Swimming Beast in the Cavern

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Swimming Beast in the Cavern
Luigi swimming with Dorrie in Hazy Maze Cave in Super Mario 64 DS
Location Hazy Maze Cave
Mission # 1
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Swimming Beast in the Cavern is the first mission of the Hazy Maze Cave in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. The mission involves using Dorrie to collect the Power Star in the Underground Lake.


Taking the left path from the start of the level, the player has to pass the rolling rocks, go down the elevator behind the door, and then go down the ramp into the water. The player finds Dorrie swimming around in the cavern.

In Super Mario 64, the island in the center of the lake is raised, so the player has to use Dorrie to reach the top and collect the Power Star. Ground-pounding Dorrie's back lowers his head and allows Mario to stand on it, making Dorrie raise him up high. By having Mario turn in the direction the player wants to go, Dorrie moves in the direction Mario is facing.

In Super Mario 64 DS, the island is easily accessible, but a large rock blocks the Power Star. If the player is not already playing as Wario, they need to collect his cap that Dorrie is wearing. Ground-pounding Dorrie's back allows the player to reach Wario's cap. On the small island, Wario needs to simply punch the rock for the Power Star to appear.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドッシーのいる ちていこ
Dosshī no Iru Chiteiko
The Underground Lake where Dorrie Is

Chinese 洞穴里的海怪[2]
Dòngxué lǐ de Hǎiguài
Sea Monster in the Cave

French Gros Bibi de la caverne (SM64)
Natation dans la caverne (SM64 DS)
Big Dorrie of the Cavern
Swimming in the Cavern
German Klettere auf Nessies Rücken! (SM64)
Ein Monster in der Höhle (SM64 DS)
Climb on Nessie's Back!
A Monster in the Cave
Italian Mostro acquatico nella grotta (Super Mario 64 DS)
Il mostro della grotta del lago[1]
Water monster in the cave
The monster of the undergound lake
Korean 돗시의지하호수
Dotsi ui jiha hosu
Dorrie's Underground Lake

Spanish El monstruo de la Cueva del Lago
The Monster of the Lake Cave


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 88
  2. ^ From the score sheetMedia:SM64DS course list in Chinese.png and the star menu of Super Mario 64 DS as localized by iQue.