Artwork from Super Mario Galaxy 2
|First appearance||Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)|
Pinheads are a type of creature appearing in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Their name comes from a word referring to a pin's flattened head. Each Pinhead appears as a bowling pin-shaped enemy with two beady eyes, a squiggly red mouth, and a yellow antenna. These creatures are very rare, appearing in only two galaxies: the Boulder Bowl Galaxy and Melty Monster Galaxy. Pinheads can be defeated only by Rock Mario, and when they see him turning into a rolling boulder, they tremble desperately. When hit, they release multiple Star Bits. However, if Mario or Luigi comes close to them, they squeal and hide underground until he moves away.
|Super Mario Galaxy 2||ObjectData/Togepin.arc||Togepin||Transliteration of below|
|Super Mario Galaxy 2||SystemData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl||トゲピン (Togepin)||Portmanteau of「刺」(toge, spike) and "bowling pin"|
Names in other languages
|Portmanteau of "pin" and「坊」(bō, an affectionate suffix meaning "guy") and/or possibly「ボーリング」(bōringu, bowling)|
|French||Kiclown||From "quille" (skittle) and "clown"|
|Italian||Birispino||Portemanteau of "birillo" (pin) and "spina" (plug)|
- Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 28.
- Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 161.