Skyward Stalk

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This article is about Skyward Stalk, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Sparkling Waters-Leaf.
Skyward Stalk
NSMBU Skyward Stalk Screenshot.png
World-Level World 3-NSMBU Leaf Icon.png
World Sparkling Waters
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Time limit 300 seconds
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Skyward Stalk, or Sparkling Waters-NSMBU Leaf Icon.png, is the secret course of Sparkling Waters in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked via the secret exit in Haunted Shipwreck. Its completion skips Soda Jungle and unlocks Rock-Candy Mines and Fuzzy Clifftop. Its name may be a reference to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, another game produced by Nintendo.


The level begins near a Flying ? Block, as well as a giant beanstalk that grows out of the ground and sprouts Leaf Platforms, allowing access to the next section. The second section autoscrolls, and the beanstalk containers to grow and sprout giant Leaf Platforms and other plant life. Waddlewings are encountered, and a Red Ring is found above a Leaf Platform that extends and retracts. More Waddlewings are encountered, as well as Goombas on balloons. Waddlewings and Goombas continue to appear as the player climbs the beanstalk. When the top of the area is reached, the player is taken to an area with the Goal Pole.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is found on the left side of the course, on a Bean Platform.
  • Star Coin 2: The second Star Coin is on an orange bridge, covered by light clouds.
  • Star Coin 3: Near the end of the course, the third Star Coin can be seen to the right side.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 空にのびる きょだいマメの木
Sora ni Nobiru Kyodai Mame no Ki
Giant Bean Tree Extending to the Sky
Spanish El misterio del tallo dorado The mystery of the golden stalk
French Sus au haricot ! Addition to beans!
Dutch Bonenstaakbeklimming Bean stalk climbing
German Wachstumsschub Growth Spurt
Italian Verso il cielo su un fagiolo Towards heaven on a bean
Portuguese (NOE) Escala o Feijoeiro! Scale the Bean!
Russian Огромный бобовый стебель
Ogromnyy bobovyy stebel'
Huge beanstalk
Korean 하늘로 뻗는 거대 콩나무
Haneullo Ppeotneun Geodae Kongnamu
Giant Beanstalk Stretching to Sky

Level map[edit]

NSMBU Skyward Stalk Map.png