Big Urchin

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Big Urchin
PMCS Big Urchin.png
A Big Urchin from Paper Mario: Color Splash
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016)
Parent species Urchin

A Big Urchin[1][2] is a colossal species of Urchin 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 Super Star. Also unlike regular Urchins, their pupils follow Mario's movements. They mostly appear alongside regular Urchins.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Big Urchin and an Urchin for size.

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

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. for Wii U[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.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Big Urchins reappear in Mario Party 10 in the minigame Fruit of the Doom.

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 the player gets a question wrong, a Big Urchin will appear. If the player gets four questions wrong in total (One in the bonus round), it will pop the bubble Mario is in and ultimately result in a Game Over.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in Description
Big Urchin SSB4TrophyBigUrchin.png 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.



  1. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii: Prima Official Game Guide p. 15
  2. ^ Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Big Urchin Trophy