|Dream Team enemy|
|Item drop||Nut (5%)|
Thorbs are spiky pumpkin-like enemies that appear in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, being an introductory enemy to using hammers. They appear commonly in Mushrise Park In battle, Thorbs compress themselves down and spiral into Mario and Luigi in a clockwise or counter-clockwise pattern once, who must jump over it when it gets near them in order to avoid taking damage. They also approach a Bro., and run at them with their spikes pointed at them, much like Capnaps. The targeted Bro. must hammer the Thorb when it gets within range to counter-attack and avoid taking damage. The name Thorb comes from their thorny head and their orb-shaped body.
Being spiky, it takes no damage from jump attacks; jumping on it will deal 1 point of damage to Mario or Luigi.
Two Thorbs are seen harassing a Toad, which Mario and Luigi must battle. This battle serves as a tutorial for hammer attacks.
Names in other languages
|French||Boulapik||A pun and an abbreviation of "boule à piques" (spiked ball)|
|German||Stachzel||From "stachel" (spike)|
|Italian||Radikorn||From "radice" (root) and "corno" (horn)|
|Portuguese||Espinhola||From "espinho" (thorn) and "bola" (ball)|
|From "круглый" (kruglyj, round) and "шип" (ship, spike)|
|Spanish (NOA)||Bolina||Feminine diminutive form of "bolita" (small ball)|
|Spanish (NOE)||Espibola||From "espina" (thorn) and "bola" (ball)|