Grand Pianta Statue

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The Grand Pianta Statue as seen in Bianco Square in Super Mario Sunshine
“This is a statue of one of our most honored Piantas. Pretty nice, huh?”
Pianta, Super Mario Galaxy 2

The Grand Pianta Statue, or Great Pianta Statue[1][2], is a large statue of a Pianta on a pedestal, located directly in the middle of Bianco Square in Delfino Plaza. It appears during the game Super Mario Sunshine. When Mario first arrives at Delfino Plaza, the statue will be buried under all the brown goop. After Mario and FLUDD defeat the Gatekeeper, all the goop will disappear, making the Grand Pianta Statue appear. However, when it appears, Shadow Mario will be on top of it. Shadow Mario jumps off the statue, runs up to Princess Peach and kidnaps her. After Mario chases Shadow Mario and gets Peach back, Shadow Mario paints a Rainbow M on the statue, which leads to Bianco Hills.

The Grand Pianta Statue also appears in Peach Beach in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and in the background of Delfino Square in Mario Kart DS (as well as DS Delfino Square in Mario Kart Wii). The statue is present in the Delfino Plaza Court in Mario Power Tennis, right in front overlooking the court. In the Delfino Plaza stage in the Super Smash Bros. series, the Grand Pianta Statue has been removed, despite battles not actually taking place in the statue's direct area.

The Grand Pianta Statue also appears in Super Mario Galaxy 2 in the Starshine Beach Galaxy, a galaxy based on elements from Super Mario Sunshine. This statue does not look exactly like the one in Delfino Plaza though. For example, this statue does not have a cloak.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese だいおうのぞう
Daiō no Zō
Great King's Statue


  • The Grand Pianta Statue is similar in appearance to the large Pianta statue found near the hot spring in Pianta Village.
  • The statue is also seen in the Super Mario Sunshine end credits; in the last photo Mario and Peach are posing in front of the statue.


  1. ^ Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 21.
  2. ^ Averill, Alan, and Jennifer Villarreal. The Super Mario Sunshine Player's Guide. Page 20.