The Watermelon Festival

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The Watermelon Festival
The Watermelon Festival.png
Location Gelato Beach
Mission # 8
Game Super Mario Sunshine
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“I think I have the biggest watermelon right now... But what'll I do if somebody brings a bigger one?! Oh no!”
Noki, Super Mario Sunshine

The Watermelon Festival is the eighth mission of Gelato Beach in Super Mario Sunshine. The episode's objective is to bring the largest watermelon to the Surf Cabana.


The Watermelon Festival is a competition to see who can grow or bring the largest watermelon to the Surf Cabana. Three contestants are lined up waiting for the competition to start, though in order for the player to win the Shine Sprite, they need to bring the largest watermelon in the level. The largest watermelon can be found at the top of the beach, in the plaza area. The player needs to simply run into it in order to roll it, though the player needs to be careful when moving it, as putting too much pressure on the watermelon will cause it to pop and respawn back at the plaza. Additionally, Cataquacks will send the watermelon flying if they come into contact with it, and there are additional Cataquacks in the hills in this episode. Defeating them by using Dune Buds or stunning them by squirting them and then jumping on them will make moving the watermelon to the Surf Cabana easier. Once the watermelon is at the pier, the player needs to carefully push it across so it does not land in the water, which will also cause it to respawn. By bringing the watermelon to the cabana owner, the player will be rewarded with the Shine Sprite.

There is a glitch that allows the player to clip through the cabana's roof and collect the Shine Sprite early, even in a different episode.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スイカまつり おばけスイカコンテスト!
Suika Matsuri Obake Suika Kontesuto!
Watermelon Festival: Monster Watermelon Contest!

French (NOE) La fête des pastèques
The Watermelon Festival
German Das Wassermelonen-Festival
The Watermelon Festival
Italian Il Festival dei Cocomeri
The Watermelon Festival
Spanish (NOE) La oronda fiesta de la sandía
The Round Watermelon Festival