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 be entered only 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]

In Super Mario Bros. 3 and its reissues, a P Warp Door first appears in the second fortress of Giant Land. This P Warp Door is invisible, and an outline of Blue Coins shows 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 red (white in the reissues) rectangular doorways.

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 reissue, 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, after an absence for 25 years. 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]


See also[edit]

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



  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.