Oerliken
Oerliken

AUTHOR: David Mitchell
(Revision History)

GAMES: SMRPG.

TYPE: Insect.

TURF: Volcanoes.

AFFILIATIONS: None.

CLOSE RELATIVES: None.

SKILLS AND ATTACKS: Spike.

STRENGTHS: Strong against everything but Ice and Electric attacks. Strong against Fire Bombs.

WEAKNESSES: Weak against Ice.

BACKGROUND: This purple-shelled beast looks a lot like Spikester, but he's not related to them. This creature is actually a very large beetle-like insect with a carapace covered in yellow spikes. Oerlikens are highly heat resistant and prefer to live in warm environments. Many can be found in and around Barrel Volcano.
While they're not overly dangerous on their own, Oerlikens tend to form groups with other creatures and can become difficult opponents. They have large appetites and are known to eat hundreds of smaller insects in a day.

QUOTES:
"I live to eat!" - SMRPG (hidden quote)

STATS AND STRATEGIES:
Games: Super Mario RPG
HP: 85
Offense: 120 (Normal) 17 (Magic)
Defense: 125 (Normal) 50 (Magic)
Speed: Average.
Items: May drop an Energizer, sometimes gives an Attack Up in battle.
Points: 22
Attack Pattern: On the map they run around erratically. In battle they'll use regular attacks and a Spike attack.
Basic Strategies: It should only take one or two hits to beat these guys, use regular attacks most of the time. Quite a few magic attacks are effective, including Snowy, Bowser Crush, Geno's attacks, and Psych Bomb. Don't use fire attacks.
Advanced Strategies: Use Snowy, Psych Bomb or one of Geno's multiple-enemy attacks if you want to beat them fast. It's good to take them out early since they're weak. When they shoot spikes, press A as soon as the Spike makes contact to block. When they use regular attacks, they approach, pause briefly, then spin. Press A in mid-spin to block.

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