Pokey Punch-out

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Not to be confused with Pokey Pummel.
Pokey Punch-out
Pokey Punch-out from Mario Party 6
Pokey Punch-out at night from Mario Party 6
Appears in Mario Party 6
Type 4-Player mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Frantic

Pokey Punch-out is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 6. The background appears to be Shifting Sand Land from Super Mario 64. There are only aesthetic changes between daytime and nighttime.

On the "Prickly Brawl" page in the game's Miracle Book, Waluigi and Koopa Kid are punching Pokeys.


The players are standing in the middle of the desert. They are then shocked as several Pokeys emerge from the ground behind them.


The players must attack the Pokeys' body segments by punching with B Button or by kicking with A Button and then, while in midair, pushing B Button. To win, one must punch out more Pokey segments than anybody else. Players earn points by attacking a Pokey's segments. Attacking a Pokey's head destroys all its body segments at once, adding the appropriate number to the player's score. Players can also stun each other by jumping on and punching each other. The player with the most points when time runs out wins.

This minigame appears as the sixth minigame in Decathlon Park. Here, the player's objective is to attack as many Pokey segments as possible to earn as many points as possible, up to 1,000. The default record for this minigame in Decathlon Park is 15 points.


Any Pokeys left on the field retract back into the ground. The winner does their victory animation, while the losers do their losing animations.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Jump
  • B Button – Punch
  • A Button B Button – Kick

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Punch and kick Pokeys that emerge from the sand to score points. Whoever scores the most points wins!"
  • Advice"Attack a Pokey's head to topple it completely and earn points for every one of its segments."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サンボバトル
Sambo Batoru
Pokey Battle
French Punch-Out Pokey -
German Pokey-Prügelei Pokey Punch-Up
Italian Pugno di Sabbia Sand Fist
Spanish Pobre de Pokey Poor Pokey