Spiked stone

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Spiked stone
Sprite of a black Shy Guy carrying a spiked stone in Yoshi's Story
A Black Shy Guy holding a spiked stone in Yoshi's Story
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1998)

Spiked stones,[1] also described as "weights"[2] and spiked blocks,[3] are angry-faced weapons similar to Thwomps, appearing on the final pages 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. 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[4]
Togetoge Iwa
Spiny Rock
German Armboss Portmanteau of Arm and Amboss.


  1. ^ Prima Bath. Ultimate Nintendo 64 Pocket Power Guide, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 91. "This section of Bowser’s castle has marauding Shy Guys throughout, with large spiked stones that they like to drop on Yoshi’s head."
  2. ^ Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland. Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Page 118. "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."
  3. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Pages 114 and 115.
  4. ^ 「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), pages 109, 113, 118.