Cat Shines Guide – Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Walkthrough

Follow our Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Cat Shines guide and walkthrough as we detail all 100 Cat Shine locations.

Bowser’s Fury, a mode exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario 3D World, tasks Mario and Bowser Jr. to collect Cat Shines to ultimately defeat the massive Fury Bowser. It all takes place at Lake Lapcat, a vast open-world area filled with different island, each home to a different number of Cat Shines. Mario is free to roam around these areas as he collects Cat Shines and unlocks additional islands to explore. The Super Bell is the main power-up here and Plessie can be used to travel from island to island.

Your goal is to find and collect at least five different Cat Shines on each island. Collecting five will activate the lighthouse found on the island and clear the black goop of the Giga Bell at the center of the world. Grabbing the Giga Bell will transform you into Giga Cat Mario where you’ll fight one on onw with Fury Bowser. Defeating him push him back and unlock new islands to explore. Be aware, Bowser will occasionally rise from his goop while you’re out minding your business and you’ll have to dodge fireballs and fire streams until he settles down. You’ll know it’s about to happen when you see it start to rain.

There are 100 Chat Shines to collect in Bowser’s Fury. Three main areas make up the land of Lake Lapcat and contain 20 Cat Shines each. 60 Cat Shines are found in the three main areas, 5 extra Cat Shines appear whenever Bowser awakens, and the remaining 35 Cat Shines appear all throughout Lake Lapcat after you defeat Bowser for the final time. Hit the links below for details and images on how to collect each Cat Shine. Check back around when the game is released for an updated walkthrough!

Lakeside Area

The Lakeside area contains 20 Cat Shines spread across four islands. Take note, the Cat Shines on Fur Step Island can’t be obtained until Bowser is defeated for the final time.

Scamper Shores

Pounce Bounce Isle

Fort Flaptrap

Fur Step Island

Ruins Area

The Ruins area contains 20 Cat Shines spread across four islands. It’s unlocked once you defeat Bowser the first time.

Slipskate Slope

Clawswipe Colosseum

Trickity Tower

Crisp Climb Castle

Wasteland Area

The Wasteland area contains 20 Cat Shines spread across four islands. It’s unlocked once you defeat Bowser the third time.

Risky Whisker Island

Pipe Path Tower

Roiling Roller Isle

Mount Magmeow

Lake Lapcat

Scattered about Lake Lapcat are additional Cat Shines that aren’t counted as part of the total of a specific island. A lot of these one-offs will only appear after a certain Cat Shine is collected or Fury Bowser is defeated a specific number of times. There’s also several Cat Shines that only appear post-game after the credits roll.

Lakeside Cat Shines

  • Climb to the Shine
  • Hurry! Dash and Dive!
  • Lost Kitten by the Shore
  • Shoreside Rabbit Plays Tag
  • Toad Brigade: Lost Leader
  • Pounce and Trounce in the Clouds
  • Plessie Medal Collector
  • Plessie Medal Catcher

Ruins Cat Shines

  • Ruins Rabbit Plays Tag
  • Go with the Floe
  • Hurry! Slide through the Sky!
  • Dash and Smash in the Clouds
  • Slippery Skirmish
  • Gazing Down at the Islands
  • Hurry! Swim and Slide!
  • Cold Cove Combat
  • Lost Kitten near the Ruins
  • Toad Brigade: Stuck Under the Slope
  • Plessie Medal Mania
  • Toad Brigade: Cuddly Castaway
  • Lake Rabbit Plays Tag

Wastleand Cat Shines

  • Footprint Free-for-all
  • Spin, Scramble, Shine
  • On the Floodgate’s Edge
  • Hurry! Climb the Falls!
  • Gazing Over the Falls
  • Surprise Prizefight
  • Jump and Thump in the Clouds
  • Shining on a Hidden Isle
  • Hurry! Slip to the Shine!
  • Lost Kittens in the Wasteland
  • Wasteland Rabbit Plays Tag
  • Gazing Down at Lava
  • Toad Brigade: Hot Pursuit
  • Plessie Medal Hunter

Lucky Cat Shines

  • First Lucky Shine
  • Second Lucky Shine
  • Third Lucky Shine
  • Fourth Lucky Shine
  • Fifth Lucky Shine

Use the links below to jump to different sections of our guide.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
(Guide Hub)
Cat Shines Walkthrough
Lakeside Area
Fur Step Island Scamper Shores Pounce Bounce Isle Fort Flaptrap
Ruins Area
Slipskate Slope Clawswipe Colosseum Trickity Tower Crisp Climb Castle
Wasteland Area
Risky Whisker Island Pipe Path Tower Roiling Roller Isle Mount Magmeow
Lake Lapcat
Green Stars Walkthrough
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