Li'l Sparky

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Li'l Sparky
A Li'l Sparky from Super Mario World.
A Li'l Sparky from the Perfect Edition of the Great Mario Character Encyclopedia
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
Sparky (Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3)
Notable members
Watt's mother

Li'l Sparkies, also called Sparkies,[1] are little sparks that travel along platforms, first appearing in Super Mario World. They usually behave similarly to Sparks.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

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Li'l Sparkies (parsed Lil Sparky in-game) first appear in Super Mario World. They quickly move around platforms and are immune to everything but Invincible Mario. They are found in #6 Wendy's Castle and Front Door, specifically in rooms with Hotheads.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Lil Sparky in Swinging Bars of Doom

In Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, Lil Sparkies are found in the World-e levels Swinging Bars of Doom, A Sky-High Adventure, and Puzzling Pipe Maze. Unlike in Super Mario World, they can be defeated by Statue Mario's stomp or by hammers thrown by Hammer Mario.

Paper Mario[edit]

In Paper Mario, a Li'l Sparky named Watt was imprisoned in a lantern by the Big Lantern Ghost. After Mario defeats the Big Lantern Ghost, Watt joins Mario's party, making her the first playable Li'l Sparky.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Li'l Sparky in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Li'l Sparkies[citation needed] make a cameo in three pseudo-sidescrolling levels to reach a Presenter. If Mario or Luigi is attacked by them, he will get knocked back to the beginning. They exhibit several different patterns in this game, including bouncing and floating like Amps.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

A Lil' Sparky from Super Princess Peach.

Li'l Sparkies (parsed Lil' Sparky) reappear in Super Princess Peach. They behave similarly to how they act in Super Mario World, and are invincible to everything Peach can do. They are found in Shriek Mansion and Bowser's Villa. Unlike most other enemies in the game, they do not have a vibe-based counterpart.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケセラン
Both this and Hothead's Japanese name「パサラン」(Pasaran) are derived from「ケセランパサラン」(Keseran Pasaran), a legendary creature in Japanese mythology
Chinese 电火球[2]
Electric Fireball
French Sparky
German Kleinschein Small Shine
Italian Luccico From "luccicare" (to sparkle) with "-o"


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 146.
  2. ^ 无敌阿尔宙斯 (August 28, 2013). 神游 超级马力欧世界 敌人官译. Baidu Tieba. Retrieved February 2, 2017.