Spiky Tromp

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Spiky Tromp
SpikyTrompSprite.PNG
Sprite of a Spiky Tromp.
Species Origin Spiny Tromp
First Appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)

A Spiky Tromp is a rocky enemy from the Wii game Super Paper Mario. It is a smaller version of the Spiny Tromp.

History[edit]

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Two Spiky Tromps.

Spiky Tromps were first seen in Chapter 1-4, in the Yold Ruins, where many of them tried to block Mario's path by slowly rolling back and forth, in order to ram the plumber. Although the player can dodge, they are absolutely invincible. There is an exception, however, as Mario can use Thoreau to cause them to fall into quicksand. In a part of that chapter, they actually help Mario and his Pixls; by activating a switch, Mario triggered a supposedly lethal trap, which consisted in releasing an enormous number of Spiky Tromps so as to crush any intruder. However, the enemies were so numerous that they ended up falling down a pit, filling it up, allowing the gang to walk across them and enter a door which was out of reach before.

Spiky Tromps also appear in the minigame Tilt Island. They fall from the sky onto the island, and they make Mario lose a life when they manage to hit him. However, if Mario grabs a Flower, he will be able to knock them away with a spinning attack, scoring 2000 points in the process.

Official Profiles and Statistics[edit]

Super Paper Mario Enemy
Spiky Tromp
114 SpikyTrompCard.png
Max HP N/A
Attack 1
Defense N/A
Location(s) Yold Ruins
Card Type Uncommon
Card Description
This bowling boulder rolls around in search of prey. Don't get caught under the spikes, or you'll be tenderized.
Tattle
It's a Spiky Tromp. For some reason, it enjoys rolling left and right all day...You can't beat it... You can only avoid it... It will move until it hits a wall, then it will come right back at you...
List of Catch Cards
113           114           115

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コロン
Koron
Onomatopoeia for Rolling
French Rolopointe Pun on "roll" and "pointe" (pike)
German Stachelblock Spikeblock

Trivia[edit]