Big Spiny

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Big Spiny
Big Spiny sprite from Paper Mario: Color Splash
The Big Spiny in Paper Mario: Color Splash
First appearance Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! (1986)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Spiny
Notable members
Kyodai Togemetto

Big Spinies are larger variants of Spinies that appear throughout the Super Mario franchise.


Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen![edit]

Big Spinies about to start attacking Mario, Luigi, and Kibidango

Big-sized Spinies appear in the 1986 anime movie Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen!. A Lakitu appears right after Mario, Luigi, and Kibidango escape from a field of Piranha Plants. This Lakitu starts throwing Spiny's eggs at the ground surrounding the trio. The three laugh at the Lakitu for its poor aim. However, Lakitu pulls a lever in its cloud that emits rain and turns the eggs into fully-fledged Spinies. They close in on the group. However, this surrounding does not last long; a beanstalk grows beneath Mario, allowing Mario and his companions to escape. Before the Lakitu can escape, Mario grabs a piece of its cloud and makes it snow on the large Spinies, freezing them. When Mario returns to the earth, the Spiny group is gone.

Mario Party 9[edit]

Big Spinies appear in a single minigame, Sock it to Lakitu, once Lakitu's health is reduced by half. Lakitu will start throwing Big Spinies, which act the same way as normal Spinies in the boss fight, except that players hit by them will lose two points.

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS / Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

They reappear in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2; the player can enlarge a normal Spiny by using a Super Mushroom. Winged Big Spinies will act the same as their smaller counterparts.

Super Mario Run[edit]

Big Spinies are also found in Super Mario Run, first appearing in World 3-1: Big Spiny Blitz. They behave like regular Spinies from 2D Super Mario platformers.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

In the Mario Golf: World Tour course Wiggler Park, several Big Spinies appear as obstacles on Hole 8.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

“Can it, can man! This shiny, painty thing is property of the Spiny tribe of Kiwano Temple. It's not going anywhere. Now, you gonna throw yourselves in the lava, or do I gotta do it for you?”
Big Spiny, Paper Mario: Color Splash

A single Big Spiny appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash as a mini boss in Kiwano Temple, where it guards a Mini Paint Star. In battle, it can charge up its attacks and fly at Mario to do damage. Swoops can assist the Big Spiny in battle if it is not flipped over. The charged attack can be jumped over with the Frog Suit. However, if it is flipped over with a POW Block, it will retaliate with a jumping slam based on Mario's own Spin Jump that can't be dodged in any way.


Paper Mario: Color Splash enemy
Big Spiny
Big Spiny sprite from Paper Mario: Color Splash HP 130 Type Spiny, Shelled 3 A Spiny card from Paper Mario: Color Splash
Strong None Weak None
Moves Attack (7), Stomped-on Attack (15), Charge Attack (50), Spin Jump Attack (24), Line Attack (3), Group Attack (20), Blowback Attack (36)
Location(s) Kiwano Temple
Quotes N/A
Enemy class
Dropped items
Hammer Scraps 50 Red paint 250 Yellow paint 120 Blue paint 0 Orange paint 0 Green paint 0 Purple paint 0


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかトゲゾー
Deka Togezō
Huge Spiny
French Maxi-Hériss Maxi-Spiny
German Großer Stachi Big Spiny
Italian Koopistrice gigante Giant Spiny
Portuguese Piquinhos Gigante Huge Spiny
Russian Огромный Колючкин
Ogromnyy Kolyuchkin
Huge Spiny
Spanish (NOA) Gran Picudo
Picudote (Paper Mario: Color Splash)
Big Spiny
Picudo (Spiny) + -ote, a suffix denoting a large size
Spanish (NOE) Gran Pinchón Big Spiny