Nozzle box

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“This is one of my nozzles, the... Oh, you cannot use it yet. It is only a hologram.”
FLUDD, Super Mario Sunshine

Nozzle boxes[1] (also called FLUDD Pack Boxes)[2] are colored boxes found in Super Mario Sunshine. They have Professor E. Gadd's emblem on them, and they contain FLUDD's different nozzles. The boxes consist of the Hover Nozzle boxes[1][3] (also called Blue Nozzle Boxes[4] or Blue Boxes[5]), Rocket Nozzle boxes[3] (also called Red Nozzle Boxes,[6][4] Red Hidden Boxes,[7] or Red Boxes[5]), and Turbo Nozzle boxes[3] (also called White Nozzle Boxes,[6] Turbo Nozzle Power-up boxes,[8] Black Nozzle Boxes,[4] Black Hidden Boxes,[7] or Gray Boxes[5]). FLUDD begins each course automatically equipped with the Hover Nozzle. All three types can be found in Delfino Plaza, whereas most other courses feature at least two types. Pinna Park and Sirena Beach are the only two areas in the game that do not contain nozzle boxes.

Mario can open a nozzle box and equip the nozzle simply by jumping on the box. FLUDD can have only two nozzles equipped at a time, but one of them must be the standard Squirt Nozzle. This means that if Mario wants to change nozzles, the Hover Nozzle is replaced. Within a course, Blue Boxes are accessible from the start, but most of the Red Boxes and Gray Boxes appear as holograms at first. Mario must find and open the one Red or Gray Box in the course that is solid (and that is usually located in a hard-to-reach place) to make all the other nozzle boxes of the same color solid. Whenever Mario switches nozzles via a nozzle box, his water supply is automatically refilled. Throughout Isle Delfino, there are 10 Hover Nozzle boxes, 12 Rocket Nozzle boxes, and 11 Turbo Nozzle boxes.

Trivia[edit]

  • Although Mario can break open nozzle boxes while riding on a Yoshi's back, he cannot physically collect whatever nozzle attachment comes out of the nozzle box until he dismounts the Yoshi.
  • If Mario gets on and off a Yoshi, FLUDD refills and its second nozzle switches to the Hover Nozzle.

Names in other languages[edit]

Nozzle box[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノズルボックス[9]
Nozuru Bokkusu
Nozzle Box

Hover Nozzle box[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホバーノズルボックス[10]
Hobā Nozuru Bokkusu
Hover Nozzle Box

Rocket Nozzle box[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロケットノズルボックス[10]
Roketto Nozuru Bokkusu
Rocket Nozzle Box

Turbo Nozzle box[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ターボノズルボックス[11]
Tābo Nozuru Bokkusu
Turbo Nozzle Box

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Super Mario Sunshine English instruction booklet, page 24.
  2. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 26.
  3. ^ a b c Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 16.
  4. ^ a b c Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 25.
  5. ^ a b c Averill, Alan, and Jennifer Villarreal. Super Mario Sunshine Player's Guide. Page 11.
  6. ^ a b Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 6. "The Rocket Nozzle and Turbo Nozzle are not always easy to find. Even when you do find the Red and White Nozzle Boxes that hold them, the boxes may be transparent. This means that you have to find a solid Red or White Nozzle Box elsewhere in the area (it may not even be in the same Episode), and get that first. From that point forward, the phantom Nozzle Boxes will be filled in."
  7. ^ a b Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 46. "FIRST AVAILABLE After Red/Black Hidden Boxes are uncovered"
  8. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 35.
  9. ^ Super Mario Sunshine Japanese instruction booklet, page 24.
  10. ^ a b Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 106.
  11. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 105.