Porcupo

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

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, especially unintentionally somewhat resembling Sonic the Hedgehog.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

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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 . The Porcupos behave exactly the same as in the original, but are purple in colour.

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

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Porcupos are also in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, but only in the Japanese E-World 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
Harimannen
"Hari" means "needle" in Japanese.