Piranha Plant

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Piranha Plant
Piranha Plant artwork from New Super Mario Bros. U.
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, Pakkun Flower) are enemies from the Mario series.

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]

Piranha Plant - Brawl Trophy.png
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.png: 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]

On Mushroom Kingdom in Ultimate.

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


The Piranha Plant's first appearance in Super Mario Bros..

Piranha Plants were introduced in Super Mario Bros., and are some of the most common enemies in the Mario series. They are carnivorous plants which normally live in Warp Pipes and rise to attack whoever is on top of them, and due to their sharp teeth they cannot be jumped on. However, the original Piranha Plants do not rise if the player character is near or on top of their pipe. In later games, Piranha Plants can also descend from ceiling pipes and are sometimes found on the ground without needing a pipe. Several variations exist, like giant and fire-breathing ones.

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