Time holes are special holes found in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, having the appearance of circular swirls of a pink and yellow color. They are essentially tears in the spacetime continuum that can be used to travel from the past to the present and vice versa. Time holes can open for several reasons. The first known time hole is opened when the damaged time machine returns from the past (which is closed after Mario, Luigi, and Stuffwell use it), and the time holes that follow are caused by reactions from the Cobalt Star shards. The Elder Princess Shroob also has the ability to open time holes in battle, which she does to attack Mario and Luigi.
Professor E. Gadd later uses the energy radiating from the time holes to power his time machine after the Cobalt Star is destroyed, swiftly bringing Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach back to the present.
If one pair of the Mario Bros. jumps through a time hole alone, the other pair follows soon after, regardless of the terrain outside the time hole they went through.
Names in other languages
|French||Faille spatiotemporelle||Spatiotemporal break|
|Italian||Breccia temporale||Temporal breach|
|Spanish||Portal temporal||Temporal portal|
- Official Chinese website for the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary. Retrieved February 7, 2021.