Spiked Fun Guy (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island)

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Spiked Fun Guy
SMW2 Spiked Fun Guy.png
A Spiked Fun Guy
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (2002)
Variant of Pokey

A Spiked Fun Guy[1] is a small green type of Pokey in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its reissue, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. Spiked Fun Guys inhabit a handful of stages, and are often seen near enemies that use Needlenoses. Ordinarily, they merely move back and forth along the ground, bouncing back when they collide with a wall. As they move, they rapidly contract their heads up and down.

Potted Spiked Fun Guys[1] ride within brown and beige pots and repeatedly yet slowly bounce towards a Yoshi, occasionally performing a taller jump. The 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. In certain instances, a Spiked Fun Guy may spawn with or without a pot each time it comes on-screen.


Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 小さくてもサボテン。踏むとイタい目に会う。[2] (A rather small cactus. If you step on it, you will get hurt.)
  • Player's Guide
    • Spiked Fun Guy: A fun guy? Oh, really. A couple of jokes from this party animal and everyone will be snoozing.[1]
    • Potted Spiked Fun Guy: Eat his pot, then eat him to make a new egg.[1]
  • Shogakukan guide (Game Boy Advance version): ちいさくてもサボテン。ふむとイタいにあうぞ!風船ふうせんにぶらがっててきたり、はちっててくることもある。[3] (A rather small cactus. You'll be sorry if you step on it! It sometimes hangs from a balloon or rides in a pot.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サンボ[2][3]
Pokey; seen as a counterpart to Needlenose

German Boden Wump[citation needed]
From boden ("ground") and probably Wummp ("Thwomp")
Potted Spiked Fun Guy
Language Name Meaning
Japanese サンボのはち[4][better source needed]
Sanbo no Hachi
Potted Pokey


  1. ^ a b c d Miller, Kent; Munson, Terry (1995). Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 128.
  2. ^ a b 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 5.
  3. ^ a b 「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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 16.
  4. ^ 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).