Big Spiny

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Big Spiny
PMCS Big Spiny.png
The Big Spiny in Paper Mario: Color Splash
First appearance Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! (1986)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Subject origin Spiny

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


Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu 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 Kyushutsu 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 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.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

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.

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 Mario platformers.


Paper Mario: Color Splash Enemy
Big Spiny
PMCS Big Spiny.png HP 130 Type Spiny, Shelled 3 PMCS Spiny Card.png
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
Spanish (NOA) Gran Picudo Big Spiny
Spanish (NOE) Gran Pinchón Big Spiny
German Großer Stachi Big Spiny
Russian Огромный Колючкин
Ogromnyy Kolyuchkin
Huge Spiny