Spiky Snifit

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Not to be confused with Spike Snifit.
Spiky Snifit
Sprite of a Spiky Snifit from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
Variant of Pokey

Spiky Snifits are enemies that appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. They only appear in battle alongside Gritty Goombas and Anuboos in Teehee Valley.

Spiky Snifits are seemingly designed as a cross between a Pokey and a Snifit, based on their Japanese name; where Pokeys generally appear segmented, Spiky Snifits are instead depicted as stylized stationary saguaro cacti wearing Snifit masks. In the remake, their defeat sprite shows they also have a pair of tiny legs under the ground.


Spiky Snifit being assisted by Gritty Goomba
Spiky Snifits being assisted with a Gritty Goomba

Spiky Snifits shoot projectiles at the Mario Bros., with two hints as to whom their target is. Prior to attacking, it shifts back and forth; if its right arm becomes visible, the enemy attacks Mario, and if it waves its left arm, Luigi is the target. Secondly, the Spiky Snifit's mouth may vibrate before it actually attacks, spitting the object at a low arc directly towards its target; if it fires immediately instead, the spat object bounces harmlessly over the target's head.

The projectile is either a spiked ball or a mushroom; the spiked balls have a chance to poison the Bros. if they hit. Conversely, any Mushrooms that "hit" Mario or Luigi in the original game will be added to the inventory; in the remake, they will heal some of the Bros.’ HP.

Spiky Snifits are weak to Mario's Firebrand, and cannot be jumped on unless Mario or Luigi are wearing one of the "Spiny-Killer Jump" badges. Upon defeat in the original game, they may drop a Red Pepper or Syrup; in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the Syrup is replaced with the Pokey Flower, a clothing item that increases the damage of First Strikes.


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy
Spiky Snifit
A Spiky Snifit HP 80 POW 80 Defense 50
Speed 30 Experience 67 (45) Coins 5 (6)
Location Teehee Valley Jump Spiny Hammer Normal
Hand Normal Fire Critical Thunder Normal
Stat down? 100% Stun? 30% Burn? 60%
Level 22 (21) Role Common Item drop Red Pepper – 6.45% (19.35%)
Syrup Jar – 25.81% (Red Pepper - 6.45%)
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions enemy
Spiky Snifit
Sprite of a Spiky Snifit from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP 94 POW 99 DEF 68 SPEED 50 Experience 45
Fire Critical Thunder Normal Jump Spiny, Normal Hammer Normal Coins 18
Stat down 60% Dizzy 30% Burn 30% Speed down 30% Item drop Red Pepper (20%)
Pokey Flower (10%)
Pokey Flower (40%)
Level           21 Location(s) Teehee Valley

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サンボムーチョ
Sanbo Mūcho
Pokey Snifit

Chinese 刺球木乔
Cìqiú Mùqiáo
Pokey Snifit

French Cakfit
From "cactus" and "Snifit"
German Pokey-Snifit
Italian Sputaboom (original)
Snifit Cactus (remake)
Korean 선인무우쵸
Seon'in Muuchyo
Pokey Snifit

Spanish Pokey Olfiti
Snifit Pokey