P Warp Door

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P Warp Door
A P Warp Door, in Super Mario Maker.
A New Super Mario Bros. U-styled P Warp Door from Super Mario Maker
A typically-blue door that appears when a switch is pressed
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)

P Warp Doors are Warp Doors that can only be entered when a P Switch is active. These Warp Doors made their first appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3, but with a different appearance from its current one.


Super Mario Bros. 3 / Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

A P Warp Door first appears in Super Mario Bros. 3 (and reappears in its remakes) in the second fortress of Giant Land. This P Warp Door is invisible, and an outline of Blue Coins will show where to enter when the P Switch is pressed. P Warp Doors also appear in later fortresses including World 7-The Fortress map icon. and World 8-The Fortress map icon., this time in visible form, represented as a white rectangular doorway.

Super Mario World / Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2[edit]

A P Warp Door from Super Mario World

In Super Mario World and its remake, P Warp Doors, named Blue Doors,[1] appear in the levels Donut Secret House, Vanilla Ghost House and Forest Ghost House. They have the same sprite as a Warp Door, but with a light blue palette.

Super Mario Maker series[edit]

An inactive P Warp Door in Super Mario Maker

In Super Mario Maker, P Warp Doors were introduced in the version 1.30 update, and available at the start in Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS. They have new sprites for all styles, in the same blue as the P Switches with a white or blue "P". Unlike in Super Mario World, they are visible as outlines when not active.

P Warp Doors also return in Super Mario Maker 2, behaving exactly the same as in the predecessor.


Super Mario Maker[edit]

  • Play Nintendo: "Unlike regular Warp Doors, these are only visible while a P Switch is active – perfect for creating truly devious Ghost House courses."[2]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Pドア
Chinese P门 (Simplified)
P門 (Traditional)
Dutch P-warpdeur[3] P warp door
French Télé-porte P[4] P Warp Door
German P-Warp-Tür P Warp Door
Italian Porta teletrasporto P P Warp Door
Portuguese (NOE) Porta de Teletransporte P[5] P Teleport Door
Russian Дверь-телепорт «P»
Dver'-teleport «P»
P Teleport Door
Spanish (NOA) Puerta de teletransporte P P Warp Door

See also[edit]



  1. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Super NES Player's Guide. Pages 12 and 13.
  2. ^ December Super Mario Maker Update. Play Nintendo. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  3. ^ Nintendo Nederland (December 17, 2015). Super Mario Maker - Nieuwe functies! (Wii U). YouTube. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  4. ^ Nintendo France (December 17, 2015). Super Mario Maker - Nouvelles fonctionnalités ! (Wii U). YouTube. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  5. ^ Nintendo Portugal (December 17, 2015). Super Mario Maker - Novas funcionalidades! (Wii U). YouTube. Retrieved January 11, 2021.