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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.


When this Final Smash is used, 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 facing, regardless of whether it is moving or not, and will jump in tandem with it. After a few seconds, he will enter his attack phase and stop following the player. Petey Piranha can fall off of ledges, though players in the cages will be propelled upward, usually to safety, before they hit the blast zone. He will also leave burning flames on the ground at the end of the Final Smash left from the fire-breathing. He will breathe fire on both cages, slam them onto the ground, launching any opponents trapped in them, and fly away.

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 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 be entirely non-cinematic.
  • Unlike in Brawl, if one looks very closely at Petey's cages, they will notice that the cages are empty, and the insides of the cages are completely blacked out.

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