Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto

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This article is about Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Sparkling Waters-5.
Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto
NSMBU Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto Screenshot.jpg
Level code World 3-5
World Sparkling Waters
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Time limit 400 seconds
500 seconds (Deluxe)
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Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto, or Sparkling Waters-5, is the fifth course of Sparkling Waters in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked via completion of Above the Cheep Cheep Seas or Urchin Shoals, and its own completion unlocks Larry's Torpedo Castle.


The player starts in a small area with a Warp Pipe sticking out of the water, which takes them underwater.

The ground underwater is made entirely of quicksand. After the player exits the Warp Pipe, there is a ? Block with a power-up, followed by a school of Eep Cheeps. At the second ? Block, a Dragoneel appears and circle around it, following after the player when they continue onward. The rest of the stage continues with Eep Cheeps, ? Blocks, and various current-producing Warp Pipes to help the player move faster. Near the end of the level, there is a large school of Eep Cheeps that may hinder the player's progression. Another Warp Pipe then takes the player directly to the Goal Pole.

The player can skip the underwater sections by using the P-Acorn to fly over the wall at the beginning of the level.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is located in plain sight, with coins circling it.
  • Star Coin 2: The second Star Coin is located between two rows of Brick Blocks following the Checkpoint Flag, requiring the use of Super Mario to obtain it.
  • Star Coin 3: Almost submerged in quicksand is a Warp Pipe that leads to the area with the final Star Coin. Two purple Dragoneels appear in this small area.


Monopoly Gamer[edit]

Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto is the sixth Property on the game board in Monopoly Gamer. It is one of two properties in the Maroon Color Set (along with Sparkling Waters).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タツノンがすむ かいていどうくつ
Tatsunon ga sumu kaitei dōkutsu
The Dragoneel-inhabited Undersea Cave
Chinese 住着海龙的海底洞窟 (Simplified)
住著海龍的海底洞窟 (Traditional)
Zhùzhe Hǎilóng de Hǎidǐ Dòngkū
The Dragoneel-inhabited Undersea Cave
Dutch Dragoneels domein Dragoneel's domain
French Repaire de Dranguille Dragoneel Repair
German Drachenaals Grotte Dragoneel's Grotto
Italian Grotta della Dranguilla Cave of the Dragoneel
Korean 용돌이가 사는 해저 동굴
Yongdoriga Saneun Haejeo Donggul
Underwater Cave Where Dragoneels Dwell
Portuguese (NOE) Covil da Dragoreia Dragoneel's Den
Russian Подводный грот Драконоугря
Podvodnyy grot Drakonougrya
Dragoneel's underwater cave
Spanish (NOA) La gruta submarina de Anguisaurio Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto
Spanish (NOE) La gruta submarina de Hidragón Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto

Level map[edit]

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