Spiked Fun Guy

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Spiked Fun Guy
A Spiked Fun Guy.
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (2002)
Parent Species Pokey
Not to be confused with Tap-Tap.

Spiked Fun Guy[1] is a small, green type of Pokey. In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its remake Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Spiked Fun Guys inhabit a handful of stages. Ordinarily, they merely move back and forth along the ground, bouncing back when they collide with a wall. Potted Spiked Fun Guys[1], aptly enough, ride within pot objects and repeatedly yet slowly jump towards Yoshi, occasionally performing a taller jump. Yoshi can simply lick up the pot, which releases the Spiked Fun Guy, or burst the enemy with an egg or seed, which leaves the pot behind and can allow another Spiked Fun Guy to hop into it. Both Spiked Fun Guys and their pots can be converted into eggs.

A Spiked Fun Guy in Yoshi's Story.

In Yoshi's Story, somewhat larger, purple creatures also known as Spiked Fun Guys[2] make their debut. These Spiked Fun Guys are still round and prickly, but have a completely different appearance, having large lips, big eyes, and pink, dragon-like feet. They walk from conspicuous holes in the page's background and drop down on the ground; after a moment, they begin to roll downwards on the slope they're on, either falling off the page or rolling between two slopes until they disappear after some time. Additional Spiked Fun Guys indefinitely spawn from within the same hole, popping out at select intervals. They can be swallowed and turned into eggs, and infest the sewer-themed pages of Torrential Maze and Jelly Pipe.

Names in other languages[edit]

Spiked Fun Guy[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サンボ[3]
Same as Pokey; shared with Needlenose.

Spiked Rolling Kid (in Yoshi's Story).
German Boden Wump[citation needed] From "Boden" (ground) and probably "Wummp", the German name of the Thwomps.

Potted Spiked Fun Guy[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サンボ[3]
Sanbo no Hachi
Pokey (Shogakukan)

Potted Pokey (Enterbrain)


  1. ^ a b Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 128.
  2. ^ Yoshi's Story Player's Guide, pg. 11
  3. ^ a b さくてもサボテン。ふむとイタいにあうぞ!風船にぶらがっててきたり、っててくることもある。」 ("A rather small cactus. You'll be sorry if you step on it! It sometimes hangs from a balloon or rides in a pot.") - 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 16.
  4. ^ Scan of 「ヨッシーストーリー 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Story Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook)
  5. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3 かんぺきガイド」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Kanpeki Guide).