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Artwork of Porcupo.
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)
(Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic)
Latest Appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)
Derived Species
Harry Hedgehog
Related Species

Porcupo are black or purple creatures occasionally found in the Mario series. They are said to be a type of porcupine, but actually resemble more of a hedgehog.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]


In their first appearance in Super Mario Bros. 2, they pace back and forth and are usually in groups of two or more. They can't be jumped on or picked up, so players must throw other enemies or objects at Porcupos to defeat them.

Porcupos reappear in the Super Mario Bros. 2 port included in Super Mario All-Stars. They behave exactly the same as in the original, but are purple in colour.

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


Porcupos are also in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, but only in the Japanese World-e level, Hotte! Hotte! Horimakure!!.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

A Porcupo from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

A single Porcupo appears in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "On Her Majesty's Sewer Service" as the pet of Koopfinger. When Mario and Luigi invaded Koopfinger's hideout though, the Porcupo simply hopped off Koopfinger's lap and ran away instead of trying to fight Mario and Luigi with Mouser, Tryclyde, Vampa White and a Koopa Troopa.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハリマンネン[1]
Hari Mannen
「針」 Hari means "needle" and 「万年」 mannen means "ten thousand years".


  1. ^ Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic instruction booklet, page 33.