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Artwork of Porcupo
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)
(Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic)
Latest appearance Ultimate NES Remix (2014)
Harry Hedgehog

Porcupo are black or purple creatures occasionally found in the Mario franchise. They are said to be a type of porcupine, but actually resemble more of a hedgehog.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]


In their first appearance in Super Mario Bros. 2, they pace back and forth and are usually in groups of two or more. They can't be jumped on or picked up, so players must throw other enemies or objects at Porcupos to defeat them.

Porcupos reappear in the Super Mario Bros. 2 port included in Super Mario All-Stars. They behave exactly the same as in the original, but are purple in color.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]


Porcupos are also in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, but only in the World-e level, Ground Work.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

A Porcupo from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

A single Porcupo appears in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "On Her Majesty's Sewer Service" as the pet of Koopfinger. When Mario and Luigi invaded Koopfinger's hideout though, the Porcupo simply hopped off Koopfinger's lap and ran away instead of trying to fight.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハリマンネン[1]
Hari Mannen
「針」 Hari means "needle" and 「万年」 mannen means "ten thousand years".
German Igel Hedgehog
Italian Porcupì From porsospino (porcupine)
Korean 고슴이
From "Hedgehog".
Chinese 刺毛[2]
Spike furred


  1. ^ Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic instruction booklet, page 33.
  2. ^ From the ending scenes of Super Mario Advance as localized by iQue. Reference: 无敌阿尔宙斯 (August 28, 2013). 神游 超级马力欧2敌人官译 (Official names for iQue Super Mario 2 enemies). Baidu Tieba. Retrieved February 2, 2017.