Mario Rabbids Sparks Of Hope: Riddle Of Sunrise Temple [Guide]

Learn which statue to rotate and at what angle & progress Sunrise Temple Riddle in no time!

Story Highlights
  • Solve Riddle Of Sunrise Temple and get planetary coin
  • This is an optional quest so if you don't complete it, you will not have enough coins to buy rare items from merchant
  • Solving the riddle requires you to position correctly the four statues so that the passage gets unlocked

The Riddle Of Sunrise Temple in Mario Rabbids Sparks Of Hope may seem overwhelming at first if you don’t know which statue to rotate and at what angle. Luckily, we managed to find the correct angles to rotate all statues and complete the puzzle. All you need to do is follow our step-by-step guide & you will make progress in this segment without wasting much time. 

Solving Riddle of Sunrise Temple

Riddle of Sunrise Temple map
Riddle of Sunrise Temple – Mario rabbids [Image Credit: eXputer]
Players will come across the Sunrise Temple area after they have defeated the Giant Windclaw boss fight. Once that part is done successfully, you will come across an archeologist. He will tell you a riddle and a poem or at least a part of it. Now, you will need to deduce the conclusion of what the crux of the riddle is and apply that knowledge to the four statutes.

If you don’t know where the riddle of Sunrise Temple is, take a look at the image of the map we have captured above. You will need to solve the riddle to Enter the Lighthouse and progress the Come Rain or Shine quest.

Rotating Four Statues 

Riddle of Sunrise Temple how to solve
Solving Riddle of Sunrise Temple – Mario rabbids [Image Credit: eXputer]
By default, all four statues’ postures or positioning will look something as you see in the image we captured above. You can clearly see the sun statue on the right side and rest three statues as well. We are not sure what to name each one of them, so for the sake of solving the riddle of Sunrise temple, we will call each side “Left” and “Right” side statues.

The puzzle is not that complex, and a few rotations of each will allow you to solve it. However, if you’ve not deduced the archeologist’s words by now, then rotating all four set pieces of the puzzle will only make it worse, let alone solve it.

rotating sun statue [Image Credit: eXputer]
The first step in progressing the Come rain or Shine puzzle is to rotate the sun to the left. The next thing you should do is move toward the statue that is adjacent to the sun. Stick to the right-sided statues, as you see in the image above. 

The statue with red cloth running from the should to the waist down needs to be rotated 180 degrees. This is the correct alignment or position of both right-sided statues.

rotating statue with red cloth [Image Credit: eXputer]
Once you’re done with the right side, now let’s move toward the two statues you see on the left side.

Rotate the statue with a stick in hand in a way that it faces toward the sun statue. If you’re not sure how many times to rotate it, just keep the rotation to 180, and it should be facing the sun statue.

rotating statue with stick [Image Credit: eXputer]
Finally, rotate the farthest left-sided statue in a way that it does that thumbs-up signature to the statue that is in front of him. If you’re not sure how then take a look at the image we have captured here.

rotating far left side statue [Image Credit: eXputer]
The following image shows the correct positions of all left and right side statues you need to make in order to solve the Riddle Of Sunrise Temple in Mario Rabbids Sparks Of Hope and progress in the Come Rain or Shine quest by entering the lighthouse.

Riddle of Sunrise Temple solved
Riddle of Sunrise Temple Solved – Mario rabids [Image Credit: eXputer]

Getting Reward After Solving Statue Rotation Riddle

After solving the riddle of the Sunrise temple puzzle, you will get a planetary coin at the end. You get a planet or planetary coin for solving the Sunrise puzzles every time you attempt an unfinished one.

Planet coin is a special type of currency that can be used by the merchant to buy weapon skins, secret items, plus memories. The icon above the side quest represents a planet coin, and most side quests reward the player with a planet coin.

About Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope

The premise of the game is that a creature known as Cursa has the objective of consuming the Sparks’ energy and taking control of the galaxy while also dispersing Darkmess, a kind of dark matter, throughout the galaxy’s worlds.

She takes command of Bowser’s forces and dispatches their personal henchmen to seize the Sparks, which forces Mario and his squad to go after them in order to free the Sparks and preserve the universe. During this time, Bowser decides to accompany Mario on his adventure in order to retrieve his forces.

The player forms a party of three characters to explore the realms and engage in combat, much as in the earlier game, but, unlike the prequel, Mario is not obliged to be a permanent member of the party.

The base game consists of nine main individuals that may be controlled by the player. Only six of the eight unlockable characters from the prequel’s main storyline are available to control in this game. Yoshi and Rabbid Yoshi are absent since the story explains that they are on break and will not be back.

In a similar manner, Donkey Kong and Rabbid Cranky from the Donkey Kong Adventure game are not present nor mentioned. There are a total of four new cast members available in this installment, including Bowser, who served as a boss in the preceding game, and Rayman, who has been scheduled to be made available as downloadable content post-launch.


That is pretty much everything we had to entail about the Sunrise four statue puzzles in the game. Have you reached this puzzle yet? Did you manage to solve the puzzle by taking hints from archeologist’s hints? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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Irfan Ansari

With four years of Video Game Journalism and Tremendous love for Gaming, Irfan loves chatting and writing everything about video games.

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