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First Appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Mario bowling over some Pinheads.

Pinheads[1] are a type of creature appearing in the game, Super Mario Galaxy 2. They appear as bowling pin-shaped enemies with two beady eyes, a red squiggly mouth, and a yellow antenna. These creatures are very rare, only appearing in two galaxies: Boulder Bowl Galaxy and Melty Monster Galaxy. They can only be defeated by Rock Mario, and when they see the plumber turning into a rolling boulder, they tremble desperately. But if Mario walks over to them, they hide in holes underneath themselves.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピンボー
French Kiclown quille written ki (skittle) plus clown
German Dornenkegel Thornpin
Italian Birispino Portemanteau of birillo (pin) and spina (plug)


  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 Official Prima Games eGuide, page 26.