|Dragon Quest Monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|Romanized Japanese||Living hammer|
|First Appearance||Dragon Quest VII|
Spiny mines are ugly anthropomorphic explosive flails that float threateningly into battle. They worryingly resemble naval mines, causing most adventurers to run at the first sight of them. Their bodies consist of a rotten round iron ball covered in sharp stabbing spikes with an evil one-eyed face and a mouth with sharp fangs, as well as a long clanking chain that dangles below their bodies. Spiny mines attack by swinging their spiked bodies in a circle, smashing into enemies and protruding their spikey spines into their flesh. They're also prone to simply self destructing at will, damaging every single enemy in a massive manic explosion.