Talk:Volcanic debris

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Is the title of this article conjectural? Or is it actually called this somewhere in-game or in a manual. Garlic Man (talk)

It's not even mentioned in both the game and the manual. It's conjectural. Reshiram.pngSupermariofan14Zekrom.png
Does this even deserve an article? Hello, I'm Time Turner.
Uh, yeah it does, It's an obstacle that appears in two games. So it should still have it's own article.Yoshisprite.png YoshiDaisy Daisysprite.png fan1
Per YDfan1. Reshiram.pngSupermariofan14Zekrom.png
You could call it Tephra, which means volcanic rock...
good then put on a conjectural template. A Link to the Present 15:46, 17 February 2011 (EST)
How about "Meteors". The name was featured in the first level in Peach's Castle and it definately sounds better than Raining Debris. Zuper Zaloster (talk)
Except "meteors" apply to space rocks that have entered a planet, not pyroclastic matter. The name we have at this moment is clunky, however. Unless this "meteor" name has made more appearances than just this level, we don't use it.
Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 22:40, 17 December 2013 (EST)
Another alternative is "Firefall" (the name is mentioned in both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U). I (of course) ain't sure if it's official, but that's all I got. Zuper Zaloster (talk)


I know that this is a random Question but, Debris is always pronounced with a silent "S", right?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by IGGY7735 (talk).

I think so, but you should look it up if you really want to know. Don't put the pronunciation on the article (if that's why you're asking): we don't do that on this wiki. - Walkazo 20:15, 11 February 2011 (EST)

Official Name[edit]

They didn't have a official name? I thought on New Super Mario Bros. U, they were name Meteor... If someone can find a good source. Do IGN is a good source, I'm not sure?--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 19:34, 10 April 2015 (EDT)

The New Super Mario Bros. U Prima guide uses the name "Bowser's Flames", though there's a clear distinction between the New Super Mario Bros. U ones that are fireballs and the falling rocks seen in every other game, even if they have the same general purpose.:-Toa 95 (talk)
Ok, thank you, I will look if there's any source for New Super Mario Bros. 2.--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 19:42, 10 April 2015 (EDT)
NSMB2 Prima flip-flops between "debris," "falling debris," and "volcanic debris," while NSMBU Prima uses "Bowser's Flames," which isn't really applicable since that's just Bowser's fire breath Toa edit conflicted me and said exactly what I wanted to say grumblegrumble. Unless we have insight into the NSMBW Prima guide, that may be about as good of an answer that you'll get. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
OK, Thank You Time Turner!--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 19:46, 10 April 2015 (EDT)

In the article, it say they appear in Paper Mario: Sticker Star and they are known as Meteors, should we move the article to that name?--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 13:49, 12 April 2015 (EDT)

Meteor, the official name?[edit]

In the article, it say - In Paper Mario: Sticker Star they are known as meteors. I put template for reference. It make me remember also that the first level of Peach's Castle in New Super Mario Bros. U was name Meteor Moat. Maybe meteor is the official name?--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 06:52, 15 May 2015 (EDT)

Meteor Moat certainly adds credence to the idea that Meteor is the official name. Even if we don't have a quote handy at the moment (I'm sure Kersti or another NPC mentions it), I'd almost suggest simply renaming this to Meteor with the {{Bettersource}} tag since it's there's at least a bit more evidence than the current name. LinkTheLefty (talk) 23:06, 18 May 2015 (EDT)
The only problem is there's already exist a article name Meteor. What I think is that Meteor and Raining Debris are the same . I will make a Proposal to merge Raining Debris with Meteor and we will see if it Passed. What you think about it?--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 14:03, 19 May 2015 (EDT)
The meteors of the Super Mario Galaxy games look and act the same as the ones from Paper Mario: Sticker Star and the New Super Mario Bros. series, and also seem to be named from an in-game level source (Through the Meteor Storm), so I'd say go for it. LinkTheLefty (talk) 14:55, 19 May 2015 (EDT)

Merge Raining Debris with Meteor[edit]

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don't merge 5-10
They are mostly name meteor in some recent games. In New Super Mario Bros. U, there is a level name Meteor Moat, despite the fact, that in New Super Mario Bros. U this is mostly Bowser's fireball. As the article say, in Paper Mario: Sticker Star they are known as meteors despite a reference would be necessary. In general, the meteors of the Super Mario Galaxy games look and act the same as the ones from Paper Mario: Sticker Star and the New Super Mario Bros. series, and also seem to be named from an in-game level from Super Mario Galaxy, Through the Meteor Storm. It make evidences they are the same.

Proposer: LudwigVon (talk)
Deadline: June 2, 2015, 23:59 GMT


  1. LudwigVon (talk) Per my proposal.
  2. ShyGuy8 (talk) Per Proposal
  3. Binarystep (talk) Per proposal.
  4. Magikrazy (talk) It doesn't really matter if the raining debris is volcanic or whatever. They look and do the same thing.
  5. Pyro Guy (talk) Per all, especially Magicrazy.


  1. 1337star (talk) They may be meteors in NSMBU, sure. But what about the other games mentioned here, where the "raining debris" is clearly volcanic in origin? Calling them all "meteors" grossly misrepresents most of the instances on this page.
  2. Time Turner (talk) Per 1337.
  3. Pseudo-dino (talk) Per 1337star.
  4. Mario (talk) As I said, "'meteors' apply to space rocks that have entered a planet, not pyroclastic matter. The name we have at this moment is clunky, however. Unless this 'meteor' name has made more appearances than just this level, we don't use it." Finally, the Paper Mario: Sticker Star argument is a weak one because there is a citation needed tag attached to it. This is an issue of nomenclature for the most part, and I prefer "raining debris". It's fine the way it is now.
  5. Baby Luigi (talk) I don't like the "Raining Debris" name, it sounds too...layman and lack of vocabulary, how I say it. Possibly a better name is "Volcanic Rocks" or "Pyroclastic Rocks" (though the latter sounds too...ugh for the lack of a better word also, "professional" imo). But I don't like merging all of what the page has to offer into "Meteor". Maybe we could merge the New Super Mario Bros. U content into the Meteor article considering that it's sorta named that there. But I disagree with moving the entire page. As a very casual and very amateur astronomer, it just irks me to see the term "Meteor" also being used to describe volcanic matter which could perpetrate misconceptions. So definitely per 1337star and Mario on that regard. By the way, your Through the Meteor Storm example is weak, it clearly doesn't show that they're originated from the volcano from the planet, it shows that they're extraterrestrial in origin. I haven't played the game in a while though so I may be wrong.
  6. Lumastar (talk) Per all.
  7. Marshal Dan Troop (talk) Per all.
  8. Burningdragon25 (talk) Per all!
  9. TheHelper100 (talk) I'm not sure if somebody already said this but I'll say it anyway, Raining Debris are fired from volcanoes and although meteors are fired from space volcanoes some just randomly appear and there's no volcano in the area so I think it's safe to say that meteors are different from Raining Debris.
  10. Walkazo (talk) - Per all. The current name's terrible, but at least it's not misinformation, as would be the case if the content is merged, because things blown out of volcanoes are not meteors, they're Tephra, or Pyroclastic Debris, but like Baby Luigi pointed out about "Pyroclastic Rocks", those are probably too technical as replacement names. But "Volcanic Debris" seems like a good option: "volcano" isn't dense jargon at all, and overall, it's more descriptive than "Raining Debris" (which makes me think of the falling garbage in DK94 more than anything) or mere "Volcanic Rocks" (which could just be about the landscape / rocks on the ground).


By the way, in reality, volcanic rocks and meteors "look" about the same too and they pretty much "act" the same if you look at it casually: they're both really hot, giant boulders that fall from the sky (one of them came from a volcano shooting its stuff off while the other comes from outer space). Just something I'd throw out there. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 16:05, 23 May 2015 (EDT)


although meteors are fired from space volcanoes some just randomly appear and there's no volcano in the area

That's exactly what meteors are. They are burning meteorites from outer space entering the planet. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 16:18, 2 June 2015 (EDT)

@Walkazo, I'll rename the page once this TPP is settled, considering that your suggestion a far better conjecture name than this. I'll update links and stuff too. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 16:19, 2 June 2015 (EDT)

Sounds good. - Walkazo 16:20, 2 June 2015 (EDT)

Super Mario 64/DS possible appearance!?[edit]

I downloaded Super Mario 64 for my Wii U yesterday and I just finished Lethal Lava Land and just noticed something since Volcanic Debris come out of volcanoes then doesn't that mean that Volcanic Debris first appear in Super Mario 64? TheHelper100 (talk) 22:31, 15 June 2015 (EDT)

Official Name[edit]

Today I got the Prima game guide of New Super Mario Bros. U. At the very end of the book, on page 253 , instead of calling Bowser 's Flame , they are called meteor. It say This Boost Mode chanllenge is similar to Coins in the Forecast - only this time, Mario must dodge falling meteors while he jumps around and collects Coins. Place plenty of Boost Blocks to give Mario options on where he can leap, and try to keep the Boost Blocks low so that Mario has enough time to avoid the meteors as he collects the falling Coins. One of this section also have a tip and it say: Tap Meteors to destroy them before they hit Mario. You can also tap the Coins to pop their parachutes and cause them to drop toward Mario more quickly Also one of the level of this game is name Meteor Moat. What about it?--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 15:41, 11 December 2015 (EST)

They're already mentioned in the Meteor article. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 15:50, 11 December 2015 (EST)
Okay, but why the currect template implied the article is conjectural for a part of his content? Rather than conjectural for all of the content?--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 15:54, 11 December 2015 (EST)
Nevermind, it was change to conjectural for a part of the content when the NSMBU information was on this page but never come back to conjectural when the NSMBU information go to Meteor.--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 16:01, 11 December 2015 (EST)