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The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Location(s) Rogueport Sewers, Glitz Pit, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 2, 4, 7, 9)
Max HP 3
Attack 1
Defense 0
Moves Spin (1)
Items Mushroom, Pretty Lucky P, Sleepy Sheep
Coins 0 - 1
Log A strange creature made of thin, papery boards. Still a completely mysterious species.
Misc. stats
Level 7
Exp. points 0
Sleep? 100%
Dizzy? 100%
Confuse? 100%
Tiny? 100%
Burn? 150%
Freeze? 100%
Stop? 120%
Soft? 100%
Fright? 110%
Gale Force? 110%
KO? 150%

That's a Spinia. A totally weird creature made of thin, papery boards. It certainly looks unique. Nobody knows much about these creatures, actually. Max HP is 3, Attack is 1, and Defense is 0. Its attacks are super-swift, but it should be pretty easy. Just give it a "Hee-YAAA!"

“You got bad luck, getting matched up against us.”
Spinia, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Spinias are green creatures made of thin, papery discs in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They commonly appear in Rogueport Sewers alongside their later-found spiked version called Spanias. As their name suggests, they and their attacks are derived from "spinner". Spinias and Spanias are also found in the Pit of 100 Trials, which also features the very powerful Spunias. Two Spinias also appear in Chapter 3 where they help make up the Destructors, a Glitz Pit team who served as a replacement for Bandy Andy who had "retired". However, The Destructors exit the rankings when Bandy Andy comes back and takes their place.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒンニャー
Possibly from「捻る」(hineru, to twist) and the partial corruption of「スピナー」(supinā, spinner)
French Hinya Derived from Japanese name
German Sproing Referring to their sound
Italian Lanternin From "lanterna" (lantern)
Spanish (NOE) Farolín Diminutive form of "farol" (lantern)

See also[edit]


The unused Spinia with a hamburger bun.
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door's data reveals what could possibly be another Spinia variant (seemingly a hamburger-themed one); this Spinia-like creature was supposedly going to be an ally of Luigi, as its sprite could be found next to those of Luigi's other partners.
  • In the Tattle Log, there's no space in between "HP" and "3" for Spinia.