Li'l Sparky

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Li'l Sparky
Watt, a notable Li'l Sparky.
First Appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest Appearance Super Princess Peach (2005)
Parent Species Hothead
Notable Members
Watt's Mother

Li'l Sparkies[1] are small sparks that travel along platforms, first appearing in Super Mario World. In later games, they seem to be almost completely replaced by Amps, an unlikely relative with similar traits and behavior. They are also similar to Sparks.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

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The Li'l Sparky (or Lil Sparky[2]) makes its debut here. They have the same immunities as Boos (i.e. invincible to almost everything). Additionally, larger ones (referred to as Hotheads) could be found in Bowser's Castle.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

A Li'l Sparky is found in the E-Reader stage "Swinging Bars of Doom" in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3. Unlike in Super Mario World, it can be defeated by Statue Mario's stomp or by Hammers thrown by Hammer Mario.

Paper Mario[edit]

In Paper Mario, a Li'l Sparky named Watt was imprisoned and tortured by the Big Lantern Ghost. After Mario defeats the Lantern Ghost, Watt joins Mario's party, making her the first playable Li'l Sparky. Other members of her species may be contained in the lamps of the Lantern Ghost.

Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

They make a small cameo in a pseudo-sidescrolling level to reach a Monty Mole. If Luigi is attacked by them, he will get knocked back to the beginning.

Super Princess Peach[edit]


The Li'l Sparky (parsed Lil Sparky[3]) enemies return once again in the game Super Princess Peach, appearing in Shriek Mansion and Bowser's Villa, and are invincible to everything Peach can do.

Notable Li'l Sparkies[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケセラン
From keseran pasaran, legendary Japanese creature.
French Sparky
Italian Luccico From "luccicare", to sparkle

See Also[edit]


  1. ^ "The child of Li'l Sparky" - Watt's Pause Menu description reads
  2. ^ Super Mario World credits. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Super Princess Peach Glossary