Spikey (Super Mario RPG)

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This article is about the enemy from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. For other uses of the name, see Spikey.
Artwork of Spikey from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Variant of Spiny

Spikeys are common enemies appearing in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake. Much like Spinies, they have red spiked shells, are normally immune to jump attacks, and are sometimes dropped down by Lakitus. They are encountered in Mushroom Way, Bandit's Way, the Pipe Vault, and Booster Pass.

In battle, Spikeys usually attack by rolling up into a Spiny Egg before striking. However, if all other enemies have been defeated, they instead shoot a spike at the target, which deals 50% more damage than usual. Spikeys often attack in groups of two or three, and are sometimes accompanied in battle by either a Paratroopa or Frogog. In Bandit's Way, they also appear alongside Goombas and K-9s, while in Booster Pass they appear alongside either another Spikey or a Paratroopa.

Spikeys first appear in the last section of Mushroom Way, which wander around the area after being dropped by a Lakitu hovering overhead. A couple of Spikeys hide behind bushes to ambush Mario as he walks by. If they miss, they return into hiding. The Spikeys that appear in Bandit's Way are more aggressive, attacking Mario on sight and actively pursuing him in the event they miss.

In Booster Pass, they serve as obstacles within the level's hidden obstacle course, which can only be accessed after pressing a certain switch in Booster Tower. The obstacle course serves as a training ground for Booster's Apprentices. After Mario unlocks this area, he may dodge or battle the Spikeys to reach a trio of treasure boxes. They also appear during the Goomba thumping game. Mario loses a point each time he jumps on one.

Spikeys also have stronger green and purple counterparts known as Spikesters and Urspikes. Additionally, Spikeys have an unused variant known as Super Spike, described by the game's Shogakukan guide as appearing in Land's End.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Battle idle animation of a Spikey from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 20 FP 100 Speed 14 Yoshi Cookie Bracer
Attack 6 Magic attack 4 Location(s) Mushroom Way, Bandit's Way, Pipe Vault, Booster Pass Bonus Flower Attack Up! (10%)
Defense 11 Magic defense 2 Weak None Items Honey Syrup (5%)
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Strong Jump Morph rate 75%
Coins 2 Exp. points 1 Spells None Sp. attacks Thorn Shot
Psychopath "Just try and jump on me!"

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Artwork of Spikey from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
HP 20
Exp. 1
Weak Elements N/A
Weak Statuses FearPoisonSleepMute
Drops N/A
Rare Drops Honey Syrup
Found In Mushroom Way
Monster List profile
The sharp spikes on their backs are important protection against Mario's jump attacks, so they require diligent maintenance.
Thought Peek
You'll regret jumping on me. Go ahead and try—I dare ya! What are ya, scared? Ha!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲへい
Portmanteau of「トゲゾー」(Togezō, Spiny) and「兵」(hei, soldier)
Chinese 尖刺兵
Jiāncì Bīng
Spike Soldier
Dutch Spikey -
French (NOA) Hérissard Portmanteau of "Hériss" (Spiny) and the pejorative suffix "-ard" or possibly "dard" (sting)
French (NOE) Picotard Portmanteau of "picot" (small spike) and the pejorative suffix "-ard" or possibly "dard" (sting)
German Dorni From "dornig" (thorny); possibly a reference to "Stachi" (Spiny)
Italian Koopaspino Spiky-koopa; possibly a reference to "Koopistrice" (Spiny)
Korean 가시병
Gasi Byeong
Portmanteau of "가시돌이" (Gasidol'i, Spiny) and "병" (byeong, soldier)
Spanish Spikey -