Shine Gate

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This article is about the monument in Delfino Plaza. For the mission involving the location, see The Shine Gate Sparkle.
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FLUDD talks about the significance of the Shine Gate.
They used to gather in great numbers at the Shine Gate.”
FLUDD, Super Mario Sunshine

The Shine Gate is a large historical monument located in Delfino Plaza in Super Mario Sunshine. The Shine Gate has a huge monument of a Shine Sprite in the middle of it, from which it derives its name. Normally, Isle Delfino's many resident Shine Sprites gather at the Shine Gate, but after Shadow Mario covered the Shine Monument in black goop, the Shine Sprites fled. At some point during the game, Mario must restore the Shine Monument by using FLUDD's Rocket Nozzle (or Hover Nozzle) to reach it, and then using FLUDD's Squirt Nozzle to clean it off. Once it has been cleaned completely, a hidden Shine Sprite appears and positions itself high above the middle of the Shine Gate, where it can be collected only by using the Rocket Nozzle. If Mario leaves Delfino Plaza without collecting the Shine Sprite, the Shine Monument will again be covered in goop when Mario next returns to the plaza, and he will have to clean it all over.

On the upper right side of the Shine Gate, there is a red Warp Pipe that provides access to Pianta Village. After Mario has defeated Bowser and Bowser Jr. in Corona Mountain, the large Shine Sprite that is freed from within their hot tub makes its way to the Shine Gate, where it is subsumed into the Shine Monument and emits an extremely bright light that shines throughout Delfino Plaza.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Shine Gate appears in the Delfino Plaza stage, and is one of the many areas of the plaza that the main platform stops at periodically. In these games, the red Warp Pipe is absent, and two platforms are added on either side of the gate to provide more room for fighters to battle. Additionally, the Shine Monument is constantly spinning, while in Super Mario Sunshine, it does not spin unless it is sprayed with water.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たいようのもん
Taiyō no Mon
Gate of the Sun
French (NOE) Porte du Soleil Sun Gate
German Porta Sole Italian for "Sun Gate"
Italian Porta Solis Latin for "Door of the Sun"
Spanish (NOE) Puerta Solar Sun Gate


  • The Shine Gate, along with the rest of Delfino Plaza, appears in the world premade for the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft.