Talk:Comet Medal

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Are you sure they are metals?? because they look like medals to me, just without the string that you can put it around the neck. KS3 (talk · contribute) 19:29, 23 April 2010 (EDT)

Medals don't have to have a string though...but, the website states it as MEtal, so let's leave it ATM. --FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!
And the japanese websites say MeDal. KS3 (talk · contribute) 12:20, 25 April 2010 (EDT)
It actually says "medaru", but we need further info to move this. Nintendo will probably leak more info in about a week or so. --FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!


Ok, so we know they exist... but where does it specifically say that "they unlock new galaxies", as opposed to "unlock harder stars within galaxies"?--TheUltimateKoopa 09:03, 25 April 2010 (EDT)

Nintendo Power Issue 254, SMG2 Edition, May 2010 and at the official Nintendo of America website. --FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!
By "harder levels with even more challenges", does "harder levels" refer to "galaxies", or "stars in an already visited galaxy"? And respectively, does "even more challenges" mean "even more stars" or "even more challenges in the already visited galaxy"? For example, if it's the latter, the "harder levels" could refer to something like "Fast Foes of Toy Time" in Toy Time Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy, and the "even more challenges" could refer, for example, to the turning ? switches from blue to yellow with the "even more challenge" of much faster enemies.
They seem like Star Coins to me. I actually think that they both unlock harder levels and new galaxies. --FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!

They are Medals[edit]

See the large text near the top of the page in the link? If you don't know what one I'm talking about, here it is: adventure_9_title.gif

Now, that text, in text form is 彗星メダル.

Using Google Translator, to translate from Japanese to English:

It clearly says Medals, doesn't it?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by TheUltimateKoopa (talk).

sounds good. --FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!

Translated literally, it does say medal, as that is what the Japanese text says (「メダル」medaru is the katakana transcription of the word "medal"). However, we can't simply make our own translations of terms and label them official imo. Is there any proof at the moment that Nintendo is not intentionally referring to them as "metals"? Japanese names in Mario games are very rarely translated literally. I personally don't think we should use an unofficial translation of a Japanese name to refer to these if we have an official English term (Comet Metal) available, unless "Comet Medal" (in that exact spelling and language) has officially been used as well.--vellidragon 20:32, 26 April 2010 (EDT)

Agree with Vellidragon. According to an old proposal, the first official english name should be kept in the article, and in this case, despite a potential mistake, the "Comet Metal" name will stay here until more information from (only) english sources, specially from NOA -that will be the first country to release the game- come out and may change this. ¢oincollctor rsitem209.png

Can someone translate this for me?? KS3 (talk · contribute) 17:33, 29 April 2010 (EDT)


In each galaxy, there has been hidden one "Comet Medal". If you collect a lot of them, a Prankster Comet will appear and it will become possible to challenge a new scenario.

- 2257(Talk) BbQbf6g.png 22:03, 1 May 2010 (EDT)

Challenge a new SCENARIO??? Prankster comet??? Does that mean that it does not unlock whole galaxies, but just stars? Well if that's true, STOP (whoever it is) posting that "Flip-Swap Galaxy is unlocked by collecting x amount of comet medals".--TheUltimateKoopa 07:26, 5 May 2010 (EDT)


Should we add a section to the table to show exactly where it is found, like a screenshot? --FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!

Never mind, I don't think it's work.--FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!

Unnecessary sourcing[edit]

Do we really need a reference pointing out that they are named Comet Medals? There's a perfectly legit quote at the top of the page which clearly states that they are indeed named that, hence why I say that it is unnecessary. PidgeyIcon.pngRandomYoshi(TalkPMsC) 06:42, 22 November 2011 (EST)

Throwback comet medal[edit]

We should get more detailed because some people don't know about shoot into the wild blue
The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

It already says it's "found on the overhang under the pole", plus readers can just click on the Shoot into the Wild Blue link to know more about it anyway. And please sign your comments with ~~~~ Ashley pose SMM.png Mario JC 02:11, 17 March 2017 (EDT)