Spike Bass

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Spike Bass
NSMB Spike Bass Model.png
Model of the Spike Bass from New Super Mario Bros.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Variant of Mega Cheep-Cheep
Spiny Cheep-Cheep

The Spike Bass[1] is an enemy in New Super Mario Bros. that resembles an oversized brown tadpole with a pale underbelly. It also has beaming yellow eyes, sharp teeth, and spikes all over its body. The Spike Bass is encountered only in World 2-A and World 3-C, where it jumps from the water and tries to attack Mario or Luigi similarly to Boss Bass but without attempting to eat them. The Spike Bass can be defeated from either a fireball, a Koopa Shell, a Starman, or a Mega Mushroom, though a different one appears in its place a few seconds later. Later games give this enemy's behavior to Porcupuffer, which does not jump in earlier appearances.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

New Super Mario Bros. data/enemy/togepuku.nsbmd togepuku Spiny Cheep-Cheep

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イガプク[2]
Spike Cheep; based on「トゲプク」(Togepuku, Spiny Cheep-Cheep)

French Spike Bass[3]
German Stachel-Barsch
Sting Perch
Italian Spunzo Pesce[4]
Spike Fish


  1. ^ Loe, Casey (May 15, 2006). New Super Mario Bros. Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-59812-009-3. Page 12.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Shogakukan book.[page number needed]
  3. ^ July 4, 2018. Super Mario Encyclopedia. Soleil Productions (French). ISBN 2302070046. Page 114.
  4. ^ November 15, 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 889367436X. Page 114.