Spikes are lizard creatures who debuted in Super Mario Bros. 3. Originally, they could cough up spiked balls from their mouths, but from New Super Mario Bros. Wii onwards, they now throw spiked balls instead.

Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii

In Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii, Spikes are uncommon enemies, mainly found in the levels of Rubble Ruins. They can be defeated with fireballs, iceballs, ground pound, the use of a Super Star and a Hammer Suit.

Newer Super Mario Bros. DS

Normal Spikes do not appear in Newer Super Mario Bros. DS, considering they didn't appear either in the original New Super Mario Bros. game, but Snow Spikes do, mainly in the levels of Moonview Glacier.

Types of Spikes

They are five types of Spikes in the game, including the normal variant.

Spike: Normal Spikes themselves.

Stone Spike: Stone Spikes are blue and toss spiked balls made out of stone. They occasionally appear in Mushroom Peaks.

Snow Spike: Snow Spikes are light blue, wear orange mittens, hats, snow goggles and throw snowballs. They appear in Snowball Field and Snowfall Peak.

Factory Spike: Factory Spikes are exactly like normal Spikes, but are red and are only found in Ironworks Forge of Koopa Core.

Dune Spike: Dune Spikes are super rare and are only found in Orange Prairie of the Special World.