Spiky Joe

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Spiky Joe
Red Spike Top from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Sprite in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Species Red Spike Top
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) (2024)
“Wheeee! It's gonna be fun poking at you!”
Spiky Joe, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Spiky Joe is a Red Spike Top that appears in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. He is a major-league fighter in the Glitz Pit.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Spiky Joe is in the major league locker room, allowing Mario and his partner to talk to him. His team is called The Tiny Spinies; they are the first enemies that Mario faces in the major league. Spiky Joe is one of the few nice major-league members despite losing to "The Great Gonzales"; he does not hate him, and merely swears to train more and get better one day (the only other member being Hamma Jamma).

Enemy Statistics[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
R. S. Buzzy
Red Spike Top from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Max HP 5 Attack 3 Defense 4
Location(s) Glitz Pit Role Common Level 17
Sleep? 75% Dizzy? 75% Confuse? 75%
Tiny? 90% Stop? 90% Soft? 95%
Burn? 0% Freeze? 75% Fright? 60%
Gale Force? 30% KO? 95% Moves Shell Toss (3)
Exp. points 0 Coins 1 - 2 Items None
Tattle Log #:
35
Log The sturdiest of all the Buzzy Beetles, a Red Spike Top is impervious to fire and explosions. Plus, the spike on its back protects it from being flipped over.
Tattle The logo's symbol for Nintendo GameCubeUSA Icon in Globe That's a Red Spike Top. It's the most well protected of the Buzzy Beetle species. Max HP is 5, Attack is 3, and Defense is a whopping 5[sic]. Yup... This guy is HARD! It has really high Defense, and fire and explosions don't hurt it at all. If we can just find a way to flip it over, its underside has Defense of 0... And that spike... What a pain! There's gotta be a way to flip it over...

The logo's symbol for Nintendo GameCubeLogo of the Nintendo Switch That's a Red Spike Top. It's the most well protected of the Buzzy Beetle species. Max HP is 5, Attack is 3, and Defense is a whopping 4. Yup... This guy is HARD! It has really high Defense, and fire and explosions don't hurt it at all. If we can just find a way to flip it over, its underside has Defense of 0... And that spike... What a pain! There's gotta be a way to flip it over...

Field Tattle[edit]

  • "That guy's Spiky Joe. He's a major-leaguer, so we'll see him in the ring. He's super-proud of his hard shell and the pointy spike on top of it. Whatever."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タンタン
Tantan
Onomatopoeia for hitting sounds

Chinese 坦坦
Tǎntǎn
Transliteration of the Japanese name

Dutch Spitse Siem
from spits (peak-shaped) and Siem (dutch name)
French Timothée
Timothy
German Flimsy
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Italian Spinarossa
Redspike
Korean 탕탕
Tangtang
From the Japanese name

Spanish El Punzón
The Awl