Warp Box

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Not to be confused with Warp Block.
Warp Box
A Warp Box from Super Mario 3D Land.
Artwork from Super Mario 3D Land
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch) (2024)
Effect Teleports the player to another area

Warp Boxes are objects first appearing in Super Mario 3D Land. They are orange-outlined clear boxes with exclamation marks on the sides.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Warp Boxes are interactable objects in Super Mario 3D Land. When Mario or Luigi runs into a Warp Box, he is teleported to another Warp Box in another area, in a similar manner to Warp Pipes and Launch Stars. After the player comes out of a Warp Box, it may sometimes disappear, leaving Mario or Luigi with no way back.

In early versions of the game, Warp Boxes were purple and some showed four diamonds as opposed to exclamation marks. However, the color was later given to Mystery Boxes.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Warp Boxes return in Super Mario 3D World and its port, where they work just as they did in Super Mario 3D Land. There are also Warp Boxes that are trapped inside locked metal boxes, forcing Mario to get five Key Coins to make them available. Unlike in Super Mario 3D Land, Warp Boxes have the same sound effects as Mystery Boxes. When playing with multiple players, characters that do not enter a Warp Box a few seconds after one does are automatically pulled inside.

Pixel Luigis appear within the cloud of confetti inside every warp box.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

A Warp Box in Super Mario Maker 2
A Warp Box in the Super Mario 3D World style of Super Mario Maker 2

In Super Mario Maker 2, Warp Boxes can be placed in the Super Mario 3D World style. They function similarly to Warp Doors, although they teleport the player as soon as they come in contact with it rather than requiring Up Button to be pressed. The Koopa Troopa Car can enter Warp Boxes as well. The Warp Boxes in this game lack confetti inside them.

Locked Warp Boxes, under the name "Warp Box (With Key)" also appear, and they require a Key to open rather than five Key Coins. If the player does not have a Key, they will phase through the locked Warp Box.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Warp Boxes return in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS ports, appearing in Super Bell Hill and Clear Pipe Cruise (Wii U version only), Chaos in the Grand Labyrinth (Nintendo Switch version only), and Mummy-Me Maze Forever.

Like in Super Mario 3D World, warp boxes in the Wii U version contain Pixel Luigis floating around the center.

Mario Party series[edit]

In Mario Party 10, when the players land on a Bowser Space, a dark-green Warp Box with Bowser's emblem on it appears and transfers the player to Bowser.

Warp Boxes appear as usable items in Mario Party: Star Rush, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Super Mario Party. In Mario Party: Star Rush and Mario Party: The Top 100, they warp the player to the space of a rival. In Super Mario Party, they appear only in the Partner Party mode, where they warp the user to the space of their teammate.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Warp Boxes appear in the Nintendo Switch remake of Mario vs. Donkey Kong, appearing in stages of Merry Mini-Land and Slippery Summit. They work similarly to how they did in Super Mario Maker 2, where they teleport Mario to another box with the corresponding color, however they can be used an infinite number of times. Warp Boxes come in blue, red, and yellow variants, which are toggled by their respective Color Switches.

Unlike in other appearances, Mario can also bring carried items like Keys with him through a Warp Box. Mini-Marios can also enter Warp Boxes, as demonstrated in some levels of Slippery Summit Plus like Level 6-4+, although this does not result in the gameplay being temporarily paused.


Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Collection description: Wish you could be where your rival is? This box lets you live that dream.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch) Model/WarpCube_Shared.bfres.zs WarpCube Warp Cube

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワープボックス
Wāpu Bokkusu
Warp Box

Chinese (simplified) 传送箱
Chuánsòng Xiāng
Teleport Box

Chinese (traditional) 傳送箱[1]
Chuánsòng Xiāng
Teleport Box

Dutch Warpdoos
Warp Box
French Boîte de téléportation
Teleportation box
German Warp-Box
Italian Cubo teletrasporto
Teleport cube
Korean 워프박스[3]
Wopeu Bakseu
Warp Box

Portuguese (NOE) Caixa viajante[2]
Traveling box
Russian Ящик-телепорт
Teleport Box

Spanish Caja teletransporte
Teletransport box


  1. ^ Nintendo HK (May 17, 2019). 《Super Mario Maker 2 (超級瑪利歐創作家 2)》Direct 2019.5.16. YouTube (Traditional Chinese). Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  2. ^ Nintendo Portugal (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 15/05/2019. YouTube (European Portuguese). Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  3. ^ 한국닌텐도 공식 채널 (May 16, 2019). 슈퍼 마리오 메이커 2 Direct 2019.5.16. YouTube (Korean). Retrieved November 11, 2022.