Water Ball

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Water Balls appearing in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
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Water Balls[1] are large masses of water that float (and sometimes move) in the air. They are shaped as circles or ovals (horizontal and vertical) and look similar to bubbles. They appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and New Super Mario Bros. U. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, they are only found in World 7-2, and in New Super Mario Bros. U, they are only found in Meringue Clouds in the level A Quick Dip in the Sky. If the player jumps into one, they will start behaving as if they were underwater. This means that the player can swim inside the Water Ball until exiting it, at which point the player will fall out. Water Balls are usually used to access high areas or to cross large gaps, but they can also be used to avoid enemies down below, thus providing a safer route for the player to travel through. Bullet Bills will travel slower when they go through a Water Ball.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 空中水[2]
Kūchū Mizu
Midair Water
Chinese 空中之水
Kōngzhōng zhī Shuǐ
Midair Water
Italian Palla d'acqua Water Ball


  1. ^ Stratton, Steve. New Super Mario Bros. U PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 181.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. U section, page 215.