Spiny Flip

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Lakilester using the Spiny Flip

Spiny Flip is one of Lakilester's attacks in the game Paper Mario. The effect is that he throws a Spiny Egg at one enemy. All the player has to do is align the cursor with the target. If Lakilester fails, the attack does not hurt the enemy. Spiny Flip is an initial attack and costs no Flower Points, like Mario's jump. The player can also press A Button to release it earlier. When successfully executed it inflicts three points of damage to an enemy, four points when Lakilester is Super-Ranked, and five when he is Ultra-Ranked. Spiny Flip is the only initial attack from a partner in the game that does not involve contacting the enemy in any way.

This attack is similar to Flurrie's Body Slam move from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Both action commands involve lining up the cursor with the circle.


  • This attack uses the aiming cursor and sound effects from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island heard whenever Yoshi aims an Egg at an enemy.
  • As a boss, Lakilester's Spiny Flip inflicts four points of damage to Mario but goes down to three once he joins his party.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パイポなげ
Paipo Nage
Paipo Throw
Chinese 投掷刺蛋
Tóuzhì Cìdàn
Spike Egg Throwing
German Stachi-Flip Spiny Flip
Spanish Huevo Pinchos Spiny Egg