Pinwheels are a race of fan-like creatures that appear in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. They make their fighting appearance in Nimbus Land, where Mario and his party are literally blown away by this enemy. When in battle, Pinwheels use attacks like Blizzard and Sand Storm. A friendly one appears in Monstro Town, inside Monstermama's house, this one acts like a fan.
Pinwheels, according to the Pinwheel in Monstro Town, have three settings: "breeze," "gust," and "blast." The "breeze" setting is very light. The "gust" setting is slightly harder. The "blast" setting is the strongest setting, the pinwheel turning a red color and blowing a strong gust of wind. The wind in Monstro Town could not push Mario back, but in Nimbus Land, when Mario approaches the windy villain, it can blow Mario and Co. back into the next room or at a wall.
Pinwheels are often seen fighting alongside Sling Shys and Jawful.
 Names in Other Languages
- Pinwheels are named after the little wind toys, named pinwheels, that children are known to play with.
- In Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, a similar Pinwheel is used to open the gate to the Hollow Tree.