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A Pokey, as in New Super Mario Bros. U
Species Origin Cactus
Rarity Semi-common
Alignment Koopa Troop, 8 Bits
Notable Members
Koopa Troop

Pokeys are cactus-like enemies that appear in many games in the Super Mario series. They are yellow and spherical in appearance, and are covered in various spikes. The number of segments a Pokey has varies from Pokey to Pokey: they have also been known to be able to throw their segments as an attack mechanism. The top segment of the Pokey is where its face is located, always displaying a dashing but somewhat unsettling smile.

They are usually seen with spikes on their heads, but some sub-species have flowers. These can be jumped on, except for in New Super Mario Bros. If Mario throws a fireball at Pokey, one of its segments will fall off. However, if the fireball connects with the Pokey's head, all of its segments will disperse at once. Pokeys were first seen in Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario World, existing as prominent foes in both games under the sovereignty of Wart and Bowser.


Super Mario MHL

Pokeys appear in the stage Yoshi Desert in Super Mario MHL.

Super Smash Bros. Insanity

Pokey appears in Super Smash Bros. Insanity as a playable character. He can be unlocked by fighting on any stage five times in a row, or reaching level twelve in story mode.

Koopa Kart

Pokey appears as a heavy weight driver in Koopa Kart.

Super Mario Bros.: Fury Combined!

A Pokey known as Skull-Pokey appears as a boss in World 2: Deserted Desert.



  • In Super Mario World, there's one level with four Pokeys on different hills. If Yoshi eats all of these Pokeys' segments aside from their heads, the player can create a four-headed Pokey.
  • Pokeys have been shown to reproduce by pulling new Pokeys out of the desert sands.
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Playable Characters
Mario | Luigi | Princess Peach | Princess Daisy
Toad | Toadette | Toadbert | Toadsworth | Toad Brigade | Lubba | Geno | Mallow | Goombario | Goombella | Donkey Kong | Diddy Kong | Honey Queen | Bunty | Rosalina | Yoshi
Goomba | Koopa Troopa | Hammer Bro. | Boo | Piranha Plant | Pokey
Bowser | Tatanga
Pinedora | Mountaria | Waterway | Valleyrude | Desruto
Mushroom | Fire Flower | Tanooki Suit | Boomerang Flower
SuperMushroomNSMB2 Mario Kart Hyperspeed SuperMushroomNSMB2
Default Characters ToadBaby MarioBaby LuigiKoopa TroopaLakitu
BowserDonkey KongWarioWaluigiKing Boo
Unlockable Characters ToadetteBaby PeachBaby DaisyKoopa ParatroopaElvin Gadd
BirdoBowser Jr.Diddy KongKamekMona
RosalinaPetey PiranhaWigglerBoom BoomPianta
Downloadable characters Mushroom pack: ToadsworthHammer Bro.Pom Pom
Halloween pack: Dry BonesAshleyDry Bowser
Flower pack: Shy GuyNabbitDimentio
Christmas pack: Pointy TuckMr. BlizzardFish Poker Pops
Star pack: GoombaBooR.O.B.
Special pack: Baby WarioNokiShigeru Miyamoto
Boss Characters TopmaniacDry BowserGiant Pokey
Mushroom pack: Big Bully
Flower pack: Goomboss
Star pack: King Bob-Omb
Special pack: Bowser

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