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Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Location(s): Chucklehuck Woods
Level: 10
HP: 27
POW: 28
DEF: 30
Experience: 10
Coins: 6
Item Drop: Mushroom (14%)
Super Mushroom (11%)
Super Mushroom (30%)
Fire: Critical
Thunder: Normal
Jump: Spiny, Normal
Hammer: Normal
Stat Down: 60%
Dizzy: 30%
Burn: 30%
Speed Down: 30%
Superstar Saga Enemy
Pestnut (1)
Location(s) Chucklehuck Woods
Level 19
HP 15
POW 30-36
Defense 38
Speed 30
Experience 15 (10)
Coins 2 (3)
Item Drop Mushroom – 9.68%
Super Mushroom – 25.81% (9.68%)
Fire Critical
Thunder Normal
Jump Spiny
Hammer Normal
Hand Normal
Stun? 30%
Burn? 60%
Stat Down? 100%
  • 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.

Pestnuts are round plant-like enemies found at Chucklehuck Woods in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. They camouflage themselves as brown Chuckola Fruit before dropping from their trees and attacking anyone who walks under them, though they can also be found rolling around on the ground. Pestnuts are covered in green spikes, making them impossible to jump on unless one of the "Spiny-Killer Jump" badges are worn. They attack by rolling into their target from the front or from behind. The former can be countered with Mario or Luigi's hammer, whereas the latter can be dodged by jumping. After the Pestnut takes enough damage, its spikes fall out, revealing either a Beanie or Gold Beanie underneath. It will then continue to fight as a Beanie.

A stronger variety of Pestnuts called Elite Pestnuts appear in the Oho Ocean Seabed; they have purple spikes and can inflict Poison on Mario and Luigi with their attacks.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, they are more circular, the spikes are thicker, and the placement of the spikes invokes that of an Urchin, particularly the six spikes around the face. The Chuckola Fruit they camouflage as is now bright orange with yellow "teeth." Pestnuts also appear as enemies in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser. They are melee troopers, and attack by rolling into their opponents. Their special skill in Spin to Win, allowing them to roll into a minion three times. Due to their spikes, attacking a Pestnut from the side or from above cause damage to the minion. Pestnuts are weak against Spear Guys.

Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser bio: They are completely covered in painful spikes. It hurts no matter where they hit you. Weak against Spear Guys.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリマロ
From 「クリ」 kuri (chestnut)
Spanish Castaña Chestnut
French Chateigne Pun on châtaigne (chestnut) and teigne (pest)
German Pieks-Nuss Spike Nut
Italian Goomba Selvatico (Original version)
Castagnolo (Remake)
Wild Goomba
Little Chestnut
Chinese 刺栗娃娃
Cìlì Wáwa
Spike Chestnut Baby