Porcupuffer (boss)

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This article is about the Spiny Cheep Cheep boss from Mario Pinball Land. For the spiny fish first appearing in Super Mario World, see Porcupuffer. For information about the enemy from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, see Puffer-Cheep.
Artwork of Mario fighting Porcupuffer
Species Spiny Cheep Cheep
First appearance Mario Pinball Land (2004)

Porcupuffer[1] is one of the bosses in Mario Pinball Land. It is found inside a shipwreck in the Frosty Frontier Stage. It mainly swims around the ship, but after enough time has passed, it extends the spikes on its body and homes in on Mario directly to knock him around the room. When hit by cannonball bombs or Invincible Mario, it inflates, leaving it temporarily vulnerable to Mario's pinball form or a cannonball bomb. Every time it takes a hit, it summons two little puffers to help it attack (or a single new one if one has already been defeated), and the player earns 10,000 points. The little puffers can be defeated by flicking a single cannonball bomb at them with the flippers. Hitting Porcupuffer three times defeats it and grants 500,000 points. Once defeated, Porcupuffer leaves behind four Yellow Coins, four Blue Coins, and a Star Key.

Porcupuffer reappears and is fought again after all the Cheep Cheeps are defeated in its rematch room in the Fiery Stage. At the start of this fight, two little puffers appear with Porcupuffer. After Porcupuffer is defeated again, the player earns 1,000,000 points and can obtain a Star.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボストゲプク[2][3]
Bosu Togepuku
Boss Spiny Cheep-Cheep

Spanish Porcu-Puffer Jefe
Porcupuffer Boss