List of Shine Sprites in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

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Here is a list of Shine Sprites in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. All 42 collectible Shine Sprites are listed here, in the order each becomes available for the first time, together with screenshots and Merluvlee's comments, except that the three adjacent Shine Sprites in Rogueport Underground are combined into a single entry. A statistics table is also given at the end of the article. Collecting every Shine Sprite in a given chapter region in the Nintendo Switch remake unlocks the Sound Gallery for that chapter.

Chapter 1 Hooktail Castle
Chapter 2 Boggly WoodsThe Great Tree
Chapter 3 GlitzvilleGlitz Pit
Chapter 4 Twilight TrailCreepy Steeple
Chapter 5 Keelhaul KeyPirate's Grotto
Chapter 6 Excess ExpressRiverside StationPoshley Heights
Chapter 7 Fahr Outpost
Miscellaneous Merluvlee's predictionsStatisticsExternal Links

Shine Sprites[edit]

Chapter 1[edit]

Castle and Dragon

Hooktail Castle Next to the last window in the north side of the room with the flippable stairs on the first floor of Hooktail Castle. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the stair switch room in Hooktail Castle in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the stair switch room in Hooktail Castle in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Hooktail Castle In the left of the storage room on the third floor of Hooktail Castle. Mario getting the Shine Sprite in the storeroom of Hooktail Castle in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario getting the Shine Sprite in the storeroom of Hooktail Castle in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Hooktail Castle Near the door to the open area on the fourth floor of Hooktail Castle. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the high room in Hooktail Castle in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the high room in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Rogueport Underground On the left ledge in the Thousand-Year Door room on sublevel 3 of Rogueport Underground. Mario next to the Shine Sprite above the left airplane panel before the Thousand-Year Door in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite above the left airplane panel before the Thousand-Year Door in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.

Chapter 2[edit]

The Great Boggly Tree

Boggly Woods To the left of the airplane panel in the flying area of Boggly Woods. Mario next to the Shine Sprite near the airplane panel in Boggly Woods in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite near the airplane panel in Boggly Woods in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
The Great Tree To the right of the bubble pond in the Great Tree. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the bubble room in the Great Tree. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the bubble room in the Great Tree in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
The Great Tree On top of the big stone in the lower-left of the room beneath the bubble pond in the Great Tree. Accessible with the airplane panels, the first of which can be used by blowing away the jar with Flurrie. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the airplane room of the Great Tree. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the airplane room of the Great Tree in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
The Great Tree Above a pillar in the north of the room beneath the area to the right of the twisty narrow path in the Great Tree. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the room below the Super Boots area of the Great Tree. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the room below the Super Boots area of the Great Tree in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
The Great Tree On the vegetation floating in the northeast corner of the water in the bottom of the Great Tree. Mario next to the Shine Sprite above water in the Great Tree. Mario next to the Shine Sprite above water in the Great Tree in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.

Chapter 3[edit]

Of Glitz and Glory

Glitzville High between the entrance of Glitz Pit and the Hammer Bro poster to the right in Glitzville. There is a hidden block beneath it. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the arena of Glitzville in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the arena of Glitzville in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Glitz Pit In the area between the boxes near the stairs in the second-floor storeroom of Glitz Pit. Mario next to the Shine Sprite on the second floor of Glitz Pit's storeroom in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite on the second floor of Glitz Pit's storeroom in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Rogueport Underground On the leftmost platform in the west entrance room of sublevel 1 of Rogueport Underground. Mario next to the Shine Sprite to the left of the west entrance of Rogueport Sewers Mario next to the Shine Sprite to the left of the west entrance of Rogueport Underground in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Rogueport Behind the rightmost house in east Rogueport. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the back-east corner of the east Rogueport room in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the back-east corner of the east Rogueport room in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Rogueport On the left side of the red roof in east Rogueport. Mario next to the Shine Sprite on the roof of the north house in the east area of Rogueport in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite on the roof of the north house in the east area of Rogueport in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Rogueport Underground On the platform with a pipe to Petal Meadows on sublevel 2 of Rogueport Underground. The logo's symbol for Nintendo GameCube
Behind a big yellow block, due to the restructuring of the pipe room. Logo of the Nintendo Switch
Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the warp area of Rogueport Sewers Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the warp area of Rogueport Underground in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch).

Chapter 4[edit]

For Pigs the Bell Tolls

Twilight Trail Behind the last tree on the path to Creepy Steeple in Twilight Trail. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in Twilight Trail in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in Twilight Trail in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Creepy Steeple In the southwest corner down the well outside Creepy Steeple. Mario next to the Shine Sprite down the pipe outside Creepy Steeple in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite down the pipe outside Creepy Steeple in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Creepy Steeple In the treasure room to the north of the entrance of Creepy Steeple. Mario next to the Shine Sprite  in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the treasure room in Creepy Steeple in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Creepy Steeple Next to the save block in the small room halfway from the outside well to Creepy Steeple. Mario next to the Shine Sprite halfway from the outdoor pipe to the inside of Creepy Steeple in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite halfway from the outdoor pipe to the inside of Creepy Steeple in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Rogueport In the back room of Admiral Bobbery's house. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in Bobbery's house in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in Bobbery's house in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Rogueport In the backyard of the houses across the tall pipe in west Rogueport. Accessible from a hole on the second floor of the front house, which requires Tube Mode. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the backyard of the rightmost house in the west Rogueport in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the backyard of the rightmost house in the west Rogueport in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.

Chapter 5[edit]

The Key to Pirates

Keelhaul Key On top of the brick to the left of the upper area of the high mountain in Keelhaul Key. Mario next to the Shine Sprite to the left of the piranha room of Keelhaul Key in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite to the left of the piranha room of Keelhaul Key in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Keelhaul Key Behind the leaves of the tree to the right of the bridge in Keelhaul Key. Mario next to the Shine Sprite behind the leaves of the tree to the right of the bridge in Keelhaul Key in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite behind the leaves of the tree to the right of the bridge in Keelhaul Key in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Pirate's Grotto On top of the bow of the left boat in the lower, left room in the Pirate's Grotto. Mario next to the Shine Sprite near the entrance of the Pirate's Grotto in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite near the entrance of the Pirate's Grotto in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Pirate's Grotto At the top of the stairs to the right of the waterfall in the Pirate's Grotto. Accessible by hitting the hidden block to the right.
In the Nintendo Switch version, it was moved since Mario can now hammer directly towards the player's position.
Mario next to the Shine Sprite above water in the Great Tree. Screenshot of Mario at a Shine Sprite location in Pirate's Grotto, in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Pirate's Grotto On top of the northernmost barrel on the left high place in the storeroom to the left of the waterfall source in the Pirate's Grotto. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the storeroom with a ! switch in Pirate's Grotto in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the storeroom with a ! switch in Pirate's Grotto in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Pirate's Grotto Above water to the right of the north entrance in the room with waves in the Pirate's Grotto. Accessible with Koops. Mario next to the Shine Sprite above water in the Pirate's Grotto in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite above water in the Pirate's Grotto in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Pirate's Grotto High in the northeast corner of the room to the south of the waterfall in the Pirate's Grotto. There is a hidden block beneath it. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the floating barrel room of Pirate's Grotto in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the floating barrel room of Pirate's Grotto in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Rogueport At the end of the path behind the cracked wall to the left of the store in west Rogueport. Requires Admiral Bobbery. Mario next to the Shine Sprite after the wall to the left of the store in west Rogueport in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite after the wall to the left of the store in west Rogueport in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Rogueport Underground On the south platform beyond the east sea on sublevel 1 of Rogueport Underground. Accessible with Boat Mode. Mario next to the Shine Sprite above the sea on the east of Rogueport Sewers in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite above the sea on the east of Rogueport Underground in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Rogueport Underground There are three Shine Sprites in the secret room in the east on sublevel 2 of Rogueport Underground. Accessible from the boat panel on the west with Boat Mode. The highest one in the middle can be easily reached with a Spring Jump, however it is also possible to get it by riding Yoshi on the moving platform and moving underneath the block at the right time.

Alternatively, it is possible to jump from the moving platform to the top of the left or right Shine Block (before collecting it) and using the Super Hammer to hit the middle one.
Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the secret room to the very right of Rogueport Sewers Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the secret room to the very right of Rogueport Underground in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.

Chapter 6[edit]

3 Days of Excess

Excess Express On the floor in the southwest corner of cabin 005 in Excess Express. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in Cabin 5 of Excess Express in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in Cabin 5 of Excess Express in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Excess Express Owned by Bub in cabin 008 of Excess Express, given to Mario for fulfilling his request for the engineer's Autograph. Mario next to the Shine Sprite from Bub in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite from Bub in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Riverside Station Near the wall corner in the right of the sunset area in Riverside Station. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the sunset area of Riverside Station in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in the sunset area of Riverside Station in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Riverside Station On top of the stairs above the records shelf in the low-west room of Riverside Station. Mario next to the Shine Sprite over the stairs in Riverside Station in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite over the stairs in Riverside Station in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Poshley Heights High to the right of Poshley Sanctum in Poshley Heights. Mario next to the Shine Sprite  outside Poshley Sanctum in Poshley Heights in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite outside Poshley Sanctum in Poshley Heights in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Poshley Sanctum On top of the front end of the second-highest platform on the left side of the inner room of Poshley Sanctum. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in Poshley Sanctum in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite in Poshley Sanctum in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Rogueport Underground Above the pillar next to the rightmost house in the center city on sublevel 1 of Rogueport Underground. Accessible by doing a Spring Jump by the pipe beyond the up-and-down platform, then going right. Mario next to the Shine Sprite on the roof of the rightmost column in the center room of level 1 of Rogueport Sewer in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite on the roof of the rightmost column in the center room of level 1 of Rogueport Underground in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.

Chapter 7[edit]

Mario Shoots the Moon

Fahr Outpost On the ground to the right of General White's house in the east of Fahr Outpost. Mario next to the Shine Sprite at the very right of Fahr Outpost's village in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario next to the Shine Sprite at the very right of Fahr Outpost's village in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.
Fahr Outpost Behind the southwest tree in the second screen from the left on the screen before the town in Fahr Outpost. Mario getting the Shine Sprite behind the first tree on the south side of the second scene of Fahr Outpost's path in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario getting the Shine Sprite behind the first tree on the south side of the second scene of Path to Fahr Outpost in the remake of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo Switch.

Merluvlee's predictions[edit]

  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. On Rogueport's east side... You ride Yoshi across the canal and climb to the roof. You jump from one rooftop to the next and find it on top of the red roof.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. On Rogueport's east side... It is in the back room of the sea bomb's house.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. On Rogueport's west side... On the right of the second floor of the rightmost house... You roll up and drop through a gap to find it in the backyard.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. On Rogueport's west side... You blow up the wall on the side of the store. It is back there.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. On Rogueport's east side... You ride Yoshi across the canal and climb to the roof. You turn sideways to get between the cargo there and fall to get it at the bottom.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Underneath Rogueport... You leave this building, roll up, and go to the left. You perform a Spring Jump next to the pipe beyond the up-and-down platform. You follow the pipe, drop onto the roof, drop to the next roof, and continue on...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Underneath Rogueport... You leave this building and go to the right... When you see water, you get on the glowing panel, transform, and sail on... It is on a platform beyond there.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Deep beneath Rogueport... On the left side of the room with the great door... On the platform above the jump pad...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. On Rogueport's west side... Underground, where you fall by turning sideways... It is there on the left...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Underneath Rogueport... By an up-and-down platform where water flows in front. It is on the high platform in the back.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Underneath Rogueport... Near a glowing panel where water flows in front... You stand on the panel, transform, and sail far to the right... It is in the room there.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Underneath Rogueport... Near a glowing panel where water flows in front... You stand on the panel, transform, and sail far to the right... It is in the room there. You stand under it and do a Spring Jump.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Underneath Rogueport... Near a glowing panel where water flows in front... You stand on the panel, transform, and sail far to the right... It is in the room there.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Inside the big castle... Beyond the many cells... It is next to a window in front of the large staircase.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Inside the big castle... In the room with the moving yellow and green blocks... Next to the window in the highest place...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Inside the big castle... In a storeroom with several chests... It is there among the chests and boxes...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the thick woods... To the left of a high, glowing panel...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Inside the Great Tree where the little ones live... Near the bubble pond... You go down from there... It is on the right.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Inside the Great Tree... You go down from where you arranged the four symbols. It is on top of a high platform.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Inside the Great Tree... I see a lot of water... It is on the vegetation floating on the water...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Inside the Great Tree... Go down from the room that has two glowing panels... It is on top of the large high platform.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the city in the clouds... Next to the entrance to the arena... You hit the hidden block below to get to it...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the city in the clouds... In the storeroom on the second floor of the arena...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the dense, eerie woods... Behind a tree beyond the big rock...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the scary steeple... In the storeroom that you have to roll up to get into...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Outside the scary steeple... In the room at the bottom of the well...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. Outside the scary steeple... Past the door on one side of the room at the well bottom.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the jungle on the isle... Beyond the Nibbles pond... Near the steep cliff on the left...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the jungle on the isle... Behind the leaves of the tree beyond the rope bridge...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the Pirate's Grotto... Where the two boats are floating near the entrance... On the bow of the left-hand boat...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the Pirate's Grotto... Where you see many barrels on the left-hand side. You climb onto something, rise to a high place, and find it atop a barrel.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the Pirate's Grotto... At the top of the stairs beyond the sluice gate... You find the hidden block next to it first to get it.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the Pirate's Grotto... Where there are many waves and many spikes... It is on the left there. You find the hidden block next to it first to get it...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the Pirate's Grotto... Where there are many waves and many spikes... It is floating above the sea there.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. On a beautiful, shiny train... It is in cabin 5.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. On a beautiful, shiny train... The small Bob-omb in cabin 8 has it... You fulfill his request to get it.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. At the train-refueling depot... In the place outside where you can see the sunset... Next to the stairs there...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. At the train-refueling depot... At the top of the stairs that go up from left to right...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the town of wealth... Next to the sanctum...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the sanctum in the town of extraordinary wealth... In the room beyond the pipe... It is in a high place near the entrance.
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. In the cold village... In the very back of the village, covered in snow...
  • ^ I see...a Shine Sprite. On the cold village path... You go right from the pipe that leads to Rogueport... You find it behind the tree on the left and in the front.

Statistics[edit]

Shine Sprite Statistics
Chapter Area
Prologue 13 Rogueport 5
Rogueport Underground 8
Chapter 1 3 Hooktail Castle 3
Chapter 2 5 Boggly Woods 1
The Great Tree 4
Chapter 3 2 Glitzville 1
Glitz Pit 1
Chapter 4 4 Twilight Trail 1
Creepy Steeple 3
Chapter 5 7 Keelhaul Key 2
Pirate's Grotto 5
Chapter 6 6 Excess Express 2
Riverside Station 2
Poshley Heights 1
Poshley Sanctum 1
Chapter 7 2 Fahr Outpost 2
Total: 42

Of the 42 Shine Sprites above, 41 are overworld, and 1 is owned by Bub on the Excess Express.

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