Piranha Plant

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For fighter info, see Piranha Plant (SSBU).
Piranha Plant
Piranha Plant - Artwork.png
Artwork of a potted Piranha Plant from
Super Mario 3D World.
Universe Mario
Debut Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB
Most recent non-Smash appearance Super Mario Party (2018)
Console of origin Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Piranha Plant
Place of origin Mushroom Kingdom
Article on Super Mario Wiki Piranha Plant

Piranha Plants (パックンフラワー, Packun Flower) are enemies from the Mario series.

Character description[edit]

Art of Piranha Plant's debut from Super Mario Bros.. This inspired one of its alternate costumes in Ultimate.

Piranha Plants are Mario enemies that come from pipes and attempt to bite Mario. They are based on Venus Flytraps--in fact, one of the names for the fire-breathing variety is Venus Fire Trap--and first appear in the original Super Mario Bros.. Some Piranha Plants breathe fire and have other powers. Petey Piranha is the leader of all Piranha Plants.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

The Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros.

Piranha Plants sometimes appear out of the Warp Pipes on the Mushroom Kingdom stage. They are enemies and don't seem to have a settled schedule between the two pipes. These are one of the easiest enemies to avoid in the entire Smash series, as they won't appear if the character is on the pipe or on the side of the pipes. The pipes are also very low, making them easy to jump over.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

A Piranha Plant may sometimes appear as a stage element on PictoChat. However, they don't go up or down, and they stay on the stationary platform. Also, Petey Piranha, the first boss of Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, is an oversized, mobile Piranha Plant.

Trophy information[edit]

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Piranha Plant

A vicious, plantlike monster that typically hides in pipes. Piranha Plants emerge with mouths open, awaiting victims. A poorly timed jump means a chomping--hence the "piranha" name. While there have been exceptions--there are many Piranha Plants with unique traits-- they generally don't appear if Mario waits on top of or just next to a pipe. They hate fireballs.

NES: Super Mario Bros. (1985)
DSTitle.svg: New Super Mario Bros. (2006)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Piranha Plants reappear as just a trophy.

Trophy information[edit]

The Piranha Plant trophy appears in both versions. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U it is part of the Super Mario Bros. Trophy Box.

Trophy in for 3DS
Trophy in for Wii U
Piranha Plant

ntsc These guys aren't so much carnivorous as Mario...nivorous. Ahem. There are lots of varieties, like Frost, Wild Ptooie, Ghost, Prickly, Dino, Bone, Elasto-Piranhas, Stalking, Naval... A helpful mnemonic is "Fireballs with Ground Pounds defeat baddies, even super nasties."

pal These carnivorous plants are hungry for one thing - Mario! There are all sorts of them, including the Naval Piranha, Fire Piranha Plant, Inky Piranha Plant, Piranha Creeper, Bone Piranha Plant, Stalking Piranha Plant... But all you need to know is "plants with teeth want to eat Mario".

NES: Super Mario Bros. (10/1985)
NES: Super Mario Bros. 3 (02/1990)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Piranha Plant as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Piranha Plant (SSBU)

Piranha Plant was confirmed as a DLC character on November 1, 2018, making its debut as a playable character for the first time in any game. Piranha Plant will be available for free to players that register the game with My Nintendo before January 31, 2019, but will be paid DLC separate from the Fighters Pass after that date.

As a stage element[edit]

On Mushroom Kingdom in Ultimate.

Piranha Plants once again appear in 2D sprite form on the returning Mushroom Kingdom stage.


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