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This article is about the recurring object. For the capturable object also appearing in Super Mario Odyssey, see Pole (bollard). For the enemy from Wrecking Crew '98, see Poles. For the goal found at the end of many Mario levels, see Goal Pole.
Bee Mario on a pole in Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Screenshot from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)

Poles appear in the Super Mario franchise as objects that the player can grab to move up and down on before jumping off, though some poles leave the player incapable of performing a handstand on them.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Poles in Super Mario 64 and its remake are yellow-and-black objects attached to ceilings, and they appear in Dire, Dire Docks. They are used during the mission Pole-Jumping for Red Coins.

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Poles[1] in Super Mario Sunshine appear in the Delfino Airstrip and certain areas of Ricco Harbor and function identically as in Super Mario 64.

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

A single pole appears in New Super Mario Bros., specifically in World 3-Castle following the trio of Whomps. It is striped yellow and white and behaves the same as in Super Mario 64.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Poles appear in Super Mario Galaxy as uncommon objects, most commonly in Deep Dark Galaxy. They are more rectangular than in past games and thus allow the player to grab it only at four cardinal angles, but otherwise behave in the same way. There also exists another rare variety of pole that features a knob on its end, allowing the player to do a handstand on it.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Poles in New Super Mario Bros. Wii are striped purple and white, but are functionally identical as in New Super Mario Bros. They appear only in the second room of World 3-Ghost House and the World 8 Enemy Course with five Lava Bubbles.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Poles in Super Mario Galaxy 2 function identically as in Super Mario Galaxy, though only the plastic-textured aesthetic variety and the variety with the knob at the end appear. They mainly appear in the Honeybloom Galaxy and Melty Monster Galaxy.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Poles in Super Mario 3D Land have the same traits as the plastic-textured variety from Super Mario Galaxy, and they are present in a handful of levels, mainly World 8-2.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Poles in New Super Mario Bros. 2 retain their color scheme from New Super Mario Bros. and otherwise behave the same as in past installments. Only five appear in the second room of World 5-Ghost House.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Poles in New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U have the same color scheme as in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They are used identically as in said game, and appear in the levels Haunted Shipwreck, Which-Way Labyrinth, Spinning Spirit House, and World Coin-6 in the former and in the levels Haunted Cargo Hold and Porcupuffer Cavern in the latter.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Poles in Super Mario Odyssey function identically as in Super Mario Galaxy, but now have yellow and black stripes. They appear in New Donk City Hall Interior, Shiveria Town, and the Bullet Bill secret area in the Metro Kingdom, and in the first section of the Darker Side.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

While poles themselves do not appear in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, a similar spring-loaded pole appears in various locations.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder[edit]

Poles in Super Mario Bros. Wonder are produced by Pole Blocks, but otherwise function identically as in previous games of the Super Mario series.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポール[2]
Nobori Bō

Climbable Pole

French (NOE) Perche
Italian Palo[4]
Spanish (NOE) Poste

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Averill, Alan, and Jennifer Villarreal (2002). Super Mario Sunshine Player's Guide. Redmond: Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-23-2. Page 96.
  2. ^ October 19, 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook. Shogakukan (Japanese). ISBN 978-4-09-106569-8. Page 92, 119, 137, 151, 171, 186, 201.
  3. ^ October 19, 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. U section. Shogakukan (Japanese). ISBN 978-4-09-106569-8. Page 216.
  4. ^ Super Mario 64 European manual. Nintendo of Europe (Italian). Page 33.
  5. ^ November 15, 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 889367436X. Page 92.