A Pokey is an enemy in the Mario series. They first appeared in Doki Doki Panic/Super Mario Bros. 2 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Each Pokey has a certain amount of segments, usually with five, with the fith being it's head. They are cactus enemies who will hurt anyone who touches it.

Ever since the species first appearance, they have appeared somewhat regularly in Mario games, such as Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, the New Super Mario Bros Series, and Super Mario 3D Land

The species is also a common obstacle in the Mario Kart series, usually in desert levels. The following is a list of Mario Kart games where Pokey has appeared.

In New Super Mario Bros., a mummified Pokey also appears as a boss of World 2, named Mummipokey. Killing Mummipokey lets you go to World 3. But if you kill this mummified version of a Pokey while using a Mini Mushroom, you instead go to the optional World 4.

In Super Mario 3D World they do not appear, but a subspecies called Snow Pokeys do.


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