A Miiverse Stamp of a Pokey
|First appearance||Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (2009)|
|Latest appearance||Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (2015)|
The toy variety of Pokeys are enemies that first appeared in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!. Although harmful at direct contact, they are passive to the player and only travel from one side of a platform to the other. Unlike Shy Guys, who display the same behavior, Pokeys are taller, which makes them more difficult to avoid in certain situations but also prevents them from getting into narrow passages. They are always composed of three segments, one of which is their head. In all of their appearances, Pokeys can be defeated when struck by a hammer.
Pokey toys feature spikes on their head instead of a flower, unlike actual Pokeys found in most games released prior to Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!. This design would be used for Pokeys starting with New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
Their second appearance is in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! where they begin showing up in Area 8-3 of Super Skywheel. If Pokeys come in contact with the transparent yellow Pokey Blocks, each segment will fill them in. They can be defeated if shot by a Mini in a cannon.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
They reappear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, where they are introduced in Level 5-3 of Dashing Desert and continue to appear in later worlds. Aside from Hammers and Cannon shots, Pokeys of this game can also be defeated by sliding down on them from a slope. While this is not shown in any of the game's pre-made courses, it can be tested in the level editor.
Names in other languages
- "Pokey – Pokey will move back and forth, blocking Mini Mario’s way. Step on a yellow color switch to turn Pokey into blocks, or use a hammer to take him out." - Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! help.
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! Help Mode & Construction Zone
|Characters||Mega Paper Macho Pokey • Mummipokey • Pokey Triplets • Punkey the Pokey Prince • Tower Power Pokey|
|Species||Big Pokey • Blow Hard • Cactus Jack • Dark Pokey • Drool Hard • Green Pokey • Hanging Blow Hard • Mad Pokey • Poison Pokey • Pokey • Pokey (heading) • Pokey (projectile) • Pokey (toy) • Pokey Head • Pokey Mummy • Pokey Pom • Pokeyplant • Seedy Pod • Skellokey • Snow Pokey • Spiked Fun Guy (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island) • Spiky Snifit • Toothy|
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!|
|Characters||Mario • Pauline • Donkey Kong • Toads|
|Minis||Mini Mario • Mini Toad • Mini Peach • Mini Donkey Kong|
|Floors||Mini Mayhem • Sandstone Stroll • Magnet Mania • Jungle Rumble • Rooftop • Basement|
|Items and objects||Blue Spring • Box Spring • Cannon • Clock • Coin (large) • Color Switch • Conveyor Belt • Door • Girder • Hammer • Key • Key Door • Ladder • M-Token • Magnet • Mini Mario Card • Pink Block • Pokey Block • Pop-up Gate • Rotate Pipe • Shy Guy Block • Spike • Spin-bar magnet • Warp Pipe • Yellow Spring|
|Enemies||Monkey robots (Capture Kong · Circus Kong) • Bird • Piranha Plant (fire) • Pokey • Polterguy • Shy Guy • Snapjaw • Snifit • Thwomp|
|Miscellaneous||Media • Staff • Super Mini Mario World|
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars|
|Characters||Donkey Kong • Mario • Pauline • Toads|
|Minis||Cursed Mini Mario • Gold Mini Mario • Mini Donkey Kong • Mini Luigi • Mini Mario • Mini Pauline • Mini Peach • Mini Toad|
|Enemies||Fire Piranha Plant • Monkey robots (Cannon Kong · Capture Kong · Circus Kong) • Piranha Plant • Pokey • Shy Guy • Thwomp|
|Worlds||Rolling Hills • Jumpy Jungle • Runaway Warehouse • Crumbling Cavern • Dashing Desert • Twilight Valley • Orbiting Observatory • Bonus Levels (Bonus 1 · Bonus 2 · Bonus 3)|
|Objects||Items||Coin (large) • Hammers • M Coin • Pickup|
|Resource items||Blue Lift • Movable Pipe • Pink Block • Purple Conveyor • Red Girder • Spring|
|Fixed objects||Cannon • Color Switch • Conveyor Belt • Girder • Goal Door • Ladder • Magnet Ground • Rock • Spikes • Warp Pipe|
|Further info||Gallery • Media • Official online levels • Slide • Staff (Nintendo 3DS version · Wii U version) • Stamps • Workshop Store|