Spiked stone

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Spiked stone
Sprite of a spiked stone in Yoshi's Story
A spiked stone in Yoshi's Story
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1998)

Spiked stones,[1] also described as "weights,"[2] blocks,[3] and spiked blocks,[4] are angry-faced weapons similar to Thwomps, appearing on the final page in Yoshi's Story, where they are carried by the Black Shy Guys inside Bowser's Castle. If a Yoshi walks near a Black Shy Guy, it will release the spiked stone, which will crush whatever is beneath it. Coming into contact with a spiked stone makes the Yoshi lose some petals from his Smile Meter. Spiked stones appear in the levels Lift Castle, Ghost Castle, and Mecha Castle.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲトゲ[5]
Togetoge Iwa
Spiny Rock

German Armboss
Portmanteau of "arm" and amboss ("anvil")


  1. ^ "This section of Bowser’s castle has marauding Shy Guys throughout, with large spiked stones that they like to drop on Yoshi’s head." – Prima Bath (April 21, 1999). Ultimate Nintendo 64 Pocket Power Guide, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. ISBN 0-7615-2083-X. Page 91.
  2. ^ "A Black Shy Affair When you try to shoot a black Shy Guy, the giant weight he carries will deflect your shot. Rather than going for a direct hit, let your egg's explosion take out the Shy Guy. Place your targeting cursor near the Shy Guy's head, then fire. If the blast hits the Shy Guy, he'll drop his spiked weight so you can leap over it. Once you've hopped over the third weight, flutter and hover until the cloud stops puffing air or you'll be blown off the ledge." – Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland (1998). Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 118.
  3. ^ March 1998. Nintendo Power Issue 106. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 51.
  4. ^ Prima Bath (April 7, 1999). Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-2103-8. Page 114 and 115.
  5. ^ 「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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 109, 113, 118.