The Shell's Secret

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The Shell's Secret
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Location Noki Bay
Mission # 6
Game Super Mario Sunshine
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The Shell's Secret, also called The Shellfish Secret[1][2][3], is the sixth episode of Noki Bay in Super Mario Sunshine. The episode's objective is to climb up to a large shell and clear its secret course.


The shell that Mario must make his way to, as seen in the episode overview.

To access the secret course, Mario has to climb up the large pillars in the center of Noki Bay and use the ropes between them to jump higher. Several of the ropes have Wire Traps moving along them, with the blue ones simply moving along the rope and red ones that will follow Mario. Alternatively, the player can climb up the mountainside and jump to the spiral platform across, then take the ropes to progress. Once Mario enters the purple shell, Shadow Mario will appear to take F.L.U.D.D. away and Mario will be brought to the secret course.

The Shell's Secret is made up of several spinning and moving platforms. The player will begin in a glass box that Mario has to Wall Jump out of, followed by jumping across a spinning platform and a rotating platform. The next set of platforms will slide in and out of the wall, but the ends of them will not slide in all the way. Afterward, the player needs to climb a pole then use a rope to jump onto an above platform. Mario then has to use Side Somersaults and Wall Jumps to climb up to the next segment, which is made up of long, rotating blocks and a stack of spinning platforms Mario has to use the Side Somersault to climb up. At the end of the third rotating log is the Shine Sprite.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かいの なかの ヒミツ
Kai no Naka no Himitsu
The Secret Inside the Shell
French (NOE) Le secret du coquillage The Secret of the Shell
German Das Geheimnis der Muschel The Secret of the Shell
Italian Il mistero della conchiglia The Mystery of the Seashell
Spanish (NOE) El secreto de la concha The Secret of the Shell


  1. ^ Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 93.
  2. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 118.
  3. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 140.