The Shine Gate Sparkle

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Not to be confused with Clean the East Bell, which is also under the same name in one guide.
The Shine Gate Sparkle
SMS DP Shine 10.png
Location Delfino Plaza
Mission # 10
Game Super Mario Sunshine
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The Shine Gate Sparkle,[1] also called Mario’s Cleaning Service,[2] The Mighty Shine Gate,[3] and Shine Gate,[4] is an episode in Delfino Plaza in Super Mario Sunshine. The episode requires Mario to go to the Shine Sprite effigy covered in black graffiti, either from a well-timed rocket jump from the Rocket Nozzle in front of the gate, or a Side Somersault from the raised area behind. The main part of the mission involves using the Squirt Nozzle to clear away the graffiti covering the effigy, which slowly spins as the graffiti clears away. After doing so, the effigy shines, and a Shine Sprite is revealed. It is placed high above the Shine Gate, and reaching it requires the use of the Rocket Nozzle, because without it, the Shine Sprite cannot be collected and will disappear once Mario leaves Delfino Plaza. After the Shine Sprite is collected, the Shine Gate remains clean whenever the camera pans throughout Delfino Plaza after returning from a mission.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian La Porta Solis brilla[5]
The Shine Gate sparkle


  1. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton (September 3, 2002). Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-3961-1. Page 33.
  2. ^ Loe, Casey (August 12, 2002). Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Versus Books (American English). ISBN 1-931886-09-1. Page 26.
  3. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh (2002). Super Mario Sunshine Official Strategy Guide. BradyGAMES (American English). ISBN 0-7440-0180-3. Page 148.
  4. ^ Averill, Alan, and Jennifer Villarreal (2002). Super Mario Sunshine Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-23-2. Page 26.
  5. ^ Italian Super Mario Sunshine Prima's official strategy guide. Page 38.