Isle Delfino

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Isle Delfino
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Capital Delfino Plaza
Inhabitants Piantas, Nokis, Strollin' Stus, Yoshis
First Appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest Appearance Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Super Mario Mash-Up Pack) (2017)

“Welcome to the sun-drenched tropical paradise of Isle Delfino! We're so pleased to welcome you to our beautiful home! Come enjoy a natural wonderland to which we've added the world's finest resort facilities, a spectacular amusement park, and succulent seafood! This and more await you on Isle Delfino! Come relax and let us refresh your body and spirit.”
Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine

Isle Delfino is a tropical paradise island and vacation resort inhabited by Piantas, Nokis, Yoshis, Sunflower Kids, and Raccoons. Alongside the smaller Pinna Island, it resembles a dolphin, as indicated by its name, which means "dolphin" in Italian. Isle Delfino is the main setting of Super Mario Sunshine, and has since reappeared in many spin-offs, including the Mario Kart series.

History[edit]

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Mario, Peach, Toadsworth and some Toads take a trip to Isle Delfino in Super Mario Sunshine. However, the island had been covered in graffiti by the mysterious Shadow Mario, who the people think is Mario. With the help of the water pack F.L.U.D.D., Mario is forced to get rid of all the paint on the island and clear his name by defeating the imposter that has been causing trouble. Shadow Mario turns out to be Bowser Jr., who soon kidnaps Peach, but after Mario defeats him and his father, Bowser, life on the island returns to normal and Mario, Peach and their friends enjoy the rest of their stay on Isle Delfino.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Isle Delfino has appeared in five of the Mario Kart games with new courses and stages based on it.

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Peach Beach takes place on Isle Delfino. After the player completed the Grand Prix, the award ceremony was held there. Mario Kart DS features Delfino Square, which takes place in autumn instead of the usual tropical weather. In Mario Kart Wii, both Peach Beach and Delfino Square returned in the Retro cups, along with a new battle stage called Delfino Pier, which likely takes place in the docking area of Delfino Plaza. Additionally, Coconut Mall takes place on Isle Delfino, and returns Mario Kart 7 as a Retro track. Lastly, Sunshine Airport in Mario Kart 8 is the second airport of Isle Delfino.

Other games[edit]

Locations on Isle Delfino are shown in a couple of Mario Party minigames. Mario Power Tennis includes both the Delfino Plaza Court and the Gooper Blooper Court, which is set in Ricco Harbor.

Delfino Plaza is also one of the boards in Itadaki Street DS and Fortune Street. It is also one of the stages in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Economy[edit]

Like in the Mushroom Kingdom, Isle Delfino uses Gold Coins as currency. However, Isle Delfino may also use Blue and Red Coins as well.

Locations[edit]

A map of Isle Delfino as seen in Super Mario Sunshine, on which is displayed all major locations on the island that can be visited by Mario.

Other locations[edit]

Characters[edit]

Species[edit]

Enemies[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドルピック島
Dorupikku tou
Dolphic Island
Spanish Isla Delfino Dolphin Island (Spanish for "island" and Italian for "dolphin")
French Île Delfino Isle Delfino
German Isla Delfino Isla Delfino; Spanish for island and Italian for dolphin
Italian Isola Delfina Dolphic Island
Swedish (Ön) Delfino Delfino (Island)

Trivia[edit]

Isle Delfino and the other islands surrounding it.
  • Isle Delfino is shaped like a dolphin, a reference to the Nintendo GameCube's preproduction code name, Project Dolphin.
  • In the English version of Super Mario Sunshine, the places found on Isle Delfino are named partly in English and partly in Italian. In other translations of the game, the names of these places are completely in Italian.
  • Starshine Beach Galaxy from Super Mario Galaxy 2 resembles Isle Delfino.
  • In the introductory cutscene of Super Mario Sunshine, the player can see other islands surrounding Isle Delfino, which are shaped like a sting ray (west), a crab (southwest), a small fish (south), a sea turtle (east), and a jellyfish (northeast). In this cutscene it is also implied that Isle Delfino is directly on the equator of the planet, as indicated by the red line.
  • Many of the locations on Isle Delfino can be clearly seen from some of the other locations on the island, with the exception of Noki Bay, which remains virtually hidden from the rest of the island, though small glimpses of it can be seen from the tops of some of the large palm trees in Pianta Village.