|“||Oh, boy, two against one! I love an unfair fight.||„|
|~ Needlenose along with Goldar.|
Needlenose is a cactus-themed monster and is the main antagonist of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers two-part episode "Wild West Rangers".
He was voiced by Tony Oliver.
Needlenose has an appearance of a red cactus with two yellow flowers on his body and he has a gray waist with purple legs and not to mention he also one red eye on his face.
He was created by Lord Zedd from a rare species of cactus (classified as cactal vocifera spinoctera) that Tommy gave to Kimberly as a gift. Needlenose used paralyzing needles to weaken his opponents.
Lord Zedd wanted both Goldar & Needlenose to act quickly, traveling back in time to 1880 through a time hole, where they encountered Kimberly (who had previously fallen through said time hole) and the ancestors of the modern-day Power Rangers.
In part 2 of this episode both Goldar, Needlenose and a couple of Putty Patrollers has successfully made to the Wild West (and if you hadn't notice some of the Putty are wearing some cowboy outfits). Even though they were in the past Kimberly did manage to transformed herself into Power Ranger as she fight the modern day monsters. However she was outnumbered so she makes a hasty retreat back to HQ.
Back in the past she acquired some back-up from the rangers of the wild west to help dealing with the monsters that are over running they're town. As things looked bleak for the team Tommy Oliver ancestor showed up and saved them in the nick of time. Once the Putty Patrollers are destroyed Needlenose opens fired on Tommy Oliver paralyzing him leaving the main core rangers to left to duel against the monsters. Once Goldar reached three the team quickly open fired on the monsters sending them back in time towards the present.
Back in the present Zedd created a Growth Grenade for Needlenose to use in order use to grow to giant size, Needlenose began throwing his sharp cactus-like projectiles at the Mega Tigerzord, although they were soon bounced back by a shield barrier created by the zord. Needlenose is destroyed by the Mega Tigerzord's Firebird attack. When Needlenose was destroyed, the cactus that was created from is returned to normal.