Big Urchin

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Big Urchin
Big Urchin spirit from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, based off its trophy render from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
The Big Urchin's spirit artwork from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
Variant of Urchin

A Big Urchin is a colossal species of Urchin with puffed cheeks that first appears in the game New Super Mario Bros. Wii.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

A Big Urchin looking at Mario along with a regular Urchin

Big Urchins only appear in World 4, and just like regular Urchins, they will float up and down, trying to poke Mario and the others. However, unlike regular Urchins, they are almost invincible, only vulnerable to a Star. Also unlike regular Urchins, their pupils follow Mario's movements. They mostly appear alongside regular Urchins.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

A Big Urchin underneath a regular Urchin

In New Super Mario Bros. U, they appear in two of the Sparkling Waters levels, Tropical Refresher and Urchin Shoals, retaining their behavior from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Big Urchins return in New Super Luigi U in Urchin Reef Romp and Dragoneel Depths. In this game, they can be defeated by Dragoneels.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

Big Urchins appear in Mario Golf: World Tour on the Cheep Cheep Lagoon course, where they serve as obstacles for the golfers. They are also seen as background characters and tee markers on the Sparkling Waters course.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

A Big Urchin in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Big Urchins appear in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as one of the stage hazards for the Mushroom Kingdom U stage. They appear on top of some Water Geysers and damage any players that touch them. A trophy of a Big Urchin appears in the game too.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a Big Urchin appears as a shield-type, primary spirit, which makes the user weak to electric attacks when equipped. Its artwork is taken from its trophy render in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which itself is derived from its appearance in the New Super Mario Bros. series.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Big Urchins reappear in Mario Party 10 in the minigame Fruit of the Doom. Here, they act similarly to normal Urchins, falling from the waterfall along with the fruit that is required to be collected. However, they move more slowly than normal Urchins and take up more space. Touching them will subtract three points.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

A Big Urchin, ready to pop Mario's bubble during Snifit or Whiffit

A Big Urchin appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash in the Snifit or Whiffit: Seabed Edition quiz show. If Mario gets a question wrong, a Big Urchin will appear. If Mario gets four questions wrong in total, it will pop the bubble Mario is in and ultimately result in a Game Over. In the bonus round, the Big Urchin pops the bubble after getting one question wrong. The Big Urchin will also pop the bubble if the player refuses to take part in the game show.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in American English description British English description
Big Urchin Big Urchin trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii New Super Mario Bros. Wii (11/2009)
Wii U New Super Mario Bros. U (11/2012)
Many fancy restaurants serve sea urchins as a delicacy, but they're more of an obstacle in Mario's world. And the friendly looking Big Urchins have the sharpest spikes. They're also, you know, huge. They probably have to be careful not to poke each other while they wait for Mario. While any deep-sea diver would be glad to come across a sea urchin, for Mario, giant ones like this are a massive nuisance. Their large eyes may make them kind of adorable to look at, but that doesn't make their spikes any less spiky. Don't get too close unless you fancy being turned into a shish kebab!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Big Urchin Big Urchin spirit from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, based off its trophy render from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Super Mario Series Primary (1) Advanced Shield
Electric Weakness
Beedle's Tent; Spirit Board Giant Jigglypuff Rule: Item: Unira
  • The enemy is giant
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
Mushroom Kingdom U Ground Theme / Underwater Theme - Super Mario 3D Land


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Unizo Big[1]
Deka Unira
Big Urchin
Chinese (Simplified) 海胆大哥
Hǎidǎn Dàgē
Sea urchin big brother
Chinese (Traditional) 海膽大哥
Hǎidǎn Dàgē
Sea urchin big brother
German Maxi-Igluck
Giant Urchin
Korean 점보성게돌이
Jumbo Urchin
Russian Огромный еж
Ogromniy yezh
Huge urchin
Spanish (NOA) Erizón


  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii / New Super Mario Bros. U internal filename (unizoBig)
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 145 and 210.