The Spiny is another member of the Beetle family. Spinies are a more dangerous version than that of its Buzzy Beetle relative. Spiny Beetles have spikes all over their shell and cannot be stomped. They can only be defeated with a starman, fireball, or by another kicked shell. Some Spinies hang on ceilings and try to attack Mario by dropping on him and spinning in their shells upside-down, at which point he can stomp on them and use it as a weapon.

Kirby can also inhale to get Needle.