The Wilted Sunflowers

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The Wilted Sunflowers
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Location Pinna Park
Mission # 4
Game Super Mario Sunshine
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The Wilted Sunflowers is the fourth episode of Pinna Park in Super Mario Sunshine. The episode's objective is to defeat the Snooza Koopas around the beach. Completing this episode will cause Shadow Mario to appear near the Grand Pianta Statue holding a Yoshi Egg, and defeating him will unlock the use of Yoshi in several episodes of the levels.


Five Snooza Koopas have made their home on the beach of Pinna Island and are gnawing at the roots of the Sunflower Kids and the Great Sunflower, causing them to wilt. For every Snooza Koopa defeated, a Sunflower Kid will be restored, with defeating the last Snooza Koopa restoring the Great Sunflower. To defeat a Snooza Koopa, the player has to spray one with F.L.U.D.D. until it wakes up. The Snooza Koopa will then attempt to attack Mario by jumping into the air and landing on him. If the Koopa lands in the sand, it'll will become stuck for a brief period of time, in which case the player has to Ground Pound the Snooza Koopa to defeat it. The player has to repeat this method with the other four Snooza Koopas, though the final Koopa won't remain in the sand as long as the others. Once all the Snooza Koopas have been defeated, the Great Sunflower will reward the player with the Shine Sprite.

Upon defeating a Snooza Koopa, a patch of regular sunflowers will spawn were it was defeated. In later episodes, however, the sunflower patches will be placed differently.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かれヒマワリをすくえ!
Kare Himawari o Sukue!
Save the Wilted Sunflowers!
Spanish (NOE) Operación: salvar a los girasoles Operation: Save the Sunflowers
French (NOE) Les tournesols fanés The Wilted Sunflowers
German Der Untergang der Sonnenblumen The Downfall of the Sunflowers
Italian Girasoli in pericolo Sunflowers in Danger