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First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Boo Mario among three Spinecones

Spinecones[1] are horned turban snail-like enemies that appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Their name is a portmanteau of "spine" and "pinecone." Each Spinecone has a giant blueish-white cone-shaped shell adorned with orange spikes and has a purple head with a pair of skittish eyes that dart back and forth constantly. Spinecones first appear as uncommon enemies in the Starshine Beach Galaxy's underwater portion. They later appear as one of the main obstacles in Boo Moon Galaxy's mission Haunting the Howling Tower. They move around very slowly and cannot be defeated.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トンガリ[2]
Sharp Point

French Hermite Piquant
From "bernard l'hermite" (hermit crab) and "piquant" (prickly)
German Stachelkrebs
Spine Crab
Italian Paguspino
From "paguro" (hermit crab) and "spino" (thorn)
Spanish (NOE) Moluspica
From "molusco" (molluscan) and "picar" (to sting)


  1. ^ English Super Mario Galaxy 2 entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022, 23:39:46 UTC via archive.today.)
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 160.