Spiny Tromp

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Super Paper Mario Enemy
Spiny Tromp
SpinyTrompCard.png
Location(s) Mount Lineland (1-2), Underwhere Road (7-2)
Max HP N/A
Attack 1
Defense N/A
Score N/A
Items
Card Type Uncommon
Card Location(s) Card Shop; Flimm; Catch Card/SP
Card Description
It's a massive, rolling pinwheel of doom. If it keeps rolling, maybe it'll aerate someone's lawn.
Tattle
This Spiny Tromp loves to roll down hills and over unlucky pedestrians... You can't beat it... You can only avoid it... It rolls down the hill fast, but I know Mario can find a way to avoid it...
List of Catch Cards
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A Spiny Tromp is a large, spiked orb with a surly face; it resembles a circular Thwomp. Its name is likely derived from "trample", referring to their attacks, and "Thwomp". Though they are not named in their first appearance, Paper Mario, they are later named in Super Paper Mario. "Tromp" itself is also a slang word that can mean either "trample" or "ultimately destroy".

History[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Mario and Goombario, being chased by a Spiny Tromp in Paper Mario.

Spiny Tromps first appear in Paper Mario, where they are found inside Mt. Lavalava. In a corridor of Mt. Lavalava, a Spiny Tromp appears to try to crush Mario, which can only be avoided by using Bow's intangibility powers to avoid the Spiny Tromp.

Later, another Spiny Tromp, after having its path cleared by Mario and his Ultra Hammer, rolls haphazardly towards Mario. Mario once more needs to use Lady Bow's ability to make himself intangible to avoid the rolling Spiny Tromp. The Spiny Tromp continues to roll and crush the nearby Kolorado before breaking through a nearby wall and embedding itself in another wall, clearing Mario's path.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Spiny Tromp as seen in Super Paper Mario.

Despite their absence from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, several Spiny Tromps appear in Super Paper Mario as obstacles in the Mount Lineland and Underwhere Road, where they are shown to come in varying sizes. To dodge these Spiny Tromps, Mario needs to Flip, which reveals that Spiny Tromps are actually rather thin and composed of three layers of a spiked, cardboard-like substance, so they can still harm Mario while in 3D.

A small variant of Tromps, referred to as Spiky Tromps, also appear later in Super Paper Mario, in Yold Ruins, where they often act as obstacles.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

SpinyTromp SuperMarioKun.jpg

A Spiny Tromp appears in the Paper Mario adaption of Super Mario-Kun, specifically in volume 26. It chases Mario, Goombario, and Kooper. Sushie, however blasts it with water, destroying it.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロン
Goron
Onomatopoeia for rolling
French Rolopic Pun on "roll" and pic (spike)
German Dornblock Thornblock