|Kind of Item||Sun|
|First Appearance||Super Mario Sunshine|
|Latest Appearance||Super Mario Star Journey|
|It is used to open different locations that are locked. It is also used as a source for light.|
Shine Sprites are items that appears in the Super Mario series. They made their debut in Super Mario Sunshine as Isle Delfino's main energy source, as well as the game's equivalent of Power Stars. Without the Shine Sprites, Isle Delfino would be left powerless and shrouded in darkness.
Shine Sprites also appear in some Mario Kart games. They are the primary focus of the Shine Thief minigame in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, where you must hold onto a Shine Sprite for as long as possible. Whoever is holding it when the game ends wins.