Spiny Tromp

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Super Paper Mario Enemy
Spiny Tromp
SpinyTrompCard.png
Max HP N/A
Attack 1
Defense N/A
Location(s) Mount Lineland, Underwhere Road
Card Type Uncommon
Card Description
It's a massive, rolling pinwheel of doom. If it keeps rolling, maybe it'll aerate someone's lawn.
Tattle
This Spiny Tromp loves to roll down hills and over unlucky pedestrians... You can't beat it... You can only avoid it... It rolls down the hill fast, but I know Mario can find a way to avoid it...
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A Spiny Tromp is a large, spiked orb with a surly face; it bears a small resemblance to a circular Thwomp. Its name is likely derived from "trample", referring to their attacks, and "Thwomp". "Tromp" itself is also a slang word that can mean either "trample" or "ultimately destroy".

History[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Mario and Goombario, being chased by a Spiny Tromp in Paper Mario.

Spiny Tromps first appeared in Paper Mario, where they were found inside Mt. Lavalava; in a corridor of Mt. Lavalava, a Spiny Tromp would appear to try to crush Mario; Mario would need to use Bow's intangibility powers to avoid the Spiny Tromp. They were unnamed in this game, but it acts just like in Super Paper Mario, where it was named.

Later, another Spiny Tromp, after having its path cleared by Mario and his Ultra Hammer, would roll haphazardly towards Mario. Mario would once more need to use Lady Bow's ability to make himself intangible to avoid the rolling Spiny Tromp.

Unfortunately, the Spiny Tromp would continue to roll and crush the nearby Kolorado, injuring him severely; the Spiny Tromp would then blast its way through a nearby wall, clearing Mario's path before embedding itself in a wall.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Spiny Tromp as seen in Super Paper Mario.

Despite their absence from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, several Spiny Tromps appeared in Super Paper Mario (in which they gained a name, since there was no given name in Paper Mario) as obstacles in the Mount Lineland and Underwhere Road, where they are shown to come in varying sizes. In order to dodge these Spiny Tromps, Mario would need to Flip, which reveals that Spiny Tromps are actually rather thin and composed of three layers of a spiked, cardboard-like substance, so they can still harm Mario while in 3D.

A small sub-species of Tromps, referred to as Spiky Tromps, also appear later in Super Paper Mario, in Yold Ruins, where they would often act as obstacles.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

SpinyTromp SuperMarioKun.jpg

A Spiny Tromp appears in the Paper Mario adaption of Super Mario-Kun, specifically in volume 26. It chases Mario, Goombario, and Kooper. Sushie, however blasts it with water, destroying it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロン
Goron
Onomatopoeia for rolling
French Rolopic Pun on "roll" and pic (spike)
German Dornenblock Thornblock