Newer Super Mario Bros. Wiki
Game(s) Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii
Newer SMBWii Plus
Another Super Mario Bros. Wii
Newer: Summer Sun
First appearance (Wii) Rainshed Pond
(AN) World 6-5
(Sun) World 1-4
Final appearance (Wii) Yellow Beach
(AN) World 6-5
(Sun) World 1-Castlensmbw2.png
Related enemies Cheep Cheep
Cheep Chomp
Spike Bass

Porcupuffers are aquatic enemies which appear throughout the Newer Super Mario Bros. series.

In Newer Super Mario Bros. DS, an enemy behaving almost identical to the Porcupuffer appears called the Spike Bass.


Porcupuffers are circular purple fish with white underbellies. Several yellow-tipped spikes sprout from their body, as well as two small white fins. Large pink lips lay under their two white eyes, forever closed in a slightly angry expression.


Porcupuffers will swim across the top of water when the player is in a specific zone. They will follow the player horizontally until they decide to jump in an arch at the player, swiftly landing back in the water to follow them again.

Porcupuffers can be defeated by fireballs from a Fire Flower, hammers from a Hammer Suit, and Super Stars. Once one is defeated, another Porcupuffer will enter the area until the player exits their specific zone.