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The Shine Monument is a huge statue located on the Shine Gate in Delfino Plaza. It is an altar to the Shine Sprites and a source of energy for Isle Delfino. Shadow Mario painted black goop all over the giant shine and caused all the other ones to go into hiding. Some fell into the wrong hands while others into different dimensions. One Shine Sprite hid right into the giant shine of which Mario cleaned off with F.L.U.D.D. and made it appear. Despite the giant shine being clear of goop the Shine Sprites did not return to there and Mario had to get the rest himself.
When Mario obtains the Rocket Nozzle, he can gain access to Pianta Village by blasting up onto the monument. Additionally, he can blast up to the platform on the Shine monument. He can then spray the goop off of the monument, which causes it to spin. When Mario cleans all of the goop off, a Shine Sprite appears. Mario can then get on top of the Shine Monument and rocket up to the Shine Sprite.