Red Spike Top

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"Red Spike Buzzy" redirects here. For information about Spike Tops in New Super Mario Bros. 2 that were incorrectly referred to as "Red Spike Buzzies" in the Prima strategy guide, see Spike Top.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Red Spike Top
Red Spiked beetle.png
Max HP 5
Attack 3
Defense 4
Location(s) Glitz Pit
Log The sturdiest of all the Buzzy Beetles, a Red Spike Top is impervious to fire and explosions. Plus, the spike on its back protects it from being flipped over.
Items None
Moves Shell Toss (3)
Tattle
That's a Red Spike Top. It's the most well protected of the Buzzy Beetle species. Max HP is 5, Attack is 3, and Defense is a whopping 4. Yup... This guy is HARD! It has really high Defense, and fire and explosions don't hurt it at all. If we can just find a way to flip it over, its underside has Defense of 0... And that spike... What a pain! There's gotta be a way to flip it over...
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The Red Spike Top (also called an R. S. Buzzy, standing for Red Spike Buzzy) are Spike Tops in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door that are red in colour, unlike regular Spike Tops which are blue. Aside from colouration, the two types of Spike Tops are identical. Some older versions of the game incorrectly list the Defense stat as being 5 instead of 4, but this error was corrected for later versions of the game, such as the PAL release. There are only the Red Spike Tops in the game, both appearing in the Glitz Pit as the major-league duo known as the Tiny Spinies.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アカドゲメット
Aka Togemetto
Red Spike Top: 「赤」 aka means "red", while Togemetto is the Japanese name for Spike Tops, and is in turn a combination of the Japanese names for Spinies and Buzzy Beetles, the former, Togezō, originating as 「棘」 toge, "thorn", while the latter, Metto, comes from the English "helmet".
French Picos Rouge Pun on "picot" (needle, spike); "rouge" means "red"
German Roter Pickelkäfer Red Pick Beetle
Italian Punginella Rossa Red Spike Top