the game.
15 SMS DP Blue Coin 15.png Frozen in a block of ice at Delfino Airstrip.
16 SMS DP Blue Coin 16.png Obtained by spraying the "×" Graffiti on the Grand Pianta Statue or southwestern belltower.
17 SMS DP Blue Coin 17.png
18 SMS DP Blue Coin 18.png Spraying a Pianta with flaming mushrooms on his back.
19 SMS DP Blue Coin 19.png Obtained by spraying a Forcefield near the Cannon to Pinna Park with Yoshi Juice.
20 SMS DP Blue Coin 20.png Obtained by spraying a Forcefield on the back of the police station tower with Yoshi Juice.

Fruit Locations[edit]

Coconut[edit]
  • 1-2. In the fruit market in the southwest corner of the city
  • 3. Rooftop near the entrance to Pinna Park
  • 4-6. Northeast fruit market
  • 7-9. In the tree on the island to the far west
Durian[edit]
  • 1-2. In the fruit market up the pier from the Boathouse
  • 3-5. Northeast fruit market
Papaya[edit]
  • 1. Rooftop near the Boathouse
  • 2-3. In the fountain next to the entrance to Noki Bay
  • 4-6. Fruit market to the east
Pineapple[edit]
  • 1. Rooftop near the entrance to Pinna Park
  • 2-4. Fruit market to the east
  • 5-6. In the fountain directly north of the Grand Pianta Statue
Pepper[edit]
  • 1-4. Eastern fruit market
Banana[edit]
  • 1-4. Southeast fruit market
  • 5. Southeast rooftop
  • 6. Tree directly northwest of the Grand Pianta Statue
  • 7. Tiny tower to the far south (in the ocean)

During the flood, all fruits are on a southeastern rooftop

Itadaki Street DS[edit]

Delfino Plaza in Itadaki Street DS.

Delfino Plaza appears as a board in Itadaki Street DS. It is one of the seven Mario-related boards that appears in the game.

In Tour Mode, the player has to claim first against Wario, Waluigi, and Yoshi, and doing so will unlock Waluigi.

Fortune Street[edit]

Delfino Plaza makes a reappearance in Fortune Street. In Easy mode, the board looks like a heart with two circles on the bumps of the heart. In Standard mode, the board looks like three ovals that connect at the bank, which is in the center, making it resemble a 3 leafed clover. In Tour mode, the player has to get at least 2nd against Wario, Waluigi, and Luigi.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Main article: Delfino Plaza (stage)

Delfino Plaza appears as a stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. It takes place mostly in the skies of Delfino Plaza, on a set of floating platforms. The platforms frequently land in different areas of the Plaza, changing the stage layout of the fight. For example, the platform may land in front of where the Grand Pianta Statue is. The platforms soon appear again and take the fighters to a different area.

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

Delfino Plaza Court.
Main article: Delfino Plaza Court

A Delfino Plaza Court appears in Mario Power Tennis. If the player chooses to play without gimmicks, the court has a zig-zag pattern with bright, neon colors. If the player plays with gimmicks, the court turns a greenish-blueish color with 3 circles that have Petey Piranha's face on them. If the ball touches the circle, a Polluted Piranha will pop up out of the Goop next to the court and spit Goop on the circle. The Goop slows the player down, but it can be removed by stepping on the F.L.U.D.D. circle next to it.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Delfino Plaza as it appears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Delfino Plaza appears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as a Dream Event for Snow Day Street Hockey. There are 3 different arenas located on different parts of the plaza, one at the Grand Pianta Statue, one in the market place and another around houses near the cannon. Each arena has its own layout and hazards; the Grand Pianta Statue arena having banana peels and bouncy mushrooms on each side of the rink, the market place being full of brick blocks that can be turned into coins and the house rink having small holes in the wall the puck can go through. After doing so, a Pianta will throw a shell onto the rink which will act as the puck.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition[edit]

Delfino Plaza in Minecraft: Wii U Edition.

Delfino Plaza appears in the premade world for the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack in Minecraft: Wii U Edition.

Official description[edit]

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Isle Delfino Guide Book information for Delfino Plaza. It also shows Mario's exact location in the plaza.

Tourists get off the ferries here, in Isle Delfino's largest city. Attractions include the Shine Gate and Grand Pianta Statue.

Fortune Street[edit]

Flag of USA.png "The largest metropolis on the southern resort of Isle Delfino. Once it was graffitied all over by the incorrigible Bowser Jr."

Music[edit]

The music and theme of Delfino Plaza invokes Italian folk music. The melody alternates between guitar and accordion, while another guitar provides rhythm and an upright bass adds the pizzicato bassline. The melodies from Ricco Harbor, Gelato Beach, Bianco Hills, and The Staff Roll are all remixes of Delfino Plaza's melody and are all written by Koji Kondo.

Audio.png Delfino Plaza - Delfino Plaza theme (full version)
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドルピックタウン
Dorupikku taun
Dolphic Town
Spanish Ciudad Delfino Delfino City
French Place Delfino Delfino Plaza
Dutch Delfino Plaza -
German Piazza Delfino Piazza Delfino; (Italian for "Dolphin Plaza")
Italian Delfinia
Russian Дельфино-Сити
Delfino-Siti
Delfino City
Korean 돌픽 타운
Dolpik Taun
Dolphic Town

Trivia[edit]