Spike Blop

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Spike Blop
BISDX Artwork - Spike Blop.png
Artwork of Spike Blop from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Variant of Spiny

Spike Blops are Spiny-like creatures who inhabit Bowser's body in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. They are creatures with slimy teal bodies that are protected by Spiny Shells. Their name might be based off of Spike Tops.

Spike Blops reside in the Trash Pit and the Pump Works. They can only be damaged by hammers and some Special/Bros. Attacks like the Green Shell. Mario and Luigi cannot jump on them in battle to attack or even in the overworld as a First Strike to trigger a fight, as they will simply land on the spines, take one point of damage and most likely forfeit their turn; the two Special Attacks Spin Pipe and Magic Window, being jump-based, also cause the same thing to happen.

In battle, Spike Blops attack by shuffling across the screen towards a bro and must be countered with a hammer swing, dealing damage. They also will jump up to and crawl along the ceiling to fall spikes first on Mario or Luigi to attack; their shadow indicates where they are aiming. This attack is countered with a hammer swing as well.

Spike Blops are sometimes fought with Goombules in the Trash Pit, and Dried/Bubble Bloopers and Protobatters in the Pump Works.


Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Spike Blop
MLBISSpike Blop.gif HP 12 (18) POW 17 (43) DEF 14 (21) SPEED 15 (23) Coins 3 (4)
Level 2 Fire Normal Burn? Normal Battled by Mario and Luigi Location(s) Trash Pit
Pump Works
Dizzy? Normal Stat Down? Normal KO? Normal Experience 5 Item Drop Syrup Jar - 20%
1-Up Mushroom - 30%
Notice: The second set of numbers next to the enemy's HP, POW, DEF, SPEED and Coins are stat increases from the Challenge Medal accessory; a 50% increase for HP, DEF, SPEED and Coins earned, and a 150% increase for POW.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Enemy
Spike Blop
MLBISBJJSpikeBlop.png HP: 5 POW: 17 DEF: 13 SPEED: 13 Experience: 5
Fire: Normal Jump: Spiny Hammer: Normal Battled by: Mario & Luigi Coins: 3
Burn: 1x Dizzy: 1x Stat Down: 1x Speed down: 1x Item Drop: Syrup Jar - 30%
1-Up Mushroom - 10%
Level:           2 Location(s): Trash Pit, Pump Works

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲーバ
Pun on 「トゲゾー」 Togezō, meaning Spiny, and 「アメーバ」 Amēba, meaning Amoeba.
Spanish (NOA) Blopúa Spike Bloop
Spanish (NOE) Pinchastre Pun on Pinchón, which is the Spanish name of Spinies, and probably lastre, which means thing that stops, seizes or suspends.
French (NOA) Hériblop From Hériss, Spiny's french name, and blop.
French (NOE) Bactériss Pun on bactérie, which means bacteria, and Hériss, which is the french name of Spinies
German Zell-Stachi From Zelle, meaning cell, and the German name of Spinies, Stachi
Italian Blobistrice From "Blob" and "Koopistrice", Spiny's Italian Name
Korean 가시메바
From "가시돌이(Spiny)" and "아메바(Amoeba)".