The Lunar Sea Spire is an abandoned temple that was once an oasis for Gems on Earth, according to Pearl. It is currently at the bottom of the sea after Steven failed to restore it in the episode "Cheeseburger Backpack". However, it is shown in Attack the Light that despite its collapse, it is still habitable and can be navigated.


The Lunar Sea Spire was a free-standing tower structure in the middle of the ocean. Each consecutive floor was slightly smaller than the one before. At the top, there was a shrine to the Moon Goddess. When the Moon Goddess Statue returns to the pedestal, it repairs any damage to the structure. Gems used to gather at the Spire, but, in current times, the Spire has been abandoned. The Spire possessed an extreme gravitational pull that kept the waves from sinking it.


"Cheeseburger Backpack"

When the Crystal Gems visit the Spire with Steven, it is deteriorating and swarming with Crystal Shrimp. The Moon Goddess Statue is the one piece missing from the Spire that the Gems currently possess. The Moon Goddess Statue needs to sit on the pedestal at the top of the spire before midnight, or the entire spire would fall apart. Unfortunately, the temple sinks beneath the waves because Steven forgets the statue at home.

"The Test"

Pearl accidentally tells Steven that his mission to the Lunar Sea Spire was a test to assess his skills, stating that he had passed with a grade of at least 75 percent. She also mentions that the Spire should have been an even easier task, as it was in a much worse condition than the Gems had expected.

"It Could've Been Great"

Schematics for the Lunar Sea Spire are seen on the Moon Base computer screen.

"Monster Reunion"

Centipeetle's drawing of her past shows a sketch of the Lunar Sea Spire, among other Gem structures.

"Buddy's Book"

While traveling around the world, Buddy Buddwick ends up at the Lunar Sea Spire as his second stop. While exploring inside it, he encounters the Crystal Shrimp and the Moon Goddess Statue.

Attack the Light

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Attack the Light - Sunken Sea Spire map

Zone map.

  • Attack the Light reveals the Lunar Sea Spire is still partly intact.
  • This location appears as the 4th world in the Steven Universe RPG: Attack the Light. It has four normal levels, two secret levels, a boss level and a gauntlet level, for a total of eight levels.
  • The enemies are all blue and include a puffer fish, starfish, anglerfish, and jellyfish light monsters. The boss of this location is Blue Light, a whale.
  • The theme song is Sunken Sea Spire.


  • When the Spire began to sink, the ocean moved in similarly to how Lapis Lazuli's water tower collapsed in "Ocean Gem".
  • Bismuth revealed spires are for the intellectuals of Gem society to think in.
  • The magic or gem-powered mechanism sustaining the whirlpool below the spire is unknown.
  • A concept map by Joe Johnston in Steven Universe: Art & Origins shows that the Spire is located in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, between Newfoundland and the southern tip of Greenland.

Cultural References


ve Locations
Beach City Businesses: Aqua-Mexican • Beach City Funland (Funland Arcade • Wiener in Hand / Hot Dogs) • Beach Citywalk FriesBig DonutBuddwick Public LibraryClassic ThymeCrab ShackDanny'sFish Stew Pizza • It's a WashMini-Golf CourseSuitcase Sam'sT-Shirt ShopU-Stor

Residences: BarnBarriga ResidenceBeach HouseMiller Residence (Sadie's Room) • Onion's House
Other: Abandoned WarehouseBeach City PierBeach City StageBeach City WoodsBrooding HillDead Man's MouthLighthouseMayor's OfficeUnderwater SwordWater Tower

Crystal Temple Amethyst's ChamberAmethyst's RoomBurning RoomCrystal HeartGarnet's ChamberPearl's ChamberPearl's RoomRose's RoomSteven's BathroomSteven's RoomSardonyx's Room
Empire City Le Hotel
Keystone Keystone MotelThe Best Diner in the World
Gem Locations Ancient Gem Colony ShipAncient Sky ArenaBeta KindergartenCloud ArenaCommunication HubDesertFlower MeadowForgeGalaxy WarpGem BattlefieldGeodeGreat NorthIce CavernJungle Moon BaseLunar Sea SpireMalachite's Realm • Fusion Realm • Mask IslandMoon BasePearl's ArenaPearl's DimensionPearl's TreePink Diamond's ZooPink DimensionPrime KindergartenPrime Kindergarten Control RoomPyramid TempleRose's FountainRose's LandfillRose's Secret ArmorySand FortressSea ShrineSky SpireWarp Space

Homeworld Locations: Abandoned Area (Homeworld Kindergarten) • Unknown CityYellow Diamond's Control Room

Settlements/Cities and Towns Delmarva: Beach City • Ocean Town • Charm City • Wilmingmore

Empire State: Empire City
Other: Surf City • Sea City • Aqua Town • Bayburgh

Geographical Regions/Countries and States United States of America (Delmarva • Empire State • Jersey • Kansas • Keystone) • Bulgaria • Korea • Scandinavia (Norway)
Outer Space Solar System: Earth (+ Moon) • Neptune

Other: Gem Homeworld • Klavius 7Upsilon 9Jungle MoonOthersSectors

Misc. Cool Ranch • Connie's School • HospitalMaheswaran ResidenceRingo ZoneMinor Locations
Attack the Light Indigo CaveRed Temple
Save the Light Secret Temple of Secrets/Danger Dungeon/Pyramid O' Peril/The Spooky Basement • Light Prism's Astral Plane
Comic Locations Canary CoveClock TowerEmpire City Wildlife Rehabilitation CenterMoors of MarcoonUniverse Family Camping Ground

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