Slimy water

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Slimy water
A Blue Coin in Noki Bay in the game Super Mario Sunshine.
Mario riding a mudboat over slimy water. When purified, the water lacks its purple tint.
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Goop

Slimy water, also known as purple pollutant[1] or purple goo,[2] is a form of goop-polluted water that appears in Super Mario Sunshine. While Mario is floating on its surface, one section of his life meter is depleted about once every two seconds. It harms him only while he is on the surface of the water, though he slowly loses air as usual while underwater. Unlike with many kinds of goop, Mario cannot clean it with FLUDD.

Slimy water appears in three areas in the game: Episode 6 of Bianco Hills (The Secret of the Dirty Lake), Episode 1 (Gooper Blooper Breaks Out) through Episode 5 (Gooper Blooper Returns) of Ricco Harbor, and Episode 1 (Uncork the Waterfall) to Episode 4 (Eely-Mouth's Dentist) of Noki Bay. The color and type of slimy water vary with the level in which it is encountered. In Bianco Hills, brown and light-green goop covers the surface of the lake around the Big Windmill, having spilled out from the Cliff Spring Cave prior to The Secret of the Dirty Lake. Ricco Harbor's slimy water, also classified as oil,[2][3] comes from large quantities of spilled black goop that cover the surface of clean water in several areas. Noki Bay's translucent purple slimy water came about as a result of Eely-Mouth's gingivitis.

Slimy water bears a strong resemblance to poison, which appears in the Lily Pad Ride level in Super Mario Sunshine as well as in many other games. However, slimy water is less harmful compared to poison, as it only deals gradual damage as opposed to instantly causing Mario to lose a life.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 汚れた池/海[4]
Kegareta ike/umi
Dirty pond/ocean
French Mer/étang pollué[5] Polluted sea/pond


  1. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 12.
  2. ^ a b Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 135.
  3. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGAMES Official Strategy Guide. Page 46.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section. Page 106.
  5. ^ Super Mario Encyclopedia, pag. 106