Spikey (Super Mario RPG)
- This article is about the enemy from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. For other uses of the name, see Spikey.
|First appearance||Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)|
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
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
|Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy|
|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)
|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.|
|You'll regret jumping on me. Go ahead and try—I dare ya! What are ya, scared? Ha!|
Artwork, from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Names in other languages
|Portmanteau of「トゲゾー」(Togezō, Spiny) and「兵」(hei, soldier)|
|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)|
|Portmanteau of "가시돌이" (Gasidol'i, Spiny) and "병" (byeong, soldier)|
|Characters||Kyodai Togemetto • Spike Storm|
|Species||Big Spiny • Dark Spiny • Paper Spiny • Piranha Pod • Sad Spiny • Sharpea • Sky-Blue Spiny • Spike Blop • Spike Koopa • Spikester • Spikey • Spiny • Spiny Egg • Spiny R • Spiny Shroopa • Thorny • Urspike|
|Related items||Giant Spiny Shell • Spiny Orb • Spiny Shell (blue) • Spiny Shell (red)|