A Bramball's appearance in Mario Golf: Super Rush
|First appearance||New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009, overall)|
Mario Golf: Super Rush (version 4.0.0) (2021, with Donkey Kong content)
Bramballs are orange Pokey-esque enemies with a permanent frown, brambles for legs, and yellow suction cup-like feet. Bramballs appear in a few of the New Super Mario Bros. games, and make their debut appearance in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The first time Bramballs appear in a game with Donkey Kong content is Mario Golf: Super Rush, in which they were introduced in the version 4.0.0 update. Here, Bramballs appear in Shelltop Sanctuary and the Forest course of Target Golf. In Shelltop Sanctuary, four Bramballs stand in a row on a waste area, while one stands on two elevated slabs of stone. If a Bramball gets hit by a golf ball, it rotates its head all the way around.
Names in other languages
|French||Alfronce||From the French name "Alphonse" and "ronce" (bramble)|
|German||Häcki||From "hecke" (hedge)|
|Italian||Pungipalla||Portmanteau of "pungi" (sting) and "palla" (ball)|
|Portuguese (Europe)||Carambola||Possibly from "bola" (ball) and the interjection "caramba", equivalent to "geez" in English. The word "carambola" also means "starfruit"|
|Portmanteau of "колючий" (kolyuchiy, barbed) and "нога" (noga, leg)|
|Spanish (Americas)||Zarzabola||From "zarza" (bramble) and "bola" (ball).|
|Spanish (Europe)||Espinarco||From "espina" (spine) and "arco" (arc)|
- Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 15.
- Stratton, Steve. New Super Mario Bros. U PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 30.
- Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 144 and 209.