Rocket Nozzle

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Rocket Nozzle
Artwork of Mario using F.L.U.D.D.'s Rocket Nozzle in Super Mario Sunshine
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Effect Allows Mario to launch himself upward

The Rocket Nozzle is one of FLUDD's nozzles in Super Mario Sunshine. Using it launches Mario upward after charging for a brief period. It does not launch Mario while he is swimming, so he must jump out right before he is launched if there is no land near him. Using the Rocket Nozzle launches Mario high enough to perform powerful Ground Pounds that can destroy certain objects with a flame icon on them, including the rock on top of the Delfino Plaza lighthouse or the edges of Bowser's tub during the final battle. The Rocket Nozzle can be obtained from red nozzle boxes. However, they are not available at the start of the game, and the boxes are transparent and intangible. To make the box in Delfino Plaza active, Mario must collect 30 Shine Sprites, after which Shadow Mario will be seen holding the nozzle in Delfino Plaza. Chasing him down unlocks the Rocket Nozzle for use in Delfino Plaza. In levels featuring them, a hard-to-reach red nozzle box appears solid while any others are transparent; collecting the nozzle from the solid one permanently activates all the others for the level, even in other episodes. Obtaining the Rocket Nozzle replaces the Hover Nozzle or Turbo Nozzle if Mario had either of them previously.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロケットノズル
Roketto Nozuru
Rocket Nozzle

French Catabuse
Catapult Nozzle
German Raketen-Düse
Rocket Nozzle
Italian Spruzzorazzo
Compound of "spruzzo" (squirt/splash) and "razzo" (rocket)
Spanish (NOE) Propulsor
Propeller (Nozzle)