Pokey Head

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Pokey Head
A Pokey Head from Super Mario Sunshine.
First Appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Parent Species Pokey
Derived Species
Seedy Pod
A Pokey Head being squirted against a wall in Super Mario Sunshine.

Pokey Heads[1], also referred to as Pokey Sprouts[citation needed] or just Pokeys[2], are enemies appearing in Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are similar to a standard Pokey, but include only the head. They are green in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Unlike standard Pokeys, they cannot fall on Mario, as they are too small. Instead, they hide in the ground, pretending to be flowers, and jump when he approaches. They then hop toward Mario slowly. They can be defeated with a stomp or spin. Additionally, they can be sprayed into a wall in Super Mario Sunshine. This causes them to splat on the wall and produce three coins instead of one.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サンボヘッド[3]
Pokey Head
French Bul-Pokey


  • The overworld sprite of Pokeys in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time appears similar to a Pokey Head.
  • They can be watered like normal flowers in Super Mario Sunshine before they attack, but this does not produce coins like a real flower. They do not make noises either.


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 29.
  2. ^ Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page 17.
  3. ^ Japanese Super Mario Sunshine book (pg. 19)