Spiked Pirate

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Spiked Pirate
Artwork of Spiked Pirate
Species Hammer Bro
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)

Spiked Pirate[1], also referred to as Pirate Koopa[1] is the first boss in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and a member of the Brown Sugar Pirates. While given a generic Koopa identifier in English, his Japanese name derives from Hammer Bros. (「トゲブロス」 Toge Burosu, translating as "Thorn Bros."), putting him in that category.

In Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, Spiked Pirate resides at the end of the Rice Beach stage and is armed with spiky armor similar to a Koopatrol. In his fight with Wario, he employs a three-pronged attack of striking from land, air, and underground. His shell makes him invulnerable to ground pounds and fire. However, he can be rammed into, exposing his soft belly. After three hits to his vulnerable underside, he is defeated.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲブロス[2]
Toge Burosu
Thorn Bros. 「棘」 Toge means "thorn" and Burosu means "bros" and comes from Hammer Bro's Japanese name (「ハンマーブロス」 Hanma Burosu).
German Spiked Pirat[3] The English word "spiked" + "Pirat" (pirate)


  1. ^ a b Nintendo Power Volume 58, page 80.
  2. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Mario Vol. 24: Super Mario Land 3 Part 1. Pages 6-7.
  3. ^ Official German Super Game Boy Spieleberater ("Super Game Boy Game Guide")