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W3 Shining Falls Wonder Seed locations in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Find all 20 Wonder Seeds in W3

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Shining Falls Mario standing at the Royal Seed Mansion Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
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Super Mario Bros. Wonder’s W3 Shining Falls contains 20 Wonder Seeds and one Royal Seed. Our Super Mario Bros. Wonder guide will help you find all Wonder Seed locations in W3 Shining Falls, including any hidden Wonder Seeds that unlock additional levels. If you’re looking for other worlds, consult our guide on where to find all Wonder Seeds.


Tips for finding Wonder Seeds

Nearly every level will reward you with one Wonder Seed just for reaching the flagpole at the end. But to find every Wonder Seed will take a bit more exploring.

Look for Wonder Flowers

Most levels will have a Wonder Flower to collect. This special flower triggers a trippy reframing of the current level — sometimes the gravity disappears or you enter a twilight realm or multihued bubbles will carry you into the sky. Many of the Wonder Flower sequences end with a Wonder Seed.

Some levels have extra Wonder Seeds

Some levels have a third, hidden Wonder Seed beyond the ones listed on the map. Collecting these Wonder Seeds often unlocks a new path to previously hidden levels — and more Wonder Seeds. We’ll note levels that require finding a hidden Wonder Seed in the list below.

Buy the Sensor Badge

When you reach W5 Fungi Mines, you’ll be able to buy a special Badge from the Poplin Shop there — the Sensor Badge. This Badge will ping when you are close to special pickups like 10 Flower Coins, Wonder Flowers, and, most importantly, Wonder Seeds.


W3 Shining Falls Wonder Seed locations

There are 20 Wonder Seeds and one Royal Seed in W3 Shining Falls.

The Hoppycat Trial: Hop, Hop, and Awaaay

There are two Wonder Seeds to collect in The Hoppycat Trial: Hop, Hop, and Awaaay.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder The Hoppycat Trial: Hop, Hop, and Awaaay screenshot showing the Wonder Flower location. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

A bit past the checkpoint, you’ll pass over a bridge and under a moving platform that’s just out of reach. Get the Hoppycat from the bridge to jump onto the platform, and then get it to jump up and hit the Question Mark Block above the platform. That will drop the Wonder Flower.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder The Hoppycat Trial: Hop, Hop, and Awaaay screenshot showing the route to a Wonder Seed. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

When you reach the blocked exit pipe, get the oversized Hoppycat behind you to jump onto the platform going up and down. Use it to smash up even farther.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder The Hoppycat Trial: Hop, Hop, and Awaaay screenshot showing the location of a Wonder Seed. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Keep using the huge Hoppycats to smash your way upward (and hitting any flowers you uncover) until you reach the Wonder Seed.

You’ll receive the second Wonder Seed for completing the level.

The Anglefish Trial: Ready, Aim, Fly!

There are two Wonder Seeds to collect in The Anglefish Trial: Ready, Aim, Fly!

Super Mario Bros. Wonder The Anglefish Trial: Ready, Aim, Fly! screenshot showing the Wonder Flower location. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Near the end of the level, you’ll pass under the Wonder Flower floating above you. Use the jumping Anglefish to reach it.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder The Anglefish Trial: Ready, Aim, Fly! screenshot showing the location of a Wonder Seed. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendop

Keep using the Anglefish to climb to the top of the clouds and collect the first Wonder Seed.

You’ll receive the second Wonder Seed for completing the level.

The Midway Trial: Hop to It

There are two Wonder Seeds to collect in The Midway Trial: Hop to It.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder The Midway Trial: Hop to It screenshot showing the Wonder Flower location. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

When you reach the checkpoint, the glowing Hoppycat will be right above you. Jump once, and then wait for it to come back down. Jump again to hit it from below just as it lands (so it doesn’t jump away from you again) and it will drop the Wonder Flower.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder The Midway Trial: Hop to It screenshot showing the location of a Wonder Seed. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Bounce all the way to the top of the level as Hoppycat Mario to collect the first Wonder Seed.

You’ll receive the second Wonder Seed when you complete the level.

The Sharp Trial: Launch to Victory

There are two Wonder Seeds to collect in The Sharp Trial: Launch to Victory.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder The Sharp Trial: Launch to Victory screenshot showing the Wonder Flower location. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

After this level’s checkpoint, you’ll hop onto a red platform. A few seconds later, you’ll come to a Question Mark Block by some clouds along the bottom of the screen. Use the Hoppycat in the platform to hit it and reveal the Wonder Flower.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder The Sharp Trial: Launch to Victory screenshot showing the location of a Wonder Seed. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Collect the flowers while you bounce your way up as Hoppycat Mario. You’ll find the first Wonder Seed at the top of the level.

Finish the level to collect the second Wonder Seed.

The Sugarstar Trial: Across the Night Sky

There are two Wonder Seeds to collect in The Sugarstar Trial: Across the Night Sky.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder The Sugarstar Trial: Across the Night Sky screenshot showing the Wonder Flower location. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

You’ll see this level’s Wonder Flower right at the beginning. Head right, and then run back to the left in the trough of the wave of crystalline mine-like enemies to collect it.

Dash to the right through the Super Star shower to collect the first Wonder Seed.

You’ll get the second for completing the level immediately after.

The Final Trial: Zip Track Dash

There are two Wonder Seeds to collect in The Final Trial: Zip Track Dash.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder The Final Trial: Zip Track Dash screenshot showing the Wonder Flower location. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

The Wonder Flower is not too far into this level — it’s well before the checkpoint. But since you’re on Zip Tracks the whole time, it’s easy to miss. Watch for the first 10 flower coin. Just past it, you’ll come to a section of Zip Track that raises up. Make sure you jump on top of it, and you’ll grab the Wonder Flower.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder The Final Trial: Zip Track Dash screenshot showing the location of a Wonder Seed. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

You’ll play as Hoppycat Mario on a different series of Zip Tracks, and you’ll collect the first Wonder Seed at the end.

You’ll get the second Wonder Seed for completing the level.

Poof! Badge Challenge: Crouching High Jump 1

Complete the Crouching High Jump Badge challenge to collect this level’s Wonder Seed.

Search Party: An Empty Park?

Search Party levels require you to find five hidden Wonder Tokens in the level and they’re probably the hardest levels to complete. We’ve got a guide for Search Party: An Empty Park here.

Break Time!: Unreachable Treasure?

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Break Time!: Unreachable Treasure? screenshot showing the route to a Wonder Seed. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Starting about three block-widths to the left of the yellow pipe, you’ll find five hidden blocks. Reveal them all and climb up. There’s another row of three, and, above that, one more. Use those to hop over the pipe and collect the Wonder Seed.

Break Time!: Watery Wonder Tokens

Collect the five Wonder Tokens as the water drains to reveal the Wonder Seed.

Break Time!: Timer-Switch Climb

Use the Timer Switches to keep the blocks activated — an remember you can hit them from above with Ground Pounds — as you climb to the top of the level for a Wonder Seed.

Break Time!: Timer-Switch Dash

Use the Timer Switches throughout the level to keep the blocks under your feet and you’ll collect a Wonder Seed at the end of the level.

Master Poplin’s House

You’ll receive a Wonder Seed for visiting Master Poplin’s House.

Royal Seed Mansion

You’ll receive a Wonder Seed for visiting the Royal Seed Mansion.

Poplin Shop

You can buy one Wonder Seed for 100 flower coins at the Poplin Shop.


We’ve got guides to help you find every Wonder Seed in the other worlds as well. You can jump to Pipe-Rock Plateau, Fluff-Puff Peaks, Sunbaked Desert, Fungi Mines, or Deep Magma Bog, the Petal Isles, and Special World.

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