Spined Puffer

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Spined Puffer
Spined Puffer
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)

Spined Puffers[1] are enemies resembling pufferfish who appear in the underwater levels of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. They do not attack, instead defending themselves by using their retractable spikes. It is only when the spikes are down that Donkey Kong can use his Sound Wave Attack to immobilize them. He can then punch the enemy until it is defeated, causing it to explode and leave five beats in its place.

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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat ObjectData/NeedlePoppo.arc Needle Poppo -

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハリボンボン[2]
Partial repetition of「針千本」(harisenbon, porcupinefish); shared with Loch Nestor and Spindleburr


Unused Rush Air Fish from Super Mario Galaxy.
"RushAirFish" from Super Mario Galaxy.
  • A Spined Puffer exists as an unused model under the name RushAirFish in Super Mario Galaxy, missing all but its idle and puffing animations from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.[3]


  1. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 190, page 71.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Shogakukan book, page 171
  3. ^ TCRF. tcrf:Super Mario Galaxy § Jungle Beat Leftovers. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved March 3, 2018.