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Screenshot of a Pokipede from Super Mario Bros. Wonder
First appearance Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)

Pokipedes are enemies that appear in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. They are Wiggler-like caterpillars with boxing gloves and spiked helmets that cover all but their last segment. Pokipedes move along rails, punching everything in front of them, destroying snow blocks in their path. They can be defeated by stomping on their single uncovered segment, hitting said segment with three fireballs, or by attacking them with Elephant Mario's trunk.

Pokipedes have a red variant, which moves faster and is able to destroy Hard Blocks as well. Both variants of Pokipedes can have between three and seven segments. They appear prominently in Pokipede Pass, alongside the Spelunking! Wiggler Race. Their name is a portmanteau of "poke" and "centipede".


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘビムシ
Snake insect
Chinese 蛇虫
Snake insect
Dutch Pokipede -
French Serpattes Portmanteau of "serpent" (snake) and "pattes" (legs), or possibly "mille-pattes" (millipede)
German Tausendschlängler From "tausend" (thousand) and the agentive form of "Schlange" (snake)
Italian Serpipiede Portmanteau of "serpi" (snakes) and "piede" (foot), or "centopiedi" (centipede)
Korean 뱀벌레
Serpent insect
Portuguese Socopeia Portmanteau of "socar" (to punch) and "centopeia" (centipede)
Russian Жукендр
Spanish Serpiés Portmanteau of "serpiente" (snake) and "ciempiés" (centipede)