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Secrets of Shova Mansion secret exit location in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Find the second flagpole in W4’s Shova Mansion level

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Mario at the Secrets of Shova Mansion level in W4 Sunbaked Desert Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
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Secrets of Shova Mansion is a level in Super Mario Bros. Wonders W4 Sunbaked Desert. It has the normal stuff — a Wonder Seed, flower coins, and a flagpole at the end — but the level also has a secret exit. Finding it unlocks a path to a couple more levels and an entrance to the Special World.

Our Super Mario Bros. Wonder guide will walk you where to find the secret exit location in Secrets of Shova Mansion, allowing you to get the secret, third Wonder Seed.


Where to find Secrets of Shova Mansion secret exit location

There are three Wonder Seeds to collect in Secrets of Shova Mansion. The first two — the one you get from the Wonder Flower sequence and from reaching the normal flagpole — are a bit more obvious. You can find our walkthrough of them with the rest of W4 Sunbaked Desert.

Finding the third Wonder Seed leads to a secret exit — and opens the path to Flight of the Bloomps, Expert Badge Challenge: Invisibility 1, and this world’s entrance to the Special World.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Secrets of Shova Mansion screenshot showing the route to a Wonder Seed. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

You’ll have to play the level a second and get all the way to the end. When you drop out of the final door, there’s a Shova below you pushing a box across a small section of breakable blocks.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Secrets of Shova Mansion screenshot showing the route to a Wonder Seed. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Ground Pound the blocks and then push the box into the gap (taking out the Shova in the process). This will reveal a new pipe.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Secrets of Shova Mansion screenshot showing the route to a Wonder Seed. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Go through the pipe and run right. You’ll find another pipe there that will lead you to this level’s secret exit and third Wonder Seed.


We’ve got guides to help you find every Wonder Seed in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. You can jump to Pipe-Rock Plateau, Fluff-Puff Peaks, Shining Falls, Sunbaked Desert, Fungi Mines, Deep Magma Bog, the Petal Isles, and Special World.

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