The Caged Shine Sprite

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The Caged Shine Sprite
Caged Shine Sprite.png
Location Ricco Harbor
Mission # 3
Game Super Mario Sunshine
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“You see the Shine Sprite up there? Inside the cage? I found it first! Pretty cool, huh? Wa ha ha ha ha! Now, how in the world can I get up there...?”
Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine

The Caged Shine Sprite is the third episode of Ricco Harbor in Super Mario Sunshine. The episode's objective is to reach the Shine Sprite at the end of an obstacle course above the water.


The Shine Sprite for this episode is placed in a large, yellow cage positioned over the center of Ricco Harbor. To enter the cage, the player needs to climb onto the boat to the right of their starting position and use the crane to cross the gap. The player then needs to hop between cranes and metal screens to cross the large gap, using B Button to flip the Revolving Gates on the metal screens. Afterward is a platform that will carry the player up to the higher beams. Moving around the outer beams will lead the player to some Bloopers and more metal screens to jump between. Afterward, the player has to jump some gaps to find a Rocket Nozzle power-up and some trampoline platforms that will ultimately lead to the top of the cage the Shine Sprite is in. Falling down into the cage will allow the player to collect the Shine Sprite.

Alternatively, players who utilize skilled platforming maneuvers can simply use the hover nozzle at just the right height to reach the bottom of the cage. Players can side-flip or spin-jump off of the top of the crane rotating to the right of the large boat near the beginning of Ricco Harbor and hover until they grab onto the bottom of the gate, where they can find the panel on the bottom of the cage, punch upwards to enter the cage, and collect the Shine Sprite.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おおカゴの なかの シャイン
Ōkago no Naka no Shain
Shine Sprite in the Giant Cage

French (NOE) Le Soleil emprisonné
The Trapped Shine Sprite
German Die eingesperrte Insignie
The Caged Shine
Italian Il Sole Custode ingabbiato
The caged Shine Sprite
Spanish (NOE) El rescate del Sol enjaulado
The Rescue of the Caged Shine Sprite