|First appearance||Super Mario Sunshine (2002)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)|
|Greater location||Isle Delfino|
|Inhabitants||Piantas, Klambers, Chain Chomps|
- “Well, I guess I'll be heading back to Pianta Village soon. It really is the only place for me!”
- —Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine
Pianta Village is the ancestral home of the Piantas on Isle Delfino in Super Mario Sunshine. It is run by the Pianta mayor and appears to be built on a giant tree. Players can get a small glimpse of Noki Bay if the player climbs to the top of the large palm tree in the center of the village, or the top of the tree that Il Piantissimo's finish line is on. As such, Pianta Village is the only location where Noki Bay can be seen from the outside.
In order for Mario to travel to Pianta Village, he will need to have the Rocket Nozzle, which is obtainable in Delfino Plaza after at least thirty Shine Sprites have been collected. The red Warp Pipe on top of the Shine Gate leads to Pianta Village. However, it can be reached by using Triple Jumps, Somersaults, or Spin Jumps with the Hover Nozzle from the Shine Gate as early as the beginning of the game, although Episode 5 will be impossible to complete in the intended way, and the short cutscene involving entering the pipe may not play. It is notably the only area without a boss battle in the game.
Pianta Village is built on a huge crater in the branches of a titanic palm tree to protect it from predators; in fact, the highest point on Isle Delfino that Mario can reach is located in this area, atop one of the giant trees. The village is also home to another special tree, which bears all the fruits (except the Pepper) of Isle Delfino. The player will start at the end of a bridge, and crossing it will lead into the village itself. During some episodes, Wind Spirits will appear as Mario crosses. The village consists of many square structures and giant Mushroom Platforms. There are many ledges within the village and a large tree is growing out of the center. In the back of the village is a large spa.
The village's underside is composed of more mushrooms, including a Jump Mushroom. The ceiling in this area is made of bamboo platforms, bamboo screens, and catwalks. Wind Spirits are also lurking down there, and will attempt to attack Mario if he's nearby.
This level is unique in that the time changes between day and night. Odd-numbered episodes take place at night, while even-numbered episodes are during the day.
Chain Chomplets Unchained
|This episode's objective is to spray the flaming Chain Chomplets|
Il Piantissimo's Crazy Climb
|This episode's objective is to defeat Il Piantissimo in a race.|
The Goopy Inferno
|This episode's objective is to navigate the burning goop that has appeared in the village.|
Chain Chomp's Bath
|This episode's objective is to pull a Chain Chomp into the spa.|
Secret of the Village Underside
|This episode's objective is to complete the secret course under the village.|
Piantas in Need
|This episode's objective is to rescue the Piantas.|
Shadow Mario Runs Wild
|This episode's objective is to defeat Shadow Mario as he runs around Pianta Village.|
Fluff Festival Coin Hunt
|This episode's objective is to collect the red coins during the Fluff Festival.|
Red Coin Chucksters
|This episode's objective is to collect the red coins in the village underside secret.|
Soak the Sun
|This episode's objective is to reveal an image of a Shine Sprite.|
- Chain Chomp (during Episode 4)
- Chain Chomplets (during Episode 1)
- Klambers (during Episode 3)
- Coo Coos (Episode 3)
- Red Electrokoopas (during Episode 3)
- Shadow Mario (Boss of Episode 7)
- Strollin' Stus (in the secret course of Episode 5)
- Wind Spirits
|1||All||Obtained by spraying the M Graffiti on the wall behind the starting point.|
|2||All||Obtained by spraying the M Graffiti in the center of the underside of the village.|
|3||All||Obtained by spraying the M Graffiti on the wall of a structure near the center of the village.|
|4||All||Obtained by spraying the M Graffiti on a wall near the Pianta Hot Spring.|
|5||All||On a leaf of a tree on the left side of the entrance of the village.|
|6||All||Hidden in the tall grass on the left side of the village.|
|7||All||At the end of a stream flowing from the center of the village to the edge of the village.|
|8||All||Under a small bridge spanning over the stream in the center of the village.|
|9||All||Obtained by spraying the Triangle Graffiti on the gate next to the hot spring.|
|10||All||Obtained by spraying the corresponding Triangle Graffiti on a wall on the right side of the village.|
|11||All||On the very top of a tree located next to the hot spring.|
|12||All||Obtained by spraying into a hollow on the side of the tree at the center of the village.|
|13||Night episodes (Episodes 1, 3, 5 and 7)||Obtained by spraying the moon when standing on top of the golden mushroom.|
|14||Night episodes (Episodes 1, 3, 5 and 7)||Obtained by Ground Pounding the nose of the Pianta statue next to the hot spring.|
|15||Day episodes (Episodes 2, 4, 6 and 8)||Obtained by spraying a signpost near the entrance of the village.|
|16||Episode 3||Obtained by spraying the M Graffiti next to where FLUDD is found under the golden mushroom.|
|17||Episode 3||Obtained by spraying the M Graffiti under the goop near the golden mushroom.|
|18||Episode 3||Obtained by spraying the flaming Pianta on the right side of the village.|
|19||Episode 5 (Yoshi Required)||Obtained by having Yoshi spray the beehive and eat the bees next to the bridge at the entrance of the village.|
|20||Episode 5 (Yoshi Required)||Obtained by having Yoshi spray the beehive and eat the bees behind the tree next to the hot spring.|
|21||Episode 5 (Yoshi Required)||Obtained by having Yoshi eat all of the blue butterflies on the mushroom next to the fruit tree.|
|22-29||Episode 6||Reward for cleaning off all eight grown-up Piantas and talking to them.|
|30||Episode 8||Obtained by spraying a Blue Bird flying near the large tree in the center of the village.|
- On a cloud far west from the rest of the village.
- On a mushroom platform connected to the enormous tree in the center of the village.
The ancestral home of the Piantas was built in a giant tree as protection against wild beasts. Giant mushrooms thrive beneath the village.
Pianta Village's theme was composed by Shinobu Tanaka.
| Pianta Village - Pianta Village theme||File info|
Names in other languages
Monte no mura
|Monte (Pianta) Village|
|French||Village Pianta||Pianta Village|
|German||Plaza della Palma||Plaza della Palma; (A broken-Italian equivalent of "Plaza of Palmas")|
|Italian||Villaggio delle Palme||Palm Village|
|Spanish||Aldea Foresta||Forest Village. Foresta from Pianta's Spanish name, meaning "forest" in Italian.|
- Pianta Village can be entered during the flood in Delfino Plaza if the player exploits good platforming on the Shine Gate. This makes it one of the two only locations reachable during this event (the other being Sirena Beach).
- An alternate version of the Pianta Village soundtrack featuring slightly different instrumentation (known as the Pianta Village Nighttime theme) exists in the game's coding.
- The game's files contain an unused Yoshi Drums version of the Pianta Hot Springs.
- Pianta Village is one of only two worlds in the game with a bottomless death pit. The other, Bianco Hills, has a small area at the northwestern corner of the map where there is a platform in the middle of a lake; a player who falls into the water in this lake will instantly lose a life. Pianta Village is different in that the entire village is suspended by three giant trees over a giant bottomless pit.
- https://youtu.be/fKomUdn2zhw?si=sIFa_G63O58khtFV (Retrieved August 24, 2023)