List of Spiny profiles and statistics

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Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Instruction booklets
  • Japanese: ジュゲムのペットだが手強い。上から踏めない。[1](Lakitu's pet, but tough. It cannot be stepped on from above.)
    • 200PTS.
  • English: Lakitu's pet, but a wild fighter. You can't kill him by jumping on top of him.[2]
    • 200 PTS.

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: Lakitu's pet. You can't defeat him by jumping on top of him.[3]
    • 200 Pts.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

  • Trading Card description: "These four-legged enemies have a prickly personality. When being thrown by Lakitu or just hanging out alone, these spiky villains have a great defense armor. Do not stomp on them or you will get hurt! You can use Yoshi, fire, or ice power to get them out of the way. Sometimes they like to slide on their shell upside down—this is your opportunity to stomp!"

Card Number: 30

Super Mario Run[edit]

  • Notebook bio: "This sharp enemy is no good for hugs. Spinies in the desert are a bit bigger too..."

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 カメ族
性格 トゲトゲしい
登場ゲーム 1、2、3(バトル含む)、ワールド

Tribe: Turtle clan
Disposition: Prickly
Game appearances: 1, 2, 3 (including Battle Mode), World
Regulars of the Mario series
A turtle with spines on its back. He has been a regular character since Mario 1. Eggs dropped by Lakitu (P90) turn into Spinies on the ground. There are also upside-down Spinies that fall from the ceiling.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Paper Mario enemy
Battle idle animation of a Spiny from Paper Mario Max HP 5 Attack 4 Defense 3 (standing), 0 (flipped) Type Ground, Top-Spiky (normal), Ground (flipped)
Level 19 Strong None Weak None Moves Egg Roll (4), Stand Up
Sleep? 60%, 0 Dizzy? 75%, 0 Shock? 75%, 0 Shrink? 75%, 0
Stop? 90%, 0 Fright? 60% Air Lift? 75% Hurricane? 75%
Coins 1 + 0-1 Items None Run 26 Location(s) Flower Fields, Toad Town Tunnels
Tattle This is a Spiny. Spinies have spikes on their shells that are pretty sharp. Max HP: 5, Attack Power: 4, Defense Power: 3 They'll roll into Spiny Eggs and slam into you. It'll be much easier to fight them if you can flip them over. Their defense power falls to 0.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Spiny PMTTYD.png Max HP 3 Attack 3 Defense 3 Location(s) Glitz Pit, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 23, 28)
Sleep? 80% Dizzy? 80% Confuse? 80% Tiny? 90%
Stop? 90% Soft? 95% Burn? 100% Freeze? 70%
Fright? 100% Gale Force? 30% KO? 100% Moves Spikeball Shot (3), Ball Up (raises defense to ???)
Level 9 Exp. points 0 Coins 0 - 1 Items None
Log A spike-covered member of the Koopa Tribe with extremely high Defense. It cannot be damaged when it rolls into a ball.
Tattle That's a Spiny. Basically a spike-covered Koopa. Ugh! Looks painful! Max HP is 3, Attack is 3, and Defense is 3. These things have such high Defense that you can't even hurt them when they roll up. So, when they go back to normal, do all the damage you can, and do it quickly! If you flip them over, their Defense drops to 0. THAT'S the time to take them out. Jumping on them is just plain stupid, so try using a POW Block or some other item.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Super Paper Mario enemy
Sprite of a Spiny from Super Paper Mario. Max HP 4 Items Mighty Tonic
Attack 2 Location(s) The Dotwood Tree (3-3), Overthere Stair (7-3), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Rooms 21 and 51)
Defense 3 Card type Common
Score 400 Card location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Card description You DO NOT want to step on this razor-sharp baddie. They're born covered in spiny spines. That makes hugging a Spiny a little... awkward.
  List of Catch Cards  
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Tattle Normal: That's a Spiny... As its name suggests, it is covered with unpleasant, pointy ends... Max HP is 4, Attack is 2, and Defense is 3. Don't bother trying to stomp it... Whatever you do, don't get surrounded by these beasts... Before they hit the ground, they roll into balls. They must train for midair deployment...
Flipping: That's a Spiny... As its name suggests, it is covered with unpleasant, pointy ends... This one can flip between dimensions... Max HP is 4, Attack is 2, and Defense is 3. Don't bother trying to stomp it... Whatever you do, don't get surrounded by these beasts... Before they hit the ground, they roll into balls. They must train for midair deployment...

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star enemy
A Spiny from Paper Mario: Sticker Star Max HP 8 Location(s) Whammino Mountain, Drybake Desert, Yoshi Sphinx
Attack 5 Moves Ram (5), Shell Self Throw (5, Dizzy)
Defense 0 Stickers Shiny Shell, Spike Helmet

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Paper Mario: Color Splash enemy
Spiny Idle Animation from Paper Mario: Color Splash HP 19 Type Spiny, Shelled 3
A Spiny card from Paper Mario: Color Splash
Strong None Weak POW Block
Moves Attack (7), Stomped-on Attack (20), Fall Attack (7), Line Attack (7), Group Attack (7), Blowback Attack (20)
Location(s) Daffodil Peak, Sunglow Ridge, Kiwano Temple, Redpepper Volcano
Quotes Usual: "Go, Team Spiny!" ~ "Need some foot acupuncture?" ~ "Go ahead—stomp me!" ~ "Lookin' sharp!"
Shell: "I'm still sharp!" ~ "Just try me!"
Flipped: "Guh?" ~ "I'm dizzy..."
Enemy class
Dropped items
Hammer Scraps 10 Red paint 29 Yellow paint 13 Blue paint 0 Orange paint 0 Green paint 0 Purple paint 0

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

Paper Mario: The Origami King enemy
An origami Spiny from Paper Mario: The Origami King. HP 14 Moves Location(s)
Type Spiked, Shelled Shell Shot (7), Group Shell Shot (7 per Spiny), Stack Attack (15), Rolling Attack (17) Overlook Mountain, Autumn Mountain, Chestnut Valley, Breezy Tunnel, Club Island, Bowser's Castle, Origami Castle
Item drops Mushroom
Don't underestimate their spiky backs. Without some strong boots or a hammer, you're in for a world of hurt.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy
A Spiny from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. HP 14 POW 27 (24) Defense 28 Speed 24 Experience 15
Fire Normal Thunder Normal Jump Spiny Hammer Normal Coins 1 (2)
Stat down? 100% Stun? 60% Burn? 30% Hand Normal Item drop Mushroom – 16.13%
Supersyrup Jar – 0% (16.13%)
Level           9 Location(s) Beanbean Castle Sewers Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team enemy
Spiny R, from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. HP 31 Power 125 Defense 139 Speed 70
Level 20 No Hitter 29 Weakness Jump Location(s) Dreamy Driftwood Shore
World Dream Experience 21 (25) Coins 4 (100%) Item drop Super Candy (1%)
None (0%)

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam enemy
A Spiny in battle, in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. HP 18 POW 41 (31) Defense 53 (42) Type Spiny, Shelled Item drop Nut - 3%
None - 0%
Experience 9 (4) Coins 6 Speed 26 Weakness Jump Location(s) Doop Doop Dunes, Doop Doop Dunes Grotto, Neo Bowser Castle
Level           5 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.

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

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions enemy
A Spiny of the Beanbean Kingdom version from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP: 24 POW: 28 DEF: 24 SPEED: 24 Experience: 15
Fire: Normal Thunder: Normal Jump: Spiny, Normal Hammer: Normal Coins: 8
Stat down: 60% Dizzy: 100% Burn: 30% Speed down: 30% Item drop: Mushroom (16%)
Nut (10%)
Super Syrup (30%)
Level:           8 Location(s): Beanbean Castle Sewer
  • Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser profile: They have a hard shell and painful spikes. Though small, their spin attack is mighty! They seem to be weak against Lakitus.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

  • Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: The spikes on their shells can be used for both defense and offense. They seem to hate fighting against Lakitus.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]


Name Image Game Description
Lakitu & Spinies BrawlTrophy164.png NES Super Mario Bros. A particularly stubborn breed of Koopa. Lakitus chase Mario aboard clouds and attack by throwing Spiny Eggs down from above. More recently, Lakitus have taken over the role of cameramen, filming with cameras that they dangle from long rods. Spinies are Koopa creatures with tough, spiked shells. Jumping onto them has no effect, but fireballs can dispatch them.
N64 Super Mario 64


Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
A Sticker of a Spiny in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. New Super Mario Bros. [Slash] - Attack +9

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophies[edit]

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Lakitu & Spinies Trophy thumbnail image for Lakitu. Lakitu & Spinies's trophy render from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U NES Super Mario Bros. (10/1985)
Wii U New Super Mario Bros. U (11/2012)
Flying over the battlefield in a cloud, this member of Bowser's forces persistently chases after Mario. He takes a break from throwing Spiny Eggs to do some racing in Mario Kart 7. When summoned, he'll appear as a sprite and toss Spiny Eggs at those fighting below him. One of Bowser's minions, this cloud-riding turtle and general nuisance to Mario made his debut as a playable character in Mario Kart 7. In this game, you can summon a pixellated Lakitu who'll throw Spiny Eggs that will turn into Spinies - beasties with red, spiky shells - when they hit the ground.
Spiny SpinyTrophy3DS.png N/A N/A Somebody needs to ask Lakitu just where he gets these spiky-shelled little critters... They start off as Spiny Eggs when he hurls them and then turn into Spinies when they land. They'll immediately head for any fighters in the area. Avoid them or take them out—your choice! Somebody needs to ask Lakitu just where he gets these spiky-shelled little critters... They start off as Spiny Eggs when he hurls them, then turn into the spinies we know and... love when they land, immediately heading for any fighters in the area! Try dodging just before those spikes touch you, and then move in to attack!

Red indicates exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version.
Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Lakitu & Spiny Lakitu & Spiny spirit from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Super Mario Series Primary (3) Advanced Grab
Weight ↓
World of Light (Mysterious Dimension); Spirit Board Iggy, Tiny Bowser ×8
  • Defeat an army of fighters
Mushroom Kingdom Ground Theme - Super Mario Bros.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Image Name Bio
Spiny as viewed in the Character Museum from Mario Party: Star Rush Spiny
Small Koopas with rather spiky shells.
"Lakitu likes to toss these prickly foes down on unsuspecting heroes. Toss a shell their way to send them packing!"

Dr. Mario World[edit]

  • Stage mode: "Grants 10%/20%/30%/40%/50% chance of rapid skill meter increase."
  • Versus mode: "If opponent uses a skill, grants 4%/8%/12%/16%/20% chance skill meter fills instantly."

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

  • Figure bio: "It's a Spiny figure. If only you had armor this hard and this sharp."

LEGO Super Mario[edit]

  • Website Description: Spinies are a tough enemy for LEGO® Mario™. These serious-looking little creatures have hard shells and dangerous spines. So take care when you come across one in the Soda Jungle. But if you defeat it, you’ll collect extra coins!


  1. ^ 「スーパーマリオブラザーズ 取扱説明書」 (Super Mario Bros. Toriatsukai Setsumeisho), page 12.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. instruction booklet, page 12.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Deluxe instruction booklet, page 31.
  4. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten, page 122.