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Petey Piranha (Final Smash)

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Petey Piranha
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Piranha Plant summoning Petey Piranha in Ultimate.
User Piranha Plant
Universe Mario
Article on MarioWiki Petey Piranha

Petey Piranha (ボスパックン, Boss Packun) is Piranha Plant's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Piranha Plant summons Petey Piranha. He jumps around capturing opponents in the cages he holds while the player has free control of Piranha Plant. Petey will move in the same direction Piranha Plant is moving, will jump further the more tilted control stick is, and will jump higher if a jump input is held. Opponents that are hit by a cage will take 5% damage and be placed into a cage if one isn't already occupied. If he does a high jump, he will deal 5% damage when landing. After three seconds, he will stop and breathe fire on both cages, dealing 5% to those in the cages and 3% to opponents outside of the cages. He will then slam the cages onto the ground, dealing 20% to those in the cages and those hit by the slam, then fly away. Petey Piranha can fall off of ledges, though players in the cages will be propelled upward before they hit the blast zone.

Instructional quote[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List PiranhaPlantHeadSSBU.png Piranha Plant summons a giant Petey Piranha that moves left and right while swinging cages. Fighters hit by a cage will be trapped. In the end, Petey Piranha throws the cages downward, launching the fighters trapped inside.


Petey Piranha as a boss in Brawl, the basis for his appearance as Piranha Plant's Final Smash.

Petey Piranha first appeared in Super Mario Sunshine and has appeared - usually as a boss, but many times as a playable character - in various Mario titles since. His cages are based on his appearance as a boss in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Subspace Emissary, where he captured Peach and Zelda in said cages and flung them around, similarly to how he flings them down during the Final Smash. This is the first time he is shown able to breathe fire, as he usually spits out poisonous toxins and goop in the Mario series, with the fire-breathing ability being possibly derived from the Fire Piranha Plant.



  • It is the only Final Smash of a DLC character (in Ultimate) that doesn't require trapping an opponent to succeed.
    • It is also the only Final Smash of a DLC character to have no cinematic parts.
  • If Petey Piranha manages to not land on the ground for eight seconds, he will perform his fire and slam attack and leave regardless of if he is on solid ground or not.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ボスパックン, Boss Pakkun
UK English Petey Piranha
France French (PAL) Flora Piranha
Quebec French (NTSC) Petey Piranha
Germany German Mutant-Tyranha
Spain Spanish (PAL) Floro Piraña
Mexico Spanish (NTSC) Pepito piraña
Italy Italian Pipino Piranha
China Chinese (Simplified) 吞食花头头
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 吞食花老大
South Korea Korean 뻐끔왕, King Pakkun
Netherlands Dutch Petey Piranha
Russia Russian Пиранья Пети