Hey, here's a little example with spikes that goes underground endlessly. I set up three types of spikes, just changing the "wave" property of the Sine behavior. Note that the "sawtooth" wave equation is probably what you want. Just check the collision with the sprite and players/entities and do as you like. You can add randomized values to the Sine behavior if you want it to be less predictable. The "width/height" parameters of the "movement" property could be good too as it scales the objects. The magnitude is how large is the movement, in pixels or percents.
You can see that the spikes are on the "behind" layer, with "tilemap" layer in front.
This is a simple way to do that. You can also have custom movement by writing your own and changing state and position of the spike object every tick or less. For example you can add a "active" bolean variable to the sprite and set it true only while it's rising from the ground, setting false while retracting. When you're checking for collisions you can also check for if the spike is active or not. If it is, hurt the player, if not, the player can walk upon it.
Hope this helps if you haven't already find a solution.https://www.dropbox.com/s/9xusp6gx0y00e0u/spikes.capx?dl=0