Taily's Toxic Pond

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Taily's Toxic Pond
The Wonder Effect in the level Taily's Toxic Pond in Super Mario Bros. Wonder
World Fungi Mines
Game Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Difficulty ★★★
Primary power-up Drill Mushroom
Wonder Effect Causes a quiz to start
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Taily's Toxic Pond is a course in Fungi Mines in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. As its name suggests, the course features lots of Tailies in a toxic pond. It is unlocked after clearing Loyal Poplin's House, and its own completion unlocks Break Time! Trottin' Piranha Plants. This course houses two Wonder Seeds and has a difficulty of three stars.


The course primarily takes place in a very long cave, with toxic water below. There are lots of mushroom platforms of varying heights throughout the course. There are many Tailies on the ceilings of the cave, with Goombrats walking on the ground. Some ceilings of the cave can be buried into by using Drill Mushrooms. A checkpoint is found about halfway through the cave.

After the checkpoint, there are Rotating Blocks that spin when Tailies drop spike balls on them or when characters Ground Pound them. There are a few Swirlypods that roam around these particular blocks as well. One area of this cave has three Tailies that, when defeated, provide the Wonder Flower. When obtained, a quiz starts. The players must complete at least three questions by defeating the correct colored Taily to select the correct answer. There is also a time limit of ninety seconds. After three questions have been completed, a Wonder Seed appears, and collecting it will end the Wonder Effect. Afterwards are more rotable blocks with Tailies and Goombrats, as well as a long bridge composed entirely of Rotating Blocks. At the end of the cave is a red pipe, which will lead the players to the goal, where a Taily can help them reach to the top of the flag pole.

Quiz questions[edit]

Below is a list of all the quiz questions that can be asked during the Wonder Effect. Some questions are based on the players' stats, and so the correct answers to those questions vary.

Question Correct answer Incorrect answers
What does a Blewbird blow? Arrows Wind Sweat
What can you do by pressing X Button? Greeting Spin jump Ground pound
How many Goombas have you defeated? (Varies)
What can you do while in Bubble form? Bubble jumps Blow wind Make things slick
Which badge challenge appears in the Petal Isles? Dolphin Kick Lvl. 1 Wall-Climb Jump Lvl. 1 Floating High Jump Lvl. 1
What happens if you touch a Hoppo? You're pushed You take damage You fall in love
What can you buy at Poplin Shops? Wonder Seeds Royal Seeds Super Mushrooms
What flower takes you to the sky? Propeller Flower Rocket Flower Floaty Flower
What are the controls for a ground pound? Left Stick ↓ / ZL Button in midair A Button in midair R Button in midair
The expert you chased in the Shining Falls Midway Trial was an expert at what? Jumping Dashing Swimming
Where did you take on Master Poplin's trials? Shining Falls Pipe-Rock Plateau Fluff-Puff Peaks
How many coins will net you a 1-Up? 100 50 10
How did you compete with Wiggler? A race A tennis match Rock Paper Scissors
How many badges do you have? (Varies)
Who's the super-important person from the Flower Kingdom who's with you on your adventure? Prince Florian Princess Florian Captain Florian
Which badge do you have equipped? (Varies)
How many standees do you have? (Varies)
What can you do in Elephant form? Spray Body slam Ride a ball
What can you see north of Petal Isles? Fluff-Puff Peaks Pipe-Rock Plateau Fungi Mines
What's this course's difficulty? ★★★ ☆☆
What coins do Poplin Shops accept? Flower coins Poplin coins Mushroom coins
What's the name of the world you're currently in? Fungi Mines Fuzzy Mines Feisty Mines
Who is Bowser's son? Bowser Jr. Li'l Bowser Dr. Bowser
How many Wonder Seeds do you have in the Fungi Mines? (Varies)
How many flower coins does it take to buy a 1-Up Mushroom at a Poplin Shop? 5 coins 10 coins 15 coins
What can you drill into while in Drill form? Ceilings Pipes ? Blocks

10-flower coins[edit]

  • 10-flower coin 1: Appears from a Wow Bud near the beginning of the level, found on the ceiling. The coin appears below a Taily.
  • 10-flower coin 2: In a secret area only accessible by a pipe located above a high mushroom platform. The player can reach to the coin by using the Tailies, or by drilling into the ceiling.
  • 10-flower coin 3: In a secret area after the checkpoint. This area is also accessible by a pipe at the end of the Rotating Block bridge. The players need to swing from a Taily to reach to the coin.


Talking Flower quotes[edit]

  • "Hello!" (on a ceiling near the beginning of the level)
  • "Hi!" (in the area where the second 10-flower coin is)
    • "I'm all alone now..." (after the Tailies have been defeated)
  • "Whoa!" (on a ceiling after the checkpoint, when a player drills into the ceiling)
  • "Careful with this part..." (before the section with a bridge made entirely of Rotating Blocks)
  • "Nice!" (in the area where the third 10-flower coin is, after the Taily has been defeated)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 退く?く?オッポーの毒沼どくぬま
Hiku? Hiku? Oppō no doku-numa
Withdraw? Pull? Taily's toxic swamp

Chinese (simplified) 避开? 拉下? 尾尾的毒沼泽
Bì kāi? Lā xià? Wěiwěi de dú zhǎozé
Avoid? Pull down? Taily's poisonous swamp

Chinese (traditional) 避開? 拉下? 尾尾的毒沼澤
Bì kāi? Lā xià? Wěiwěi de dú zhǎozé
Avoid? Pull down? Taily's poisonous swamp

Dutch Giftig Taily-moeras
Toxic Taily Swamp
French Marais aux Népendars
Swamp of Tailies
German Obacht vor dem Baumel-Gifttümpel
Be careful at the Tailies' toxic pool
Italian Lo stagno dei Codini! Tiri o ti ritiri?
Taily pond! Do you pull or do you give up?; partial pun on "tira e ritira" (pull and pull [again/more])
Korean 당길까? 말까? 꼬리잉의 독늪
Dang-gilkka? Malkka? Kkoriing-ui dogneup
Should I pull it? Should I not? Taily's toxic swamp

Portuguese (NOA) O pântano tóxico dos Caulinos!
The Taily's toxic swamp!
Portuguese (NOE) Pântano tóxico dos Caulinos
Taily's toxic swamp
Russian Уськин омут
Us'kin omut
Taily whirlpool

Spanish La ciénaga tóxica de las Colguianas
The toxic swamp of the Tailies