The Gold Bird

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The Gold Bird
SMS DP Shine 07.png
Location Delfino Plaza
Mission # 6
Game Super Mario Sunshine
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The Gold Bird,[1] also called The Golden Bird,[2] The Golden Bird Returns,[3] and Golden Bird Grab,[4] is a mission in Delfino Plaza in Super Mario Sunshine.

This mission involves tracking down and spraying a Gold Bird, usually encountered on or near a small nearby island with a Warp Pipe and dried up campfire. As with a similar mission with a similar setup, known as A Golden Bird, spraying the Gold Bird with water from FLUDD or juice from Yoshi turns it into a Shine Sprite, which is then placed all the way on the other side of the plaza, on one of the platforms between the lighthouse and pipe leading to a secret area, near where the Shine Sprite spawning from the Shine Sprite in the Sand mission appears.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Acchiappa il volatile d'oro[5]
Catch the golden bird


  • During the flood, the bird is still present, somehow perched on the water's surface.


  1. ^ Averill, Alan, and Jennifer Villarreal. Super Mario Sunshine Player's Guide. Page 25.
  2. ^ Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 24.
  3. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 148.
  4. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 38.
  5. ^ Italian Super Mario Sunshine Prima's official strategy guide, page 38.