Shine Sprite
Shine Sprite
A shiny Shine Sprite.
Item Type Other
Kind of Item Star
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.
Related Items
Power Star

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.

Game Appearances

Super Mario Finale

Shine Sprites appear in Super Mario Finale as rare collectibles. They only appear in Hanging Pianta Village and must be collected and brought to Piantimo III in order for him to allow Mario access to the nearby Sentinel Orb. Once they are collected and brought to him, they never reappear again, and their icon is removed from the menu. There are 6 total Shine Sprites in the Hanging Pianta Village.

Super Mario 64 Deluxe

Shine Sprites appear in Super Mario 64 Deluxe and it's replacing the Power Stars in the game, as the Power Stars are now used for invincibility. Mario, Luigi, Toad, Toadette, Yoshi, Wario, Waluigi, Rosalina, Pianta, Noki and the Mii-Character has to collect them to save Princess Peach.


Super Mario Finale
Playable MarioLuigiPrincess PeachBowser Jr.
Other BowserTatangaPiantimo IIIToadsworthChronum
Power-Ups Fire FlowerCarrotPenguin SuitSuper BellBoomerang FlowerGold FlowerPower Moon RadarSilver Star
Other Super MushroomMoon CoinsPower Moon1-Up Mushroom3-Up MoonCoinsamiibo ChargeShine Sprite
Amiibo logo white amiibo
Items Fire FlowerCarrotPenguin SuitSuper BellBoomerang FlowerGold FlowerPower MoonSilver StarSuper Mushroom1-Up Mushroom
Bosses Blue Bowser
Mario Kart 9
Playable Characters
Default characters Mario · Luigi · Peach · Daisy · Rosalina · Pauline · Bowser · Bowser Jr. · Boom Boom · Donkey Kong · Diddy Kong · Donkey Kong Jr. · Yoshi · Birdo · Wario · Waluigi · Toad · Toadette · Toadsworth · Baby Mario · Baby Luigi · Baby Peach · Baby Daisy · Baby Rosalina · Koopa Troopa · Paratroopa · Lakitu · Hammer Bro. · Dry Bones · Magikoopa · Shy Guy · Wiggler · Honey Queen · Glydon · King Boo · Peepa · E. Gadd · Metal Mario · Pink Gold Peach · Mii
Unlockable characters Tanooki Mario · Cat Peach · Penguin Luigi · Dry Bones · Lemmy · Larry · Wendy · Iggy · Ludwig · Roy · Morton · Spewart · Topper · Rango · Hariet · Pom Pom · Nabbit · Spike · Waddlewing · Petey Piranha · Funky Kong · Dixie Kong · Captain Toad · Wingo
Alternate colours Green Shy Guy · Blue Shy Guy · Light Blue Shy Guy · Yellow Shy Guy · Pink Shy Guy · Black Shy Guy · White Shy Guy · Orange Shy Guy · Red Yoshi · Blue Yoshi · Light Blue Yoshi · Yellow Yoshi · Pink Yoshi · Black Yoshi · White Yoshi · Orange Yoshi · Gold Mario
Non-Playable Characters
Mission Mode Opponents Chain Chomp · Fire Mario · Roving Racers · Dark Bones
Bosses Reznor · Bouldergeist · Motley Bossblob · Gobblegut
Hazards Chain Chomp · Cow · Monty Mole
Background characters Cheep-Cheep · Dragoneel · Goomba · Hammer Bro. · Koopa Paratroopa · Luma · Noki · Penguin · Pianta · Reznor · Shy Guy · Spear-Mask · Toad · Tostarenan · Whittle · Yoshi
Returning items Coin · Green Shell · Triple Green Shells · Red Shell · Triple Red Shells · Spiny Shell · Mushroom · Triple Mushrooms · Golden Mushroom · Mega Mushroom · Super Leaf · Fire Flower · Boomerang Flower · Cape Feather · Star · Shine Sprite · POW Block · Potted Piranha Plant · Bob-omb · Bullet Bill · Blooper · Boo · Fake Item Box · Banana · Triple Bananas · Super Horn · Lightning
New items Gold Shell · 1-Up Mushroom · Power Moon · Luma · Potted Inky Piranha Plant · Torpedo Ted · Red Boo · Gushen · Amp · Floating Mine · Turnip · Baseball