Spinies (Pincho in Spanish) are four-legged enemies that appear in the Super Mario Series. They wear a big, red shell with long and sharp spikes on them. They are said to be pets of the Lakitus, which tosses them are Mario to attack him. When Spinies fall from the ceiling they hide in their shell and bounce off walls. Mario can carry their Shells and he can jump on them, only if the are upside down. They are Buzzy Beetle counterparts.